Day of the Dead

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¡Feliz Dia de los Muertos! Happy Day of the Dead! May all souls past and present be at peace.

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Bold, Fearless & Funky

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Marble Brewing Company, http://www.marblebrewery.com, is another award winning craft brewery in Albuquerque. Awarded the 2014 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year award by the Brewers Association, they have an impressive operation with the brewing, tap room and bottling all on site at the corner of Marble and 1st Street near downtown Albuquerque. A food truck was parked on the street serving hamburgers and French fries to the patrons spending their lunch or a leisurely Friday afternoon at the brewery.

I took the title for today’s blog off of Leah Black’s business card. She is the events & social media coordinator for Marble, and a pro at drawing drafts. After Ben interviewed Ted Rice (head of Marble) for The Beer Trale, http://www.thebeertrale.com, Leah was very accommodating and allowed us to roam freely in the brewhouse to observe, film and photograph the operation.

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Leah Black

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Ted Rice and Ben Lolli

 

The Beauty And The Beer

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Ben Lolli is producing a series called The Beer Trale at http://www.thebeertrale.com, which is about the people behind craft beer. Ben worked for me in 2009 as one of a team of techs who inventoried technology in our local school district. He is on the road interviewing some of Albuquerque’s award winning breweries, and he asked me to help out with still photography and video. Last night we visited La Cumbre Brewery (http://lacumbrebrewing.com/aboutus.html) owned by Master Brewer Jeff Erway and his wife Laura — school teachers turned master brewers — who now produce award winning beer.

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Jeff and Ben

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Portrait of a Young Woman

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The flash didn’t fire when I did these photos, leaving the image files almost completely black. I pulled up the exposure and made various other adjustments in Photoshop and came out with surprisingly nice images. There is a hint of green in the hair from the under exposed image, otherwise the color came out well. This is one of the advantages to a full-frame sensor.

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