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Potted plants, porn and work.

Potted plant
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If you don't know about Alan Moore's Lost Girls, you should.

"Certainly it seemed to us [Moore and Gebbie] that sex, as a genre, was woefully under-represented in literature. Every other field of human experience—even rarefied ones like detective, spaceman or cowboy—have got whole genres dedicated to them. Whereas the only genre in which sex can be discussed is a disreputable, seamy, under-the-counter genre with absolutely no standards: [the pornography industry]—which is a kind of Bollywood for hip, sleazy ugliness."
-Alan Moore, interview with Science Fiction Weekly



The first run of this book sold out in the first week. Top Shelf just bumped the second release date by two weeks to account for demand. I ordered mine on Tuesday. :)

I was actually quite productive last night. I got a few things done that I thought would take longer. Today, sadly, is some drudgery work that will likely take all day. However, I have decided that I'm not working late tonight; rather, I'm going to relax and maybe even socialize or go phlogging or do something akimbo to working 10+ hours a day.

Photo:
I made a monochrome channel mixer for the black and white. The channel mixer made it look ind of like an x-ray which I didn't like. I added a grandient adjustment layer which helped to smooth the black and white tone transitions.

I dumped radial gradient on those layer masks to bring back some of the green from the original. Dropped on a light solid color green layer (green color sampled from original photo) with an inverted layer mask taken from the channel mixer layer to make it pop.

Picture is of one of the pottedplants in aetrix9's garden. I forgot to ask what it was after taking the one random shot I took.

I'm feeling pretty good today.
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From kaylithin: Cat in Magneto's head.
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fencert From: fencert Date: September 28th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yo Yo! I might need a little more art for my swingin' bachelor pad- you take snappy little photos that might look good in a frame, hmmm? Just thinking. I prefer to put the art of my friends in my house, as opposed to the art of strangers. Call me sometime, bigboy!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're going to force me to figure out pricing, aren't you?
fencert From: fencert Date: September 28th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or we could use barter. I have chickens!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
heh. Why do you have chickens?

If you're interestd in something in particular, I can be more helpful. Sizes make a difference in printing cost and frame. I can do prints of anything in my Flickr gallery and most things in my Scrapbook at photo quality(300 dpi). Not everything is the same size, though. Sizes range from 10x7 to 4x4. It depends on the piece.
fencert From: fencert Date: September 28th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Since this is for my house and not for desk-top it would need to be pretty big. I may need to get it produced by a professional printer instead of a personal printer. Y'know?
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
The largest my camera can shoot is 10in x 7in prints at 300dpi. This assumes no cropping. I could get you a list tonight of the biggset images I have. I could get them a little bigger by printing at 250dpi but would not recommend going any lower.

I'd be printing it at The Camera Co. They have the cool printers, much better than anything I could buy.

If it's space you want to take up there are custom framing and matting options. Make the frame extend a few inches more than "normal." I'd be happy to get the frame done for you but special frames would cost more.

So you get something like this:
fencert From: fencert Date: September 28th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah- we should make a date for you to show me your schtuff. This weekend pretty good. Next weekned not so good.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
All I have is digital right now. This weekend I have a photo shoot on Saturday. Sunday may work if you're free in the afternoon.
fencert From: fencert Date: September 28th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe early in the afternoon- after that I have daddy duties until it's toddler bedtime.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ok. What time would be good for you and where?
fencert From: fencert Date: September 28th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd be presuming I have to come to you? Yes? No? When is the earliest you can palaver on Sunday?
fencert From: fencert Date: September 28th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you delet that last post. It seems to be inaccessible now...
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I accidentally sent it twice.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Apparently the second time didn't make it through.

Lunch. JT Whitney's on Sunday? It may be very full if the Packers are playing at noon, though. If so we can walk to any number of other places near by.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: September 28th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
That picture should be titled "Kissy Face".
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking "Audrey II."
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: September 28th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grin*
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: September 28th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Though, I like "Kissy Face" better because it's more friendly. I wanted this one to be friendly.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Kissy Face" is a touch juvenile. What about something like "Pucker up?"
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: September 28th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds more sinister? I don't know... poll?
back2me From: back2me Date: September 28th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
That photo is amazing. It would look awesome if it was much larger and hanging above my couch.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)
This one is 9x5 at 300dpi. Goodly sized. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Apparently it is possible to print it at 200 dpi to get it around 12x7 and still be good quality.

Printing is scary. What if they look terrible off the web? Have to reasses many things.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 29th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
13x9. I can do math...
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: September 29th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
My mother calls it "Cuban oregano." It's pretty tasty. I don't usually cook with it, though, because I once sneezed it out my nose and it burned and burned and burned.

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