Native Habitat Portraiture. Michelle

Alanroseman

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Hello,

It's a nice lazy Sunday, I thought I'd shoot a few with the Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm as there is no thread for it in adapted lenses. I did a few test shots in my office, then strolled out to the kitchen, which happens to be Michelle's "native habitat".

Heres a quick shot with the 45mm Rokkor. I like this lens, and I love my wife...

GF1 / MD Rokkor 45mm f2.0 / ISO 100

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Is that Kimchi? (Okay now I'm sterotyping ... lol). Looks a bit blue on my laptop monitor. I'm in the patio, great day today. Mary Lou and I are having a BBQ, you and Michelle are invited. Kabobs, marinated Tri-Tip, Chicken, Shrimp, Pineapple, Peppers, Onions, Shrooms all skewered and grilled. I hope you like California wine and Mexican beer, (margaritas upon request).

Very nice image BTW. Your cookery looks similar to mine.

Gary
 

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Is that Kimchi? (Okay now I'm sterotyping ... lol). Looks a bit blue on my laptop monitor. I'm in the patio, great day today. Mary Lou and I are having a BBQ, you and Michelle are invited. Kabobs, marinated Tri-Tip, Chicken, Shrimp, Pineapple, Peppers, Onions, Shrooms all skewered and grilled. I hope you like California wine and Mexican beer, (margaritas upon request).

Very nice image BTW. Your cookery looks similar to mine.

Gary
Hi Gary,

You crack me up, and next visit to CA. I'm going to buy lunch for Mary Lou and yourself.

You're not stereotyping, my entire house has the unmistakable "scent" of kimchi several times a week.

Michelle's (her Korean name is Younghe) sister, Hyunsuk, is driving in from Up State NY later this afternoon. Michelle, in the true Korean tradition, has been cooking since the cows got up this morning. She's making two dishes. Cincinnati Chili, which contains Coco, coffee, cumin seeds, three kinds of beans, brown sugar and lord knows what else, people fight over it. As well as Korean beef and turnip soup, with the ever present kimchi and Ban Chan, there's also cast iron skillet corn bread with fresh corn kernels..

Why don;t you guys put on your galoshes and come over here?

Yup on the blue. I sent the first with no WB correction, WB worked well on the skin tone (more stereotyping) but seemed to ad a slightly blue cast.

where did my darkroom go?
 

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Anya Aysayo, but leaving for a quick bike ride at the beach while the meats marinade. Man that stuff sounds good. I am well aware of the Korean custom of serving more food than one can possible manage (I lived in Korea for five months). BTW- we also have the same waffle maker. I think we both like Costco way too much.

But then again, tri-tip marinaded in a 90+ rated Cabernet Sauvignon with Italian Basil and Rosemary from the garden is hard to pass-up. Not that you don't have a very nice house (and you do!), but our green backyard with Hummingbirds humming and Butterflies buttering ... is also a nice dinner environment.

I'll take a rain check.

Gary
 

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Gary,

It has become apparent that you are a wuss.....

Hummingbirds, flowers, fresh veggies... greenery. Who needs it?

My yard has starving deer staggering around eating shrubbery in 18" of hard top snow. Who needs hummingbirds...

Really. Wish I was there. I'm going to tell Michelle you lived in Korea, and she'll have 20 questions.

The first will be where?

Alan
 

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I don't understand this exaggeration of New England weather. You are both welcome to use my picnic table. There is even a chiminella to take the chill out of the air. Naturally, you will need to take the tree clipping off the table.
 

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It ain't just a yard, we got miles of the stuff. But that is what makes Maine summers so nice.
 

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Gary,

It has become apparent that you are a wuss.....

Hummingbirds, flowers, fresh veggies... greenery. Who needs it?

My yard has starving deer staggering around eating shrubbery in 18" of hard top snow. Who needs hummingbirds...

Really. Wish I was there. I'm going to tell Michelle you lived in Korea, and she'll have 20 questions.

The first will be where?

Alan
Pusan and Seoul (Myung-Dong).
G

PS- I am a wuss ... don't like cold ... I like my ice in a glass or a cone.
 

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Hey! We got lots of seasons. The first three months are winter, then mud season, then black fly season, then tick season, then mosquito season, then leaf season, and the last three months are winter. Once thing is sure, we don't wear out our picnic tables from use very quickly.
 

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Hi Hikari,

From one New Englander to another... LOL.

I am familiar with all of those seasons.... For those who aren't native "salters", Next up is mud season!

Followed closely back black fly, and we can't forget the famous No-see-ums!
 

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LOL. A New Yorker once asked me what no-see-ums looked like. I told him I only know what they feel like.

But nice portrait. Which reminds me that we have something else in common, in a way. My wife just served dinner--sushi, miso soup, tofu, and green tea. But we do eat local foods. We still have frozen blackberries from our summer harvest in the freezer--although, right at this moment, I am not sure why I bought a freezer. And this is my first year to make hard cider. I started in October and I am still waiting for the first fermentation to end. Perhaps it will be ready for this summer's blackberry harvest.

For all my complaints, I can't think of a better place to live. And the snowshoeing in Florida is horrible.
 

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Pusan and Seoul (Myung-Dong).
G

PS- I am a wuss ... don't like cold ... I like my ice in a glass or a cone.
I hear you Gary. I have a place in South Carolina, every day in this weather I get up, look outside, and wonder what I'm doing here...

Michelle is heading down on Tuesday for a week. I'll be here, listening to client requests etc.

At least it looks like I've made a new acquaintance here on the board. Hikari is up in Maine... which he freely admits to.

MAybe when the mud season ends Michelle and I will try to dig him out and have lunch with him and his wife, sounds like she can cook also..
 

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I am in the western part of central Maine--in a small town between Lewiston and Augusta.
 

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Back, just slapped the kebobs on the BBQ. Hey, we have glaciers in California ... that should count for something.

Gary

PS- Is 5:46pm ... sitting in the patio watching the setting sun paint the clouds ... a bit of Jazz on the speakers, the sound of running water from the fountains, a splash of California cabernet sauvignon (90+) ... talking photography with friends ... ahhhhh ... the good life. (about 65F) Gonna take a long ride tomorrow.
G

PPS- While it may hit near 80F today, tonight will be in the mid 40sF.
G
 

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Well, I hope it stars warming up for both of us soon. Stays like this, we'll planting on the 4th.

I miss my garden...
I hope you are joking. I have two heirloom apple trees on order and I don't think they are going to wait until July to send them. Oddly enough, it has been a warm winter--usually in January it gets too cold to snow.
 
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