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Photography from the Heritage Radio Network’s Summer Party at Roberta’s in Bushwick

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to shoot the Summer Hawaiian party for HeritageRadio.org. The party was hosted by Roberta’s Pizza in Bushwick, Brooklyn and featured great food and drinks from restaurants all over New York. Here are a few favorite shots from the day. All photos were taken with my dueling Fujis – the X100s and the XPro1.

Click on any of the clickable pictures to see them larger on Flickr.










Dan Delaney of Delaney BBQ and Briskettown




DJ Jack Inslee

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Fuji X100s vs Canon 7D at ChefX, NY. Who’s Cuisine Reigns supreme?

On Sunday night I shot the ChefX event in the Hudson Valley for the Heritage Radio Network. I had lots of fun hanging out in the kitchen at the gorgeous Crimson Sparrow restaurant with 5 of the top chefs from the Berkshires as they turned out an amazing 5 course dinner.

One reason it was so fun? I got to test out my new Fuji X100s side-by-side with my trusty Canon 7D and see how they performed under the same conditions.

The short version: The Fujifilm X100s flambeed the Canon. In every possible way. I was expecting the Fuji to do better, but I was pretty shocked at how huge the gap was.

A few technical details and then I’ll get into the pretty pictures:

I shot the Fuji X100s on jpg, AF-S, Auto ISO with a minimum shutter speed of 1/125 and max ISO of 6400.

I shot the Canon with the 24-70 f 2.8 lens on RAW, auto ISO and slightly adjusted them in Lightroom to be more jpg-like. (I meant to to switch the Canon to JPG beforehand to make it more apples to apples, but forgot. So this is more apples to asian pears.)

Chef Bjorn Somlo of Nudel Restaurant in Lenox:

Canon 7D: 70mm, ISO 1000, f4, 1/100


Canon 7D: 70mm, ISO 1000, f4, 1/100 Detail


Fuji X100s: 23mm, ISO 6400, f4, 1/110 Detail (Straight out of camera)


Fuji X100s: 23mm, ISO 6400, f4, 1/110 (Straight out of camera)


Canon 7D: 24mm, ISO 3200, f3.5, 1/20 (Straight out of camera)


Canon 7D: 24mm, ISO 3200, f3.5, 1/20 Detail (Straight out of camera)


Fuji X100s: 23mm, ISO 6400, f4, 1/17 (Straight out of camera)


Fuji X100s: 23mm, ISO 6400, f4, 1/17 Detail (Straight out of camera)

Here are a few more favorites from the night. Edited in Lightroom, Nik Color Efex Pro and/or Nik Silver Efex Pro

Chef Bjorn Somlo of Nudel Restaurant in Lenox:



Fuji X100s: 23mm, ISO 2500, f 2.8, 1/125





Fuji X100s: 23mm, ISO 3200, f 4, 1/125



Fuji X100s: 23mm, ISO 6400, f 5.6, 1/120



Fuji X100s: 23mm, ISO 4000, f4, 1/125


L to R Chef John McCarthy III of The Crimson Sparrow, Chef Bjorn Somlo of Nudel Restaurant and Chef Brian Alberg of The Red Lion Inn.



Fuji X100s: 23mm, ISO 6400, f4, 1/45



Canon 7D: 52mm, ISO 3200, f3.5, 1/100

Chef Brian Alberg of The Red Lion Inn.




Fuji X100s, 23mm, ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/125



Fuji X100s, 23mm, ISO 400, f2.0, 1/30


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Jasa Kabob in Canton: A very brief and half-assed report.

Sorry for the delay. Here’s the dirt on Canton’s new Jasa Kabob from last week.

I brought the Styrofoam container home and opened it up to discover golf-ball-sized chunks of marinated lamb and chicken, a side salad, basmati rice topped with spicy chickpeas, two containers of an herby yogurt sauce and a large round of naan bread. The lamb was as perfectly cooked as any you’ll find.

The chicken was spicy, juicy and perfect. The naan was soft and not-at-all greasy like some I’ve tried. I’ll definitely be going back to try the chicken tikka.

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Pitango Gelato – even better than Italy?

(Photo courtesy of http://www.600block.com )

Great article on Fells Point’s Pitango Gelato by Jane Black in this week’s Washington Post.  Read it here.

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Without the bun, it's Atkins-friendly

(photo courtesy of The Baltimore Sun)

Mother’s in Federal Hill now serves a deep-fried, cheese stuffed hamburger.

It really is the Greatest City in America.

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My first published article!!!!!!!!

As of 9:00 am on May 11, 2009, I am officially a published food writer.


A big thanks to Suzanne Loudermilk for the opportunity to guest-blog while she’s out. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Philadelphia, PA, April '09

April 24-26, 2009.

Here are some photos from a weekend trip to Philadelphia and the nearby mill-town Manayunk. Continue reading

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Brush with fame/death

I didn’t see the scooter coming when I stepped off the curb last night, although, I admit I wasn’t really paying attention.

It was at the corner of 14th and University Place in Union Square.

I was running late for dinner.

I didn’t see any cars coming, so I stepped into the street.

As I crossed into traffic, I looked down at my phone to check the time.

Just then, the oncoming scooter beeped at me.

I stopped in my tracks and looked up just in time to see the man on the Vespa zoom past.

It was Mario Batali.

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