Sunday Snapshots : Seashells, Diamonds, Flowers, and A Pepper

by Spicie Foodie on February 5, 2012

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It’s Sunday. Actually I am writing this on Saturday afternoon, but you’ll be reading/seeing it tomorrow. Sunday. Hopefully I won’t be the only one looking at it. Insert sad face here.

Sunday’s at Spicie Foodie means Sunday Snapshots. I’ve been sitting in front of my computer trying to decide what to write about and what photos to share with you. But I just can’t make up my mind. I can’t concentrate.

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Then I found these 3 lonely photos just waiting to be shared. So I’m sharing them with you. You may ask what exactly do seashells, diamonds, flowers, and peppers have in common?…Wait I’m thinking…What was the question again?

No, no, wait I remember now. These photos were the result of daydreaming and a photography practice session. That’s right, when I can’t concentrate and feel antsy I grab my camera and find something to shoot. Constant learning and practice is a must in photography. Shooting just to shoot is one of the best things you can do for your photography.

The more you shoot, the more you learn. The more you shoot the more practice you get. The more you learn and the more practice you get, the better you fine tune your photography style and eye. So next time you feel antsy or can’t concentrate grab your camera. Shoot something around you. It calms the mind and improves your skill.

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Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you have plenty of light to snap some shots.

Check out previous installments of Sunday Snapshots in the archives, here.

Lighting Information:
All of the photos were shot with natural or window light coming from the left side, and a little bit behind. It is indirect light so it helps in diffusing the harsh afternoon light.

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa February 5, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Lovely clicks! I really like the flower one.




2 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Thanks Rosa!


3 Rathai February 5, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Those pictures are really nicely taken to be practicing sessions. :) I like the brightness and the clarity of the first picture and the contrasts in colour in the last two pictures. I love your photography! :)


4 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Practice is the key :) Thank you Rathai !


5 Ruby February 5, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Great advice – I do this too, often grabbing my camera as I run out the door as a last-minute thought, and then finding things to shoot wherever I end up.


6 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM

That is a great idea Ruby. Often times I would wish I had my camera to snap something I saw. Now with mobile phone cameras it gives you another option when forgetting the DSLR at home.


7 Tina@flourtrader February 5, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Great photography here! I love playing around with the camera under different lighting. These pictures do convey that you are very comfortable with your camera!


8 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

That is a great thing to do Tina. Different lighting helps convey different feelings to your images. Thank you :)


9 Shannon | Just As Delish February 5, 2012 at 9:52 AM

lovely shots.. are these with natural or artificial lighting? yeah I definitely need more practice


10 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Hi Shannon,

Thank you! They were all shot with natural or window light coming from the left side. It is indirect light so it helps in diffusing the harsh afternoon light.


11 Sandra's Easy Cooking February 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Great tips Nancy, and amazing shoots! Love the seashells with diamonds but than flower and peppers are beautiful too!


12 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Thank you Sandra!


13 Rhonda February 5, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Inspiring…I think I’ll skip the Superbowl and just take photos…I need the practice! Your shot are lovely and I adore the simple composition.


14 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Great idea Rhonda! I’m not a football fan so I’m biased, hehe :) Thanks!


15 Frank February 5, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Lighting is really the key to good photography, isn’t it? Well, that and a little talent!


16 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Yes, I think so Frank. A little talent doesn’t hurt :) Thanks Frank.


17 Gina February 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Happy Sunday Sweetie. We were practing photo styling yesterday at Patty’s, wish you could have been there to give us pointers. Hope you have a smile on your face now, that daisy I just adore.


18 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Oh I wish I could have been there. One of these days for sure :) Thanks sweetie and happy Sunday to you too!


19 From Buenos Aires to Paris February 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM

The first photo set me dreaming…I love it!


20 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Thanks Cristina!


21 Ramona February 5, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I need to definitely practice more with my food photography. I think I need that new camera first to get even close to your quality of photos. I loved all of them, but that red chili is amazing. :) Happy Sunday~ Ramona


22 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Thank you Ramona. Just keep practicing with the camera you have. One can even snap beautiful photos with a phone camera. It is all about practicing and seeing the scene. Happy Sunday Ramona :)


23 Chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen February 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM

These are beautiful photo’s!


24 Spicie Foodie February 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Thank you Chandra :)


25 Vicki Bensinger February 5, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Very pretty photos. I’ve been doing the same thing racking my brain which recipes to post and what Valentine recipes I”ll have time to create and post before February 14th. I suppose we all have writers blog at times or rather bloggers block.


26 Spicie Foodie February 6, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Hehe! Good luck Vicki.


27 Magic of Spice February 5, 2012 at 10:15 PM

They are all so beautiful Nancy…and so inspiring :)
Big hugs, and hope you had a great weekend!


28 Spicie Foodie February 6, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Thanks sweetie! I also hope you had a lovely weekend. Hugs :)


29 Emily @ Life on Food February 5, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Beautiful. I know practice is the best way too learn. I have been very busy but I am hoping things will calm down soon and I will be able to get some more time to play around with my camera. As more and more of the day is in sunlight I am thinking this will be easier.


30 Spicie Foodie February 6, 2012 at 9:06 AM

I hope you find that practice time Emily. It is so great that the days have started getting longer so we can practice with sunlight :)


31 Mihaela February 6, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Lovely pics! I like the one with the pepper the most :)


32 Spicie Foodie February 6, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Thank you Mihaela!


33 Kiri W. February 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM

What gorgeous photographs! I love the sliced pepper :)


34 Spicie Foodie February 6, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Danke Kiri!


35 winelady cooks February 9, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Beautiful photos. Great advice, I just wish I had more time to practice. You are inspiring.


36 Spicie Foodie February 9, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Thank you :) You would be surprised how a mere 10 minutes of practice,once in a while, can help. Keep trying and you’ll achieve your goal.


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