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14 November 2020

After 6,611 articles and 4,287,902 words over nearly eight years (next month), you could say we've thrown everything but the kitchen sink at you. This morning, after brewing a double espresso and cleaning up, we looked across the kitchen and saw the sink gleaming back at us, ready for its close-up.

The Kitchen Sink. Captured with an iPhone 6 Plus at f2.2, 1/30 second and ISO 32. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

The sky was overcast, the remnant canopy of yesterday's rain storm, so the light fell softly over the scene. But it was strong enough to bring out the bright chrome, the pewter, the stainless steel and the aluminum.

It looked black and white even in color.

We found the symmetry peaceful, too. The neighbor's chimney perfectly parallel to our window frame, the sill and sink aligned, the soap bottles on either side of the swanky faucet. The racks to the left and right. The asymmetrical kitchen towel in the foreground.

And those sagging blinds, too. They break up the perfection, make the scene real, invite you in.

We grabbed our phone and lined up as square a shot as possible. Adobe Camera Raw's Geometry pane made the final adjustments to the composition (minus a small crop off the bottom) and converted the image to monochrome.

We don't usually publish a feature on Saturday but today, with nothing for an Around The Horn, we thought it was just the right time to throw the kitchen sink at you.

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