May 3, 2017
A return to warm weather yesterday, but back below normal temperatures today – at least the sun came out. The boy came over today with a friend and we cooked out, giving me the opportunity for the first gratuitous grill/food shots of the spring. I was going for more of an editorial feel on this one
The light was good, with partial filtering through patchy clouds, making it fairy even and cutting down on shadows. The sun was also low enough to hit the back side of our white house, creating a giant reflector that further helped light up the grilling surface.
I wanted a really shallow depth of field, so I used the Canon 50mm f/1.8 instead of the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 – the reach of the zoom would have been better for keeping some distance from the heat and grease, but I wouldn’t have achieved the look I wanted.