23 January 2012
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We had our first snowfall this weekend; it was an icy hint of what is yet to descend on the Mid Atlantic. With slippery roads and sidewalks, it was perfect weather for inside shooting. On Sunday as I piled slices of red cabbage on my midday meal, I made a mental note to take a “fashion shoot” of this lacy vegetable at night. Above is the result of this remarkably suitable vegetable for an abstract series. (On 26 August 2011 I posted an abstract image of green cabbage. To see it go to the post titled “Monochromatic Photography: Contrast in Seeing?”).
Health Notes: Cabbage’s etymology derives from the French word caboche. Whether green, red or savoy it is a whole food that provides enormous and, sometimes, even subtle flavor to salads, soups, stews, stir-fry, and many other dishes. It’s a cruciferous (e.g., Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and kale) vegetable, which adds color to a recipe or last-minute meal. But it also has known health benefits that are touted in the media.
Faithfully, I eat green or red every day, and think that I might try growing them in my garden during the upcoming planting season. Good luck to me.
End Note: As always I welcome any comment about any part of this blog or post.