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Old 02-21-2014, 07:27 PM   #21
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Very nice!

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:00 PM   #22
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Jeremy, that Saison looks AMAZING!!! ... Dont suppose you'd be willing to share the recipe would you? :-)

No Problem. The recipe was quite simple (5 gallons):

81% 2-Row
19% White wheat malt

2 oz of pacific jade late in the boil for about 25 IBUs

Wyeast 3711

OG: 1.055
FG: 1.005

I collected a little over 4lbs of wild blackberries from around my Dads farm and added them post fermentation for 2 weeks.

Keg - carb - drink
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:14 PM   #23
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I took one at f1.8 and 1.4 second.



Both were shot on aperture priority (I select aperture, camera selects exposure time), so the total amount of light gathered should be similar in both shots. Still the beer is much more under-exposed in the f1.8 shot. With a little extra light on the beer and something between f1.8 and f9, I think I could do a better job getting what you describe.

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This is something I have been playing about with recently too. I do not know if this also applies to nikons but the exposure (in aperture priority mode) is set on the half-press of the shutter button. So if you set your camera to point metering on the centre point, aim at what you want your exposure set by and half press the shutter, when you then compose the shot as you want and complete the shutter press, the exposure is spot-on where you need it. Setting focus lock to another button other than the shutter helps this too as your exposure and focus might not be on the same point
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:39 AM   #24
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I've got to find a way to discreetly trot around the neighborhood with a camera, select choices of lens, flash, tripod, china glass, and a few unopened, unlabeled brown bottles of homebrew looking for the perfect backdrop. Just how does one do this w/o getting the law called to you? Better yet, how do you explain what you are doing when stopped? Ummm, officer, i'm going to the woods to take pictures of my homebrew. Yeah, ok, if you say so. lol

My favorite lens is my nifty 50 1.4f By far the best glass I have in my bag of 8. Aside from my walk around lens, the rest of my glass hardly gets pulled from the bag.

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Old 02-23-2014, 05:15 PM   #25
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I've always been into photography - I ramped it up when our first child was born and I wanted to take pictures that basically didn't look like crap.

More recently the pictures I take are mostly not artistic but more 'engineering' or factual. My equipment's fairly old - an older Canon 30D DLSR. What I find more important is the lenses so I've never scrimped on those. I shoot mostly with the following:

- Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM prime lens (for narrow depth of field aka 'fuzzy background', or low light work). I love this lens. It's on the camera 80% of the time.

- Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM wide angle lens (for wide angle shots). The perfect lens for taking indoor pictures and getting everything (and everyone) in the shot.

- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro lens (for taking extremely detailed close-ups).

- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom lens (a general purpose zoom lens).

I use an external Canon 420EX flash with a Gary Fong diffuser when needed. The tripod is a Manfrotto 055XPROB with a Manfrotto 322RC2 head.

I shoot 100% RAW and develop using Phase One Capture One Pro 5 for ultimate control of colour balance and exposure. Some post-processing work is done with Adobe Photoshop when required.

Me taking a really exciting picture of a stainless Tee:



The resulting picture:



Sometimes I get to do slightly more artistic shots, like this one:



The glass was photoshopped after the fact to enhance the condensation (cold & wet) look. Food shots are really hard. I would have liked to have the glass more full and overflowing too (catching the moment the beer overflows slightly) but that's a LOT of work and could easily take half a day of shooting and an entire keg of beer just to get that one shot.

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Old 02-23-2014, 06:26 PM   #26
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- Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM prime lens (for narrow depth of field aka 'fuzzy background', or low light work). I love this lens. It's on the camera 80% of the time.
Hired one of these for a weekend to photo a christening for a friend - honestly didn't want to give it back ! Then I remembered they had a deposit from my credit card for the full value and I wanted to eat something other than baked beans for dinner for the next year
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I shoot 100% RAW and develop using Phase One Capture One Pro 5 for ultimate control of colour balance and exposure. Some post-processing work is done with Adobe Photoshop when required.
Shooting RAW was something I could never fully understand. Better said I guess is that I understand what RAW is used for, I just never been able to learn how to use that resource properly. I probably still have several hundred gigs of old photo's saved in RAW for the day I might learn how to edit using that format.

I have some older versions of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Lightroom, but beyond basic editing have never been able to gain my footing using those programs. About the only thing I've ever taken full advantage of was my Smugmug account for photo hosting. lol
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:33 AM   #28
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I started to shoot RAW (and still do) partially as a crutch: I don't have to get the exposure perfect nor do I have to worry much about the lighting colour temperature at the time of the shoot. I can fix it later. More important when you're in a hurry and don't have time to get things dialed in right... it moves the work to later when you have time.

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Exactly, Kal...If you want to tweak the color temp or exposure, it's a LOT easier to do when you have all the data on the photo, whereas with JPEG you're limited to whatever was saved...

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