Author Archives: thepickledphotographer

February 16, 2018: A Nuance in Time

Yes, I know I’ve not been blogging since January.  In truth, it’s been a struggle coping with events, politics, school shootings, the shortsightedness of our professional politicians, the continued dismantling of social systems acquired through hard struggle since The Great … Continue reading

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January 21, 2018: Capture One Pro and Luminar 18 – The Work Flow and Look I’ve Been Long Searching For

(Note:  This is a post long brewing in my mind on the use of Phase One Capture One Pro and Luminar 2018 for my post processing.  Please click on each image for enlarged view.  All images copyrighted) Since my early … Continue reading

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December 21, 2017: Merry Solstice to All – The Eckbank Table of Solstice Baking

Over the years one of our Solstice traditions my wife has always kept to  is the Solstice baking schedule to bake cookies, cakes, making peanut brittle, pecan fudge, sugar cookies, Fudge Delice (my favorite and made with dark chocolate), pizzella, shortbread, ginger … Continue reading

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December 20, 2017: Solstice Challenge – Solstice Eve Flyby

My wife’s favorite ornament for the Solstice Eve celebration…

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December 19th, 2017: Homemade Solstice Decorations

Over the years my wife has handmade a number of our decorations and this year she made a number of craft faux porcelain decorations to put on our trees.  Once dried in the oven, they can be hand painted and … Continue reading

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December 18, 2017: Solstice Challenge – The Gingerbread Mountain Of Gold Hoard

My wife had an inspiration a short while ago when contemplating which Gingerbread house to make for the grandkids.  As we were talking she thought of making a Gingerbread “Mountain” with gold coins inside that would tumble out when the … Continue reading

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December 17, 2017: Solstice Challenge – Espresso, Anyone?

Yes, we live in the Pacific Northwest…espresso is everywhere, even on our tree!

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