Beans ‘n Lentils : CLICK May 2008 – The Colours in My Kitchen
This month’s CLICK, the food photography event at Jugalbandi, is centered on Beans ‘n Lentils. Beans and lentils are so central to an Indian kitchen, I wasn’t wanting for raw material. I just couldn’t come up with anything “different”. And when I finally got an idea, I had difficulty picking out one picture to send in as no particular picture was calling out to me. And my daughter's take on the whole thing was, "Amma, it's just an event and its not like you're getting a prize for it"! Well, that's certainly one way of looking at things.
As I was saying, I kept wondering and just the other day was going through some photographs in our album when I came across some taken during our stay in Portugal.
Our picture was taken at Cascais, a very prosperous fishing village and tourist destination not too far from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. What is interesting in Cascais is their city square. The ground and walkways are paved with coloured stone forming a wavy mosaic pattern. Of course, you can find pavements with coloured stones in all parts of Portugal but none like this (that I’ve seen, anyway)
This gave me the idea for my submission for this month’s event. And this is it.
This picture could have been better, but I’m still figuring out how much light each room gets in our new place. From what I can see, the best place for taking pictures is the kitchen. But to get the optimum light I would have to stand outside my window, which isn’t exactly practical as we are on the 2nd floor!
Yes, I know that’s why we’re supposed to use props.
Here’s another not so good picture of my “idea”
The pictures in our albums were taken before we acquired a digital camera and I don’t have a scanner at home. So I’m reproducing a picture (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) to give you an idea of what I’m talking about.
This is the beautiful mosaic flooring in the city square at Cascais that "inspired" my photograph.