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  • Re: New York Strips

    Very nice T-O-N! I really need to get on the reverse sear bandwagon, usually too impatient and just do a direct grill. 

    I am inspired. 
  • Re: Yardbird & Vegtables

    To help with the veggies Spatchcock your bird, then the fat will render directly into the veggies. Very tasty!!
  • Re: Don't be scared of Chicken Wings!

    If you don't leave them whole toss them in a bag with the chicken back bones you have removed, all those of us who spatchcock, and you have the start of a great chicken stock!
  • Re: Sunday Cook - Holidays Over

    Neighbors only think that until they get a whiff of what is on the EGG then they become 'long lost friends'.
  • Re: What NOT to make with left over pork butt!

    To play with DOF line up your collection of rubs and space them in 45 degree line away from your camera. As it was stated above get your camera on a tripod, now focus on a rub about 1/2 way down the line, open up your aperture all the way. Now take successive photos stopping down your f-stop 1 step for each exposure DO NOT CHANGE the point of your focus. You will end up with a series of photos where you can see the DOF increase and how your aperture impacts that change.

    As for your White Balance "Get thee to a photo store" and pick up an 18% gray card. If your camera is the lease bit modern you are able to set your white balance in camera and it is easiest with one of these 8.5 x 11 cards, I keep a 5x7 version in my camera bag. Take a shot of the card in the light you are going to use then go into setup and set your white balance. This will take care of those color casts.

    I know that this sounds like a bit of work but part of learning is learning how to use the tools you have and the options that are available. For every shot I have taken that I really like, I have trashed many more because I did not slow down and follow the basics. 

    If you do not have one I recommend a prime 50mm lens with a 1.8 to 1.4 max aperture. This is a great lens that forces you to zoom with your feet, and if you shoot wide open your DOF can be razor thin. It is a lot of fun to shoot. On my Canon T2i I have a cropped sensor so that 50mm equates to about an 80mm which is a great range for portraits.

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