Saturday, February 26, 2011

Quebec City Re-visited

These pictures are from a weekend Gili and I spent in Quebec City about a year ago. I'm trying to figure out which images  work better with HDR treatment. I liked the results I got here, so I'm sharing them with you. The problem with certain images, especially those shot with strong light conditions and heavy shadows, is that you end up with both overexposed areas (sky) and underexposed areas (shadows cast by tall buildings). Processing these images with HDR solves that problem. Whether you like this 'otherworldly' look is up to you to decide. Right now I'm just excited about it, but i think the novelty will wear off in a few weeks.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cedarvale in HDR

I took a few images in Cedarvale Park this morning and then edited them through a new software which processes HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. It basically blends the same image shot with three different exposures. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Family Dinner

One of the nice perks of being married is that now Gili and I have a much bigger family. Gili's mother and my parents share a similar background, culture, and immigrant experience, which might explain why they have been getting along together so well. Gili's family has gotten together every Friday night for Shabbat dinner for the past couple of years, and since we started dating, we have brought the families together numerous times for tasty feasts. 

Well, this Friday my parents hosted dinner at their place, and together with my two aunts, who came from Israel for the wedding, and Gili's mom, they cooked this great-looking and more importantly, great-tasting meal. My aunt Ruty made incredible Moroccan fish, as well as her now legendary purple-root salad and pickled veggies. Bella, Gili's mother, made the Gevetch (?). I'm not sure what it is, but it sure was delicious! Gili made some of the best Humus (Choomoos!) to be found on the continent, and my mother finished it off with a killer apple strudel, topped with french vanilla ice-cream, and a side of mango and kiwi. 

Both Gili and I feel lucky to be surrounded from both sides by supportive and loving families, and we hope we can continue to have these weekly dinners well into the future.

Let me know if you would like to be invited to our next meal!