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On the cross of Knowledge and Darkness
I could do without this headache, thanks. I'm not sure if I'm dehydrated or withdrawing from caffeine addiction - the latter seems to late after not having coffee since Tuesday. Either way, Friday's with headaches suck and it's going to rain most of the weekend. Unfair with the number of things doing those days.

bah. To night at least I have no direct plans, a number of "if X person comes to town" potential, but nothing set. So! I'll be on Stat tonight with camera for the first time since last year - I think I have one shot of state at night? (wow, and it's nearly two years old). or not. Apparently I haven't been to state at night for two years. Well, this should be nifty.

Barring photo-wandering, I'll hunker down at Michaelangelo's for coffee and so I can.. sigh.. do some work remotely. Stupid large projects. I supposed getting a look sooner is better than later what with a truncated work week next week. This would be so much easier to ignore if I hated my job or had no sense of ownership over my product.

the point of all this is that I'm going to be foot-loose and fancy-free this evening, mostly, while lady_fox parties with the to-be bride tonight and you should come out. Evening phlogging is the way to go.

Photo:

Getting this shot was annoying. All the lights in the stacks are motion sensitive. I had to lie down in the adjacent aisle and slowly scoot my camera into the one next to it. The sensors only respond to "fast" movement so I was able to get it in the dark aisle without triggering the light. Thus, the light and dark pieces to the cross.

I think i added a blue channel monochrome layer in Aperture. I think I added a few percentage points of green to it and tinted the mid-tones green to lighten it without affecting the shadows and highlights. I'm not 100% sure, actually. I remember the edits for this one because I was thinking I'd post that. But decided to turn it into a Before/After set.

Apparently it's easier to remember the "difficult" post-processing photo steps. THIS one was too EASY for me!
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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 23rd, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. You're dedicated.

It's a nifty shot.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 23rd, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't say dedicated so much as determined. We're I dedicated, I think I'd have spent more than thirty minutes at the library that day.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 23rd, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
And cute. Did I mention cute?

*hug*
abmann From: abmann Date: May 23rd, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bah!
claw_machine From: claw_machine Date: May 23rd, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that shot!
abmann From: abmann Date: May 23rd, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I should superimpose a giant Jesus on it to drive home the cross imagery.

Edited at 2008-05-23 03:13 pm (UTC)
madisonmassage From: madisonmassage Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

fishy fishy fish

o.k. that photo is fucking cool!!!!!!!!!
abmann From: abmann Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: fishy fishy fish

It looks kind of like a superhero logo to me.

Why dost thou likest it? This, I think, is one of (the first or) very few photos you've commented on.

You should come phlog with me on state tonight. You can swing your laptop around haphazardly at things. :)

Edited at 2008-05-23 04:34 pm (UTC)
madisonmassage From: madisonmassage Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: fishy fishy fish

Alas I have a 6 pm appointment tonight then will probably be helping the naughtyaelf move...thanks for the invite though...

What I like about it is...


if you look at it from a distance you see the light and the upper half as you move closer you can see the first stack then you see the cross then closer still and the other stacks come into view...

love it...

like several photos in one

if you haven't done it yet...

lean back away from the screen till you can only see the upper portion then slowly move in pausing when the perspective allows more detail..
madisonmassage From: madisonmassage Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

ohhh yeeessss

thought you mike like this photo

http://justgoto.livejournal.com/699950.html
abmann From: abmann Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ohhh yeeessss

Whoa! That makes me dizzy.
madisonmassage From: madisonmassage Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ohhh yeeessss

damn my fingers and brain have a disconnect..."you mike like this" WTF is that?

sometimes you just have to sit back and laugh at yourself..well i do anyway
abmann From: abmann Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ohhh yeeessss

Don't worry. I laugh at you too!
madisonmassage From: madisonmassage Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ohhh yeeessss

When people laugh at me I just consider it
"spreading joy"

;)

the more laughter the better
madisonmassage From: madisonmassage Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

and another

another lj photo you might like

http://throwingstardna.livejournal.com/
abmann From: abmann Date: May 23rd, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: and another

I always like seeing photos like that and knowing how the photographer edited them. :)
medeine From: medeine Date: May 23rd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I **LOVE** this one.

As in - can I buy a print at some point, please?

And thank you.

In case my headache goes away soon enough, will you be near Michelangelo's so I can maybe find you to hang for a wee bit before I head to work? Say....eightish? Assuming your other plans don't work out?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 23rd, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure. I can take it to the printers tomorrow if you like.

I don't know exactly how these will print since the actual exposed area takes up a small portion of the sensor.

6x6 would be just fine. I bet it will be fine at 8x8. More than that, I'm not sure.

I think I'll be at Michaelangelo's at 8 or near it assuming people don't appear in town tonight. You can stop by and give a gander, I suppose. :)

Thank me? What for?
medeine From: medeine Date: May 23rd, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
6x6 is fine

I don't have any geese to give, but I'll look for you if I head out before work. :D

And thank you for taking the photo and for being willing to sell me a print and for the general invitation to head to State Street and, well, for whatever else your little heart desires!
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