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Click Click! 024: Dissecting a Moon Cake from Beginning…

"Moon Cake in the Tin Can" F2.5 | 1/80 | ISO 160

Every Wednesday of the week, I’ll share with you my moments of Photography in this Blog: “Click Click!”
-Just a simple guy with a camera

Last week’s Mid-Autumn Festival has passed, 09/22. I hope everyone enjoyed their moon cake, or have said “Happy Moon Cake day” to their Asian co-workers or friends. Generally  speaking, no photos of festivals as they usually take place in August (I missed them). We actually celebrate and eat Moon Cakes in August. How awkward?

Have you tried a moon cake, today?

Moon Cake – a typical moon cake is a baked pastry with lotus paste inside which may or may not include egg yolks  (1 to 4 yolks).

I’m going invite you to a photo journal from my perspective in enjoying my moon cake from beginning to end. Happy um *munching* and *clicking*. More after the break. 

"My Moon Cake" F4 | 1/125 | ISO 100

1. After un-packaging the moon cake from the tin box, I unclothed one out of the four moon cakes shown in the above photo.

"Quarter" F3.5 | 1/200 | ISO 100

2.   I cut a quarter of the moon cake with a knife, and let that one quarter slowly melt in my mouth. See the texture of the egg yolk and the smooth lotus paste in the cake.  I also guess one quarter is good enough for me.

Photo Challenge (10/13/10): Produce a HDR (High Dynamic Range) landscape photo.

If you have any questions or tips or comments,  please do email me at rkwan@abccubed.com. Happy Clicking!


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  • Dzo

    where is the rating option? …i rate this 1* …(I waited 2 weeks for no photo tip…dissapointed) ..but the pics look delicious..

  • rkwan

    WIP328- thanks I would take you feedback into consideration. As a photo is worth a thousand words, it would be great if you could please send some examples of macro photos of the lotus paste. It will be awesome to learn from each other. =p

  • wip328

    Thats it!?!?!? You should at least go in depth and take a macro shot of the lotus paste, the salty egg yoke, and the outer cake crust. You have a T2i, use video mode with other lens, don t waste the best function of the camera!!! Do you have a 50mm F/1.8? Thats a must have for Canon owners and then get yourself a set of automatic extension tubes and shoot some macro.