I spent my Saturday night last weekend photographing an event for the Boston Center for the Arts in the historic Cyclorama building in the South End. It was a fantastic space for an event billed as a night of fine dining with a little bit of spontaneous art thrown in as well. The main performers in the event were local chefs Barbara Lynch and Gordon Hamersley, who were set up in an “Iron Chef”-like kitchen, spotlit in the center of the hall.
Here are some photos from the event.
My dad is very proud of his garden, clearly.
Basically, I shot these as a sharpness test for my trusty 50mm f/1.8, and I was a bit disappointed with the results. I was hoping to get a little wider on the portrait shot to show a little more of my dad’s “Garden in the woods,” just to show the wooded area behind the house. But the damn thing won’t focus unless you’re within 10 feet, or it’s backfocus city. Either way, my dad’s a ham — which is clearly both a good thing and a bad thing.
Oh yeah, and there’s some tomatoes.
The Park Plaza Hotel in Boston last night put on a “Taste of Park Plaza” event to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. As part of a preview story for the Herald, I was sent to the Swan Cafe, where the hotel’s tea sommelier Cynthia Gold came up with an idea for tea-marinated hot wings.
7.27.2009 — BOSTON — The Park Plaza Hotel's Tea Sommelier Cynthia Gold is now featuring several tea-infused items on the menu at the hotel's Swan Cafe, including these grilled chicken wings served with a basil-jalapenÃÉo sauce on the side.