Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Week 34, Day 244, December 23, 2009, Celebration


We had a beer at the Chapter House in Ithaca to celebrate the completion of another year at work. 

The Chapter House has a unique atmosphere.  There is a lot of graffiti, a lot of photos on the wall, free popcorn, and probably one of the biggest selections of beer on tap.

Here you can see three very different types of beers.  The beer from left to right are  a Saranac Black Forest, Hoegaarden, and Magic Hat #9.  Each has a unique look and taste.

The Gallow team also did very well in the foos ball arena.

A good time was had by all.

Lessons Learned:
  • This is probably cheating, but when I'm having a hard time with the white balance in a place I like to switch to black and white photography.  This is probably one of those bad lessons to learn because it's a short cut.  But, I do like black and white photography as well, so it helps in that arena. (Although I did play with the white balance to be able to get this photo.)
Photo details: Exposure time 1/20 sec, Aperture f/1.8, ISO 800, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 82mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, tripod. 

5 comments:

Andrew said...

I like the feel of the shot, and quite honestly I don't think it would look bad in B&W—that's a good trick to keep in mind :)

Nicki said...

Great shot, Steve. I saw you setting it up. Nice work! Merry Christmas!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

terrific lighting!

Elizabeth Gilje said...

We are big fans of beer tasting (instead of wine), those look like tasty beers and I love that they are all different. Nice work capturing!

Sounds like that pub is right up my alley. I love places that are a bit on the rundown side with lots of character. I was so disappointed when they "cleaned up" our favorite bar here.

Oh, and nice work on the foos ball! Three cheers for Gallow!

AB said...

I can personally attest that the Hoegaarden is very drinkable. Season's Greetings.