Photo of the Day: Beer’s Essential Ingredients

Water, cracked grain and hops flowers from the hop vine.  Three essential ingredients make the base of any beer.  Add yeast and time, and your alcoholic beverage is ready.

For this shot I used the exact same lighting set up as the previous entry, but took two exposures for the final.  One for critical focus on the dried hops and cracked grain, and another for the water pitcher.  In PS5 I combine the two images with layers and masks for the final cut.

Location: Cameron Karsten Studios, Bainbridge Island, WA

Camera/Lens Specifics: Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens

100mm, 1/5 sec at f/10, ISO 100, tripod mount.

Post: Adobe LR3 & PS5


  1. Wow! Great photo! I’m a WordPress photographer as well, so I love seeing posts like this! Keep up the good work!

  2. I like this image a lot.

  3. Yum.

  4. This reminds me, I have a beer brewing Christmas gift I have not used yet.

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