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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
Man in Badgerland

Flick set

Taken on State Street in Madison, wi. A man sitting at Brats reading. He looked vaguely lonely but the lines around him are very strong, lending him a commanding air.

I desaturated all but the red a yellow colors and put on a black and white gradient layer at 75% opacity to give it the melancholy feel. I upped the contrast to help the lines stand out to emphasize the strength.

I rather like this one.
My legs are Jell-o. Too much exercising of them today with bike and gym and various other activities. Bleh. I"m also sweaty and stinky. Hooray!

I'm told that darkskywatcher is in town and is coming by today. I am pleased and looking forward to seeing the giant. It's been a while.

Dinner on Friday with smed and thegma169 was good. They are now big fans of Hubbard Avenue Diner, which you all should be. They also gave me and Iris gift certificates to The Camera Co and Maurices, respectively. I was flabbergasted, completely not expecting it. Fox says it's probably because of the photo shoot, which went really well, but I think it's just because they like us. :)

I FINALLY found my thumb drive. So now I can actually take my photos to be printed. Does anyone out in LJ land have any good ideas where to get a book or related material to create my portfolio? I haven't a clue where to get something like that and all I"ve seen at The Camera Co is photo albums which is not the presentation I want. I'm thinking something with black pages or good mounting material so it will take a matte.

Also - any good resources on how to mount photos? I want to do the matting myself in some cases but have no clue how to do so. I'm sure I"ll need matte board, which I know how to find, paper cutters, exact-o knives but otherwise... eh? New to me.

It's a good day.
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From: que_emocionante Date: October 8th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
ditto this
nidea From: nidea Date: October 8th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like that photo too.

I did my portfolio for school in an interesting way, you're welcome to see it. I'd need to redo it, knowing some things now that are not what I knew then. I'd describe it, but it's been a while since I've looked at it!
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 8th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I absolutely LOVE this photo. Nice work. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 8th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to work in a professional frame shop. Cutting your own mats is possible, but unless you have money to blow, don't mind sliced fingers, and like to be frustrated...I suggest findng a deal on matboard somewhere and have it cut for you at a frame shop. Cheapest place I've found in Madison is Hobby Lobby by Southtowne. DON'T get your stuff framed there, WHATEVER you do. THey suck ass. But, getting your mats cut is simple enough of a task for them to not screw up too badly. Unfortunately, the old adage of 'you get what you pay for' is painfully true when it comes to matting and framing art.
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