This dish is made of fresh strawberries chilled in gelatin. The gelatin is made from agar powder which is actually a red algae and completely vegetarian unlike true gelatin which is made from calf’s feet.
To make this photo I placed the clear glass bowl with the strawberries and gelatin on a hollow stand (it was actually the base of an ice shaver) and put a single flash below it. I wanted to have the gelatin glowing which would help make the strawberries stand out. In this particular shot I used a very shallow DOF (depth of field) which created some nice patterns in the background while the strawberries in the foreground are in focus.
When I look at this shot it’s almost like looking at burning embers or a lava flow, which is ironic because it’s such a cool and refreshing dish. I really like how it turned out.
So what do you think?
Canon 5DII | Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 | f/2.8 @ 75mm | 1/125th sec. | ISO 50