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Colorful Food.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
By Daphne Ellenburg
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When I think of colorful food, I almost always think about colored pastas in wacky shapes first and then I think about candy. Mmmmm, Candy! I enjoy food photography.  I can photograph it and then I can eat it. Sounds like a win win to me.

This week we had a huge ice storm. I saw 5-7 or more inches of sleet as far as the eye could see. It was pretty exciting. We spent Wednesday goofing around in the ice as a family. I took nearly 300 photos of adventure when I remembered that I hadn't photographed any food. I had the gummy bears delivered from the cabinet to the ice and away we went on our colorful food adventure.

5/52 Don't eat the Yellow One.

This shot was photographed with the Sigma 24-70 in the middle of the day at 17 degrees. Brrrrrrrr! The shot was a bit flat so I gave it a cool crop and ran it through NIK's Sharpening output. I cranked up the structure to 90% and it really pulled out the detail in the sleet and my bear ears. So, did I eat them? Nope, Princess Fiona ate these :-)

Our top ten is always in no particular order. When you enjoy the photograph, check out the artist. Chances are you will enjoy more of their fantastic work! Artist links are directly below each photograph. Ready. Set. Here we go...

ONE {Love the POV and the set up. Sweet indeed and colorful to match.}

Colorful Food

Colorful Food by jules1836 

TWO {The Reds and Greens are everywhere and really pull us in to this fantastic dish. I feel like I could almost smell it. Wonderfully shot!}

bella italia

bella italia by Stefanie L

THREE {Everyone I showed this to this week loved this shot. It's so creative and your whites are so WHITE. It looks like an ad for building the best burger ever.}

Wk5/52: Deconstructed Burger

Wk5/52: Deconstructed Burger by Tony McCann 

FOUR {The pink compliments the green perfectly. Well done. Great set up and who doesn't like Ice Cream in the winter? I found a new flavor. It's I heart chocolate. It's super fabulous. If you see it, try it.}

{Colorful Food} week 5/52

{Colorful Food} week 5/52 by karisworld 

FIVE {Wonderful set up and great color pops! Thanks for telling us your set up.}

Project 52 Colorful Food

Project 52 Colorful Food by Terry Lynn Ayers 

SIX {Fantastic detail and the green really pops off this black!}


Lime by NikonLindaK 

SEVEN {Yum. I love the shadows on the fruit playing off the black background. Well done.}

Week 5/52 - Colorful Food

Week 5/52 - Colorful Food by Lisa Kollberg 

EIGHT {You can't go wrong with a classic. Love all the colorful round shapes. A bright bowl is a nice touch!}

Colorful Food

Colorful Food by Lissa 

NINE {Fantastic simple set up. Nice light. Great green pop.}

 5/52 - Colorful Food

5/52 - Colorful Food by Jennifer Nealy

TEN {This is not only colorful, but it looks so darn yummy. Wonderful focus. I like that I can see the salt on your crackers. Well done!}

5/52 ~ Theme: Colorful Food

5/52 ~ Theme: Colorful Food by Catcher In My Eye 

Week 6's theme is RED.

Sneak Peek: Week 7 is LOVE.

What's new with Daphne Ellenburg?  

The week started very exciting. Madison lost her second front tooth.

Week 5

She was very disappointed that Tooth fairy doesn't deliver only quarters. She traded her dollars for quarters and was quite satisfied.

We had two family game nights in a row while waiting for the ice storm. We take our Jenga very seriously.

Week 5

I think I wanted it to snow just as much as the kids. We haven't seen snow since 2008. It sleeted for hours - nearly the whole day and most of the evening and we had a 5 hour window for snow but it never came. 

Here is Ice Daphne.

Week 5 

We made the most of our ice. Here are my babies in my front yard. It's covered in hills that they slid down over and over again on cardboard.

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I love this shot. I want to make it BIG. Grant's cheeks are always so rosey.

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Here is our snowman. Our biggest one ever! Immediately after this shot, Jefferson removed his nose and took a bite out of it. That kid was a lot of fun in the ice.

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Sadly, our three day Ice Vacation came to an end on Friday. I went back to work. The kids went back to school. We had high temperatures in the 60's and some of the ice melted, but not all of it. It sure is nice to look at. At least I took plenty of photos of our many adventures. 

Wishing you a wonderful week filled with family fun and photography and lots of the color RED. I'm gearing up for it by watching the Movie Red. Great Movie.



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Daphne Ellenburg is the owner of a Portrait photography business located in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants NEW 2000 sq ft studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and newly all things Canon. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg or email her at

Saturday, October 26, 2013
By Daphne Ellenburg
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I'm not a real borrower. I blame my Mom for that. If I said the word "Borrow" even at a whisper, she would come out of no where like a phantom and say "Daphne, Don't borrow something you can't pay for!" or "Daphne! Don't borrow things from your Friends!" What stranger is going to let me borrow anything? My Mom is quite a worrier. She is also famous around here for saying, "Don't borrow Trouble!" I don't even know what that means because it is was seriously over used while I was growing up. It could mean anything as far as I'm concerned. I think the thing I'm guilty the most of borrowing is Time. If it were not for the last minute, I'd be out of minutes. I love the last minute. I can really get stuff done in the home stretch!

I loved seeing your borrowed shots! We've got everything here from children to a cup of sugar. I love it. You guys rocked out another fun week! And I know you don't want to hear it, but keep it in the back of your mind...we still haven't done self portrait week. It's coming, there are only so many weeks I can keep moving it back. Our top ten is in no particular order. When you LOVE the artist, check out their other work. The artist links are directly below each photograph. Find them on Facebook. Become BFF's. You know the usual. Here we go...

ONE {Borrowing a dog. Wish I'd of thought of that one. Guess I'm stuck with Princess Fiona. I love how super shaggy this dog is. Great processing!}

43:52 - Something Borrowed.

43:52 - Something Borrowed. by Sara White 

TWO {Love the soft tones and details on your worn and well loved bear. Great shot and even better story. Way to bring it this week!}
Week 43 - Borrowed Teddy

Week 43 - Borrowed Teddy by Jen Foster 

THREE {I love everything about this shot. The light. The hand. The dish of sugar. The sun flare. Super fantastic!}

Week 43/52 ~

Week 43/52 ~ "Borrowed" by Irela visit her at

FOUR {I love the diagonal lines in this shot and this super cute baby! She is really Fall Fab!}

Project 52  Borrowed

Project 52 Borrowed by Terry Lynn Ayers 

FIVE {Eeeks! This is terrifying. A sun dial in the graveyard. Spooky and a great display for borrowed time. My mother will be so proud of you. Great find!}

43/52: Borrowed Time

43/52: Borrowed Time by Eric 

SIX {So I like to think, what is she playing...Temple run 2, Angry Birds Stars wars? Either way, My phone is being borrowed constantly for the Monkey talk app. I love that app so much. Love the shadow and light in your shot. Great capture!}

43/52 {Borrowed}

43/52 {Borrowed} by DoubleLPhoto 

SEVEN {Love the these leading lines and the gorgeous fall backdrop. You are so right, where we are, everything is Green or Brown. I'd love to see this kind of beauty when I walk out my front door!}

Tunnel of Beauty

Tunnel of Beauty by Chanin 

EIGHT {Gorgeous RED! Confession: I've never had one of these. I can't even begin to decide how to get into it. Do I peal it? Do I cut it half? It's mysterious for me. This is fantastically photographed and if someone will tell me how to get into one, I'll buy one today!}

EP Proj 52 - 2013 -  43/52  -  Borrowed

EP Proj 52 - 2013 - 43/52 - Borrowed by Cindy 

NINE {"We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children"Nicely done. Love the playground. It makes it just perfect.}

Project 52/43...Borrowed!

Project 52/43...Borrowed! by picsbymekarenlee 

TEN {She is a real doll! You should borrow her every weekend!}


43/52 by Detta Owens 

Week 44's theme is "Halloween FUN" 

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, because it's the one day I can be someone else. I can't wait to see your Halloween Fun.

Remember when your baby was sleeping and then was  startled ~ they stick out they hands and legs and get super stiff. Their fingers do this super funny thing that this week I've been calling "Halloween Hands" - Yep, I'm photographing another baby.  Seriously, it's 4 babies in 4 days around here. 

Meet Baby Nicholas. These are his Halloween Hands.

44/52 Halloween Hands

What's new with Daphne Ellenburg?

For starters, my harvest fest was a big wet disaster. Most of my stuff was ruined by the rain because water is kryptonite to your photographs. But fortunatly, my super worrying Mother warned me of the 40% chance of rain which gave me time to reprint the canvas that I was bringing which really saved me $200. Thanks Mom. Best part of the show was watching my baby girl dance in the rain. Yes she did. And she had great time doing it. Here she is goofing off with her girlfriends.


Sunday we rocked out the Lawn Party benefiting The little sisters of the Poor. We had a great time and Madison tried to eat her weight in Cotton Candy.


Jefferson's baby book came in from Italy. Yep. Italy. These guys make all my super awesome wedding albums. Seriously it's gorgeous.


And for no reason, here's a photo of me Thursday under a hair dryer. I haven't been under one of these since 1989 - Prom flashback.


Remember my worrying Mom? Here she is worrying about the Fox video on youtube.


I made this at 5am on Friday.


And then I put it on this baby. I love making new props.


I finished Friday the way all Friday's should be finished.

With a claw machine victory. (we think it's a cat)


And a Margarita. 


Wishing you a fantastic week filled with Halloween FUN! Make it a great one!

Now I'm off to photography twin one year olds...



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Daphne Ellenburg is a Portrait photography business owner located in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants NEW 2000 sq ft studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and newly all things Canon. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg  

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