Jan 30, 2011

Above the table at Freemans

I had a lovely early (by NY standards) brunch at Freemans this morning with some inspiring and always fun girl friends I haven't seen in a while. I took along my film camera loaded with some of the new Kodak Portra, which I have been itching to try. Hopefully I'll have the film version of this post up this week.

The restaurant is down an alley, obscured from street view. Luckily I followed some people down the right path, because I would have been lost for a while (damn you, Google Maps). The restaurant is also a photographer's dream... you'll just have to wait and see the interior decor.

I snapped these two with the S95. I kinda liked how much was going on in this first shot. My friend is getting a close-up with her point & shoot right at that moment (hello, red autofocus assist light). My film camera is waiting patiently in the corner to be picked up again, and the first roll of film is sitting triumphantly next to it.

I had a little torturous "fun" with the pen tool in Photoshop. Man, I don't know if I'll ever learn how to wield that thing properly. For now, bear with my scraggly arrows. :D

11 comments :

  1. Cool, cameras all over. And I like the "scraggly" arrows; wish they were a little thicker, like chalk.

    Nice appetizer; can't wait for the film entree.

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  2. What a teaser - the food looks great! Can't wait for the film pics - this looks delicious.

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  3. Loving your above the table shots! Can't wait to see the film version. :)

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  4. It looks like you had a great time there! I went there last December with my boyfriend before a shopping spree and I'd have to say it's a nice place to drop by for a quick afternoon bite. If you didn't already try it, make sure you order the Mexican Firing Squad next time. It's a great cocktail, and a Freeman's original :)

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  5. Freeman's has been on my To Eat At list for some time now. I literally squealed with delight when I saw your post.

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  6. yum! can't wait to see the interior -- already looks so good!

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  7. Darn! I made the mistake of checking your blog here at 1:15 in the morning (pacific time) before going to bed... off to the kitchen now! Thanks a lot!

    I knew I should have taken Jelaine Faunce's advice... paraphrasing here from memory... avoid looking at gorgeous food pics at certain times... or something like that, (I could be way off, but it was something to that effect).

    Sweets, I love them!
    More great pics... keep it up Alice.
    Oh Man!... even the 'word verification' is foodish!
    mummints... stop it!

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  8. Restaurants and caf├ęs you snap are always so interesting... A great thing in these last shots it's the rustic wood table.

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  9. I hate the Freemans in Halifax because of its atmosphere and their terrible food, but this one looks nice! I envy you for remembering to take pictures before eating - I always forget until I'm almost done.

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  10. Love these and the food looks so yummy! Can't wait to see more :)
    Happy Monday!

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  11. Ok... tell me the secret: how do you manage to stay fit with all these delicious treats?! Love you photos!

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