Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My Kitchen

I thought I would share some pictures of my kitchen.  Well, only a small slice of my kitchen.  I love seeing other people's pictures of their every day surroundings.  The girls love to see older pictures of their bedrooms, and comment on how they are different now because of a, b, c.  And there is beauty to be had in the every day.  Granted some may have more beauty than others, but it's still there.  I have loved seeing some peoples snap shots of their kitchen sinks, with their dishes drying on their drying rack.  Yes, sounds silly, but it looked so quaint and beautiful.  So I decided to snap a picture of my window sill.  It's not very pretty, but it's what I've got :-)  So here it is, in all it's glory!

My kitchen window sill.  I love the light that comes in through here.  I was trying to capture the bottles illuminated in the sun light, but I found that hard to capture.  I'm still learning this photography thing.  I am proud that I am shooting all in manual mode.  It was a big learning curve, and there is still much to practice, but at least I have half way decent pictures now.

On my sill you see, left to right:  A bottle of champagne from our wedding, with an engraved wedding cup behind it.  An empty quart jar (that usually houses our water/bleach solution) with a newborn goat bottle cap on top (that we've never used!), a fake plant, some crochet hooks (I have no idea why they are there), some Dixie cups, a whole sill full of homeopathy bottles that need to be sterilized (I was keeping them in a large container under the sink, a much better place, but my container disappeared), my blade for my food processor (to keep it out of reach of little hands).  There are a few other things off to the right of this picture, that you can barely see in the above photo.  They are a figurine of a bride, a figurine of a groom (currently headless and needs to be glued), and another wedding cup.

The other day I was making flat bread.  The baby was sleeping, and the children were all playing.  I decided to take that time to pull out my tripod and practice taking some pictures with it.  It's a wee bit different when shooting in manual as you need to set the exposure right for the shot, as opposed to auto, where you just hit the timer button and go.  I had fun!  Here is some of the process of making my flat bread.

I LOVE the lighting that was coming through the window.  I think I captured it pretty well.  Here is my wooden cutting board getting ready to be re-floured.

Rolling out the dough.  I couldn't find my new Pampered Chef roller.  I am assuming a little boy took off with it.  They like to think it is "Roley" from Bob the Builder :-)  Not a problem as long as they put it back!  It will turn up soon I am sure.  So here I am using my non handled roller.

Pouring the olive oil on.  Yum, I can taste it already, or more like, again.

There it is, with the garlic, dried onion and course salt on top, ready to be put in the oven.

Taking it out of the oven, all nice and puffy.  I had originally set my exposure with the oven door closed, which is white, and had a very under exposed picture.  I could have left the oven door open to set the exposure, but I wanted to keep the heat in there, which helps the bread to puff up during it's short six minute baking.

There you have it, a slice of my kitchen.


Sarah said...

Pretty! The fake plant looks nice.. I couldn't tell it was fake till you said so! :) The flat bread pictures look rustic. We love making pitas (have only done it a few times though).

Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.

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