Inappropriate soundtrack. Vivid distortion.
Graffiti on Hillsborough St in Raleigh.
I feel terrible editing photographs of Graffiti.
As the R/V Hugh R Sharp pulled into port, I noticed the M/V Del River gently floating next to us. Black as the spilled oil it works tirelessly to retrieve, its sincere reflections upon the stirring sea reminded me of its purpose.
Following processing the initial HDR image, I felt compelled to continue post-processing so that the resulting image evokes an oily vibration. I also wanted the blacks to be as devoid of detail as possible.
The image to the left is the final image. The image to the right is the initial image.
Lake Michigan Fireworks - Summer 2011
The visual wavelengths of our Electromagnetic Spectrum drive me nuts. Do rainbows even exist without our “objective” eyes that “see” them? Personally, I’d rather see in X-ray, microwaves, or infrared…regardless, pushing the limits of what computers & colors can do is fun. I appreciate the digital decadence & computerized creativity. There’s a little more darkness in this image than what most people probably normally like…but I need the contrast. This image is probably color overload for most monitors/eyeballs…but I like it.
I attempted to make this into a GIF that pulsates color…but the end product wasn’t smooth enough. It seems that my “talent” will only go as far as my patience…and I am not very patient. But it’s not like I’m trying to do anything with my life, so really, there’s nothing to worry about. I do want to develop the patience to properly edit video & create 3D models, but that will take some time. I have a lot of music videos to engineer before I die.
Quadrilaterals OMG!!!! Chevrons!!!! Could there BE anymore color in this? Endlessly running up & down step pyramids is definitely one of my favorite pastimes. Worshiping symmetry is another.
Playing around with geometry is so much fun. For some reason I’m feeling more attracted to the portrait orientation rather than landscape. Not sure why. Once my 10-22mm lens comes in on Monday I think I will have some more license to explore both orientations in more detail. Really, I am tired of shooting quadrilaterals…but I suppose I’ll have to just get over that until we have polymorphic digital sensors (which means our screens will need to change shape too…). Advantage? IDK.
I’ve never owned an ultra-wide. The widest I’ve shot before is 16mm, so now I have even more room to play around with. Scary…
Denver Cloudscape 1
I really need to stop shooting in color. I know some things must be too saturated, but being colorblind kind of takes away my ability to discern when things have gone too far…to me, the colors are perfect…but I’m sure to normal eyes, they are not…oh well…this was taken in Denver a few weeks ago just before sunset. We were on the 27th floor lounge of the Hyatt. I was in Colorado for the National Service Learning Conference with some staff & students.
GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR, BREATHTAKING CINEMASCOPE, AND STEREOOOOOPHONIC SOUND!!!!
As I walked into my classroom I found an interesting pattern on my lab counter. I remembered a student spilling something on the counter the day before, but I cannot remember what exactly was in the solution.
For some odd reason I get a Guernica vibe from this, even though there are no bodies present.