January 30th was National Croissant Day. Did you remember to celebrate? If you missed out, don’t fret, there’s always next year. In the meantime, here are some highlights from the celebration at my local Starbucks.
In preparation of National Croissant Day, I purchased croissants each day to gain a better appreciation for this great product I was to celebrate.
My friend Joe suggested I use my miniatures for close-up shots of the product. So I took the croissants home each night and photographed them with miniatures.
No need to excavate! The croissant has plenty of butter already!
Here’s a shot of Pierre enjoying the good life. He drives a sports car and spends most of his days pondering his next big idea.
Next I imagined the croissant as a national monument that families would travel miles to visit. That’s how this shot came about. Who wouldn’t want a photograph of themselves sitting on a giant croissant? Elizabeth waves proudly as John takes the couple’s photo. Sure hope she doesn’t slip off.
Then I imagined vacationers driving cross country in their wagon to see the giant croissant.
I couldn’t resist a Chevy Chase / Walley World inspired photo…. It seemed like a good idea at the time. But that little wagon and Mobile Scout weren’t designed for this type of adventure. I can imagine the screams coming out of that wagon.
Now let’s zoom out into the not so miniature world….
On the official National Croissant Day, the manager of Starbucks surprised me by getting down on one knee to propose I eat a croissant! The photo captures the emotion and excitement. My response, “Yes, I will eat a croissant!”
Later that evening, I managed to coax my friend Tore to eat a croissant. After all, it’s National Croissant Day! Doesn’t everyone get dressed up in stripes and berets to eat croissants on this day? (No? They should!)
We bear a striking resemblance to the miniatures below. However, if I had planned better, I’d have brought a newspaper for Tore to read. C’est la vie. There’s always next year! Maybe by then I’ll have my own official Denise miniature! Imagine the fun!
Big Bertha (Canon 5D Mark II)
Lens: 100 mm (World’s Greatest Lens!)
Date: January 2015
Notes: Don’t miss an opportunity to celebrate and have fun.
Special thanks to: Tore, Joe, Donna and Dan.