Posts Tagged ‘oranges’

“D-Day” Brand California Oranges: Nothing Sells Citrus Like WWII-Era Medium Battle Tanks

Friday, August 31st, 2012

What goes together better than oranges and medium battle tanks? Nothing, that’s what.

Not exactly sure that the Shermam Firefly tank displayed below saw any action on D-Day (and, anyway, lots of these D-Day tanks ended up at the bottom of the Bay of the Seine), but it’s fun to pretend:


Spotted at the “Lifestyle format,” Starbucks-free Inner Richmond Safeway on Cabrillo.

ZOMG, the Sumo Fruit are Here Again! – Called Dekopon in Japan, Hallabong in Korea – Sweetest Citrus in the World

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The sweetest citrus in the world, Sumo aka Dekopon デコポン aka Hallabong 한라봉, has just hit town, and for just the second time in history.

Get all the deets from last year’s Los Angeles Times. Check it:

“I’ve tasted more than 1,000 varieties of citrus, and to me the Dekopon is the most delicious.”

And now in 2012, they even have these special mandarin oranges in New York City.

Respect! These things could turn into a bigger seasonal food fad than those fictitious Mackinaw peaches. The Mackinaw peaches, Jerry! The Mackinaw peaches!

Dekapons as seen at the new Whole Foods Haight Ashbury last year – they’re back at WF this year but without the cardboard flats:

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It’s the biggest mandarin you’ll ever see, per the Berkeley Bowl.

Yes they’re big, yes they’re ugly, yes they’re pricey, but they’re super sweet

Its like having a circus in your mouth.

But get ’em fast, cause they’ll be all gone by next month.


Using Adobe PhotoShop Match Color Command as a One-Click-Fix for Photos

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Sometimes, due to harsh lighting conditions, the people you photograph can turn out all orange or pink or whatnot.


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One way to avoid this situation is to use a powerful flash in the daytime to fill-in the shadows. (That’s what that Gene guy does at highly-rated and ironically-named Orange Photography. Saw him on Barry Bonds Day a few years back using a flash along with a strong filter (like sunglasses) on his lens – if you’re paying a pro for photos, why not have them done the right way, right?) Anyway, with an ideal set-up, that’s what you’d do. Oh well.

Now, here’s a shot taken of the same people at about the same time, excepting that this shot doesn’t have the harsh backlighting:

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See? More better, less Oompa Loompa.

Now, what if you could throw these two shots into ‘Shop and have the orange-y photo try to copy the colors of the nicer photo. That command is called “Match Color.” Here’s the result with the slider at 100%, full-on Match Color:  

Now, I’m not saying that this is perfect or anything. If it were important, you could do other things as well. But, as a dumbed-down command, Match Color can get the job done with one click.

Or you can convert the whole shebang to black and white. (That might serve to also get you an “arty” look, for better or worse.)  

And There You Have It.

At the de Young Museum: Bouquets to Art 2009, March 17-21

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Brace yourself, Bouquets to Art is coming back to Golden Gate Park for its Silver Anniversary at the de Young Museum starting Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. People journey from all over the state to see all the art-related flower arrangements. It’s going to be mega (like a smaller version of the King Tut-Mania that will start June 27, 2009), so get your tickets now.

Best of all, in the words of Homer Simpson, the bouquets at BtoA “look like the things they look like.”

As here, Oranges in Tissue Paper, 1890, William J. McCloskey rendered en flora:

See you there!

Bouquets to Art 2009, March 17-21 at the de Young

Bouquets to Art celebrates its 25th year in 2009! Bouquets to Art is the largest fundraiser held to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and one of the country’s premier floral events. In addition to the nearly 150 floral exhibitions displayed in the de Young’s galleries, the week-long event features an entertaining speakers’ programs, elegant lunches and teas, and a spectacular gala night.

Organized and produced by the volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, and with generous support by community donors and museum staff, Bouquets to Art raises funds for special exhibitions, acquisitions, and education programs.

Museum Hours
Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Extended hours on Friday until 8:45 p.m.
Museum members–only night on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Free Day at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park on Wednesday, March 18, parking near the Museum will be very difficult. We strongly encourage visitors to take public transportation to Golden Gate Park. If you plan to drive, please allow ample time for parking.

Celebrating 25 years of Bouquets to Art, the Museum Stores are delighted to feature an exclusive selection of commemorative products, including a t-shirt, tote bag, scarf, poster, and mug, available at the de Young. During each day of Bouquets to Art, a Bay Area artisan will present unique, hand-crafted wares in a special shopping opportunity. Members receive 10% off all purchases.

Nothing Says California Oranges Like an M4 Sherman Tank

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

What goes together better than oranges and medium battle tanks? Nothing, that’s what.

Not exactly sure what the Shermam Firefly tank displayed below saw any action on D-Day (and lots of these tanks ended up at the bottom of the Bay of the Seine anyway), but it’s fun to pretend.


Spotted at the new Lifestyle formatStarbucks-free Inner Richmond Safeway on Cabrillo.