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The Green Photography Experience! Day Seven: An Emerald Fire
An Emerald Fire

THe last few Photography Experiences, my last photos have been spectacular. I wish I could produce that quality daily, yo.

I ran into jackshoegazer and antarcticlust today and totally forgot to introduce myself iwth my real name. Um.. duh? Sorry for the bad, manners guys. Next time we'll actually have to plan a meetup so I can prove I'm not such a jerk - though I may play one in TV.

Photoshop ate my battery. Oh noes..
<laptop dies> Silly busy coffee shop.
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Ahah! Jump to Michaelangelo's and I find power!


How I did the above mojo:
1. I shifted the white balance towards green (In Aperture). I find that Aperture does a much finer job with color shifting than Photoshop - it adjusts the correct range of colors rather than single hues.
2. In Photoshop, duplicated the layer and set the dup to "multiply" in the layer palette.
3. Added a layer mask and painted down the inside of the MMoCA so it wasn't so dark.
4. Cross processed with my normal process (minus the last yellow color layer): http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/or/cross-processing.html
5. Flatten the layers. Set bit depth to 8 (next tool doesn't work at 16 in CS2) Image> adjustments> variations. (If you've never used this tool, you're missing out on so much.)
6. Set saturation slider to lowest. Add yellow to the midtones, two clicks yellow to the highlights, one click green too. Add blue and green to the shadows - one click each.
7. Upload and go.
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jackshoegazer From: jackshoegazer Date: May 4th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dood, we are ashamed we forgot to ask your real name! Bad manners all around!
abmann From: abmann Date: May 4th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm getting used to being called ABM, I think.

I can't believe I forgot antarcticlust"s name either. I so new it. I blame lack of gyros. Gyros make everything better.
jackshoegazer From: jackshoegazer Date: May 5th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Gyros are brain food - that's why all the great philosophers were Greek.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 5th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gyros are awesome. I go not make enough greek food. Trditionally, the day after thanksgiving is Greek Food day around my house. Spanakopita from scratch. Baklava. Tzatiki.

Man, fresh tzaziki is so good on turkey.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: May 5th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a theory that your screen name reflects your actual initials (or at least your first and last initials), and that your last name may actually be a variant of the last word in your screen name. In other words, I have an entire hypothesis for your actual name!

It's funny we ran into each other (it was the glasses that drew my eye), because I had just been saying to J that we should hang out "IRL" sometime soon. Unless, you know, you think we're creeps. I'll understand!

And I love your last green - there's something very futuristic/anime/sci-fi about it. It's organic and yet not...very cool!
abmann From: abmann Date: May 5th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you two are far from creepy. You, in fact, seem like normal human people.

My screen name has nothing to do with my real name. Ha! AngryBunnyMan was a character in a comic I used to draw in High School and revived post college briefly. Actually, I may have a couple online still...

<checks>

Oh thank god. The old host is defunct. They're gone! Suffice that ABM was a surly quadrapalegic in a bunny suit.

Yeah. Make of that what you will. :)
But my real name is Will. Hi!

Hanging out sounds good. There's the coffee option that I like. I'm sure I can con lady_fox into meeting you too if coffee is involved.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: May 5th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool! Now that I know that it's not your name, I can tell you my hypothesis: I thought your last name was Mann, and that your first name was probably Adam or Andrew. But Will will do fine. :)

And coffee sounds great! It might not be this week or the next, because of school, or the week after, as I'm going to Vermont, but the week after THAT...is fine, I think. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: May 5th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Busy busy.

I used to use my initials for screen names. But somehow ABM just stuck. It has become my Photography name too for whatever reason. And my website (ABMann.net). I think I use it because it well could be a real name but is some silly little joke to me.

I'm just messing with the world.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: May 5th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think your photo site is where I got the idea. It was sort of a mind-game I played with Jeremy one day, letting my imagination go into story-telling mode. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: May 5th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
So! I'm the subject of Whimsy at the Lust-Gazer house? How very curious! o_O

I'm hardly that interesting. :)
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: May 5th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
You certainly do a convincing job in your blog of convincing us otherwise! :P
abmann From: abmann Date: May 5th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bah! You're trying to lure me outside to eat my brains!
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: May 5th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
We do have four zombie cats to feed!
abmann From: abmann Date: May 5th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha! I caught you, zombie lover.
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abmann From: abmann Date: May 5th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Multiply layers and yellow tones FTW.
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