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Details of aging.

Details of aging.
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Last night was moocowrich, Pie, Bourbon and Top Chef finale. I thoroughly believe that everyone of you should experience at least the first three; so, go to his blog and tell him to move to Madison when he's through with Teach For America.

I also make a good Manhattan. Though I bought bourbon at 115 proof. Makes them a little harsh but that just means more cherry to soften the alcohol. Darn. :)

Otherwise, yay for Top Chef. Not my favorite but a good choice for winner.

Things be printing. Need to add more to print today, a few stragglers. I'm even finally printing photos for myself. Quelle surprise! I'll have personalized art in my office next to my certifications and creep dino bird sketch. I'll even be putting up non-generic art in the apartment too, finally. No more of that crappy art we one.

This may be the least contrasty photo I've ever posted. Photos like this remind me why I love the 50mm lens.

It was an interesting struggle fighting with this photo. I wanted to keep the detail in the hair but soften the her face. The two light color channels to accomplish this are opposed - blue for detail and red for softness. I eventually settled on masking and High Pass sharpening layers for the hair. it was a decent solution but not this best - though it didn't require piles of time with a fine brush, just a few extra hours with a broader brush and opacity tweaking.

Current Mood: good good

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moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: June 12th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks again for all of the awesomeness last night. You do make a darn good manhattan, and I believe everyone should experience that.

I'm not sure folks could go to my LJ and say anything...I think everything is friends-only or private, but I could be wrong. Not like I update it anyway, I suppose.

You guys = awesome.

PS - Teach For America is very adamant about the "For" being capitalized. I guess it's supposed to emphasize that it's a service organization. Either way, they'll probably send assassins to get you for not capitalizing it.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 12th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh noes!
lipsoflove From: lipsoflove Date: June 12th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not your favorite Top Chef? Or not you favorite contestant from this season?
abmann From: abmann Date: June 12th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not my favorite contestant. I wanted Richard to win.
lipsoflove From: lipsoflove Date: June 12th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to admit that I was partial to Stephanie. However, I am ecstatic that Lisa did not get it.
suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: June 12th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, no, no.

You smooth over the Manhattan through the judicious application of angostoura bitters. It sounds counter intuitive but trust me: up the dashes from 1-2 to 3-4 and it makes all the difference.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 12th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like bitters but I like sweeter bourbon too. More bitters and cherry for all!

I think the real issue is with the bourbon being so very string. I'll stick with the 1792 reserve next time. Noah's Mill has too much alcohol.
medeine From: medeine Date: June 12th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

details of "hard-won experience"

turned out beautifully - thank you!
From: ericastratton Date: June 13th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Dear Sir,

I miss the shots of your camera with legs drinking beer. Whatever happened to it? Did it run away? Did you make friends? Did you sneak up on it, catch it, and dismember it?

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