Salted Chillies

Strobist Info: Vivitar 285HV @ 1/16th (triggered by Cactus trigger) pointed to cardboard reflector.

Black foil background, and second cardboard reflector to right.

Canon 188a speedlite (@min power, triggered by optical slave) inside a tissuebox softbox, black foamcore flags onto with jar positioned over a gap.

Salted chillies are an ingredient used in Sri Lankan vegetable curries to add heat and flavour.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 5th March 2008, This photo: 9:24pm

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  • David de Groot said:
    Setup Shot

    Setup Shot - Salted Chillies
  • Roving Rob said:
    Have you had any problems with your Vivitar 285HV? Seems like they've been discontinued...

    Also, are they dried before being salted?
  • David de Groot said:
    No problems with it yet. I only got it new for Christmas, but it's had a fair workout since then.

    Yes, the chillies are dried first and then stored in a strong brine.
  • Roving Rob said:
    Where did you pick it up?
  • David de Groot said: they go for about $90 US which given the high Aussie dollar at the moment, is quite a bargain.
  • Roving Rob said:
    I have been looking at the strobist kits from there, but I stumbled upon this:

    Which point to a thread which goes on about them being discontinued, and potentially having issues.

    By the way, feel free to remove these posts :) Not much of a photo comment, just a gear comment..
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Good control of the light there and great placement of the "HOT". Here's a challenge for you - how about back lighting this jar with the Vivitar while adding low fill-in flash to the contents? I'd be interested to see how the flash gets diffused through the salty chilli liquid.
  • jeremyhays said:
    Whoa...I think I accidentally ate one of those once...burned bad!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah I see! Hmmm, here's hoping mine keeps going then.

    Well you can see some diffusion happening from the flash underneath (pointing up through the bottom).

    hehehe ;-)
  • petepothole said:
    Yum! Love Sri lankan food !Went to a nice dinner at the Park Royal years ago run by the Sri Lankans!
  • doberwoman said:
    c'est une très belle nature morte !
  • doberwoman said:
    in english "still life" ?
  • David de Groot said:
    I've always liked Sri Lankan dishes, but only recently found a recipe book for inspiration. I had a nibble on these tonight, they're salty and hot, but have a nice rich chilli flavour.

    Oui :) Merci.
  • Yorri¢k said:
    i got me a nice fresh jar today thanks to my bro-inlaw. might have to give this a go dave....looks fantastic (lights etc)
  • looby88 said:
    what a way to go, dried then pickled...
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis tasty too :)

    and then eaten !