Macro Monday: Say Cheese

Monday, February 6th, 2017

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Say Cheese.” From this week’s instructions:

“Say Cheese” is an idiom people use to get someone to smile when snapping their photo. However, no photos of people smiling (or frowning) for the camera will be allowed. Let’s just say, NO PEOPLE at all for this theme. Other than that, you can be creative. There are so many different types of cheeses and cheese is an ingredient in a variety of delicious dishes. Just think of all the options you have for photo ops: gooey, melted, hard, blue, smoked, peppery, stringy, crumbly, cubes, doodles, crisps, wheels, shredded, sauces, sticks, cake, crackers, curls, shavings…that’s a lot of cheesy goodness to choose from!

Glam Swiss

I’ve been vegetarian since 2013 and tried to go vegan for a short time. But there were two things I couldn’t quite give up… cheese and frozen yogurt. One of Curtis’s and my favorite late night snacks is cheese and crackers, especially after a glass of cabernet. We get this small variety pack of four cheeses to have on hand all the time. I’ve always loved swiss cheese, especially the tiny holes in the cheese. Swiss makes me think of tiny mice and old-fashioned cartoons, and I always make up a story when eating swiss. I wanted to glam up this cheese photo shoot, hence the sparkly bokeh.

New Braunfels macro food photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/5.6 | 1/200 | ISO 3200


My first attempt for this “Say Cheese” Macro Monday assignment was an easy choice but I wasn’t as happy with the results. Five out of seven days I eat the same thing for lunch (and have for four years)… it’s a giant salad. This salad is comprised of a full bag of classic romaine lettuce, half a bag of organic spinach, a chopped up Jazz apple, a container of fat-free feta, a sprinkle of crumbled honey toasted pecans, and Lite House balsamic vinaigrette. You would think I would get tired of eating the same thing nearly every day, but I haven’t! It’s delicious… yum.

New Braunfels macro food photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/5 | 1/250 | ISO 1600

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