This isn't my typical photography post, but it definitely counts! I'm taking a break from engagements and family portraits to bring you a few photographs of a humble, yet beautiful, purple cabbage.
I love food and I love cooking. Sometime in the past few months I realized I could combine two of my favorite things: cooking and photography! Last night I came across this irresistible vegetable at the grocery store, and spent almost as much time photographing it as eating it. A lot of fun for .79!
Actually, we'll be eating it for a while now, as it was a rather large sphere of purpleness. I put it in a salad last night, and I've been frantically searching through my recipe apps on my iPhone, looking for ways to use (purple) cabbage.
Isn't it beautiful??
OK, now for the photography part. Of course, it's difficult it is to take photos in bad/yellow light, like the light in my kitchen, in the evening, which is when I do most of my cooking! The important thing is to use a custom white balance setting. This is basically setting the way your camera sees and interprets white. Compare these two untouched photos...the first one taken before I remembered to set the WB, and the second one using the custom setting:
P.S. I'd love to hear about any recipes/ideas you have to use up a large head of cabbage.