Pasta with Abruzzi-Style Lamb Sauce

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This was last night's supper, which I prepared using my modifications of the recipe published in the March 2013 edition of Food and Wine magazine. The following recipe is claimed to be the original recipe (and it might be): https://cookeatshare.com/recipes/marcella-hazan-s-abruzzi-style-lamb-pasta-sauce-686158/external

The sauce is a favorite of mine because it's got the meat and tomatoes but, unlike other similar sauces, is so "clean." (Sorry that I can't explain what I mean by that.)

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The lamp lit the overall scene and the reflector. The reflector added the bright tones to the fork and spoon and brightened areas of the subject not directly lit by the lamp. The fork wouldn't remain in place, so I added a tiny amount of Museum Wax to the bottom of it and stuck the fork to the plate. The flashlight backlit the sage leaf. Seven focus-bracketed images were stacked in Helicon Focus at its default settings.
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Rule #1:
Never ever look to Mike's meal pictures before breakfast!

Mike you've got me with this perfect Image again. Now I'm hungry...

Thank you for showing
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This was last night's supper, which I prepared using my modifications of the recipe published in the March 2013 edition of Food and Wine magazine. The following recipe is claimed to be the original recipe (and it might be): https://cookeatshare.com/recipes/marcella-hazan-s-abruzzi-style-lamb-pasta-sauce-686158/external

The sauce is a favorite of mine because it's got the meat and tomatoes but, unlike other similar sauces, is so "clean." (Sorry that I can't explain what I mean by that.)

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Photo of the Setup
The lamp lit the overall scene and the reflector. The reflector added the bright tones to the fork and spoon and brightened areas of the subject not directly lit by the lamp. The fork wouldn't remain in place, so I added a tiny amount of Museum Wax to the bottom of it and stuck the fork to the plate. The flashlight backlit the sage leaf. Seven focus-bracketed images were stacked in Helicon Focus at its default settings.
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Wow Mike

It is a great shot but I had no idea how much effort goes into what appears to be a simple photo.

I would not have realised about lighting etc but can see now why everything is lit correctly...

Absolutely excellent work...

I am afraid all I have is one flash to sit on my camera....this is excellent work indeed and makes me better understand how such images are created.

Thank you for the description etc.

Best wishes Ray
 
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Thanks, Ray!

I am afraid all I have is one flash to sit on my camera

You also have the sun or sunlight redirected by the moon and your flash can be used off-camera. Depending on your camera, you may or may not need a relatively inexpensive cable or more expensive trigger to make that happen. It's amazing how many wonderful photos can be made using just one light source (which can be the sun) and a white reflector; no other lighting equipment needed.
 
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Excellent presentation Mike.
 

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