Texas Chile

PhotoChallenge.org announced their first monthly challenge of 2010 for February, called “It Ate This.

Though I have no background in food photography, I have been trying my hand at it a bit lately with some of my wife’s recipes. You see, my wife and I have a wonderful relationships – she’s a great cook and I love to eat. One of the many great things about our marriage πŸ˜‰

My wife regularly shares her recipes with family & friends, but recently decided to start compiling her “best of” recipes for a self-published book to share with those same family & friends. After she captured her first recipe photo with our handy point-n-shoot in the regular kitchen lighting, I let her know if we are going to do this, we better do it right. Thus, my attempts at taking some book-worthy photos was born.

Currently the recipes are being posted to our family blog, but I thought I’d share a few of the photos on Flickr as I go. You can see the collection so far on SmugMug here as well.

This one is a bit early for the challenge, but since the rules are a bit flexible I figured I’d get started early. Call it a pre-submission if you will. I will be blogging a bit about this as well while I participate in the February challenge a bit.