Monday, July 1, 2013

Food Blog Screw Ups: FML Edition Starring Tea Eggs

TeaEggMistake

Sometimes at the end of the day all the creating and photographing and documenting comes to naught. In this FML Edition of Food Blog Screw-Ups, I submit the above photo which was supposed to illustrate a post on tea eggs. I love tea eggs! They're so salty and delicious and pretty. But the above photo illustrates the importance of attention to detail, because it's really freaking gross, no?




Yup! That's a hair on the tea egg. Whose hair is it? I don't know, definitely not mine. Maybe it's a cat hair. Maybe it fell off a fuzzy black sweater. (That one seems likely.) But whatever kind of hair it is, it pretty much ruins an otherwise serviceable photo of a bowl of tea eggs, and that's why you're not getting a post on tea eggs today.

Sure, a normal person could just go wash off the tea eggs, re-plate them, and take the photos again. But that is impossible in this case, because I ate them.

This will teach me to try to eat a project before editing the photos. Often I prep a dish, photograph it, eat it, then later on hunt down the images in Adobe Bridge for editing. This time I opened up the RAW image, and there was a little tiny hair curled up in all its high-res glory. I was horrified, because as I mentioned, I'd just eaten the things. I checked all the images and sure enough, that little hair stars in every one.

Tea eggs are still great, but I think it will be a while before I can bring myself to make them again. Until I get back to you, just try this recipe from Steamy Kitchen.




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