Hard to believe, but when I ran a wedding gown up a flagpole in front of a dozen fellow photographers and shot up the skirt in the wind, this is exactly the sort of image I expected to obtain at the end. As per usual, they thought I’d lost it. Perhaps. More curious is that I haven’t made a remix in a while. It is immensely fun, especially when making a spectacle of yourself in the process.
Today felt like a real spring day, after weeks and heaps of snow. A good day to run around doing errands for our Colorado River rafting adventure. Eleven days on the river, and a massive bag of camera gear to go with. I’m bringing three Nikon bodies and a waterproof Canon point and shoot that I’ll be reviewing for PhotographyReview.com, after I run it through a few rapids.
After we come off river, we are heading directly to Moab for the Moab Photo Symposium. I’m sure Bruce Hucko can squeeze in a few more attendees. R is presenting on color vision, which Bryan says is R’s best talk ever (and Bryan’s sat through plenty). I’m giving a workshop on remixing on Saturday. It would be fun to meet up in Moab, if you have the chance to go.
Without electricity, wi-fi or even a computer, the Ann-alog will be taking a break for a few days. I’ll make up for it with pretty pictures from deep within the canyon when I get connected again. Ought to be able to do something with all those cameras.
One ugly curve in Photoshop generated this effect. I see a lot my pictures this way, at least temporarily, because I use a curve adjustment layer in Photoshop to help me find any little dust spots. A quick dab on the base layer with the spot healing brush (or whatever tool works), then I throw the curve away.
Or I might not. Wildly colorful remapped images became cliched almost as soon as Photoshop was introduced, but occasionally one works into something I really like.
Either way, the dust spots are gone. My next camera will probably have a function to clean its own sensor. Will I still play with these styles of images once that happens? Or will the Photoshop action languish unused, lonely and forgotten? It likely will be a more deliberate act of creativity, rather than the found images of today. What have you lost or found in your photography toolkit lately?