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It also doubles as a super portable lightweight system for on the move missions.” Lenses, left to right: 16-70 f/4; 10-18mm f/4. Sony A7rII (middle of photo): “This is my main body. There is so much sensor packed into such a little body. This camera is my workhorse and has well rounded capabilities that make it perfect for almost any style of shooting; from action to landscape this little guy can more than handle it. It’s a dream camera.” Lenses, left to right: 16-35 f/4; 24-70 f/2.8; 70 – 200 f/4.

Sony A7sii (bottom of photo): “This my go to body for shooting at night. It goes without saying that shooting at night means you’re shooting in the absence of light, which translates to high ISO cameras and low-aperture lenses. Once you add in the element of capturing action under the northern lights you’re also required to shoot slightly faster exposures to prevent motion. The Sony A7sII is pretty much a purpose built night camera. It’s designed it with a full frame 12 MP sensor with the idea that each pixel would have more surface area and therefore would be more sensitive to light. Since I knew I was pushing the limits of what was possible in terms of capturing surfing under the Northern Lights, I knew this was the only camera that could pull it off. Mountainsmith Tanuck 40 Burkard edition camera backpack Mountainsmith Medium Kit Cube camera bag. Adventure Journal is free but relies on reader support.

Please subscribe to our amazing printed quarterly or pick up an issue here. The sound of sprinklers, baseball, and 4th of July fireworks are all synonymous with summer. When it comes to ice-cold drinks, lemonade may be the most popular of the season. You already know what’s in the regular version, but is there such thing as a pink lemon? This natural, non-GMO cultivar was first discovered growing in Burbank, CA way back in 1931. Known as the Variegated Pink, it’s actually a mutant variety of the normal Eureka lemon tree ( Citrus × limon ). As with the regular Eureka, they grow best in zones 8-11. California, Florida, Arizona, and Texas are all good climates for growing them. The reddish color inside is comparable to a grapefruit and it also comes from the same source; lycopene. That’s a type of carotenoid which also gives tomatoes their red color. In lower amounts and at the right pH it appears pink, as is the case with the Variegated Pink lemon. The outside of the fruit is yellow with a few green streaks. Since lemons normally don’t produce lycopene, the genes responsible for this freak of nature likely came from cross-pollination with a citrus fruit. Department of Agriculture covered it in a technical bulletin… “An interesting bud variation, but of no commercial value.” Well if that’s the case, Trader Joe’s must have missed the memo! For several summers in a row, they have been the most reliable place where to buy pink lemons. The variety isn’t exclusive to TJ’s, so it does exist at other grocery stores and farmers markets if you can find one that sells them. The only exception is when the pink is overly ripe, it will be less acidic and fruitier in flavor. So what happens when you try to make lemonade out of the Variegated Pink? Kind of feels like a scam, because the packaging says you can use it to make the pretty beverage. It’s actually a waste of money, because the premium price you pay for these mutants won’t be appreciated by anyone else, since the color and flavor remains the same. Their best use in recipes is as a wedge, for when you want to make an impression. Try garnishing a glass of water or another drink with a piece. Your guests will then be will be forced to notice the anomaly. But even for that use, there is a drawback; we have never seen organic pink lemons for sale. After you read what Trader Joe’s coats their conventionally grown with, it may no longer be to your liking.

Since it doesn’t come from the natural Variegated Pink, the only way to achieve that color is with lemon that has added pigment. There are only two ways to achieve that rose hue: Natural coloring by adding raspberry, strawberry, grape, or another red fruit juice. Artificial food coloring, such as the highly controversial Red Dye #40. As far as the original recipe, when it was first used and what they colored it with, is a topic up for debate. Who was first to invent and sell it is not 100% verifiable, but the following history is the most probable origin of where pink lemonade came from… Henry E. Born in Wisconsin in the year 1858, this man known as “Bunk Allen” was a carny through and through. He ran away from home and at the age of 14, he was running the candy and lemonade stand with a traveling circus. As the story goes, a box of cinnamon red candies was knocked over into his lemonade.

Rather than throw the batch away, he just changed the name.


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