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Light, Dark, Sweet

Two photos from January, finally the time to post them, one sunlit, one moonlit:


Rocky Neck State Park


Orion


And I'm currently drinking something called "Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois." It's what's classified as a dessert wine, sweet and heavy, but golden instead of the darkness of port (even the tawnies). Think sherry, but it rolls more on the tongue. The label claims this particular one is "one of the greatest dessert wines from France" and "distinguished by a complex aroma suggesting apricots, quince, mandarin orange, and honey." It really is quite good. If I were making a cordial to match it, I'd use a LOT of honey.

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asakiyume
Feb. 5th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
That drink sounds fantastic--golden like that light in the first photo. I was impressed that you captured Orion, too.
cimeara
Feb. 5th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
It's a lovely wine, yes. I need to get some more. :-) I need to fiddle more with the print of Orion. I don't have Photoshop, but the Irfanview freeware image manipulator I use is pretty good. For instance, right off the camera, the shot seems perfectly black. "Auto-adjust colors" got me pretty close to what was posted, though I played with individual gamma correction and contrast and such. What I'm most happy with is that I kept the camera that still for a full second exposure!

Edited at 2010-02-05 07:55 pm (UTC)
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