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Food Photography-Splash with a Twist

These month’s food photography challenge for The Inspired Plate-a food photography group I’m part of-was SPLASH. It was a lot of fun to try out different liquids and set ups. I finally had to enlist the help of my husband because I just didn’t have enough hands! I took a lot of photos, but finally decided on this one of a martini with a twist…my favorite kind of martini!

martini with a twist splash photography

I had a hard time deciding between that photo and the next one, because in my mind I wanted it to be two glasses…since my husband and I love to sit out on the deck and have a martini in the summer. But I was drawn to those small splash bubbles in the single glass, so went with that. Here is my two glass take on the martini splash. (And, yes, we have those two little cute single shakers for our martinis)

martinis for two

I did like how the lemon twist shows better in this photo than the first one.

I also tried red wine, but never really got one that did it for me. I think if I used a smaller glass it would have swirled into it better…but it bugs me when I see red wine served in a small wine glass…not my fault that I’m a wine glass snob. My sister owns a wine shop in St. Louis

splash of red wine

I also had it one one of our wrought iron tables and the top wasn’t exactly level and it was driving me crazy! But I wasn’t about to be splashing red wine around on a nice tabletop!

Yes, I did notice that all my splash attempts involved alcohol….hm. Well my husband and I had a nice afternoon “cleaning up” the photography set ups!

Jump over to Stacey Siegal | Longboat Key Photographer and see what she came up with for her splash photo challenge this month!

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  • Kim - Liv Life March 20, 2012, 10:39 am

    Lovely Kay! Oh, how I wish I could join you for one of those martinis or a glass of wine!! Well done!
    I enlisted the help of my whole family on this one too. It’s actually the first time they have really had so much fun being involved. Mommy was happy!

  • Tammy Bilodeau March 20, 2012, 2:37 pm

    Great images Kay! Love your props and those martini’s look yummy. You did a great job on this months challenge.

  • Tiffany | Develop March 20, 2012, 8:36 pm

    LOL! I love that your images are all liquor influenced. Wish I could have been your assistant for the day! Love the lemon twist.

  • Stacey S March 21, 2012, 9:05 am

    Oh happy days for martinis AND wine! LOL Kay *wink* Great job on these; glad your husband could help as well as share “clean-up” duties.

  • Carey Pace March 21, 2012, 9:37 am

    You never, ever cease to keep me entertained with both your photos AND your witty writing! I love whatever you were using for a background. I love that subtle texture going on. And I do love the paired glasses in all but your official image. : ) I haven’t the least clue about alcohol…. but you make it look enticing and delicious!

  • Kat March 21, 2012, 9:26 pm

    Love the little droplets escaping the glass!

  • Laurie March 22, 2012, 4:01 pm

    Love your take on this “Splash” assignment Kay!

  • Allison Jacobs March 25, 2012, 5:42 pm

    Love your glasses & matching shakers! Those are great images!

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