THE BERRY PATCH


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Theres nothing better to eat in the summer than a fresh bowl of berries with a little bit of cereal on top! So today, my Dad and I went over to Henckle’s Berries in Baldwinsville. The raspberry season had just begun so there were thousands of great big juicy berries everywhere and we practically had the whole field to ourselves! It was a hot muggy afternoon picking berries and we were interrupted by a big 15 minute rain storm. One of my favorite parts of picking is that you can feast out on the berries as you eat, although you run the risk of eating a few spiders and inch worms, but its worth it! We ended up picking almost as many as we ate! Then we headed over to the other side of the road and tried picking a few gooseberries. I had never eaten or seen a gooseberry before, but learned to like them a bit. They are really fun to eat! Now we’ll have a good amount of berries to feast on the next few days!

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These were shot using my Nikon D600 and my 28-70mm f/2.8.

-ZAM

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Farmers Market

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Its been a while since I had done a photo post because of the craziness of the end of school and graduating.  Thats not to say I wasn’t taking pictures, because I did take a bunch of really cool ones, but I didn’t have the time to sort through them and organize them into posts. So now that it is summer and I have a little extra time on my hands, I will hopefully put a few together documenting some of the photo projects I have done in the last month. I will also hopefully have some fu opportunities to shoot some cool things.

 

This past weekend, I went to the farmers market with my mom and dad really early in the morning! We grabbed some breakfast at the market diner and then went over to the market.  There is a wide variety of things being sold at this market, but the fresh produce is always the most interesting to me.  The veggies always look as if they were picked that morning and they bring such great, natural smells and vibrant colors.  Thats what grabbed my attention Saturday and so I decided to focus on grabbing the closeup texture and vibrant colors of all the produce in the market. I love how they came out and I think that the pretty consistent crop of the food allows direct comparison of color and texture across all the different foods and together as a set they look great together.  It also gets me really excited for all of the fresh veggies and fruits to be had this summer!

 

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LATTE ART

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Just about once every 3 months I need to try some coffee to remind myself just how much I hate it! I love the smell, the look, the feel, the idea, and the culture surrounding coffee. I just hate the flavor! I honestly don’t see how anyone can drink it.  My dad always said it tastes like dirt and I wholly agree with him. However, as I said, I do love the culture.  And one thing I love about the culture is latte art. I have been looking into it recently and for a school project  had to photograph a drink, so I thought capturing the art of the latte would be sweet.  I worked with some people at Rinnova coffee shop to try to get me some cool shapes in the coffee.  I thought this one came out pretty sweet with a kind of smokey look to it.  I then set up a little studio in the back of our SGA office. I loved the rich color and grain of the table in our office, so brought that to the back kitchen where it was dark so I could better control the light.  I then brought back a lamp that I could use as a pretty harsh light source bringing out some of the detail in the latte foam. After I shot a few of just the drink, I got a little cliche and brought in the bible to get some classic ‘coffee and bible’ shots.  After all the photographing I tried the coffee again just to remind myself how much I hated it.  Disgusting!!

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These were shot with my nikon D600 with my 50 mm at 1/80s f/6.3 and ISO 400.

Latte art thanks to Sara Kochanowski.

 

 

-ZAM