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Monday, November 26, 2012

Tartine: A Photo Essay

Tartine is a pleasant hole in the wall nestled into one of the many cultural districts of San Francisco.  Friends and I were fortunate enough to visit the bakery in person after only hearing stories, reading their infamous cookbook, and tasting their bread recipes handmade by our friend Tyler.  The visit was most significant to him, however the rest of us quickly learned the caliber of bread baked fresh by the local artisans for 4pm daily.  A line up of needy gluten aficionados waited almost impatiently for their bread as Tartine shoveled them out of the ovens as fast as they could wearing work gloves to avoid self injury from the intense heat still attached to the loaves.  It wasn't long until what seemed like rations was gone again for another day.

I was invited to step behind the counter as the first loaves were brought out from the oven and took a few photographs.  Here are a few of my favorites I would like to share with you.  I am pleased with them even though I had to use such a high ISO (3200) and slow shutter speeds (1/60th was common).  My aperture was also blown open at 3.5.