These are pics of a very un-extraordinary dinner, but very colorful anyway. At any rate, I’m grateful to have such great stuff to cook, to eat and to photograph, and I love cooking it up.
I thought I didn’t save these as progressive jpgs, but they seem to be loading like progressives (which means that when they load, at first they look out of focus and then they do another pass on the focus and tighten it up, so it takes a second to really see the image.) Anyway, this is a pretty good example of what a good digital camera can do. Click on them for full size.
Oh, we had salad too.
My funny valentime
Sweet comic valentine
You make me smile from my heart
Your looks are laughable
Yet you’re my favorite work of art
Is your figure less than greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak,
Are you smart?
But don’t change a hair for me,
Not if you care for me
Stay, my little valentine, stay.
Stay, and make each day
– Rogers and Hart, My Funny Valentine.
OK, the theme for today, this being February 14th, 2011, is loving in spite of imperfections. Click on these imperfect photographs for full-size. They are unsuccessful pictures but have some attractiveness in spite of their flaws.
The displays below, from the New Bern annual antique show, are actually perfect. However, my photos of them are less than perfect — still not without appeal.
I’ll add a few more pics to this set later this week. Lord knows I have enough imperfect pictures to add.
Anyways, check out a few of the best renditions of the above song:
Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine
My Funny Valentine By Nico
Miles Davis Quartet – My Funny Valentine
Miles Davis – My Funny Valentine 1964
OK, Adan, the manager at El Nuevo San Juan let me come back and take some more pictures, and I managed to get a couple nice ones. There are probably more to come still.
Click on these pictures for a very large panoramic photo of the interior.
And below is one render of the gumball machines:
Was working on a couple new recipes last night and whipped out the camera. These really need to be viewed at full size, so click on them to open in a new window, and then your browser will probably shrink them to fit the window and you will need to click them again or so.
Here is a little still life I threw together on the dining room table, just for fun. Click on the image for a large copy of it. A little shout out to Janet Fish, although of I guess from her perspective, using machines to do it all takes all the fun. :-)
And further in the spirit of celebrating light and color for their own sake, here’s revenge of the gummi worms.