Hot Sauce and Salt

Hot sauce and salt. Photo taken at El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant in Gig Harbor, WA. Nikon D800, 24-70mm f2.8. Processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro, Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0.

Hot sauce and salt. Photo taken at El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant in Gig Harbor, WA. Nikon D800, 24-70mm f2.8. Processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro, Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0.

As a photographer, I often use anything and everything as inspiration for my creativity. My camera is almost always over my shoulder, so I’m constantly on the lookout for interesting compositions. Not too long ago, I was out to dinner with my family and found a simple composition of table salt, pepper, and hot sauce. I set my Nikon D800 down on the table, turned on live view, and snapped a couple pics at f2.8 in order to create a narrow depth of field.

I like the look and I like the simplicity. Photos like this might not win the top prize in a photo contest, but they keep my mind thinking and engaged. My encouragement to you is to do the same. Take your own photo of hot sauce and salt to see where it takes your creative mind.

Here are a couple of other shots from the same evening with my family.

Kayaks at Jerisich Park, Gig Harbor, WA. Nikon D800, 24-70mm f2.8. Processed in Photoshop, Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0.

Kayaks at Jerisich Park, Gig Harbor, WA. Nikon D800, 24-70mm f2.8. Processed in Photoshop, Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0.

Daffodils at dusk. Nikon D800, 24-70mm f2.8. Processed in Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0.

Daffodils at dusk. Nikon D800, 24-70mm f2.8. Processed in Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0.

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