Well hello there! Thought I would pop in for a late afternoon post again.
I headed to Lowes last night to get clamp lights + shades to hold the 3 new light bulbs I bought the other week. Of course they only had 1 set in the size I needed. I bought the one, but definitely need the other 2!!
Still, I felt like playing around with the light box to see what I could do with 1 light. These photos are nothing spectacular but I had a fun time controlling the light to create different effects.
The camera was sitting on my tripod, so I could hold the light where I wanted, not worrying about also having to hold the camera. Now all I need is one of those automatic shutter buttons so I don’t have to touch the camera at all!
By moving around 1 light, I felt like the mood of each photo was changing. The sun is my light of choice, and I use bouncing techniques to eliminate or enhance shadows. It was fun to get to take the role as “the sun” in this case!
The more you play + experiment the more your photography will improve! Also…read.read.read. :)
[light coming in low + to the right]
[light coming in mid height + centered on the right side]
[light coming in mid height + from slightly behind on the right]
Favorite shot of this playful photo shoot. I like how it’s sort of backlit but also coming from the side. I feel like the soup is flirting with me. haha Maybe I’m just reading into it too much…
Curious about the soup? Yeah, you should be. It’s possibly my favorite soup ever. You can thank Mama Pea for this one.
original recipe here: Spicy African Peanut Soup
Changes I made + reasonings for them:
- 2/3c millet instead of 1/2c red lentils
- We were out of red lentils. I had this soup while staying at Mama Pea’s house. I’m not sure which way I prefer but the millet definitely thickened this soup up even more than the lentils. I love the texture of millet!!
- 3-4c veggie broth instead of 2c
- This was due to the extra moisture the millet soaked up – it just kept eating the liquid!
- 2/3c water + 1c full fat coconut milk instead of 1 full can light coconut milk
- 1/4t cayenne instead of garam masala
- we don’t have garam masala
- 2t curry instead of 1.5t
- I needed to add more since I added quite a bit more liquid.
- 2t pure cane sugar instead of stevia
Very minor adjustments!!
There are so many good things happening with this recipe.
- you throw it all in the crock pot = easy!!
- the sweet potato cubes take on the perfect texture
- coconut flavor, mixed with curry and a little spice = true love
- great mix of textures – creamy, soft + slightly crunchy
- flavor explosion
- filling from the taters + chickpeas + millet [or red lentils]
- did I mention DELICIOUS?
Perfect for a chilly winter night! Chris LOVED this as well. :)
Back to getting things done!!