Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Study in Color

Here are two bento pictures that have bad background color choices.  The yellow is overpowering in the top one, and the red overpowers the bottom.  Even though these are not great pictures, I still like the bentos!  The top bento was one of mine while the other shows a bento for myself and one for A-chan that we recently took for lunch on a long trip.

In the top bento: Half a golden plum, sugar snap peas wrapped in soy turkey, carrot flowers, colossal black olives, Korean sweet potato slices and two curry filled onigiri.

The curry filled onigiri were an experiment.  I wasn't sure whether they would be too messy, but they turned out quite perfect!  A tiny taste of curry and vegetables in the center.  You can see the curry gravy barely peeking through the rice on the sides.

In the bottom bentos: Rice mixed with tofu soboro, apple slices, grapes, carrot flowers, raspberries , black olives.  My bento has a wonderful ribbon of sriracha hot sauce.

Normally the tofu soboro would be layered on top of the rice.  But since there was a good likelihood of eating in the car I wanted to try and prevent as much mess as possible.  

It's been a while since I've posted and I apologize.  Last week was crazy!  I did pass my huge test and the great news is that I have officially been accepted into college!  I'm both a little scared and a lot excited.  I can't wait to get started, it's going to be a great adventure.  


berrygirl@mommy kiki can! said...

Both beautiful lunches, but I see what you mean. I never knew that in bento blogging I would really become a student of photography! You learn so much! A Big Wonderful Congratulations on your college acceptance! I know you'll do amazing things and inspire us all in new ways! I will cheer for you!

Rina@BentoSchoolLunches said...

That's good news and congratulations:)The bentos looks yummy as always!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

I have a hard time figuring out the best backgrounds for photos! The bento food still looks delish tho!!

sheri fujihara chen said...

Congratulations dear!! On your acceptance into college and your adventure which lies ahead.

Love your bento too; the tofu soboro looks delicious, and curry onigiri is a fab idea too.

AikoVenus said...

Aa, congrats Natakiya! ^^ I know that you'll do great - what major have you decided on? And this is a cute bento, I love the soboro!

Saffron and Coriander said...

Congratulations on you college acceptance. I am curious what major you will be going for.

I absolutely adore the idea of blogging about bad background choices,...
When you look at bento blogs everything seems so perfect, but people often don't realise that only a small fraction of bento photos end up in blogs. I am completely new to food photography so like you I am experimenting with backgrounds and I find it absolutely refreshing that you are sharing your experiences with us.