WIRR 2021, February Week 4

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Yes, I am self-conscious about the fact that two of the last three weeks have been photos of cocktails. Such is pandemic life I suppose. With the coming of spring, more outdoor photos will be on the way. Until then, this shot of a Saturday night cocktail was my favorite image of the week.

The Guggenheim

iPhone 12 Pro


1 ounce gin

1 ounce Cointreau

1 ounce brandy

Shake the ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

From The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich (link)

Strong, but quite excellent if you were wondering.

Digital Darkroom. I wanted this image to look somewhat gritty. I lowered the exposure and blacks, and increased contrast and highlights. I liked the impact of adding clarity, but not on the countertop. So I used a brush to paint the clarity onto just the bottles. I added some grain, then it was out to PhotoToaster to add the framing. It was still missing something, so I went back into Lightroom to add some brown toning.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.

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