Comparing Flash Modifiers

Many years ago on a trip to Washington DC with our kids and my mom we walked by a vendor selling picture postcards. He called out over and over “Eight postcards for a dollar – ALL DIFFERENT!” It was one of those moments we all remember and often paraphrase that line today; for example, at a buffet “Eight side dishes – ALL DIFFERENT!”. Well this project required 120 pictures – ALL THE SAME. That’s right I took 120 pictures of exactly the same scene in order to find the best light modifier for my cooking pictures.

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Road Trip to Glacier Day 6: Going to the Sun Road Westbound

Glacier National Park entry gate before 6:00 AM when the ticketed entry was enforced. Having our pass, we could be a bit more leisurely. If you read my last post you know that we changed our plans; instead of spending two nights in East Glacier Park and heading home through Lolo Pass, fires required us to go back the way we came. So, we made reservations at The Finch in Whitefish, Montana – a little bit west of the western entry.

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White Bean Soup with Ham

Prepared: April 4, 2020 With the Corona Virus raging around us we have been thinking “comfort food”; a nice hearty bean soup/stew was in order. I’ve made this dish at least twice before when I called it Senate Bean Soup: April 2014 and again in January 2015. I had a bag of white beans from… Continue reading White Bean Soup with Ham

Arizona Trip 2020 – Verde Valley

Dates: January 18-19, 2020 After Uncle Jake’s memorial service and fellowship at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Cottonwood, a group of relatives went to lunch. Sally’s sister Betty had a large contingent of grown kids attend the service and lunch: two sons and a daughter along with various of her in-laws. It was… Continue reading Arizona Trip 2020 – Verde Valley