Monday, January 23, 2017

Tooting my horn

Domestic flights are on the move again after being grounded Sunday because of a computer problem.  One company spokeswoman  says the "IT issue" that initially caused the ground stop has been resolved and flights are resuming, but customers may experience additional delays. She didn't give any more details.

I don't really mind.  I'm out here tooting my horn.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Can something exist without being perceived?

St Stephen's Green, Ireland

"If a tree were to fall on a forest where there were no human beings, would there be any sound?" 

Vera felt the cold autumn wind blew from behind.  She wished she had worn her mauve bonnet.    She hated it.  But she did not have much excuse for not wearing it.  "Oh, Momsy ... " she whispered to herself.  "Why did you have to buy me that stupid bonnet?"  Momsy wasn't there to answer.  They used to go on long walks.  It would always be the same path.  The same one she was now on.  Momsy would talk a lot.  She was the talkative one.  Vera was mostly quite.  Now Vera wished Momsy was with her.  So she can remind her what she thought about her bonnet.

#Existentialsim #randomThoughts 

Friday, January 20, 2017

When Love comes to Town

Galway, Ireland
I'm back to my blur phase.  And I have finally embraced color again.  For years I was afraid to render my images in color.  Everything I did was in black and white.  Prior to that, the colors of my images were highly saturated.  Now I'm liking a rather muted film look.  I'm going old school.

Hope you enjoy.

#poster #mutedcolors #blur #urbanism

Dutch Baby

Shot with the iPhone 7 plus.
So I got an iPhone 7 plus for Christmas, and one of the first things I used it for was to take photos of interesting things.  Such as food.  I'm sharing the photo of the food and its recipe.  It's called the Dutch Baby or sometimes called German Baked Pancake.

One 10-inch pancake, 2 to 4 servings

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Whisk together until smooth:

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4cup sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature (remember to whisper to the eggs)

Melt in a 10 inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat:

Tilt the pan so the butter coats the sides.  Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook without stirring for one minute.  Place the skillet in the oven and bake until puffed and golden, 12 to 15 minutes.  Once out of the oven, sprinkle some powdered sugar.    A spoonful of fruit preserves if available or sliced fruit splashed with brandy adds feel guilty factor to the cake.  Or if you are like me, slices of bacon are much preferred.  (Tip:  Anything will taste better with bacon.)  

Serve  immediately. 

Using the portrait mode of the iPhone 7 plus.


#DutchBaby #Cooking #Baking #CookingInstructions #Recipe #iPhone7plusPortraitMode

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Broad Museum

Captured with the iPhone 7 plus.

Rose and I just got out from our favorite bar and restaurant, and on our way to watch a chamber music performance at the Disney Concert Hall.  Next to it stood this massive architecture, which we could not help but notice.  Just opened in September 2015, The Broad is a contemporary art museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum is named for philanthropist Eli Broad, who financed the $140 million building which houses the Broad art collections. 

#architecture #B&W #DowntownLA #museum