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Photo: Morning Window

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

Morning Window

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Photo: Limoncello Production for 2014

August 24th, 2014 Comments off

Here is the 2014 batch bottled and ready for a little imbibing. It will continue to get better as it sits in the bottle, so no need to drink it all up quickly. (SMILE) Place a bottle, and glass, if possible, in the freezer and serve it ice cold after a good meal. Limoncello is meant to be sipped slowly, with friends, as the closer to any great evening.

Photo: Limoncello Production for 2014

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The recipe I used comes from Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar and is also found in their new cookbook, Extra Virgin.

Here is a direct link from their web site, where I first found it.

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Photo: Coffee Shop Abstract via #instagram

August 23rd, 2014 Comments off

Photo: Coffee Shop Abstract via #instagram

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Noted: How to Create Amazing Urban Landscape and Street Photography Images via Digital Photography School

August 17th, 2014 Comments off

How to Create Amazing Urban Landscape and Street Photography Images via Digital Photography School

How to Create Amazing Urban Landscape and Street Photography Images via Digital Photography School

Many of us live in cities nowadays, in fact almost 80% of the world’s population lives in, or near, a large city. While it is fantastic to be out in nature, photographing the remote seascape scenes or the snow capped mountains, that is not possible for most photographers, everyday. That might mean that you don’t photograph for weeks at a time. As you probably know by now, to make big improvements in your photography you need to practice, practice, and practice some more.

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Noted: Grab Over 40 Free Photography eBooks and Improve Your Camera Skills via Lifehacker

August 15th, 2014 Comments off

Grab Over 40 Free Photography eBooks and Improve Your Camera Skills via Lifehacker

Grab Over 40 Free Photography eBooks and Improve Your Camera Skills via Lifehacker

Professional photographers and casual photo snappers will both likely find a new free book of interest in this collection of photography eBooks.

Compiled by Light Stalking, the digital books cover topics such as studio lighting, copyright, Adobe Lightroom versus Photoshop, and how to shoot in manual mode. Textbook of Digital Photography, pictured above, alone is a gem, with nearly 300 pages over 100 sample pages of instruction.

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Photo: Olives near Morgantina, Sicily

August 15th, 2014 Comments off

Photo: Olives near Morgantina, Sicily

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Noted: Time-Lapse Photography – a Quick Guide to Building Your Movie via Digital Photography School

August 11th, 2014 Comments off

Time-Lapse Photography – a Quick Guide to Building Your Movie via Digital Photography School

Time-Lapse Photography – a Quick Guide to Building Your Movie via Digital Photography School

Time-lapse photography shows you events that occur over an extended period that are captured on camera and shown in a relatively short time.

Time-lapse imagery is the capture of individual images of a subject at preset intervals over a preset duration. These individual images are then combined using software, thereby compressing the event into a much shorter time span. If you were to witness an ice cube melting it would take an hour or more. With time-lapse the process from solid to liquid could be seen in seconds.

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Noted: 3 Tips for Taking Great Cloud Photos via Digital Photography School

August 11th, 2014 Comments off

3 Tips for Taking Great Cloud Photos via Digital Photography School

3 Tips for Taking Great Cloud Photos via Digital Photography School

You may already have your own method of effectively shooting cloud photos. If so then you understand that conditions may vary greatly. Some days, your photos may turn out happy and light. On other days they may turn out dull and grey. However, there are at least three techniques you might consider in order to capture better sky and cloud photos.

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A little art – End of the Day for August 10, 2014

August 10th, 2014 Comments off

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Today was filled with a few errands, a trip to the brew store for yeast and such, recording and editing a video on making hard cider and then a lot of catch up with home stuff. It wasn’t all work, though. We took a few moments to check out what our local brewery is like on a Sunday afternoon, having only visited on weekend nights in the past. It was a great crowd. We were recognized when we walked in. (Not quite a Cheers-level NORM!, but close) Our usual order of business is chatting up the other locals in the club or playing a few rounds of WhirlyWord on the iPad while we enjoy our beverages. This was just a quick trip today, but we had a few moments to get in a 1/2 pint of the Session Gap — very refreshing on a hot day after our short walk — and a few peanuts, too. The food truck for today was the Carolina Meat Company. We didn’t eat there, but the smell was amazing.

Here are a couple of watercolor-like pictures I created with Waterlogue on the iPhone along with the original photo and a Instagram shot I created and posted while on-site. Whenever we go anywhere I am always looking for an opportunity to take photographs — both to use in their original format and in other apps, web sites and more.

MacLeod Source

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MacLeod Ale Brewing Co

 

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An evening in the park, an evening at the theater – End of the Day for August 7, 2014

August 7th, 2014 Comments off

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Another evening out in the open air enjoying a little Shakespeare. Tonight was a new opportunity for us, right up the street at Encino Park, and another production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This was especially fun as Joe did the show last year in high school, so he was able to closely compare the productions. Here are a few photos from our evening.

Douglas and Rosanne at Shakespeare by the Sea in Encino

Backastage at Shakespeare by the Sea in Encino

The stage at Shakespeare by the Sea in Encino

 

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