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Crunchy, crusty,...

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IMGP1666.jpgI did another bake run with my sourdough starter and made some change to the ingredients list. This time I used Quinoa seeds, whole wheat, rye and bread flour.

Ingredients (Guidelines):
3 cups King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour
2 cups King Arthur Medium Rye Flour
1 ½ cups King Arthur Bread Flour
IMGP1665.jpg2 ½ cups Quinoa seeds (dry) - soaked overnight
1 tbsp caraway seeds, anise
2 tbsp fennel
½ tbsp coriander
2 tbsp salt

Sourdough starter to make a nice smooth dough.
Leaven for about 1½ hours and bake for about 1½ hours.

The crunchy crust was amazing with a nice chewy inside, and the Quinoa tastes great! Compared to millet I used previously this is my current favorite.

Waves on Film.

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0561302-R1-006-1A.jpgI got the film back from Tempe Camera and some pictures turned out better than expected from a disposable camera I used to make some pictures while swimming around, LOL.This film stuff actually looks pretty cool, haha.

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Transit of Venus.

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Transit_of_Venus.jpgOf course. This was actually very cool.
I made a solar filter out of a thermal blanket (2 layers, to be exact) and stretched it over the hood of my zoom lens. I didn't expect it to work that well, so that I could even see sunspots. But I took several pictures and stacked them together (left image). Another one shortly after first contact (below).

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Viejo San Juan - Old San Juan

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Old San Juan 129.jpgFinally, the pictures from Old San Juan. I've posted them in my gallery.

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This one set below is cool, historically. The left one was taken December 1941 by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. I found it on Shorpy.com and wanted to see how this place looks today. Unfortunately it was late afternoon so the light wasn't the best.

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Photography

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