I liked this guy quite a bit and he was more than happy to pose for the picture. He even switched the newspaper around so it’d be visible without any prompting from me.Not that I ever really say anything to the stranger portrait participants in terms of posing. Another stranger portrait from the public park near where I work. I like patterns. This particular shot also has colors that I like. This felt more like a movie set than real life to me. It seemed too perfectly arranged. Another stranger portrait of some gentlemen warming up to do a dragon dance. I love coming across odd things like this. Yet another stranger portrait. I’m at 64 out of the 100 but it has taken a long time.
cc licensed ( ) flickr photo shared by National Library of Ireland… I saw this photo on the National Library of Ireland’s Commons stream. I loved it for a variety of reasons and eventually decided I’d like to have a real copy for my office. Unfortunately, the largest version on Flickr was 1768 x 1937. I wrote in the Flickr comments asking about a larger version but there was no response after a few days so I followed up with the contact information from their website. That led to some correspondence and I took a gamble buying a digital copy for 7 Euros (about $10). Pixel dimensions were unknown but it was TIFF and 600dpi. At worst, I made a donation to the National Library of Ireland. I’ve been playing around with that TIFF file and seeing what I could do with Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator. It’s pretty impressive what it can do. I’ve jacked up the size considerably and will be curious to see what it looks like printed in large format. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward You can see some of the difference that comes from upping the number of angles in the trace below. All things considered the whole scenario is amazing. I can randomly come across photographs from […]