Adroit Theory’s Constructive Destruction (Ghost 647)

I am in Skillman, NJ, drinking Constructive Destruction (Ghost 647) by Adroit Theory. Adroit Theory is a Nano Brewery in Purcellville, VA. Constructive Destruction (Ghost 647) beer style is IPA – Imperial / Double New England, with an ABV of 7.8% and IBU of 27. I gave Constructive Destruction (Ghost 647) a 4 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.

Brewer’s notes

Bursting with Tropical Fruit, Notes of Grapefruit & Mango, Mild Bitterness, Semi-Dry Finish.

This harboring force of polar opposition is just what we need to cope with the recommended dose of absurdity. Misunderstood to no avail; follow blindly or commit to the insanity before you. Your choice is all but your own.

Adroit Theory Brewing Company is a nano brewery located in Purcellville, Virginia. Our focus is on esoteric brews, with an emphasis on barrel aging.
CONSUME LIFE / DRINK ART

Entry created on Zapier time: 2018-09-16T13:07:50-04:00

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In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers by Emily DeRuy (The Atlantic)
The Finns are pretty bemused by Americans’ preoccupation with whether to put iPads in every classroom. If a tablet would enhance learning, great. If it wouldn’t, skip it. Move on. The whole thing is a little tilting-at-windmills, anyway.
Makes me wonder if the USA problem is one of politics and business. Are there forces aligned to privatize the US education system for financial gain?

Thanks to kOoLiNuS for the link.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe

My Fujifilm X-Pro2 Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe by Ritchie Roesch (Fuji X Weekly)
I believe that Haas, Ghirri and Eggleston continued to use Kodachrome even beyond 1974 when the new version came out, but it seems they used it less extensively, especially Eggleston, who became known for his work with color negatives. Still, each of these three photographers captured some of their most recognizable images on the second era of Kodachrome. And that’s the look that the film simulation recipe below is based on.
Yet another excellent film simulation recipe with which I can experiment to create one for my X-T2. Thank you, Ritchie!

The following images were hurriedly taken short after reading this article. I apologize for the banality of the subject material.

Fujifilm X Pro2 Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe
Meethi—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm X Pro2 Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe
Feet—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm X Pro2 Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe
Sassafras—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Fujifilm X Pro2 Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe
Backyard—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Demented Brewing Company’s Forbidden Fruit

I am in Skillman, NJ, drinking Forbidden Fruit by Demented Brewing Company. Demented Brewing Company is a Micro Brewery in Middlesex, NJ. Forbidden Fruit beer style is IPA – American, with an ABV of 6.8% and IBU of 40. I gave Forbidden Fruit a 4 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.

Solid.

Brewer’s notes

This single hop Amarillo IPA is loaded with citrus and grapefruit flavors. Expect an exhilarating aroma profile and great mouthfeel from this amazing IPA!

We are a small brewery in New Jersey focused on brewing “Insanely Flavorful Ales”.

Entry created on Zapier time: 2018-09-15T13:47:27-04:00

Friday Night

The Montgomery Township high school “Cougars” football team performed well last night against the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders.

Montgomery scored 41 to Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s 21.

No. I’m not into football. My daughter is captain of the high school marching band. We go to the home games to support her.

I used a modified version of an ACROS film simulation recipe by Ritchie Roesch. No post-processing noise reduction was used.

I like how Richie’s recipe accentuates the light and dark areas of each image.

Friday Night
Cheers—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/5.6
Friday Night
Cheers—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/5.6
Friday Night
Friday Night—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/5.6
Friday Night
Friday Night—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/5.6
Friday Night
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/5.6
Friday Night
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/4.0
Friday Night
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/4.0

Friday Night

Friday Night
The Award Winning Montgomery Township HIgh School Marching Band—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 34.2 mm, f/5.6
Friday Night
The Award Winning Montgomery Township HIgh School Marching Band—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/5.6

Friday Night

Friday Night
Colour Guard—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/4.5
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Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market

All images are straight out of the camera. I used a film simulation recipe by Ritchie Roesch which I modified to my taste.

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market

Montgomery Friends Farmers' Market.

Trying out a new Kodachrome simulation on the Fuji X-T2.

Montgomery Township, New Jersey, USA

Photography 101

Finally! A Photography 101 Course I Can Recommend by CJ Chilvers (CJ Chilvers)
Most mainstream photography courses focus on what matters to professional photographers and ignore the 99.9% of us who are hobbyists. Their advice is misguided at best, and scammy at worst.
C.J. writes with a tone that makes it seem like he hates professional photographers. Who writes about photography and gives advice but has no online portfolio? I think he lacks credibility. One more to remove from my RSS feeds. Forget the online course he recommended. Go take an in-person course like one from Princeton Photo Workshop with a live in-person instructor. There has to be one somewhere in your town. You’ll get hands-on instruction and learn in the field. If you have an Apple Store near you, you can take an iPhone photography course for free or go on a photowalk.

Whatever you do, don’t sit in front of a computer screen to learn photography. Grab a camera and got out and take some pictures.

The examples used are examples actual hobbyists might encounter, which is rare in a photography course. But most of all, I’ll recommend this to beginners because it comes from a trusted source: Shawn Blanc.

Because they are part of a small clique of friends who recommend each other’s shit. Closed loop. Not objective.

Brix City Brewing’s Agony of Oak

I am in Brick Farm Tavern, drinking Agony of Oak by Brix City Brewing. Brix City Brewing is a Micro Brewery in Little Ferry, NJ. Agony of Oak beer style is American Wild Ale, with an ABV of 5.5% and IBU of 0. I gave Agony of Oak a 4 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.

Picker up.

Brewer’s notes

This is a Barrel Aged Wild Ale the we collaborated on with @tavalontea . Each barrel that was blended went through secondary fermentation for up to 2 years in different Oak Barrels. The barrels were then blended with Tavalon’s Ginger & Peach Oolong tea. Afterwards we then bottle conditioned this beer with Champagne yeast and let it referment in the bottles for a month

Brix City Brewing is a brewery based out of Little Ferry N.J. We produce a wide variety of ale and lager style beers as well as focusing on limited release barrel aged specialty beers.

Entry created on Zapier time: 2018-09-14T18:27:05-04:00

iPhone XS and XS Max Camera Reality Distortion Field

Roughly drafted impressions about Apple’s ‘Gather Round’ event by Riccardo Mori (Riccardo Mori)
Apple Special Event 0. Let’s mention Steve Jobs right away. Some time ago I said to myself, “Rick, stop with the comparisons between Jobs’s Apple and Cook’s Apple. Let it go. You have to come to terms with it.” But at some unspecified point halfway the event, I realised just how bored I wa...