- Taking my camera everywhere and photographing everything ALMOST to the point of obsession.
- Making my friends salivate and wait to eat their food while I fiddle around with styling, lighting, settings, etc.
- Going overboard by taking excessive photos of food, places and people who have anything to do with food.
- Acting all self-important while liberally taking shots and explaining to perplexed waiters, “I’m taking these for my blog.”
Another thing I realized about my little, ahem, “hobby ” is just how hard it is to take decent photos at a restaurant for dinner. It’s usually dark because it’s, ah, dinnertime, and poorly lit because of this thing called “mood lighting” and most people, especially my husband, get mighty impatient when their hot food is sitting in front of them and La Diva is crying, “Wait, wait!” while I fiddle around with the camera.
And now, we get back to my EVER PATIENT AND ACCOMMODATING gal pal Lady Fiona who not only constantly indulged La Diva’s Asian food cravings but carted my ass all over Sydneytown! Fifi had wanted to take me to Yok Thai, located in the northern beach Sydney suburb of Manly, the last time I was in town. She had given it high praise for its unique and fresh offerings. Fiona has eaten a LOT of jungle curry in her life and I knew she knew her Thai food. I eagerly anticipated the dinner.
Originally posted 2010-04-01 13:01:00.