You have dollar stores in SA? I didn't know that. (I don't know a lot of things. In fact they wrote a book about that. Encyclopedia Britannica. It's full of stuff I don't know.)
So anyway, funny thing I'm good at art--I do drawings with technical pens and with colored pencil--but for some reason I can't figure out I'm just not good at photography. I draw stuff and compose my drawings all the time, and with a camera you just point it and shoot it, right? But I really have to struggle to get good results with my camera. Maybe I should just try drawing my food, except, you know, it might take me 3-4 hours to draw a good picture of my food, and you can guess how cold my food would be by then. I'd probably have to change to a diet of cold cuts....
You must have been reading my posts lately. I got tired of bad photography so I started buying different plates at dollar stores and a few import stores (better, but more expensive). (I started throwing in sprigs of parsley and cucumber slices too, because that's what the big time food photographers do.) I like the look of food on plain white plates because the design of the plate can compete with the food while white gives a nice contrast and white kind of disappears in photos. I've got both round and square dinner plates now. I have three different designs of colored plates, and this doesn't include my actual real plates which are all in storage because I'm between houses... (File this under "short story long.")
A few weeks ago the only kind of plates I had were (1) paper, or (2) these stupid clear glass plates that I rescued from my mom's yard sale... And they just don't look good photographically, although you'd think they would work as good as white in disappearing, but they don't.
I'd probably be better off just putting the food on the bare table. That reminds me of a story about a girlfriend I had when I was about 20. I was invited over to her house to have dinner with her parents and siblings, and they served fried chicken, just put it on the bare table. I never saw that before. (I'm glad they didn't serve mashed potatoes with it.) Um, I didn't ever have dinner with them again after that. I sometimes wonder if that wasn't their intention....
So anyway I still don't know what I'll have for dinner but it's now only 15-1/2 hours away, getting shorter every minute. I guess I better decide soon. Maybe I'll sleep on it. (Probably a good idea considering my laptop just informed me that I have 20 minutes of battery left, and the power LED is flashing on and off.)
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