february 23

2-23-15 "droplets"
2-23-15 “droplets”

digital photo

One might not think that steaming broccoli in a pan with a glass lid would yield a “daily jane” image. I certainly didn’t expect it. I actually began by shooting some video of the droplets forming and popping, forming and popping. But the reflection of the stove light was too prominent, and I couldn’t get the right angle. With still shots, I could avoid the annoying glare more easily.

In the past I have taken many photos of condensation droplets on stainless steel lids. The glass lid, though, reveals (however abstractly) the food cooking inside, adding a pop of color that the stainless couldn’t deliver.