Recently a knick knack shop opened in my town with the curious name "We Took To The Woods". It's a family owned and run business which specializes in eclectic objects, mostly vintage. The store is brimming with ambiance and wonderful things. They are also the only place in town to buy Stumptown Coffee, an excellent roaster based in Oregon. The wife had been wanting to visit so when I saw The Vagabond Barista (a local coffee legend) was conducting a brewing demonstration I secured us a spot. I recently bought a Helios 44m-7 and figured I'd give it a go since the night's events would no doubt offer some great photo opportunites. Three brewing methods were demonstrated - Bee House, Chemex, Siphon. We tasted how not only does brewing method influence the flavor profile but also how the flavor changes as the coffee cools. very neat stuff and I learned a lot, even best practices for how to pour the water over the coffee grounds. I already have too many coffee brewing aparatuses but I'm severely tempted to purchase a Bee House style drip. It produces very light coffee. Some notes on the lighting: It was mostly old style filament bulbs which seem to be the rage right now, very dim with some natural light early on. By the time the demonstration was done it was dark outside. I probably should have set a custom white balance due to the strange light mixture. In Lightroom I had to desaturate the reds and yellows so the skin looked normal. I decided that it was a good time to try out split-toning. I picked a purple for shadows to give a warmer feel and a tan/green for the highlights. I had to pull back the tan/green in some photos to help the skin tones. Normally I shoot aperture priority mode when using legacy lenses but this time I set my shutter speed to 80 and let the ISO do most of the work. I'm still learning how to "develop" raw files so any critique is greatly appreciated. I realize some people may not like the look of split toning. On another site someone mentioned it was too "instagram". I appreciate natural and more moody color schemes in photos. I come from a graphic design background so fidelity to reality is something I don't hold that dearly to.