Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pig Vicious and Cafe Buse

About a block and a half east of Interstate 35 on 6th St lies a little alcove of trailers and a double-decker bus that have all been converted into little trendy food stands.  They are trendy because of some of the fair one can get there.  One of the stands is called the "Vegan Yacht".  What's funny about that is everything else in there serves meat in one form or another.  That is fun-nee!  I'm not of the vegan persuasion.  I love cooked animal flesh and cowhide works great for shoes and car seats!  The Vegan Yacht is just out of this shot to the right of the gray bus.  Anyway, the gray bus is "Cafe Buse" (pronounced Bussay I'm sure) and the trailer is "Pig Vicious."  I'm not sure what Cafe Buse serves, if anything, but maybe it's just for those that want to eat without being affected by the weather.  Not sure if it's affiliated with Pig Vicious, but probably.  PV for short serves up bacon sandwiches.  That's gotta be good.  How can anyone not like bacon?  OK, maybe not the Vegan Yacht people.

Pig Vicious and Cafe Buse

This shot was processed using Nik Software's HDR Efex with the Granny's Attic preset. I like that preset for this shot because it was kind of a gloomy day and this is sort of a grungy/gloomy place.  I thought it worked well for it. I added a little vignette and some tonal contrast with Nik Color Efex and then I just did a little noise reduction of the sky with Noiseware Pro and sharpened with Nik's Sharpener Pro.

Other settings include:

Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom
ISO: 500
Aperture: f11
Exposure Bias: +0.00
Shutter: 1/320
Focal Length: 10mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 7 exposures with EVs ranging from -3 to +3 at 1 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: Induro AB0
Nikon MC-30 Remote Release Cord

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