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The Worst Dwarf. - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
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The Worst Dwarf.
Gaah. Screw you, allergies.
Damn high allergen count days. Been that way for weeks. Runny eyes. So sneezy.
Grr argh.

What makes today OK though is that donuts, bagels and muffins were delivered even though new hire day is next week. Potential for more donuts next week. :)
It was cold this morning. I forget that September brings an abrupt end to Summer in Wisconsin.
it's all trousers and jumpers from here on.

A weed to remember A weed to remember

ISO 320
f4.5
exp 1/250


Added a monochrome channel mixer layer with lots of red and blue to offset the piles of flat green in the picture. Added a sepia tone to it as well.
Nice photo of aetrix9 in her garden. Nothing spectacular but a nice picture. Portraits are better, in my opinion, when you get people in their element rather than a studio. It means more.
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Query: Was this person being pushy or was I?
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Spreading the love:
There's a person that keeps posting in photographers that has a really good natural eye. Link. All of her (I think) posts have included some really interesting stuff. Sadly, her journal is lacking more photo posts - ragingpoptart.

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alibee From: alibee Date: September 5th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Except for the fact that it's supposed to be in the 80s later this week... :P
abmann From: abmann Date: September 5th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just you wait. It's going to snow Thursday.
evilevi From: evilevi Date: September 5th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nooooooooo!
alibee From: alibee Date: September 5th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
You LOVE THE SUN!

I know it!
You're faux-goth!

;)
nidea From: nidea Date: September 5th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
maybe "what inspired these in particular" rather then "why" is a better question. I think both read as a bit pushy, or "tetchy".
abmann From: abmann Date: September 5th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I tried to mitigate that by typing the slurred speech. Tends to put people at ease. Guess not though.

Eh. Now I'll never know what the artist's intent was as I've written him off as a butthead (not really).
nidea From: nidea Date: September 5th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
writing is hard. :P I actually really like his 2nd one on that page. Such saturation!

I take a bunch of photos for their texture, not because they are "good photos". As a textile design student, I was taught to keep a "visual bank" for inspiration. That can be fabric swatches, magazine cutouts, but the best is your own photos, to develop your eye. I think it's a good idea. Meanwhile it encourages me to take the camera everywhere, and the side effect is becoming a better photographer.
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 5th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that they were being pushy. Reminds me of my little sister a few years back, "Because I WANTED to, okay!! *angst angst angst*

But being asked 'why' isn't always b/c the questioner is being genuine... it's possible that Ronald here thought that you were demanding more social impact from his art, or something like that. So maybe that's why he was defensive.

*shrug*
abmann From: abmann Date: September 5th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have no problems if the person just wanted to or liked them, sure, I just want to know that. If there's something more behind it I could look for a different way to appreciate it. As is, given what I see adn the response, I thing their really boring.

I find it amsusing that he/she likened the need to take the picture with my need to comment. Apparently the reason they took the pictures was to understand the artist better. Weird....
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evilevi From: evilevi Date: September 5th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, today is new hire day. Believe me, I set up computers for them on Friday. :) Also, I was a September new hire two years ago and started on a Tuesday.

My allergies are being bratty, too.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 5th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hates the allergies. Must dispose of them promptly.
evilevi From: evilevi Date: September 5th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
And as for the query, that seemed like a weird defensive response on the part of the photographer.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 5th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was not! You're just jealous! They are the best photog ever! omg!
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: September 5th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ronald McDonald

Definitely defensive. Them, not you.

Perchance Burger-Body feels compelled to PROVE they're creative...rather than let their creativity...be...um...created?

I need breakfast.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 5th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ronald McDonald

Maybe. At least it's not a shot of their feet?
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