2014 Leftovers Draft Pick
My family loves to cook. The problem is, we always make way too much food. Enter 2014 Leftovers Draft Pick and Cookoff!
Tomorrow there will be three teams: appetizers (2), main course (3), and dessert (2). Following an exhibition of the pantry and two totally full refrigerator/freezers, we will claim our ingredients in rounds according to draft rules.
Unfortunately I drew the 4 of spades so appetizers choose last. Main course chooses first. All 7 of us are judges.
Extra points go to teams who use the most ingredients, the oldest ingredients, and the ingredients that are pleasing to the highest quantity of judges.
Let the games begin!
HDR on a cell phone
For years I’ve thought that automatic HDR was total garbage. Some people think it’s nice to look at an overexposed foreground with a ridiculous halo around it paired with an over-contrasted background, but not me.
But computer vision has come a long way since then! Trust me, I’m in the industry. With a shallower depth of field coming standard in new devices, separating the foreground and background becomes much easier, allowing developers to tinker with photos to their heart’s content. What does this mean for High Dynamic Range shots?
It means no more halos! With crisp edge detection, you can be sure your foreground, and only your foreground, will be illuminated accordingly.
Check out these two pics of my cilantro plant (I did say this would be a food blog). Can you tell which one was taken using the auto HDR setting?
Taken with my new Galaxy S5. Beerproof for up to 30 minutes in up to 1m of beer.
P.S. About the ice cubes… I was having a soda on the rocks outside when I discovered my lil plant needed some agua. Ice is like a time-release capsule for plants.
Just mowed through three artichokes for dinner
Hey, I said I would write more about food, I never promised anyone it would be fancy. Plus, these guys had to go, they were on their deathbead sitting in my fruit bowl. Made a frankensauce out of various fridge contents.
Good thing I freaking love vegetables!
I can’t believe I still have 47 followers… you da real MVP.
I think I’m going to do more food from now on. Things like chicken wings, ya know?
Anonymous said: troublemaker!!
FUCK OFF, ANON