My go-to egg dish is an omelette with whatever looks good in the kitchen. We’re well-stocked this weekend, which made for a really nice Mediterranean omelette filled with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, asparagus, kalamata olives, goat cheese and shallots.
Angel in Flowers
Some fresh flowers and an angel. Playing with close-ups and some afternoon light. On that last image, I used a Photoshop effect called Photo Filter (Warming Filter (85)), which added some orangey-redness to the photo, which gave a bit more warmth to the angel’s face. For these to really pop, I could have gotten the background darker and fuzzier.
I recently saw a photography tip that went something like this: It’s great to shoot on a cloudy day – just keep your shots below cloud level. So I went out for a few minutes and gave it a try – here are the best shots. These are all shot on Aperture (Av) setting, switching back and forth between Macro and Manual Focus.
Stuffed Red Peppers and Cabbage
Tonight I made stuffed red peppers with sauteed purple cabbage and a garden salad. Inspired by The Harmonious Kitchen, I accompanied the red peppers with purple cabbage sauteed in a hot wok with Nutiva Coconut Oil, shoyu and a bit of chili oil.
Latte In Focus
Last night, I learned a bit more about my new Canon S95 camera. I have already become pretty familiar with the Aperture (Av) setting, and took it a step further by dialing in Manual Focus. I took the following shot over at the always impeccable Papa Lennon’s today. The composition of the elements is not that great, but I really like the detail on the half-full latte in the back of the cup and the blurry rim in the front. I played with the exposure a bit afterward. Comments, suggestions always welcome!
Bright Sun on a Rainy Day
It had been pouring most of Monday. I took my Canon S95 digital compact camera out with a tripod to get some shots. Just before sunset, the clouds in the west parted and sunlight poured through. I took this shot at an abandoned construction site with dark rain clouds perched on the Topa Topa mountains in the background – its un-retouched.
Beginning Travel Plans
We’re traveling to Europe in September to celebrate our 40th birthdays. Italy, France, Spain, UK. Right now everything is tentative and I’m in full-blown learning mode. It’s daunting planning for a big trip!
Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup
Last night I made potato leek soup, loosely based on this recipe. Here’s the finished product:
Retooling the site
I launched this site back in December 2007 with this intro paragraph:
My personal site is a catch-all for everything that doesn’t fit neatly into one of my other projects, such as my internet strategy consulting business, speaking appearances, non-profit organization or community blog. I am also using this site as a knowledge basis for myself, my clients and my associates. I believe that in our areas of expertise, we tend to answer similar questions over and over. By sharing this information, we can learn and grow at a faster rate, benefiting all of us in our personal endeavors.
It turns out that most of my blogging and content creation happened elsewhere, and I found myself not posting here much because it didn’t really have the identity I intended for it originally.