I felt like having something soothing for dinner and so I made a pot of soup—the Barefoot Contessa’s Mexican Chicken Soup to be exact. It is delicious. And it starts with mirepoix, the aromatic mélange of chopped onions, carrots, and celery that forms the base of many soups and stocks. As with yesterday’s “Lady Grey” photograph, I experimented with varying depths of field and for today’s, I liked the photos with a deeper depth of field to give more perspective to the pile of vegetables. I shot this at f/9, still shallow enough to blur out parts of the photograph but broad enough to illustrate the size of the pile. At f/2.8, it was difficult to discern that the photo was of a pile of chopped vegetables.