4 Things and a Recipe

4 Things Ingredients (1 of 1)

Normally I don’t post to the blog on the weekend, but I just finished my latest ‘Be Still’ assignment and am excited to share. The assignment was to incorporate 4 things into a still life: a loaf of bread, twine, scissors, and linen. I thought I’d take a little artistic license. Rather than a literal loaf of bread, I thought to include ingredients for a quick bread…pumpkin bread to be exact. Been craving pumpkin bread for a week now so decided to use this assignment to get this out of my system!


This triptych was a lot of fun. I like how each image focuses on a different part of my original image.

And so dear reader, a gift for you for taking the time to look through this post…


the recipe for my pumpkin bread!


The first 3 images have Kim’s ‘dark mood’ preset applied. Normally I wouldn’t think of using such a dramatic preset on a food shot, but I quite like the look on these. Helps tell the story I think.


This last image has Kim’s ‘within’ preset applied, though I did tweak it a bit.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


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21 Responses to 4 Things and a Recipe

  1. Diana Foster says:

    Love everything about this! The composition, triptych, and the processing. Your work is incredible Carol. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  2. Dotti says:

    Everything is wonderful! The triptych is a real treat. Isn’t it funny how we just seem to start craving all things pumpkin this time of year? We just got back from driving half an hour one way to get pumpkin ice cream and it’s 54F and drizzly out {sounds kind of like your neck of the woods!} but it’s only available in October! And I can always use a good pumpkin bread recipe so I’ll be trying this one out. Thank you!

  3. seabluelee says:

    Beautiful photos, and the bread looks delicious! I really do like your triptych. I don’t have such a pretty baking pan, but otherwise I’ve got all I need for that recipe. I think I’ll make some tomorrow!

  4. Love those last two shots so much, and the triptych of course. I did mine this morning also, didn’t do any baking however. Now I am hungry for something pumpkin.

  5. Debra Minez says:

    I am sooo going to make pumpkin bread now! Love your idea to use the ingredients! Perfect!

  6. Beverly says:

    Ok, I’ve pinned your photos, and the recipe. 🙂 These need to be in a cookbook Carol! And I’m sure the pumpkin bread would be THE hit at the bakery! Love your creativeness…so much!!

  7. Beverly says:

    p.s. Today I made pumpkin corn chowder – sooo good.

  8. Terri Porter says:

    Love everything about this! That little baking pan is adorable and I love the way the loaf looks with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. I make pumpkin bread every year but for some reason it has become a Christmas tradition rather than a fall one, probably because it’s still in the 90s here! But I just might have to break down and make some. Your shots are truly brilliant!

  9. Cheryl says:

    Great choice of a bread…I love anything pumpkin and the “dark moody” is lovely…
    and the triptych came out lovely…now you can rest for the next few days.

  10. DutchBarb says:

    Love, love, love all of it! Wonderful processing too.

  11. Love this Carol it looks so tasty.

  12. Carol says:

    oh great! I just woke up and now Im gonna habe to drive over to the farm for some instant gratification pumpkin bread! Lol! every shot is perfect, and I m jealous that yiou are keeping up with be still -Im so far behind, ill be making pumpkin bread in the spring! Don’t you love that darkmood texture? I use it all the time!

  13. it all looks so great – love the changing perspective on the triptych…and I always love the moody dark look on food shots…always looks inviting to me…

  14. Jana says:

    Oh goody!! Thanks for a perfect, quick fall recipe – will get right to it!!JBV

  15. Sheila says:

    I love the dramatic up top images! I also adore that little “enjoy” tag – such a perfect prop to add to your images. So lovely!

  16. Radish says:

    That was a great photo to make into a triptych. Worked out great. I enjoy all your work. I am sorry that we did not meet. I am moving to Florida in the next several months.

  17. carol says:

    Carol -i just saw the movie “chef” on demand tv – you will insanely love it!

  18. odile lm says:

    thank you so much for the recipe Carol, I’ll have it printed and will try (for the first time) to make a loaf, unfortunately I don’t have a nice mold as yours… to-morrow is open market day and I’ll buy some pumpkin from the local farmer. congratulations again for your wonderful pictures.

  19. Roxanne says:

    Love the triptych–I love Kim’s dark mood preset too! And that pumpkin bread recipe sounds delicious!

  20. Gail O says:

    I loved the bit’s and pieces of this that I saw on IG so it is delightful to now have the recipe in hand! (Literally because I am reading this on my phone lol).

  21. Carol says:

    Very nicely done. I think I’m smitten with your bread pan.

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