Over at Cate’s Cates she had a go at making the wonderful and delicious Macaron. They are a challenge even for the experienced cook, and I have to confess, I have not been brave enough to try.
Also, there is a lovely place here in Christchurch that makes them, and I got some photograph and then NOM NOM NOM. Unfortunately by the time I got home I just caught the last of the daylight, but here are my photos, having learnt from my first try with the chocolates
(EDIT: I forgot to tell you the delicious flavours – White is Vanilla, Pink is Rose, Dark Brown is Salted Chocolate, Other Brown is Sea Salt Caramel and the Half Crimson is Cherry Cheesecake)
The background was dictated by where the sun was (and I had about 5 min before it moved too far) but I tried to make it as clear as possible. I used a large mostly white dinner plate, had to put it up on a big container so it got the light.
Every shot except the last one with the bite in it was natural light, the last one I used the popup flash.
What did I learn?
FFS be organised and get home in time to actually set up properly
Listen to feedback
Move the camera back a bit to get it to focus better
Most of these were F5 or F4, being very rounded 3D objects I could have gone possibly down to F6 to get the group shots in better focus
So how did I do this time round? Shot with 7D and 50mm F1.8.