too much fun with the camera at whole foods

October 26, 2014

dragon fruit from guatemalaWe have two Whole Foods stores in Orlando that I know of. One is near International Drive on Sand Lake right near I-4 (near where I live), while the other is up somewhere in Winter Park. It’s been a good while since I shopped at the store on Sand Lake.

This weekend, while running errands with my wife, we stopped by the store to pick up popping corn and quinoa. I cook quinoa in our rice cooker, setting it as if it were white rice. Basically I wash it, then put it in the pot with liquid, add some vegetables (like carrots, onions, and bell peppers) in the upper basket to steam, set it, and in 45 minutes the quinoa is cooked and the vegetables or nicely steamed. It makes for a center part of great meal.

The liquid in the pot can be water, but lately I’ve been using half water, half cheap wine (Publix has been having buy-one-get-one-free specials on cheap wines), and sprinkling roast ground garlic on top of the liquid as well to give it a bit more flavor.

Anyway, while there I came across these dragon fruit from Guatemala. I have no idea how they taste, let alone how to prepare them, but there sure were interesting to photograph. Once again I used my brand new Olympus E-M10 and the not-quite-so-new 1.8/17mm. A little post processing in Lightroom and Nik Software’s Analog Efex Pro 2 and here we are. A bit saturated (well a lot actually) and mere fruit becomes a work of art. Well, that’s what I think anyway… I’m having way too much fun with the E-M10 and the 17mm.