Roselle Drink & Flash Photography

The other day my Sister gave me a big plastic bag of her home grown organic Roselle. The buds is so pretty!  So ang-ang (red)!  The best way to bring out the shot is by having a white background.  This is how i do it.

Lay a piece of white paper as the background.  Use a white ceramic bowl.  Switch on your flash and viola!  You get white background and a shadow.  Unlikecropping of the background which will make your subject look so fake.

Now that I’ve got the shot taken, it’s time for cooking.  The taste of Roselle drink is very close to Ribena  minus the colouring and artificial flavouring.

Peel the petals.  Discard the seed. Boiled the petals in water for 30 minutes and sweetened the drink with rock sugar.

This Daddy hor, he is very weird wan.  I asked him to get me a packet of rock sugar.  He always come back with 2 packets of sugar anything!  Now that remaining one packet of rock sugar is taking up space in my fridge. *blueh!*

Chilled Roselle in the fridge.  Do not discard the buds as they are consumable. Another flash photography on the drinks.

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  1. day-dreamer said,

    July 13, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

    Looks good! 😀

    LOL next time ask the King to buy half packet of anything so he will come back with one. 😛

  2. jonzz said,

    July 13, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

    Long live the Ribena fruit!!

  3. 2ma said,

    July 13, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

    i love to eat the roselle dried fruit!

    love ur photos!! i didn’t know need to switch on d flash. tot with d flash, the whole object will b over exposed???

    The Queen says: Ah… good question. But you see, my pic did not over exposed right? 😉
    Settings for roselle’s photo: Aperture f2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO 400, focal length 60mm.
    Settings for roselle drink: Aperture f2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO 640, focal length 38mm

  4. Michi said,

    July 13, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

    oh~~!! I see … that’s how this drink is being made! haha… recently my husband ordered this drink in a coffee shop and told me this is an old drink, then only I know le….His mom used to boil for him to drink when he was small….

  5. wen said,

    July 13, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

    very nicely taken wor!!! did u use built in or external flash??

    The Queen says: Built in flash.

  6. allthingspurple said,

    July 14, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

    mine, ar. ask him buy two, he buy one. I bet if i ask him buy one, he buy half if he could.heehee.

    i noted your comment about my bad camera and my bad photos in my blog.haha. still havent gotten around buying yet. cos have forgotten all your tips. will phone you JUST before i go shopping for it. haha.

  7. sila said,

    July 15, 2009 @ 5:46 am

    i donno what roselle is, don’t think i’ve ever tried before. but i do love ribena! 🙂

  8. rrmen said,

    October 7, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    can we just blend the roselle’s petal to get their drink?

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