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Balthazar

First Impression: Pirate ship. Maritime. French riviera. Wine country. These are what I thought of when I walked into Balthazar which, on this night, was packed. I mean, loaded with people. 45 minute wait. Standing shoulder to shoulder at the bar getting cozy with the other people waiting for seats. But you know what? We didn't care. It would be worth it. As we waited, I looked around. Warm, flattering lighting and enormous tarnished silver mirrors hung on every gigantic…

Restaurant Series: Intro.

Before I met my boyfriend, going out to eat meant a trip to the local Red Lobster to a get a weekly special of the same food that they serve in every one of their franchise locations. I never thought much of it; I went, had my meal, talked with my parents about school, and we went home, feeling greasy and not-quite-right. D took me to a sushi restaurant in Manhattan for our first date, and I was so not…

Finding Adventure

Last fall I rented from my school a Canon 5D Mark III with a full kit of Canon Ultrasonic Lenses. I knew I had to shoot some foliage shots, and D knew right where to go. We hopped in the truck and set off up north on another adventure, with not destination in mind. We just followed our gut. We stopped along a winding, hill-side road and got out to see this majestic view. Incredible colors. Saw this as an…