As promised, I thought i'd post some of the photos I took while my Mother made apple pie this past weekend. Using my film camera I took about 25 photos, but with my digital camera as a back up I took over 200 – way too many! Plus, I really only ended up liking a few of the photos from my digital camera (can you guess which one I used above?).
Even with the small amount of carefully arranged photos I took on film (i.e. making my Mother pause every few minutes so I could actually focus and snap a shot, lol...), I still like the results of film better. There's something more honest and authentic about the way film captures light. Sure, most of these shots are probably underexposed and what-not, but compared to my digital photos I think these ones serve the pie-making tradition that much more.
Our apples came fresh from the farm that morning (along with the Cortlands I picked last week), and with dough from scratch, a little brown sugar with cinnamon, and a simple egg wash to coat, the apple pies were a huge hit after turkey dinner! I love October.
Do you have any family pie recipes?
Photos: My own, from film... minus the egg. Did you guess right?