Friday, May 25, 2007

Coffee, Coffee, More Coffee...

My Java Addiction started 2 years ago. I sat for endless hours preparing images, hundreds of images, for an upcoming book project. The only thing that could motivate me to manually remove Chromatic Aberration from every image (350 total) was a double sized , double strength 'Cup of Joe' ! Not ordinary off the shelf grind, but whole bean fancy- boy imported fare! Only the best and strongest brew would draw me back to the computer to complete the job. With the help of the Devil's Bean, I developed a nifty technique for removing the Red, Green and Purple fringe that plagues Digital images shot with wide angle lenses. It ain't quick, but it's effective and doesn't harm the rest of the image like a lot of the Chromatic A. removal tools that come with some imaging software. I will be posting more on this in the 'Plan Ahead' series at a future date. Right now I need to go grind some beans...

Later...

2 comments:
Anonymous said...

Ed, I'm interested in Larry's Beans after seeing the link on your website. Could you do some posts and/or reviews on Larry's Beans?
I'm considering purchasing a 1-pound bag and am not sure which of his many bean types to purchase. Thanks.

Dr.Demento

EDWIN MORGAN said...

Dr. D, Larry's beans is a local (Raleigh NC)coffee roaster that works directly with growers in Developing Countries (along with some stateside established growers ) to bring unique coffees to the market.Their goal in Circumventing the middlemen and corporations who buy from the growers at reduced prices allows them to pay a fair price to the farmer and still make a good profit. Everybody wins!
I would reccomend the Larry's House Blend or maybe the Nicaragua CRS Blend for a smooth 'cup of joe'. My taste's run toward sweet and not bitter.
Hope that helps