Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14, 2012 - Pizza Night

January 14, 2012 - Pizza Night

January 14, 2012 - Pizza Night. We've been making home made pizza for a while now. CKB makes the dough, I do the topping and cooking. Tonight's came out pretty well - she had done some tuning with the dough, carefully logging the changes. This one was part sour dough and part normal yeast, plus was kneaded for an extended time on low in the mixer. As you can see it turned out nicely fluffy.

Photo notes - 5dII, 50mm lens, handheld. Used the 430ex flash, gelled with 1/4 CTO mounted on the camera, but bounced off the ceiling. Exposure is 1/60th at f/4.0, ISO 100. Tuned up slightly in Lightroom.

Critique: Nice rich colors - the pizza pretty much tasted as good as it looked. Didn't have to do too much post processing, filled the frame and there wasn't a whole lot of cropping possible. I'd have liked to have had a bit longer depth of field here, to get more of the pie in focus. The flash was on E-TTL so everything was pretty much program settings. Could have moved to manual, adjusted the exposure and thereby created a bit more depth and drama here. But, this was dinner, and it was hot and ready to serve, so I'll admit my priority wasn't 100% on taking the photo.

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