August 22, 2011

At the Chocolate Chip Café...

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... sit down and hang out.

ADDED: I should have called this the Levitating Muffin Café. (Lem: "Is it me, or does the muffin appear to float?" It's not just you!) This cafe, in case you are wondering, is in Leadville, Colorado. That's 10,000 feet above sea level, and I know high altitude affects baking, but who knew the stuff would come out this light.

18 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Has this meal been rated by Weight Watchers?

TMink said...

"At the Chocolate Chip Café..."

racist

Trey 8)

David said...

Did you stop to see Chip Ahoy?

Carol_Herman said...

hand painted table. Fresh, home baked desserts. Nice.

Lem said...

Is it me, or does the muffin appear to float?

chuck b. said...

I loved Mary Steenburgen in The Help.

Lem said...

I see a chocolate muffin burger w/ cheese..

says Paula Deen

Carol_Herman said...

What's the one that's still in the wrapper?

MamaM said...

Not appealing.

Not the muffin,
0r the plate,
Or the chair,
Or the paneling,
Or the tightly wrapped berry thingy
And especially not the green painted table

There is nothing
I like at this cafe,
Other than the opportunity
To say so.

WV crabl

d-day said...

G R O S S. I thought chocolate chip breakfast foods were only for picky toddlers. Do grown people actually eat those?

d-day said...

Or is she just baiting Chip Ahoy.

Titus said...

I am traveling to Boston in one week.

Boston, take me away.

Madison and Wisconsin goodbye.

edutcher said...

Somewhere, Anthony Bourdain is screaming, "No more Paula Deen food!!!!".

Patrick said...

I Had never been to Boston until I met my wife, who is from there. Cool city but I wouldn't want to live there. Everybody sounds like Mayor Quimby.

Pogo said...

Am I going to need a wheelbarrow for cash to pay for a chocolate chip muffin next year?

Or will the dollar deflate, and a muffin will cost ten cents? If there's anyone left making muffins.

Insufficiently Sensitive said...

Sit down and hang out? The part of me that hangs out, after a few dozen chocolate chip items, is not what gets sat on. But it does obscure view of the belt buckle...

ndspinelli said...

The best pancakes I've ever eaten were @ a small restaurant near Rocky Mountain National Park. They just had the most fluffy texture and I always wondered if it was the altitude.

iu7ja3 said...

Lem asked "Is it me, or does the muffin appear to float?"

I think the floating look is because there are no depth cues on the muffin. This is partly caused by a lack of hilights and shadows. If the muffin was partially lit from the side there would be a greater 3d appearence because of hilights and shadows.

(For example, the way you draw a sphere is to draw a circle and shade it from a bright spot, a glint, somewhere inside the circle and darkening outwards. Without the shading you don't have a sense of depth you just have a circle)

Also, a shadow of the muffin on the plate would show you exactly where the muffin is in contact.

Compact digital cameras have a very wide depth of field because the apertures are very small for a given f number. If you had a narrower focal plane with the muffin in focus and the foreground and background out of focus you would have some cues on the depth of the muffin, but that would be a very different picture.

I use a dslr and a compact - one reason is it gives me more choices for depth of field ... on a limited buget.