As you’ve heard me say before, I am one of the luckiest people on this planet. Great family, and great friends. JoAnne and I just spent one week with Charles Rudnick and Carmen Crotti. Charles is an award-winning film maker with four decades of great work. Carmen is not only beautiful, but she’s the owner of Tommaso’s. One of the finest restaurants in the United States. Between Charles and Carmen their family is absolutely huge. Their lives are constantly filled with love and something is happening virtually around the clock. You certainly will never get bored at the Rudnick home. They were gracious enough to take us into their home. I could not think of a better way to spend time with great friends.
Quick Photo Tip: Photograph of the wood burning stove by 1) Asking permission to get behind the counter 2) Pre-selecting shutter speed, aperture, and focus 3) Putting the camera on “continuous (which I normally never do) 4) removing the lens shade 5) Lining up the shot 6) Pushing the camera into the oven 7) Eye NOT up to the view-finder 8) 8 quick shots, it’s all good!
Love your oven shot! And … the story.
I love the shot of Charles and Carmen. It captures the beautiful relationship they have.