In my last post I mentioned a little photo challenge I gave myself. In the past few weeks I've had a few photographers in and around the house helping me get some shots for my new Etsy store. -Thank you Matt and Sheri!!- this made me realize a few things:
#1 - I have some pretty great friends who always seem willing to help regardless of what I propose.
#2 - I take very few still life shots. With three adorable kids I never seem to need to shoot anything still.
#3 - I need to learn to take better still life shots as I can't expect people to take all my Etsy pics for me.
So I decided to take pictures of my daily cup of tea. Generally tea time happens when the big kids are at school, the little guy is taking a nap, and I am furiously trying to get something done online(and/or procrastinating). I didn't plan the shots ahead of time, I just tried to find an interesting way of shooting what I had when I had it. You'll be able to tell that one or two shots were taken a bit more thoughtfully than the rest. Anyway, here goes:
Tuesday - I had a lot to accomplish Tuesday, which for some reason means I decided to play around a bit. I guess I felt this tea deserved a bit of showing off. Snowy Mountain Genmai. Or just Genmai. The white popcorny bits are popped rice kernels. It has a deep nutty popcorny flavour. Probably not a good tea to try if you are new to green teas, but one I enjoy every now and then.
Wednesday - Wednesday's tea was a coffee.
Saturdays tea escapes me at present. I believe it may be on the laptop which is currently refusing to acknowledge my presence. If the laptop ever forgives me for whatever it is that it thinks I've done wrong and agrees to turn on again, I will be sure and post it for your viewing (dis)pleasure. Please don't judge me by the filth of that keyboard...(I would if I were you though, so you're forgiven. Can we be friends again and pretend that you never saw that?).
Disclaimer: Actual days of the week may not in reality correspond to days when photos were taken(I work from home Monday? Tuesday? what's the difference?).