Hopefully you see a major difference between the picture I snapped this weekend and the same subject I photographed in February 2010. Both pictures feature Gummi Bears that I separated by colors into different bowls. Yesterday I attempted to make another batch of Gummi Bear Shots for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, the weather where I live has been less than cooperative. For the most part the sun has been playing hide and seek with me every time I go to snap a pic. However, this time the issue was the oppressive humidity.
I made the shots the same way I made them when I first posted this recipe. Last February I had little trouble getting the shots out of the mold. I really did not give much thought to the significant difference in weather between when I first made them in February of last year and my second attempt during a brutal heat wave in May. Three months makes a huge difference. Humidity was not my friend for this adventure in the kitchen. The molds never set. They were a disaster. I tried several different remedies to no avail and then abandoned them in favor of doing a little flashback to my original post.
I tried to edit my photos from my first post but some could not be rescued. See, back in February 2010 I really did not know a lot about natural lighting or camera settings. To be honest, I also didn’t really care about natural lighting or camera settings. I was having fun which is sometimes lost when you get wrapped up in getting the best pic. I also may have tested out a shot glass with some of the Grey Goose Vodka I had on hand which added to the fun.
Even though my final picture is somewhat atrocious I can tell you that the shots featured in the photo were practically perfect. Hopefully once the humidity dies down I can revisit this recipe again to enjoy some fun and tasty shots. For now, it was fun to do a little flashback to see that I have in fact gotten a wee bit better with my photography skills.