Photo Challenges


Today is Day 10 of the 30 Days of Photographs IV challenge (aka Bob) hosted by Ziva and MikeWJ and the prompt is Close-up.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to take a great close-up of cheese? It doesn’t sound like it should be that difficult, does it? But it is. I took a bunch of close-up pictures of different cheeses: Brie, Camembert, Boursin, Cheddar, St. Paulin… the list goes on. And for the most part, they turned out monochromatic, lacking in contrast and texture.

I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that my Canon EOS 5D Mark II is really a Samsung Galaxy SII cell phone with an 8.1 megapixel camera and limited macro capabilities.


So, I sat and sulked for a while. Then I decided to sulk and prepare my lunch for work the next day – nothing fancy, just a Greek salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes from our garden, cucumber and, of course, Kalamata olives and crumbled Feta cheese that I got at the Greek supermarket. And I realized it was a very pretty salad. Even close-up.


Who needs a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, anyway? I have something better than that. I have salad.

Now go visit Ziva’s blog to see who else has participated.

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