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Chicago In Miniature

Chicago In Miniature, originally uploaded by ABMann.

Took the weekend in Chicago, as previously stated, with friends. We visited userinfophoenix_snake‘s work place which includes a 47th floor reception area for clients. The view of the lake was rather nice. But, as I am wont to do, I took pictures more of the cityscape and the people all.. doin’ stuff. I killed my battery on it.

This photo, though is not from the 47th floor. This is from the Lego Store on Michigan Ave. Directly behind me was a giant Lego tarantula. I found it necessary to tilt-shift the photograph. Such a neat effect. I’ll post the original for comparison tonight. In this case I think the processing takes a fine photo and makes it much more interesting.

This is also using a newly created Aged Black and White filter in Aperture. I tend to add a green-gold hue to many of my BW conversions.

Today? I have a headache. Shades drawn. Low ambient light. Coffee and two liters of water.

I’m also listening to an interesting musician. Check her out: Kathryn Dearborn.
Harpsichords with a hint of dollop of moody. Her current album (The Temptress) tends towards Goth on most tracks.

And I love harpsichords.

Current Mood: blah blah
Current Music: Kathryn Dearborn - The End

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abmann From: abmann Date: January 19th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it is in the Nordstrom mall near the Eddie Bauer store. We happened on it because lady_fox wanted to hit Sephora.

In Aperture 3.0, you can create your own preset filters. You make all your edits and save them off. This one uses a mostly red-channel black and white conversion, my typical grouping of vignette, contrast (curves and mid-tone), vibrancy and saturation.

The blur is actually a new brush in Aperture 3, too. I didn't do any of this in CS4.
karn From: karn Date: January 19th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
very nice!

btw I added you on flickr.

Edited at 2011-01-19 04:16 pm (UTC)
abmann From: abmann Date: January 19th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I noticed! I did the same.

I dig the vibe in your street shots.
karn From: karn Date: January 20th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC) (Link)
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: January 19th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope the lego store there is better than the one in Rockefeller. My memories of that night will be haunted forever by stepping on chewed slimy bricks all over the floor amid a flood of people that were assembly lined in and out of the cozy structure while tired attendants miserably gave little regard towards the people they were tasked to service. It was honestly the most depressing place I saw in awhile, which makes it worse since I love them legos.

Edited at 2011-01-19 06:56 pm (UTC)
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