Lowel Ego Light….LOVE IT!

Last week I got my new Lowel Ego Light and I am in love with it! Two reasons I love it soooo.

1) No more going outside in the awful heat and humidity to get a good shot with the “natural light”
2)I love the light it gives of. Just about as close to Natural Light as I can get!

I do have a BUNCH of things I have not posted yet that I didn’t use the Lowel Light on.
But here are a few that I used the light on.
The Chocolate cake montage is of a Chocolate Zucchini cake that I made and tossed right in the trash. I used all Whole wheat flour..and the Wheat flour flavor was soooo overpowering.
But the Chocolate glaze was another story, I could have taken a bath in it.
I mixed a bitter sweet chocolate glaze and a white chocolate glaze together. And Bingo it was heavenly. My husband and I just sat there and dipped pretzels in it for a snack!
Oh and I greased the bundt pan(my beloved Nordic Ware Bundt Pan) and then used Cocoa Powder to “flour” it. Brilliant!!!

Here we have a recipe I have made before..click here for the recipe and the unappetizing photo.

And the last one I promise! This is of my little girls eye. I would have NEVER gotten this photo with a flash!!!


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    VeggieGirl says:

    Hooray for the Lowel Ego Light!!!

    GORRRRGEOUS bundt cake; and your little girl’s eye looks like mine!! Hazel eye-color, right??

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    Your pictures are so beautiful. I’d like to learn how to take better pictures of food. Where and how did you start?

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    ohh she is beautiful

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    Ok, you’ve sold me! I just put an EGO lamp on my wish list

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    I was thinking of getting one of those lights. Yes, I can see the difference.
    Gorgeous cake BTW. Are those light thingees expensive?

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    noble pig says:

    How great, I keep wondering about that that light.

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    Wow, I’ve never even heard of that light but I can totally see the difference! Your pictures are beautiful! The chicken looks delicious!

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    amazing amazing. I struggle with feeling creative at night when there IS no natural light. Can you take a picture of it so we can see what it looks like? Also, I will go online later and find out how much it costs. Great share. Thanks!

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    hot garlic says:

    You are so funny, I love your blog and I love your comments on my blog!

    Whatever that flash is that you got, I need it! Your photos look great. I feel like it is all luck with me if I get a good shot. I need to start working with some real things that help like your new flash.

    And yes, dusting the pan with cocoa powder IS brilliant! Can I steal that!?

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    Congrats on getting the light. I look forward to more photos taken with it. I really like that shot of the pouring chocolate glaze.

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    My hubby has a Lowel Ego light, but then he does loads of photography. I, on the other hand, do not have the patience to sit around to take picture after picture! Looks like you have been enjoying it with some fantastic pics.
    The cake looks delicious, by the way!

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    Glad you love the light. The chicken was as good as it looks… thanks for having me over πŸ™‚

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    Cool! I’ll have to start experimenting more with my light. Your pics turned out lovely. I’ve got to try that close up on my boys.

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Oh Leslie I’m happy you got this! All the pictures look amazing, the cake looks delicious even though you didn’t like it, it’s very photogenic! I love the picture of you girl’s eye. You should photograph your pie slice eye as well!

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    I second emotion. Hooray for your Lowel Ego Light!! I’m still battling with with my photos to find the perfect place cause I hate to use the flash πŸ™

    all your photos made me drool!! your little girl is pretty..like her mom!! hugs n kisses

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    oh, that drizzle. it’s streaky and looks positively decadent. frankly, i’d like to pour it straight into my mouth. πŸ™‚

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    The light is amazing! Your photos are spectacular!

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    Southern Plate says:

    Oh no, you mean your photos are going to look even BETTER than they already do?
    There goes my diet!!!!

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    Gosh, Leslie… I don’t wanna say “toldja so” but… well… I did! hahahahahaah

    Have a delicious day πŸ™‚

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    I’m so getting this light!!

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    I’ve wanted one for awhile, and this is convincing me that i’m definitely missing out! Great pics.

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    Leslie, I thought of you this morning. I had to dress up today for a work event and the only nice suit I have is from a few months (and about 5 lbs) ago!

    And I officially think that the only thing worse than wearing your “fat pants” is wearing your SKINNY PANTS when you SHOULD be wearing your fat pants!

    Ha-ha! πŸ™‚

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    Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) says:

    The eye is the window to your soul and I looked into the eye of a little angel!!! I am envious of your evo lights. I am lucky t have a lot of natural light in my kitchen…..if it is not a cloudy day!!

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    Thsoe photos look amazing. I love the cake, but your little girl’s eye is stealing the show.

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    Leslie, after seeing these photos (that cake looks scrumptious, and your daughter has gorgeous green eyes, or shall I say ‘eye’? :P) now I MUST get that light, especially for the Winter, as it’ll be too cold outside to take the hundreds of photos of ONE food subject (god knows why I can’t stop).

    To sum this up, Your photos look amazing, and I’m glad it worked out so well for you. Thanks so much for the advice and recommendation!


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    Ooops, maybe it’s a hazel eye, or is it blue-green? LOL

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    Her eye color changes..but they are mainly hazel!

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    such beautiful pictures… but your daughter’s eyes is my favorite… πŸ™‚

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    I need to get one of those, that bundt cake looks awesome and I’m always baking afterdark anyways.