Food Photos

If there’s one thing the Fuji X100 does really well (and okay, there are many), it’s photos of food.  These are both shot in macro mode using just available light.

First is from the Sheung Wan branch of Cafe O:

 

Seriously, I just quickly grabbed the shot during lunch for the hell of it.  Looked at it a day later and was just gob-smacked at how tack sharp this lens is.

Next some Jamon Iberico from the Sai Kung branch of Classified.  They charge about HK$160 for this plate (plus 3 slices of really nice bread).  Excellent stuff, of course, but no better and no worse than one can find just about anywhere else.

What do you think about the focus on this?  Shallow depth of field, of course, and I wanted the pickle in focus.  Can’t decide if this one works or not.

Last, steak sandwich at Classified:

Honestly, I don’t know what they’re thinking here.  The brown gravy was completely boring.  Let’s not get into the whole philosophical argument about whether one should be able to pick up a steak sandwich and eat it with your hands, which is completely impossible here.  But lettuce and tomato?  Really?  Which aside from everything else also made it impossible to use a knife and fork and get a nice bit of steak and bread at the same time without first moving the salady stuff out of the way.

Anyway, more to come I’m sure.

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