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Long time coming


posted on 21st of january, 2011

One of my recent shots was a very long time in the making. I started making waffles for breakfast when I was 8. I'd get up in the morning and mix up the batter, put it on the waffles iron and then wake my parents up with 'the waffles are going to burn if you don't get up'! Ever since then I have been a fan of homemade waffles, and now that I have kids of my own they are fans too.

Ever since I started with stock a couple of years ago I've been looking out for the perfect golden waffle to get a photo of. Not only that, it also had to be a day when the stars aligned - you see I have a way of doing my stock shots that is designed to fit into a busy lifestyle with young kids. I have a mental list of shots I'd like to get, but I rarely plan to go and do the shot. Instead I wait for the time when the shot I wanted to get presents itself. Then, with the camera nearby I get the shot and upload it. If the camera isn't handy, or the kids need attention there is always another day ;)

Anyways, here is my waffle shot, 30 years in the making:

Comments (23)

Posted by Rubybayan on February 22, 2011
Sweet! :)
Posted by Iwhitwo on January 25, 2011
Nice patience and nice shot!
Posted by Luissantos84 on January 25, 2011
great story ;) gorgeous picture!
Posted by Barte on January 25, 2011
Looks very delicious!!! Great ;-)
Posted by Bradcalkins on January 24, 2011
Nice image, can you put that (the waffle, not the photos) in a box and mail to me here in Russia; no waffles here and I miss them.

I think the photo might taste better than the waffle by the time it arrives :)
Posted by Visceralimage on January 24, 2011
Nice image, can you put that (the waffle, not the photos) in a box and mail to me here in Russia; no waffles here and I miss them.
Posted by Powershot36 on January 24, 2011
Nice story...
Posted by Karenkh on January 24, 2011
Nice story and a great photo. Hum, now I'm hungry for waffles!
Posted by Eclecticelegance on January 24, 2011
Wow...very neat story to go along with it! Cool photo!
Posted by Bradcalkins on January 24, 2011
Thanks everyone!
Posted by FabioConcetta on January 24, 2011
Nice image :)
Posted by Shopartgallerycom on January 24, 2011
Wow, is sooooo appetizing!...:-)
Posted by Lostarts on January 24, 2011
No sausages?
Posted by Infotrontof on January 23, 2011
Great story ;)
Love waffles too !!!
Posted by Picstudio on January 23, 2011
Wow! I love waffles, looking soooo yummyyyy.
Posted by Rosedarc on January 22, 2011
Yummy food shots like this one - a nearly impossible mission with kids around :-) I've got the same problem, I'd love to take them but they're wolfed down before I can press the On button on the camera.
Posted by Mariaam on January 22, 2011
Looks very delicious...I´m hungry now... :D
Posted by Mary981 on January 22, 2011
mmm.... waffles... :)
Posted by Bradcalkins on January 22, 2011
Averaging 68 uploads/month, the stars seem to align fairly often...!

"Chance favors the prepared" :)
Posted by Egomezta on January 22, 2011
I'm HUNGRY................ : )
Posted by Wisconsinart on January 22, 2011
Averaging 68 uploads/month, the stars seem to align fairly often...!
Posted by Mani33 on January 22, 2011
That's what is called no wasting! Taste, look, experience & stock oriented!
Great work Brad! :)
Posted by Scottysally2 on January 22, 2011
Looks yummy too Brad! Nice shot, even if you had to wait 30 years! :)



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