Mayhem in the Kitchen

Yesterday was Karla’s birthday.  Who is Karla?  Karla is the Twisters’ mother.  She is now 37 and the proud mother of five beautiful children who have blessed our life for many years.  Probably you have seen many of their pictures here as they grow up.

My wife decided to contribute to the party by bringing in a dish for the troop.  I was in my home office listening to the cacophony of sounds originating from the kitchen.  In a burst of curiosity, I tip-toed my way to the kitchen to see what was going on, what the fuzz was all about.

I encountered a confused room full of disorganized elements; but in that confusion and disorder, I also found the hidden beauty of a multitude of different shapes and colors.  Take a look.

I was unconsciously seduced by the orange color of the carrots in the pan. The smooth bokeh of the background conspired with the carrots to have this picture taken. I liked the slanted placement of the cooking spoon. Isn’t photography wonderful? Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

Picture taken with a DSRL Canon EOS Rebel T2i with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens.  Although designed as a “standard” lens for 35mm film, these days the EF 50mm f/1.8 II is far more likely to be seen doing service on APS-C format DSLRs, on which it behaves like a short telephoto portrait lens (90mm equivalent).

With its remarkably low (sub-$100) price, it tends to attract the interest of Canon SLR users looking to start experimenting with fast lenses for low light and shallow depth of field work, or simply hoping to get sharper results than to those which can be provided by the kit lens bundled with the camera body.

It’s also a potential option for those seeking a near-disposable lens to use in adverse conditions.  I’m still getting the feel of this prime lens, and so far the results have been far beyond my expectations.  However, I still get a kick by using my old and faithful P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS camera.  Old habits die hard.  Good Day.


2 thoughts on “Mayhem in the Kitchen”

  1. Indeed it was! The Twisters’ family means a lot to us. They bring so much happiness to our home. Birthdays are always special occasions to meet and share traditional family values which are going the way of the Dodo nowadays.



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