Thursday, March 3, 2011

Camera, Basil and Nothing else

Once upon a time, food bloggers started off with normal digital cameras, some even started off with whatever camera that came with the phone. As evolution took place, naturally the cameras grew larger, just like human beings. However, although I can't speak for all but the trend seem to be down sizing from the large DSLRs to a more handier size. For me, I have relied upon the iPhone instead of carrying the bulky camera I have with me. Hopefully with some money saved soon (god knows when), I can find a handy quality camera (don't worry I have a few options in mind). 

So where does this entry lead to?

That day my friend's fiancĂ©e offered to take some pre-wedding picture for us and while she was helping out the Wife choose some clothes, I sniffed around the photography gear. 

A lens that I always wanted, the Canon 24-70mm F stop 2.8 that costs around RM6k was in front of me. Chucked it into my DSLR and I decided to shoot pictures of my pot of basil.


I don't know about you but i sure see a whole load of difference.


Another thing of course is to showcase how I have managed to grow my pot of basil and it is still growing and hasn't died yet! Now to grow some rosemary, thyme, coriander, mint etc etc etc.


For those who are interested to see the area i stay at, this is the view outside the balcony.

Ok, enough of rambling, food reviews to continue.


Life for Beginners said...

Me, my solution is to get my better half to carry the darn DSLR and to take photos... I just sit back and photoshop... Oh wait, Devil's learned how to do that too! Uhm, I guess I just do... nothing? :P

P.S. Hurrah for homegrown herbs!

Baby Sumo said...

I recently bought a LX5 as a backup camera, but I still prefer the pics from my dslr. So now I still have to lug my heavy dslr around everywhere!

btw if you manage to grow rosemary, you have to tell me how.. i tried planting it twice and it died both times :(

Michelle Chin said...

Wah, very suburban area! Looks nice and peaceful

babe_kl said...

What a nice area you have there.

Brisbane Devoured said...

Your basil looks lovely. I have a very sad looking pot of parsley... dont know what im doing wrong with it... and also a thriving chilli plant :D maybe i should try basil next

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

brisbanedevoured: my parsley sort of died off too after i took a big bunch out to make some salsa verde and it sort of never grew back with enthusiasm..basil seems to be just growing no matter what i do with them.

babekl: nice hor, except theres a hospital like a km down the road which can give you quite a shock with the sirens at nite.

mchin: yeah n its less than a km to the CBD!

babysumo: let me try, prob will try after i come back from msia.

kenny: my better half will never carry the dslr haha.

Gastronomy Gal said...

I just got a DSLR for taking photos at home but think the iphone is best for when I'm out and about so that I remain inconspicuous!

eiling lim said...

wow the the basil does look good under those lens. nice!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eiling: haha its good for my tomato based pastas!

gastronomy gal: yeah the iphone is the way to go!

Jason said...

Hahaha (laughed at Kenny's comment).

6K! Tat is more expensive than the body itself!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: yeah but thats cream of the crop, cant get any better for a mid range lens.

mh said...

nice area...i'll say!!!

btw, I've recently know someone who actually supply/distributes all things to do with time you are back home, and if you are itching for lenses/cameras/etc...lemme know..can intro intro. He's a foody too! :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mh: not bad hor haha we r actually loving the place despite the climb back home everyday from work. u got contacts ar? haha lets see if my itchy hands succumb