EGG: The Best Breakfast in Town

    While exhibiting some work at the Photo Plus East Photography tradeshow in 2007, I had a chance to meet up with some cousins living in Brooklyn and sample what I believe to be the best breakfast in NYC.

    A simple, yet cozy table that may be found within.

    Egg, or the pig & egg located at: 135 North 5th Street, Brooklyn New York 11211 is a simple train ride on the L to Bedford Avenue, then walk two blocks south to North 5th Street and Voila, you are there...


    By Car: Take the Metropolitan Avenue exit from the B.Q.E., drive west on Metropolitan to Berry Street, then turn right and follow Berry Street to North 5th Street. Turn right on North 5th.



    For a detailed menu click here.

    2 Eggs any style . . . $7

    Served with organic white or 5-grain toast and hashbrowns



    drinks:

    French press-brewed sustainably grown coffee . . . $2.25

    * perhaps the most memorable part of the entire experience was the fresh taste of the coffee. Possibly the best cup I had ever tasted.

    **more expensive then your average quick breakfast, but once you factor in the fresh ingredients and the hearty portions your palate will quickly remind you that it's the best money spent. I often think about this place whenever I try a new spot, in a new town. I will often remark... "Never as good as Egg"


    For reservations or more info phone: (718) 302 5151


Video Samples from the Pentax K7

    Diego Jose, A very good friend, colleague,  and fantastic Pentaxian Photographer from the Philippine Islands has posted an excellent video on Vimeo using the HD video feature from the K7.

    Take a look here: K7 Video Sample

    or simply watch here:

    Also, My assistant Aya Garcia and I will be shooting this weekend and testing our the HD feature of the K7, be sure to visit here often for the video updates.

    Cheers,

    MD

Fun Filter Effects with The New Pentax K7

    During our recent tour I met a fellow Pentaxian, Chris Davis at the Irvine Tour stop of the K7 Viral Tour.  

    visit her blog here: The Fabric Bolt

    We were stunned at her proficiency at "in-camera" digital filter tricks.  Essentially you can do all of your post processing in camera.  This is especially useful if you are out in the field without a computer and images are needed on the fly.  

    It inspired me to attempt my own style with in-camera filter effects.  Here are my shots while in San Francisco this morning:

    base parameter adjust: +bright, +contrast & retro filter


    base parameter adjust: +brightness, +sharpness; monochrome filter; custom filter: burned edge, & retro

    Color filter: Red; Base Parameter Adjust: +bright, ++saturation, +contrast, & +sharpness
    base parameter adjust: +bright, ++saturation, +contrast; color filter: blue; retro: border
























The Pentax K7 Viral Tour

    Eric D.  Winner of the K7 at the Redondo Beach Tour Stop
    Anyone can win...

    The Clear View K7 with attached BG-4 grip (seals are visible in red)
    Pentax's John Carlson demonstrating some of the menu features:


    Pentax is coming to a town near you to showcase their latest Flagship,  the K7.  Undoubtedly the best SLR from Pentax to date.  Come visit the next tour stop to test out all the latest gear,  learn about the cameras,  and have a chance to win your own K7.  Each tour stop will have a daily winner.

    I will be on site during the west coast tour stops to highlight the features that I appreciate and talk about how I use the K7.

    from Ned Bunnell's Blog:

    Thursday, August 6th
    5:30pm to 7:00pm
    THE PORTOFINO Hotel & Yacht Club
    Pacific II Ballroom
    260 Portofino Way
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    310-379-8481

    Friday, August 7th
    5:30pm to 7:00pm
    HILTON Irvine/Orange County Airport
    Crystal D Room
    18800 MacArthur Blvd
    Irvine, CA 92612
    949-833-9999

    Saturday, August 8th
    2:30-4pm
    Hilton San Jose – Santa Clara Room
    300 Almaden Boulevard
    San Jose, CA 95110
    408-287-2100

    Sunday, August 9th
    10am to 11:30am
    Marriott San Francisco Union Square
    480 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    415-398-8900


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