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Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Late Post on Christmas from Boston!


I have not been actively blogging much in the last 2 months. Generally during this time of the year, we keep busy with Christmas, New Year celebrities and the holiday parties. Even though I had a 15 day long vacation from work, I did absolutely nothing in those days. Neither did I cook much nor did I do anything from my long pending "to do list". Sometimes it feels good to do just nothing and sit like a couch potato and watch TV the entire day.
We did nothing special on the Christmas and New Year's eve. One day we visited Boston late at night to take pictures of the city. As I mentioned earlier, I am a self-taught photographer. I do read and watch loads of photography tutorials. These days I am learning Adobe Photoshop. No doubt it's a complicated software but slowly I am getting a grasp on it. Here are some pictures that I snapped during the Christmas break.

Boston Harbor Waterfront, Boston

Personally I love night cityscape views. But my cityscape photos never come out perfect; it's never as crisp as those on the internet. After doing some research on how people snap the perfect night cityscape, I learned that a heavy amount of post processing is always involved behind every perfect photo. Frankly speaking, as much as I want to take that perfect photo, I don't prefer too much post processing that does alter the photo in its entirety.

Boston Harbor Waterfront, Boston

Boston Harbor Waterfront, Boston

Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Quincy Market, Boston

Quincy Market, Boston

Quincy Market, Boston

Quincy Market, Boston

Quincy Market, Boston

Boston Harbor, Boston

And how can a post on Christmas be complete without talking of the Christmas cake! Initially I planned to bake a fruit cake as my husband has been "dreaming" of one for the past few days, but I was also thinking to try something new. So finally I went ahead and baked a Chocolate-Pomegranate Torte during the Christmas break. I love the flavor of pomegranate seeds and have been contemplating to try this recipe the moment I came across it. For a novice baker like me, it's a complicated recipe. But it turned out to be good and we really loved the Torte!




This year I plan to be more regular on my blog and share more recipes with you. I already have a few lined up and I am working on them. Also, I intend to spend more time working my photography skills. Please share what you are planning to focus on this year. And of course its never late to say

Wish you all a very Happy New Year from Zest and Leisure!