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It’s About The Displaying

Posted in Editorial, Photoshop Composition with tags , , , , , , on March 24, 2013 by Art of Photography

Here is a picture of Marilyn Monroe. She certainly was a beauty.
My efforts here this morning were not about her picture but how to display it.
(Click the image, thumbnails hid a lot of important detail)
Not saying this is the best way, just experimenting.
I think this would work if there were several pictures to display.
I’ll work on that next.

ScotchTape & Marilyn

Spring in Wisconsin (1″ to 3″ of it)

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by Art of Photography

Just sharing a picture today…


Frame Meets Aging

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by Art of Photography

I’m having a lousy weekend. Nothing is working out right.
This was supposed to be about making a grunge border however I started playing with blending styles and ended up with the below composition. I cannot make up my mind if I like it or not. I do like the two-tone effect across her face and upper arm however.


Last Image Processed For 2012

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , , on December 31, 2012 by Art of Photography

This is from a family shoot and represent the last processed image of 2012 for Art of Photography. I will be posting an online version of my 2012 book in the near future but those are completed works.
Have a great 2013 and I hope you remember 2012 fondly.


Snow Expected Tonight

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , on December 27, 2012 by Art of Photography

Here is my defense against the coming storm…


Another Saturday Image

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , on December 1, 2012 by Art of Photography

Today I was working with Match Color and Color Look up in Photoshop. These tools in ‘shop modify the original colors in an image and are cousins to the darkroom technique of cross processing and bleaching and the painter’s trick of using another artist palette or type of paints.

Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass

Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass (Jacques-Louis David) was used as the color basis. The hope was the modified image would have a subtle painterly tone to it without looking like an actual painted composition.

Here is the final work
Emily Cowgirl web 2

Does it feel like she was on a horse being photographed with a cheap camera and flash? I hope so…


Paper Tiger

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , , , on November 15, 2012 by Art of Photography

Here is a paper treatment under development (thanks Ashley!)

Grant County Dome Inside

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by Art of Photography

As promised, here is the inner dome of the Grant County Courthouse. I did the usual brightness/contrast but no Photoshop alterations. It is a beautiful fall day outside and time is about 9 a.m. local.

Dome from first floor landing (50mm on an ACP-S sensor)

Lancaster Dome

Posted in Image Post with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by Art of Photography

I have a friend I follow who always takes pictures of barns. Generally the worse for wear, the better. I have another friend who is fascinated by the Court house dome in Lancaster, Wisconsin (USA). Even his kids tease him about this. You cannot take enough pictures of this building. But you have to admit, it is an interesting structure made of two domes, one inside the other.
I will post some of my images of the dome another time (especially the ‘inner’ one. However, tonight, for Jeff, here is an old picture of the dome I found (after photoshopping a perfectly good image of it). It is shot from the East just as fall was starting way back in twenty aught ’12.
(just don’t show it to your kids, they’ll only make that groaning sound again!)

Make sure to click the image to see it full size!

Lancaster Courthouse Dome, Grant County, Wisconsin

Vacation Part Two

Posted in Gallery, Image Post with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2012 by Art of Photography

I’m still in recovery mode and tonight’s post I think will show that. Got into the arty stuff way too much. Note that some of these images are very large and look much better when you click on them.

This first image is some working boats coming in under the Niantic drawbridge(s).

While I am at this location, here is an artsy picture of the new bridge…

Lighthouse duty is something most Coast Guard do not look forward to, but I find it hard to believe that at this location…

Here are a few of the everyday scenes I saw growing up…

One of the places in this area is Mystic Village. Here is the Charles W. Morgan looking less than festive…

I took that picture while waiting for my roadside food to be done (Clam Fritters and Lobster Roll)…

Groton Long Point is typical of the summer communities in the area. Nice ‘cottages’ stacked one on top of the other…

(This next one is one of their sidewalks)

But the view can’t be beat (and there is never much front lawn to mow!)

All this arty stuff started when I was processing the ugly Millstone Nuclear Power Station (3 working reactors, each one a different generation). I worked there for over 10 years. I miss the people but not the place (it does have a nice location however). I got carried away trying to make it look more interesting.

Well, that is about it for tonight. I came back with over 3,000 photos, mostly family and I have to work on processing them for them.
(My son with his workmates at the beach bar he part-times at. I was on the deck that overlooks the river looking in over the counter that makes up the outside wall.)

In the meantime, here is a teaser of what is coming next for posting on this blog…

Enjoy your day (or night as the case may be)

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