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Top secret Mexican layer dip recipe

Sunday, September 4, 2011
We went to our friends Joe and Sarah's house for the husker game.  Can't believe it's Husker season already...  Best part of football season is definitely the food.  Here's Kevin's "famous" Mexican dip.  I think he might have actually stolen the recipe from his sister Melissa and claimed it as his own. 

Here's the top secret recipe.  Simply layer the ingredients: 

1 can of refried black beans
Mix of 1/2 to 3/4 container of sour cream and about half a taco seasoning pack
Shredded cheese
Shredded fresh lettuce
Sliced fresh tomatoes
Red onion
Green onion

I've been learning more about exposure lately.  So while watching the game I thought I'd practice some of what I've been reading on our friend's dog Gizmo.  Here is the image straight out of the camera shot in aperture priority at 2.8, ISO 1600, shutter speed 1/200.  Exposure compensation was left at 0.

Here's a quote about exposure compensation from the following link that I found helpful, "The contrast or difference in brightness between the subject and the background can fool an exposure system, particularly if the subject occupies a relatively small part of the scene compared to the background. The brightness of the background is so predominant that the automatic exposure system adjusts the exposure to render the overall brightness as a middle gray. If the main subject is lighter than the background, it will be overexposed and too light. If it's darker than the background, it will be underexposed and too dark."

So because the camera was tricked by the black dog, and underexposed the image, I needed to compensate by adjusting the exposure compensation up by 2 stops.  This decreased the shutter speed to 1/40th of a second.  This is what I got.  Favorite picture of the day: 


Stacie said...

I'm gonna have to try that dip!

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