Fire and Ice

January 19, 2008 | 26 Comments

“Soup is the song of the hearth… and the home.”
Louis P. De Gouy, The Soup Book (1949)

Taken at night with the overhead light and the fireplace as light sources. No post-processing except for inserting the border and watermark.

Photographer: Bee
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: 50 mm f/1.4
Exposure Time: 1/3 sec
ISO Speed: 400
F-stop: 4.0
Shutter Speed: 1/3 sec


tea leaves
tea loves
loves tea
lives tea
leaves tea?

~Uniek Swain

Taken in the morning light in our backyard. No post-processing except for inserting the border and watermark.

Photographer: Jai
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Lens: 18-55 mm kit lens
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
ISO Speed: 400
F-stop: 22.0
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec

Event details HERE

The deadline has been extended, and will be the 30th of the month for all future editions. (28th for February)

DEADLINE: January 30, 2008

Voting for CLICK Readers’ Choice Awards begins midnight, January 30, 2008, PST.

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  1. sia says:

    fantastic concept… and my fav colours too….ornage & blue :)

  2. Mansi says:

    Looks great Bee! I really liked the warmth in the first one:)

  3. Siri says:

    Both the pics are lovely yet so different!.. :love:

    ~ Siri :D

  4. Namratha says:

    Both pics are fabulous!! :yes:

  5. Mismash! says:

    First one has got romance and coziness written all over at the same time!!!

  6. enjay says:

    Love the colors in both pictures.

  7. Nags says:

    I love the first one Bee :)

    The second one is awesome too but the top part (sky) is taking up too much space in the pic. just a layman’s feedback, of course i am not qualified enough to judge a pic THAT WAY :D

  8. cynic says:

    Nice picture of soup.

    I wonder what it would look like if the fire and the near bowl were in focus and the far bowl was not. You probably have to take two pictures and merge them… just idle speculation.

    But wherever did you guys get a 500mm f1.4? I think that should be 50mm f1.4?

    oops typo! good catch…

  9. Happy Cook says:

    Love the first picture.
    Like the bowl and the soup :-)

  10. Happy Cook says:

    Bee was Jai bringing you the tea and the paper in the morning like a good husband :)
    Oh What a life I am jealous. Some girls have all the

  11. Happy Cook says:

    I meant to write luck and fun ;-)

  12. Latha says:

    Gorgeous pictures both! love the warmth of the first one!

  13. sagari says:

    beautiful pics bee

  14. Núria says:

    The fireplace and the two bowls in line… it’s one of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen! Looks like Perfection and cozyness! I love it!!!

  15. Meeta says:

    Love them both. The composition for both shots are exceptional!

  16. mandira says:

    absolutely gorgeous. Love it!

  17. Mamatha says:

    Beautiful shots – I particularly love the first one.

  18. bhavani says:

    great pictures. what earthy tones in the first. the soup looks so inviting. and love the perspective of the sky and the snow, the blue of the sky such a great background for the snow… :horn:

  19. Santhi says:

    :bow: to bee
    :bow: to jai

  20. rina says:

    Lovely soup pic, Bee. :yes:

  21. Cynthia says:

    I love them both! and the name for the post could not have been more perfect.

  22. spicelover says:

    Love the first picture. its so warm and ‘feelgood’.
    I would have liked the second one more if the sky was not so clear… but i guess thats the idea… such clear and bright sky together with snow. hmm…

    I thought I missed the deadline fir the click event… will attempt an entry by the 30th

  23. Eva says:

    The soup photo is wonderful, it conveys such a tranquil and comfy atmosphere! This surely would be a winner!

  24. Eva says:

    Hi Bee,
    I’ve just blogged about my failed attempts at shooting hot beverages. Luckily, I’ve got one more week to go because I’d like to submit something decent..;-)

  25. Anjali says:

    Fire and Ice hummmm so have you visited it in Mumbai?

    The pictures reflect so much abot you two. The warm hearted but fiery in opinion Bee and Jai witht the crystal clear thoughts. Is my guess right?

    Loved both the pictures.

  26. Anjali says:

    Jai just a suggestion try cropping the sky off just where the clouds start this will make that picture look better. I just tried it here and am sharing it with a friend.

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