Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Gold green tea

Yesterday a friend in Milano, offered us green tea with gold leaf to wish good luck and happiness for the new year! Green tea leafs with toasted rice and tiny gold bits, a precious tea from Kyoto, intense aroma and a bit cloudy green color. Interestingly, the gold is edible and is good for the healh too!
This is not a studio photo, I shoot hand held at 500 iso in artificial light (ceiling lamp) and adjusted the white balance in post (Camera Row), I used the 105 mm. Micro Nikkor lens, fully opened to achieve a low dept of field effect (bokeh). Is interesting that the photographic technical term bokeh come ditrectly from the Japanese language ボケ (boke) that means blurry, out of focus or mental confusion.