so, uh, here's this morning's shot - I decided to transfer it to my computer and take a peak at it just to check myself.
It's not as bad as I originally thought - the colors are only a little off, but not too bad.
I also used iPhoto's enhance feature to make it pop a bit more (I usually don't like the results of that feature, but in this case I think it helps).
My apologies, but no matcha in the shot (my
got to me and the camera and tripod got shelved before I got to the emerald elixir).
So - here's a Robert Fornell aka Ronin Ceramurai chawan warming...
ps - this chawan is HUGE - if I'd taken the shot straight-on/profile, you would only see about 1" of the handle of the chasen above the rim - as it is I'm substantially above the chawan and zoomed in for the shot. Fortunately I'm not a small guy (I'm about 6'5" tall and 225#, so this chawan fits me