I sat next to Abraham Lincoln at dinner two nights ago. He was fascinated by all the modern communication devices we have nowadays. I tried to explain to him that our current president was using only 140 characters to speak directly to the people of this country. Mr. Lincoln was baffled. He said, “I never liked to give long speeches but I can’t understand…
You know the feeling. Eyes blurred, mind dull, attitude grim. Sure signs of a coffee addict waiting for his first hit.
The new world of making photographs into things that don’t look very photographic has arrived with a vengeance. I’m kind of reluctant to use these manipulation tools as they seem to be cheating somehow. That said, here is an example of an app called Waterlogue that took a rather ordinary photo and made it quite pretty. I got it from a blog called stevenwillardimages.com….
On a sunny weekend in the Faneuil Hall market there are obviously a TON of tourists milling around. However mixed into the run of the mill visitors from Dayton and De Moines there are a few folks that defy discription. Here is one of them.
To me he looks right out of the hippy 60s. I think this look is probably passe by now but I really wouldn’t now. (Not really hip anymore…as if I ever was.) That said I like this portrait. He looks like a pretty nice guy.
The bright soft succulence of new growth brings promise to a harsh world that so often squanders this treasure. But I keep on hoping.
So often it’s the light that determines the quality of a photograph isn’t it? This morning while Sarah and I were at the grocery market, I spotted this young lady bagging people’s purchases. Her face was raked by the low early morning light coming through the front windows. By eliminating some of the background clutter in post processing, this was the result. I’m biased…