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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: September 9, 2006 17:38
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F2.8 - 1/5 sec
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO: 400
Flash: None

For my birthday, my lovely wife somehow gave me the opportunity to be a guest chef at MOTO Restaurant here in Chicago. It's probably one of the best restaurants I've been to in my life, and the head chef here designs some of the most incredible and unique cuisine anywhere. He even owns patents on several of his techniques and one-of-a-kind serving methods. Anyway, I spent this past Saturday in their kitchen doing all sorts of cool things. It was a fascinating experience. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take any big shots in the kitchen, but there is one that the chef allowed me to take that I may post later on. This one, of yours truly, was taken in the restaurant portion itself.

Check out wvallen's Photomap Project on his website. It links to the location where this was shot on a global map. This one stretches his map a little!

** You may have noticed that the archived shots are mis-aligned with the old template. I am still in the long and tedious process of up-rezzing all 320 of the previous MRB shots. Once those are all done I'll be able to upgrade the entire site. Right now it's only the homepage that uses the new template. Thanks for your patience as I continue the upgrades to the site.


09.13.06, 04:00 PM, micki:

Wow, Mike!! What an opportunity! I wanted to be a chef "when I grew up." This had to be a great experience. The self portrait is awesome!

09.13.06, 06:40 PM, jamie:

That's so awesome. I'd love to have my husband do something like this for my birthday. What a very thoughtful and fun gift. I can't wait to see more!

09.13.06, 07:10 PM, EXP:

Excellent experience! Where's the carving knive in your other hand? heh heh. Hope you had fun! I'm sure you did.

09.13.06, 09:43 PM, ROB:

What an excellent present. But you have chopped your head off, too much practice from time in the kitchen I expect.

09.13.06, 10:01 PM, Jeremi:

What a great gift! Happy Birthday! Cool self-portrait! One of these days you gotta include one with your head that we can really see what you look like! :D

09.14.06, 03:09 AM, navin harish:

very cool

09.14.06, 06:46 AM, Bob:

That must have been fun! But work for you birthday? Hmmm, not sure about that. Curious about patented "serving methods" ... who would have thought?

09.15.06, 06:08 AM, Chantal:

nice framing.

09.19.06, 01:12 PM, Shawn Hodges:

Cool Shot! Happy Birthday!

09.24.06, 05:03 PM, cool daddio:

What a great experience that must have been.

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