You Capture – “Spotlight Cookie”

Today I’m participating in the You Capture photo challenge over at I Should Be Folding Laundry. It’s totally fun and I think just started this week, so go check it out. This week’s challenge was to take a picture of something you love without using the flash.



Originally I was going to take a picture of them when they were done, but when I opened the oven to put the pan in I noticed how much the oven light looked like a spotlight, and I thought that would be fun for a challenge focusing on lighting. But it makes me think of some weird, stark performance art piece or something. It almost looks cold to me. A cold oven. Maybe I should call it “Ironic Cookie.”

21 Responses

  1. Yum. Cookies.

  2. LOL! I like the spotlight effect. Did you take an after?

  3. I bet those were yummy! Great pics

  4. Looks absolutely delicious.

    This is a great “challenge.” Flash ruins so many great pictures. But so does a lack of light. You did a fantastic job getting creative with your light source.

    I agree that it looks cold, but regardless… I love the shadows.

  5. Great capture! I bet they turned out yummy!

  6. Ironic cookie? Hilarious! I really like the half-done pictures.

  7. Amazing shot! I never thought of photographic in the oven!

    Ironic Cookie sounds like a perfect title!

  8. What a fun shot, very creative. Nicely done!

  9. Mmmmm …. they look so good! Can you send some my way as my baking talents border along the pathetic side.

  10. Oh my gosh…. those look so good. I want cookies! Great shots! I’m off to make cookies now!

  11. Are those oatmeal raisin cookies by chance? And how creative to take the picture while the cookies were baking. I am salivating right now…..

  12. Oh I am soo hungry for cookies now! Great pictures!

  13. Just yummy. I don’t know. Looking at those cookies makes me feel warm. And hungry.

  14. rosellafan (Paula)

    those look so good! yum! great pics!

    rosellafan (Paula)

  15. ooohh, yum and I love that you use the bulb in the oven for your light source!!!

  16. Love the picture.

    Don’t love the sudden urge I feel to go make a batch of cookies. But I love the picture!


  17. Sweet mercy, I’m with you….LOVE IT!!! :D Now I’m hungry…

  18. YUMMY. great food shot!

  19. I should totally have posted pictures of cookies as something I love. Or cheese.
    :-) great shot! I love it

  20. Actually, I think the oven light gives the cookies a warm feel (because of the slight yellowish-orange cast to the light). Great photos!

  21. I am amazed there was no flash. That looks like studio photography there. Great work!