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COFFEE & CREAM STIRRED NOT SHAKEN

SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, United States

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THIS SHOT CAME FROM A PHOTO OF MY CHARCOAL GRILL WITH ROARING FLAMES SHOOTING HIGH. I THOUGHT THE COLORS AND SHAPE REMINDED ME OF WHAT A CUP OF “COFFEE & CREAM STIRRED NOT SHAKEN”, WOULD LOOK LIKE. BUT, NOT QUITE MIXED TOTALLY. I HAD TO QUIT DRINKING COFFEE WAY BACK IN THE LATE 1970’S. FOR SOME REASON, WHENEVER I DRINK COFFEE WITH MILK AND SUGAR, I GET THE DAMN HICKUPS. I WAS RECENTLY REMINDED OF THIS FACT BACK IN 2009, WHEN I HAD TO HAVE SURGERY. WELL, SINCE I WASN’T ASKED TO FILL OUT MENU OF CHOICES, I WAS SENT COFFEE WITH MY FIRST THREE MEALS. SO, I DRANK THEM. HOWEVER, AFTER EACH CUP I WOULD GET THE HICKUPS FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS. AFTER THE THIRD CUP, I TOLD THE CAFITERIA PERSONELL TO NOT SEND ME ANYMORE COFFEE. TEA, OR WHAT EVER ELSE THEY HAD, BUT NO COFFEE. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I DRANK ANY AND WILL BE THE LAST TIME I EVER DRINK ANY, COFFEE. I SHOT THIS FLAME IN MY BARBEQUE GRILL WHILE THE FLAMES WERE JUST STARTING TO DIE DOWN SOME. I USED MY CANON EOS KISS REBEL 300D AND MY CANON 75-300 AF TELEPHOTO F:5.6:1 LENS. IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, THE LENS WAS SET ON 200MM. I DIDN’T WANT TO GET SO CLOSE THAT I DAMAGED MY LENS OR CAMERA FROM THE HEAT, BUT I WANTED TO BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO GET THEN ENTIRE IMAGE THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR AT THAT TIME. I PLAYED WITH THE LENS, ZOOMING IT IN AND OUT, UNTIL I GOT WHAT I FELT WAS THE RIGHT FRAMING.

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