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

NDSCS A101

I painted this for the folks at Horton Hall (North Dakota State College of Science). Somewhat ironically it’s the first time I’ve used a compass in about a bajillion years. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Lois: “Have you designed any buildings in New York?”

George Costanza: “Have you seen the, ah… new addition to the Guggenheim?”

Lois: “You did that?”

George Costanza: “Yup. Yup. It really didn’t take very long, either.”

- Renee Props & Jason Alexander – Seinfeld

About this image: acrylic painting on 18″ x 18″ panel

Parking Structures

It’s grungy parking bits day (or abstracted view-o-ramp to get there day, anyway). Have a great weekend, everyone!

Nick Miller: “Why are you holding Fish Sticks?”

Jessica Day: “Because… I’m gonna go scare the feral cats away that live in my current parking spot, Nick… I’m gonna throw Fish Sticks at them… while singing memory and… don’t you dare criticize me!”

- Jake Johnson & Zooey Deschanel – New Girl

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

St. Louis Art Museum at Dusk

Yikes! It’s past time to post something… that’s what happens when I start working at dusk.  It probably also means I’ll be fixing all kinds of mistakes tomorrow. If I’m awake.

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

From Russia with Love

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I’m painfully slow, but this painting took f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Due to its scale I used a pin to paint quite a bit of the background (St. Basil’s Cathedral -  a building I’ve always had a crush on). Partially inspired by ‘From Russia with Love‘ and instant film  it seems pretty cool that 1963 was significant in the history of both… (according to my… um… ‘research department’, anyway).

Tatiana Romanova: “The mechanism is… Oh James, James… Will you make love to me all the time in England?”

James Bond: “Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.”

Daniela Bianchi & Sean Connery – From Russia with Love

About this image: acrylic painting on 16″x16″ MDF panel – ‘faux photo frame’ built from 1/2″w x 1/16″d wood strips, textured by pressing window screen into coat of molding paste, painted & distressed with acrylic – ‘date-stamp’ is a gel medium transfer of digital text

Administration Building, University of Notre Dame (faux wet plate collodion)

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Regulars might know I’ve been watching Notre Dame football since I was about 8 years old. Needless to say, Monday was a rough day for me (not the best ending to an incredible undefeated season). If any Bama fans are looking-in, congratulations on a very well deserved win. Crimson is predicted to be a popular color again next fall… I can see why… but no matter what happens I’ll be sticking with gold.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D T.T.V. of Kodak Duaflex II) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Luther Tower

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One of my favorite phone-camera shots yet… I was almost happy my DSLR battery died. Still, keep those batteries fully charged, people (and by people I mean… you know… me).

Scout Master Ward (of Mr. Bishop’s bruises): “What happened to him?”

Becky: “I’m not sure. I think he went searching in the dark.”

Mr. Bishop: “She stole the batteries out of my flashlight.”

- Edward Norton, Marianna Bassham & Bill Murray – Moonrise Kingdom

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in Photoshop)

Somewhere Over the Twin Cities…

I’m blaming this on turbulence. Which there totally was. Really. Honest. Er… peanuts, anyone?

*note* I’ve revised the title of this post as several viewers pointed out this shot was actually taken over St. Paul (sister-city of Minneapolis). Thanks for the heads-up, folks… I will figure out where I am one of these days. Really. Honest. Er… pretzels, anyone?

Tony Giardino: “What are you doing? Wake up!”

Pilot: “Ooooh man! I was having an amazing dream!”

Tony Giardino: “I don’t care about your dream! Land the plane!”

Pilot: “I was just born, and I was eight-and-a-half months premature. The doctors were freakin’ out.”

Tony Giardino: “Oh please, shut up!”

Pilot: “Did I already tell you this dream?”

- Anthony LaPaglia and Steven Wright – So I Married an Axe Murderer

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

Rock Hill Chop Suey

Holy moly… I’ve been gifted a smart-ish phone! Pretty much all I did to the above in Photoshop was to airbrush a few things out… the rest was all done in-phone. Wild. If only I could figure out how to make a phone call.

Steve Zissou: “I’m on the echo box. Push the red button to answer.”

- Bill Murray – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

(I’ll label any photos taken and/or edited via phone in the ‘About this image’ info at the end of my posts… just in case anyone is curious.)

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally re-touched in Photoshop)

Taj Mahal

A bit more vector art today… and I’ve taken the usual liberties, of course. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Peter: “I love the way this country smells. I’ll never forget it. It’s kind of spicy.”

- Adrien Brody – The Darjeeling Limited

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop