Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Vin Rouge


It is hard to let a ruby go to waste, whether the lighting is right, wrong or you are still learning the possibilities and limitations of the newish family camera.

So, for Mary's fun Ruby Tuesday I am showcasing a glass of wine sitting in front of a two-wick jar candle, also in red.

Obviously, the auto-flash on the Canon and proper shutter settings need to be studied a little bit more. There is a grainy look to the glass and the Macintosh candle while normally red, is a washed out pink. The red placemat is pink, too. The only item here that is not altered is the baked potato.

Grainy photo or not, it was a fine meal of wine, food and conversation - the camera still a work in progress...





30 comments:

Rebecca said...

I've come to learn cameras are always a work in progress. Good luck with it.

nonizamboni said...

Nicely done--and delicious. No doubt that it was a lovely meal.
And congrats on a new camera!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How cool to have a new camera, Ralph! I've had mine for more than a year and I'm STILL learning new things about it.

Hope you enjoyed the meal!

ilanadavita said...

You are lucky to have a new camera Ralph. I wonder if it isn't easier to catch the hue of red wine in daylight. Just a thought.
Hope you enjoyed it.

Carletta said...

The light through the glass, the pink glow - all suggestive of a romantic dinner. Lovely shot even if the colors aren't true to what you were seeing!
Congrats on a new camera. I've had my Canon a year and I learn everyday. Mainly I've learned that I'll just keep practicing. :)

Robin said...

I didn't even notice the potato until you mentioned it. Looks like a delicious dinner.

Enjoy your new camera - half the fun is figuring out how to get the very best out of it.

Patti said...

This came out well!

Manang Kim said...

I agree, I got my first Nikon dslr last December and until now I haven't explore all the good things that the camera offers. Great picture specially the story behind.

Marbles

Felisol said...

The mood of this picture is absolutely romantic. I like the way the colors came out. In my poor experience, colors will always change in candlelight.
I like the way living light inflicts on pictures.
Yours is just great.

Leora said...

Excuse me while I got pour myself a bit of merlot...that does look tasty.

Hootin' Anni said...

I just left a blogger who had a ruby margarita...now wine? Okay...I'll have one with you. Somebody drive me home tho!!

Here is MY R T If you come visit...scroll down below my Heads or Tails entry to find my Ruby Tuesday. :o)

Mirage said...

truly romantic, works for me! Let's see how it would go next time you've mastered your settings...

Marites said...

i think, it's nicely done. No worries..cameras are always works in progress :)

My RT is up too.

bj said...

Looks good to me, Ralph. A glass of wine ALWAYS looks good to me!:)
Happy Ruby..

Jeri ~ said...

Looks good to me too, Ralph - happy experimenting with that camera!

Carolyn Ford said...

Cameras are NEVER mastered...I am so sure of that! If they were, we would all be bored to death. So...happy experimenting in every situation! Those are my words of wisdom... :)

Jim said...

Ralph, I think wine is the time right now. I have run into more wine pictures this week than usual for several months time.

Your shot is pretty. Can you do it again? Congratulations on the new Canon. At times I envy you, I almost got a Nikon but changed my mind.
I'm staying with my point and shoot Sony. It has taken over 12,000 pictures for me now. My Kodak had 9,6xx when Adi killed it.
Happy RT!
..

Dimple said...

Hi Ralph,
I like this photo. The pinks and purple (the wine looks purple to me!) work very well together, and the reflected flash on the glass is an accent rather than a distraction. Since I didn't see the objects outside of the photo, I was not disappointed by the result at all!

Maria said...

A glass of wine always looks good. Very nice done and good luck with your new camera:)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

the simplest things are alwasy the best ... happy sipping

Spadoman said...

Real Ruby Red Wine. I like it!

Dianne said...

it's a fine photo
I like the bit of light on the wine
enjoy learning the new camera

Willa @ PixelMinded said...

Nice photo for me.
I owned my camera for more than a year already and I'm still a work in progress! :D

Anna said...

Hi Ralph,
Red wine is a good choice for RT.
I don't know why I didn't think of it myself.
Maybe it is because I have to keep my blog on course, and it is all about making jewellery. Yes, I know it is a blog for ladies, mostly. But think of this. If you have a lady-love, you may want to give her a gift at some time. Then my blog & shop as well as my "sisters" in this branch may be able to help.
Best wishes
Anna

♥ Kathy said...

Happy Ruby Tuesday

Jew Wishes said...

I like the mood you have managed to capture in this sweet photo, Ralph.

Good luck with your camera. Happy RT!

~~Lorri

Marice said...

its okay learning is a continuous process and for me, you did a great job on capturing this :)



u may view mine here

Johnny Nutcase said...

congrats on the new camera, indeed! Looks like a tasty glass of vino - i love red wine :)

maryt/theteach said...

I assume Patti was the chef, Ralph! Nice deep Merlot RED! :)

happilyretired said...

Wonderful shot for Ruby Tuesday! I'm still figuring out my camera after more than a year ... it's always something! Loved your sepia shots too.
Hugs and blessings,