“This isn’t hot at all!” I said and took a bite of the chilli. Like 2 seconds later, I was waving my hand in front of my face, in order to cool down my burning mouth again.
so as you may be guessed already, I like to eat spicy. And with spicy, I don’t mean hot like the burning lavarivers of Sauron. But I like to cook asian food and this should be reasonably spicy in my opinion. Of course, Marie doesn’t always agree with me about the degree of spicyness. I think, eating spicy just runs in my blood. My dad decided some years ago, to grow his own chillies. And let me tell you, these chillies are so damn hot, you have to be careful not to acid burn your tongue. So as Marie and I are cooking indian food pretty often, I already had the idea for this picture some time ago, but never the time and muse to shoot it. To be honest, I also was a little afraid of the photoshop composition with the fire. But well.. This project is all about learning and so I decided to finally do this for this weeks picture. The shooting of this was pretty easy. I just grabbed a nice big chilli, set up my strobes in my hallway, and just shot it straight away. Not much magic in this. The editing was a bit more complicated but I think, it turned out quite well (if you take into account that this is my first “fire edit” so far). As I have some more ideas where I will have to do some fire editing also, I just had to start somewhere.
For lighting, I used 3 strobes again. The main light was left of the cam right in front of me. The fill light like 45° behind me on the right. And as the right side of my face was still a little too dark for my taste, I used a third strobe and bounced it off the wall on the right, to just get rid of these annoying shadows.
Until next week – Florian