The eve of spring.
It’s that season again.
Red, oranges, ang pows, fireworks, you know the drill.
One thing I always love about Chinese New Year is the FOOD. Well Mom and sis is already preparing for the reunion dinner as I’m typing this. And seeing the pictures of a particular fruit throughout this post you’d know I’d be talking about them — Mandrin oranges. xD
Thanks to Boulevard, we stocked up LOADs of them tiny and bloody sweet mandrin oranges. It was a frenzy when Boulevard had them available at dirt cheap prices.
Gawd. My cheeks are souring at the sight of these sweet and tangy fruit available only once a year.
Well, when we’re not munching away on these seedless tangerines, we’d hand-pick a bunch of them to be scrutinized under the camera lense. xD Dad even deliberately picked those with leafs for that photo opportunity.
The result is all the photos you see in this post, taken on our dining table.
The set. The shots you see above were all focused on the tip of that bunch you see above. With the rest of the oranges serving as a backdrop, kinda. =D
The lighting was great, morning light coming from the kitchen windows.
But after lots of snapping (we took at least 40 shots) and trying out tons of different angles and arrangements, my sis and I got bored.
We looked at all the fruits on the table and had a brain fart.
My sis’s (rather) lame attempt. She looked like she was trying to gobble a whole KFC XL burger in one go. We were trying to achieve that effect of..wait, what actually were we trying to do..? xD
After we had enough of rolling on the floor laughing, my sis challenged me if I could do better:
Gawd, I failed. Miserably.
Note to self: Need to eat more oranges. I’m constipated.
P/s: A Happy Chinese New Year to you all out there! =D