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.
Back in 2016 when I bought my first Sony E-mount camera (full frame Sony A7R2) I purchased a Sony 90mm Macro G lens and a Sony 24-240 all purpose lens. The 90mm macro lens is great for close up shots, I’ve taken a few – like these pictures of our garden – but my photography never trended that direction. I considered selling it; but it’s such a nice lens I hate to give it up. So, I tried putting this full frame llens on my APS-C Sony A6600 to see how it would fare. I wandered around the house and outside to give it a go. I am very pleased with the results.
After a one-night stay in Couer d’Alene, Idaho we went to Flathead Lake, Montana for two nights – giving us a full day to explore the lake.
We returned from a trip to Flat Head Lake and Glacier National Park in Montana last week but I’m having a difficult time getting through the photos to post. So, let’s talk about typical summer grilled burgers but this time with an impressive Fake Shack Sauce from Serious Eats. It’s based on the sauce used on Shake Shack burgers. I’ve only eaten at Shake Shack once over two years ago so I can’t judge the accuracy. But I have tried out various “special sauces” on my grilled burgers and this is my favorite so far – the only one that bears making again.
Today’s quarantine project is to import photos from my camera SD card and from Apple photos into Lightroom Mobile on my iPad. Then edit selected photos, save them to a drive then include them in a blog post. Importing into Lightroom is so much easier now that we have iPadOS. Editing them is okay, but… Continue reading Walking in the Neighborhood