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    Default Backyard Photography

    I know, its not professional-grade, but I thought I'd try and take some macro-esque photos while cooking burgers on the grill. Some are a touch out of focus and washed out...Needless to say, we were eating hockey-pucks and the wife wasn't thrilled. Couple of them turned out OK. I guess it goes to show the beauty and all the different types of plants just steps from your door.

    I included far too many, but thought these were some of the better ones. I attempted to use the water-droplets to add a little something. Critiques/any of these OK?






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    Pictures turned out great, sorry I can't say the same for the burgers
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose-head View Post
    Pictures turned out great, sorry I can't say the same for the burgers
    What, your burned the burgers on the BBQ grill?

    I do the same every now and then I have also tried an electric George Foreman "Lean Mean..." something grill, and it works very well. Just thaw the burgers well, and try the following:

    -Lots of Italian dressing with extra virgin olive oil
    -A little water for added moisture (boiling water)
    -Mrs. Dash seasoning
    -Large onion, chopped
    -Vinegar
    -Baking pan
    -Aluminum foil to cover the baking pan


    1. Start the grill, coat the hamburgers with Italian dressing (both sides), and then place them on the grill (I can fit 6 hamburgers on mine). It takes approximately 10 minutes on the grill, but leave them there until all the grease or fat drains out and they are cooked.

    2. While the hamburgers cook, fry the onions with olive oil, and when just about done, sprinkle some Mrs. dash, followed by some vinegar. Let the vinegar boil or fry a little longer, and then remove pan from the stove and put aside.

    3. Remove the cooked hamburgers from the grill, place in the baking pan, pour-in just a little boiling water (for added moisture), pour a little Italian dressing over the hamburgers, sprinkle a little Mrs. Dash, cover the hamburgers with the fried onions, cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil, and place in the oven at 350 degrees for ten minutes.

    If you want to grill more hamburgers, continue adding them to the ones in the baking pan as you follow the steps above (except for hot water, which is done just once, and for the fried onions). The onions are poured over the top at any time near the end of the grilling session. However, you may want to lower the oven's temperature to 250-275 degrees.

    Sorry for hijacking this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfromAK View Post

    Sorry for hijacking this thread
    No prob. I started taking pictures while the patties were on the grill and got 'distracted'....

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    Nice! Alot of really cool macros there!

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    Good stuff, love macro photos and you are on a good start. Well done!
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    Great macros!

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    Pics turned out great, what camera are you using?


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