East Side City Lights

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This is a very old photo (an early attempt with my first digital camera). It’s a study in mistakes. Technically, it’s just… awful. Still, I kinda like it for some reason. Maybe it’s the somewhat eerie colors illuminating those wisps of smoke… maybe it just reminds me of how excited I was to be taking photos… or maybe I’ve just bounced off my head one too many times. Either way, have a great weekend, everyone!

Dark Helmet: “What the hell am I looking at?!”

- Rick Moranis – Spaceballs

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) modified in Adobe Photoshop

Lentner Farm Supply

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I might do away with describing ‘levels’ of Photoshop manipulation in my photos. They’re pretty much always over-cooked. This shot, for instance, had decent tonal-range. At one point. But that’s been ‘modified’. In Adobe Photoshop. Boom.

‘Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…’

- David Bowie – Changes

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) modified in Adobe Photoshop

Stumped

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It’s a Two-for-Thursday! Because… you know… I couldn’t make up my mind. I just hope you weren’t expecting pens.

James Bond: “… not exactly Christmas, is it?”

Q: “Were you expecting an exploding pen? We don’t really go in for that anymore.”

- Daniel Craig & Ben Whishaw – Skyfall

About this image: digital photographs (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Red River Valley of the North

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Cookies? Pretzels? Over-saturated landscape?

A little south-east and a bit above where I grew up (as the commercial airliner flies).

Dr. Rumack: “Can you fly this plane, and land it?”

Ted Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious?”

Dr. Rumack: “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.”

- Leslie Nielsen & Robert Hays – Airplane!

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Tile with Flowers

Starting tomorrow I will be away, attempting to photograph… a wedding. I’ve never attempted event photography… please wish me luck… I’m not the best with this many moving parts (I really, really hope I don’t screw it up)! Have a great weekend, everyone – see you in a week or so!

Walter Sobchak: “Dude, are you f*****g this up?”

- John Goodman – The Big Lebowski

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Orange Crush

This was a very delicate operation. Or… something like that.

‘ Follow me, don’t follow me…

 I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush

Collar me, don’t collar me…

I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush’

- Orange Crush – R.E.M.

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop, printed and re-photographed digitally (Canon 600D) through ‘splattered’ glass – edited in Adobe Photoshop

Tin Snips

Apparently I can remember a Sesame Street skit from 25 years ago, yet I have difficulty remembering what happened yesterday. *sigh* Have a great weekend, everyone!

Mr. Barber Man: “Snippity snip…”

- Sesame Street

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Throwing Smoke

It might have been easier to photograph the baseball and smoke separately and then merge them in Photoshop, but… eh. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Crash Davis: “Relax, all right? Don’t try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they’re fascist. Throw some ground balls… it’s more democratic.”

- Kevin Costner – Bull Durham

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Broccoli in Pink Gloss

A highly questionable source of vitamin… anything (something tells me the FDA would not approve). From the, “Honey… you’ll never guess what the neighbor is spray-painting now!” series of randomness.

Jason: “Well, I’m gonna go make a protein shake.”

- Jason Segel – Knocked Up

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Stonescape

Terra Firma Thursday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Joel Barish: “Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny, little rocks.”

- Jim Carrey – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop