The Gentleman Gourmand

sharing the best food around

Month: April 2007

Single image HDR madness

these are crazy:




Hf423: bringing the studio to you!

well i brought my setup into class today — felt kinda goofy porting a mini reflective umbrella on the outside of my backpack, but it was worth it.

I got some more good experience with the flash, and even tried some flash-HDR (which shouldn’t really be different, but is…)

Anyway, here are the results:


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Learning Flash Photography, bear with me.

Shooting with a Sunpak 4000 AF (non TTL, basically guess work, and frustrating when it takes 20 seconds for the flash to recharge)

Hope you like em.


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Thomas Henkleman Photo Review (potential video-podcast-HD-something maybe soon)


Easter In CT.  No room for a tripod, so I had to handhold the food shots.

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Dumplings and Drumsticks



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French-style oysters from a w0nderful Russian fish-purchaser

So after grabbing pickup from Dok Bua (best Thai in boston, amazingly 100 yards from my apartment) Lara and I stopped into Wulf’s fish market looking to buy some oysters.

While there, we were lucky enough to converse with a wonderful Russian woman who was having a fish mongered for her.

She offered us a recommendation for our oysters that turned out to be one of the most wonderful flavor/texture/experience combinations I have ever enjoyed.  She made sure that we were 21 first (it was all sort of hush-hush, really), and told us about this:


Could this oyster be more perfect?

5 oz fresh (good quality) horseradish
2 oz heinz katchup
2 oz organic ketchup
1 oz rancho gordo hot sauce
1 oz worchestershire
salt and pepper to taste

1 freshly shucked oyster *minimal hand-stabbing*

topped with lemon juice and ice cold grey goose.


serve with a pacifico beer:
mixed with 1 oz rancho gordo hot sauce
                      1 oz worchestershire
                        2 oz lime juice
                          salted rim

have a wonderful day.


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