December 16, 2009

At the Chocolate Shop...

... the blogger is so delighted...

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... at her camera angle...

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... that she didn't notice the upper left-hand corner's fingerage.

40 comments:

Cedarford said...

Oh, schist!

Ron said...

The Chocolate catamaran of Doom!

Elliott A said...

I couldn't have possibly taken pictures such as those; the chocolate would be eaten long before it finished posing for the photographer.

traditionalguy said...

What's the granite block for? Keeping the chocolat cool?

Meade said...

All I know is: mica schist don't schtink.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Oh, I hate fingerage! Also: power lines. They ruin so many pictures.

Ann Althouse said...

You know what ruins the most pictures? Cars! You what to photograph buildings, landscapes, etc. Damned cars.

blake said...

Here, the thing that ruins most pictures is lack of talent.

Ann Althouse said...

"whatt" should be "want" in my last comment.

Donna B. said...

True talent will get the cars, powerlines, and fingerage all with one shot.

Perfection.

rhhardin said...

Power lines.

edutcher said...

Don't feel bad. Until you've gone overboard for some snorkeling and realized you still had some photographic gear on your person (non-waterproof, of course), you don't know what, "Ooops", means.

Ann Althouse said...

"whatt" should be "want" in my last comment.

Those chocolate highs can be something.

Lem said...

Is Meade getting good at taking those or is there an Althouse bias in our appreciation of his new found pastime?

I think is the former rather than the latter ;)

Lem said...

by those i meant pictures.

kentuckyliz said...

in the top pic it looks like there's a store named buttocks outside in the background

Drethelin said...

Ann, did you, like me, feel disappointed in the very expensive and very small pieces of chocolate?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Geeze. I hope you guys leave a better tip than that!!

How embarrassing.

Rick Lee said...

"buttocks"?? It says Macy's!

BTW... I would have just retouched that hand out of there and not told anybody.

Ann Althouse said...

Drethelin said..."Ann, did you, like me, feel disappointed in the very expensive and very small pieces of chocolate?"

Well, on the up side, we each only ate one.

Ann Althouse said...

"I would have just retouched that hand out of there and not told anybody."

I think the finger is setting a nice diagonal line that chimes with the lower right hand corner and that I'd miss it if it were gone. Now, Meade's elbow... that didn't have to be there.

Chip Ahoy said...

Unacceptable fingerage on Althouse photograph.

Freeman Hunt said...

So, are the chocolates good? The flavors seem interesting, which is good. A flavor adventure!

Freeman Hunt said...

Photographs of children are most often ruined by movement. I think most parents develop quick draw photog skills.

Rick Lee, I read that your point and shoot camera is a Fuji. Is that correct? If so, do you mind my asking what model?

EDH said...

We know Meade does some of the photography, but does Althouse have him slavishly ghostwriting posts anonymously, like over at The Dish?

Panic at the Disco: Andrew Sullivan's Ghost-Bloggers Out Him

"Andrew Sullivan once declared himself in the media the proprietor of "the most popular one-man blog on the internet."

One man?

Really?

His ghost-blogger -- that's right; it's come to this: ghost-blogging -- lets out the oh-so-sad truth:

As always, it a pleasure to step in while Andrew gets some much needed rest. Guest-blogging is not all that different than my day-to-day activities on the Dish – 24 of the 50 posts currently on the front page were written by me. All the substantive posts are Andrew's work, but it's my and Chris's job to read through the blogosphere and pick out the choicest bits. Andrew edits, approves, and spins what we find, but the illusion of an all-reading blogger is maintained by employing two extra sets of eyes.

Substantive posts = Trig Trutherism and anti-semitic conspiracy theories.

And the posts he is referring to are those printed before Sullivan's hiatus -- when Sullivan was supposedly posting all this material himself."

bagoh20 said...
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bagoh20 said...

The horror of
Power lines

Will the soul sucking telephone pole and it's tentacles ever leave the streets of America. I love electricity as much as the next guy, but can't we do any better after 175 years of the ugly ass things blocking our view. In fact, all power lines are really getting to me, even the ones inside my house are part of the conspiracy and I think are responsible for widespread depression among our citizens. Please...for our children?

Beth said...

Power lines!

I nurse a hope that before I'm too old to appreciate it, we'll have a wireless power system. It would do wonders for the view. A modern innovation might give us a small sense of how the world looked before the industrial revolution - ignoring the cars, of course, and just looking up at the rooftops or across a field.

Beth said...

And not just the view - no humming transformers on a foggy night. That would be nice.

Beth said...

Althouse or Meade - is that granite? Or some kind of salt block? Chocolate might be nicely served on a cold salt block.

XWL said...

"You know what ruins the most pictures? Cars! You what to photograph buildings, landscapes, etc. Damned cars.

I earned an Instalanche shooting cars, so for me, blessed cars.

(and by "earn" I mean, I sent him an obsequious email pleading for a post, and he was generous enough to oblige)

Paul Zrimsek said...

I owned an earlier model of that camera. The lack of a protruding lens is great, but it sure is hard to keep your fingers out of the picture.

kentuckyliz said...

Kids and Pets setting on a digital camera...or manually set to a fast shutter speed.

Photoshop out power lines with the healing brush tool.

Tutorial videos available for free at atomiclearning.com

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Well, on the up side, we each only ate one.

The chocolate must be really, really bad for that to be considered an up side.

Meade said...

@Beth: Granite, schist -- it's all metamorphic to me.

@EDH: My robots can barely keep up with writing my own comments. Besides, far as I know, they don't know her Google passwords.

MadisonMan said...

Who had the peanut butter cup?

I've not had the hot chocolate there? Is it good enough to make you want to go back and get it again?

Beth said...

Meade, I am completely igneous when it comes to rocks.

former law student said...

The water glass on the tray makes it seem very Viennese -- a plus in my book. Use Photoshop to continue the yellow and brown stripes upwards to fix the unwanted finger.

On the pun theme: Touring the Mark Twain Cave several years ago, I heard the guide say, "Water carved the cave from limestone, though some people take it for granite."

(In Hannibal, Mo, a cave visit would be a pleasant day trip for the meadhousians.)

LordSomber said...

Why is that candy on a rock? Are they going with a "Flinstones" motif?
"Hey, Pteradactyl, bring me a coffee!"

Frank_IBC said...

Heh... I noticed the tippage, too. But when I looked closer, I counted at least 6 quarters there... seems perfectly in line or even generous for a serving of coffee and chocolates.

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