Across the Little Lake at Sunset

Karen’s Vita-Mix

When Karen Hutton came to stay with us in New Zealand for about two weeks, she brought her Vita-mix. We liked it so much that we bought it from her. This was fine with Karen because, for some reason, she had three of them. Anyway, it’s a pretty cool thing… and I like it better than juicers because you get all the little bits of the veggies in there too. It even works pretty well in tricking the kids into adding more veggies into their daily regimen. If we could just somehow make them less “green”, then there’d be less ‘splainin to do.

Daily Photo – Across the Little Lake at Sunset

Here’s a little tip for shooting and getting those sun rays that burst out like that. So, you may have heard that you can set your f-stop as high as it can go… say, f/22 or something. But, you actually don’t have to go quite that high. The bad part about maxing it out is that you’ll see all the dust on your sensor and all the little bits on your lens. That takes a long time in post to clean up. Instead, try around f/16 or f/14… you can still get that nice effect without all the junk getting in the way! 🙂

Across the Little Lake at Sunset

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  • susan ratcliff

    Wow – what a gorgeous sunset – beautiful! 🙂

  • Beautiful photo as usual Trey. The sun rays are incredible. Try adding just a bit of beetroot which will turn the juice a cool pink color – tricked my kids with that for years!

  • Kris Pendlebury

    Beautiful image.

  • Trey add some chocolate protein powder or similar mix to their smoothies … It makes it less green (albeit a bit muddy now).

  • Yep…we love our Vita-Mix…I never thought I would consume the combinations I do now!

  • Karen Hutton

    I’m reading this as I’m sipping a green smoothie straight out of my other VitaMix… and sighing as I remember this spot during our great workshop adventure! sigh.

  • Laura Orange

    Wonderful. Thanks for being an inspiration.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    hehe funny 🙂

  • Casper van Zyl

    very crisp !

  • Christopher Helms

    I wish I could afford a Vita-mix ($400 USD for the “cheaper” model). I read that you can make HOT SOUP with it by letting it run for a while, and the heat from the motor cooks the ingredients!

  • Trey thanks for the photo tip Russ

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    I bet that is right…. that son of a gun gets hot !

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Man that green stuff plus chocolate DOES make it muddy !

  • Dee

    Great pic. Where was this taken?


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