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Bottega Louie – The Look

Bottega Louie, on the corner 7th and Grand, in the old, and currently under bankruptcy protection, Brockman Building, elicits a lot of reactions.

"I love the design."

"I hate the design."

"It's too bare."

"It's beautiful."

"All the hosts/hostesses/managers are good looking!"

"It's loud!"

"What? I can't hear you!?"

Bottega Louie is loud. Bottega Louie stands out. Bottega Louie screams to be noticed. And why shouldn't it?


My first attempt at food pr0n – Bottega Louie

This is a huge works in progress, but I wanted to upload these pictures from lunch at Bottega Louie today and figure out what worked and what obviously...didn't work.


This is the very first shot with digital macro on, and my mom and my grandmother staring at me wondering what I was doing. I'm definitely NOT used to being the one taking the pictures. I don't mind dining with people who do, I'm just not usually that person.

These next few shots were horrendous. Obviously (digital) macro wasn't the correct setting to use because every shot was blurry.

Tea Sandwiches

When I asked my mom to let me snap some pictures of her smoked salmon benedict, she told my grandmother, "this is what all the kids do these days, take pictures of their food." My grandmother thought that was pretty funny. Considering how bad these shots were, I could have saved us all those three minutes and just started eating.

Smoked Salmon Benedict

Clearly, pun intended, I have a lot more work to do when it comes to camera settings and and capturing a good picture. Then again, that sure is a nice crispy picture of the edge of the plate though. :)

This one, in my humble opinion, was much better.

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwich

As was this shot of the NY steak. I cropped this photo because eggs sunny side up just don't look good. The day  I can capture the beauty of eggs sunny side up will be the day I've become an accomplished photographer.

NY Steak

Finally, I decided to snap a quick pic of the family in portrait mode. Needless to say, I forgot to turn the flash off and felt like a horrendous chinese tourist. bad me.


Not a bad first trip out with the camera, but there is A LOT of room for improvement. There will be more to come.

And oh yeah, this was taken with my Canon Powershot SD600.


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