Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Red Lentil Dal with Roasted Vegetables
September 30, 2021
I made red lentil dal tonight, since it's quick and easy to make. The
downside is it's a little boring. I had made some roasted vegetables last
night, so I added them as a garnish (broccoli, eggplant, and onion), and it
added a nice texture and flavor that complimented the dal. And I've
cleaned up almost everything, took a picture, and uploaded it and I still
have 30 minutes until a Zoom meeting. Huzzah!
Oh, I wound up taking a few pictures. I realized I needed the flash so
things would look sharper, but the wide angle lends shadows part of the
light from the built-in flash. So I pulled out the externally mounted
one. I wasn't sure about the batteries but it fired up right away. I
took one shot with indirect/bounce lighting that I didn't like, then this
one (which wound up taking two because I held the shutter down an instant
too long). I was using the diffuser, but other than that, I didn't set
anything, it just worked. Again, huzzah! I did a little cropping for
style in Lightroom. The full-size image is
I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random
sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes
just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly
scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also
am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated
it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of
people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title
provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind
if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search
engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.
Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox
properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't.
I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background
image, just click on the image.
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