Since my last post added to the sarcasm and bitterness on the Internet, I offer this to help balance the scales. A few photos I took lately that make me happy. This is the corn field across from one of our middle schools. There’s something about this frog’s composure sitting on my hand. I wouldn’t trust me but he seems perfectly at peace- maybe it’s shock. I’ve also been doing more photography with the phone. It helps that I remembered my Instagram password. There is a lot to be said for audience and community in helping encourage you to continue to publish. I’ll have to compare my phone vs DSLR photography at some point. The styles seem very different to me although a few of them are reposts of DSLR shots.
This was at the train station around 5:20 AM. I like the dull colors and almost stupor like gaze of the man against the open-mouthed-hyper-enthusiasm of the TV “personality.” I didn’t get quite as close as I wanted. I shot fairly quickly because I couldn’t believe he’d keep holding that awkward pose. Another early AM train station shot. She just oozed bored resignation. This one just felt a bit surreal to me. The older gentleman in the background hit the light in an interesting way and the double glass doors lent some interesting reflections. Just a leaf plastered to some glass in the VCU engineering building but between the colors and the patterns of the water and background I found it to be interesting. Photographs earlier this week were pretty hard to come by because of lots of rain. The pipes made this alley wall feel a bit like lined paper. Just lots of black and white shapes.
I love the @Costica Acsinte Flickr photos. I like them enough to try to make one. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward Here’s a super quick video on how I did it. Essentially, steal beautifully broken chunks of those photographs and add them as layers to your photo. I did say “transfer” instead of “transform” and I use all Mac shortcuts. I am also sorry for having no idea how to say “Costica Acsinte” or “opacity”.