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Caviar!

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
Today I had a shoot (happens 2 to 4 times per year) for the Michelin starred chef Nicolas Magie.

There is no cheating, it's real food, no paint, varnish and the like as often.
So I can eat each plate when shot :) Today was 10 dishes + 3 desserts! I could not eat them all, but I can assure it was delicious…

A pentax 645 Z + 90 mm, 55 mm and 120 mm, two led panels and a flash light mounted on the camera and… day light was what I needed!





The set-up​

Then when it was finished, with the Chef we "played" with a spoon of caviar…



With a 120 mm macro​
 

fahim mohammed

Active member
Wonderful!

But the glass should have some bubbly in it, no? I shall wash down the caviar and oysters with coke!

Regards.
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
Wonderful!

But the glass should have some bubbly in it, no? I shall wash down the caviar and oysters with coke!

Regards.
Ah! The glass had been filled with some good Saint-Emillion, then emptied ;)
The plate just beside is in fact my lunch served by the chef while I was shooting from early morning…

But please, my friend, no coke with caviar! Water! sparkling or plain : ) or even tea (no sugar), that might be a good choice…
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Ah! The glass had been filled with some good Saint-Emillion, then emptied ;)
The plate just beside is in fact my lunch served by the chef while I was shooting from early morning…

But please, my friend, no coke with caviar! Water! sparkling or plain : ) or even tea (no sugar), that might be a good choice…
I think the plain tea might go best as the caviar has a lot of salt.

But what about Saint-Emillion? How sugary can that be, or is it dry?

These insufferable ignorant Americans!!!

Asher
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
I think the plain tea might go best as the caviar has a lot of salt.

But what about Saint-Emillion? How sugary can that be, or is it dry?

These insufferable ignorant Americans!!!

Asher
:)

The glass of wine was not for the caviar but for the dish that the Chef prepared for me to eat (was roasted veal)
Personally I would go for Vodka with caviar

To the "These insufferable ignorant Americans!!!": Saint-Emillion is ALWAYS "dry".
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
:)

The glass of wine was not for the caviar but for the dish that the Chef prepared for me to eat (was roasted veal)
Personally I would go for Vodka with caviar

To the "These insufferable ignorant Americans!!!": Saint-Emillion is ALWAYS "dry".
I suspected that! I couldn't imagine anything sweet with caviar. But it does show my lack of refined upbringing! Who would have believed, way back, when I grew up in London, that an Englishmen would look to France for taste and class!

Asher
 
Today I had a shoot (happens 2 to 4 times per year) for the Michelin starred chef Nicolas Magie.....
....Then when it was finished, with the Chef we "played" with a spoon of caviar…



With a 120 mm macro​
The most delicious caviar picture ever! But is it upside down? Because my view cameras always show an upside down image on the ground glass I get habituated into flipping pictures in the mind's eye. Either way, still tasty.
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
The most delicious caviar picture ever! But is it upside down? Because my view cameras always show an upside down image on the ground glass I get habituated into flipping pictures in the mind's eye. Either way, still tasty.
Hi Maris,
Thanks!
The caviar was moulded in a spoon then delicately dropped on a plate, this is why you may think that it is upside down (due to the spoon shape).
What you see is upside up : )
 
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