A Pop of Color

As my WordPress Photography 101 course continues, we move from light and perspective to color!  I’ve always loved colors since I was a kid.  My favorite color has changed over the years from blue, to purple to green with a little pink and yellow thrown in.  I am drawn to colors in nature and in my own home and life, as color adds a richness that I am happy to embrace.

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Here’s how color showed up in a photo shoot I did yesterday for the Ultimate Vegan Mac and Cheese Showcase that took place in Portland, Oregon.  It was hosted by Vegan Iron Chef and it really blew the socks off of anyone who might be tempted to say “oh, I could never be vegan, I can’t give up cheese.”  Check out the fun we had!

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Sabrina Louise, maker of delicious cheese!

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Dan from Paradox Cafe had the judges and people’s favorite Mac and Cheese! Congrats Dan!

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Stephanie tallies the gold shells to see who got the most

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This could be a sign. # 13 from The Cheese Plate PDX was runner up for both the judges and the people’s vote!

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#22 was Dan’s Mac and Cheese getting lots of gold shell votes

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Beautiful vegan cheese plate put together by Jess

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Some greens to go with the Mac and Cheese

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This gal should get “most creative plate award!”

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From above looking at folks serving themselves

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Near 200 attended this fun event, including volunteers who worked really hard.

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These two gals brought their own stainless steel containers, a sign we are definitely in Portland. Very cool!

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Portland’s own Julie Hasson was there sharing her new cookbook and samples of her gluten-free cake and brownie mixes.

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SortaSausauge cooking away

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Nice guy who was one of the near 30 chefs who participated in the Mac and Cheese Showcase

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Portland’s own Heidi Lovig who just won on Shark Tank last Friday! Way to go Heidi Ho cheese. We are so proud of you!

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Green onions from local CSA

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Vtopian Artisan Cheese maker from Eugene, Oregon.

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Gold macaroni shells were how people cast their votes.

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One of our three judges reads and chills out before the big event

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Volunteer

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Janessa and friend as our bar hosts

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One of the raffle prizes

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Janessa contemplates what’s next

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Toppings for the Mac and Cheese

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More beautiful produce in the cool Hatch location.

 

4 Comments

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Wow Kathy, all the photos are great, and the food seems yummy!

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  2. Cindy Koczy says:

    What fun to see the wonderful photos you took Kathy!
    All the memories are still fresh in my mind.
    The Vegan Mac & Cheese Showcase was a huge success.
    Thank You for your help.
    Cindy ❤
    Vegan Iron Chef Team Member

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