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

Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

Here’s my latest painting (with apologies to the good people at Kodak, and the fabulous city of Las Vegas, Nevada).

Trent: “They’re gonna’ give daddy the Rainman suite, you dig that?”

Mike: “Do you think we’ll get there by midnight?”

Trent: “Baby, we’re going to be up five hundy by midnight!”

Mike: “Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!”

Trent: “Vegas baby! Vegas!”

Mike: “Vegas!”

– Vince Vaughn & Jon Favreau – Swingers

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

D.H. Day Farmstead (Glen Haven, M.I.)

D.H. Day Farmstead (Glen Haven, M.I.) © Robert Jay Matejcek

I’d love to darken that big flower in the lower right (it’s really competing for attention), but apparently my computer (and thus my Photoshop access, etc.) has moved on to greener pastures. ‘Technology’. Face-palm.

*NOTE* Flower has now been burned-in…  for a small thing it’s SO much better!

Michael Bolton: “PC load letter? What the **** does that mean?”

– David Herman – Office Space

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

Victory Belle

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I finally finished my ‘nose art’ painting (Glenn Miller, anyone?)!

Captain Miller (of propaganda): “… ‘The Statue of Liberty is kaput’ – that’s disconcerting.”

– Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan

About this image: acrylic painting on aluminum flashing riveted to 24″ x 32″ hardboard panel

Headlights, 1958 Cadillac

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Er… I’m… fairly certain it’s a ’58. I think. Maybe. Hmm…

‘Kill the headlights and put it in neutral…

Stock car flamin’ with a loser in the cruise-control…’

– Beck – Loser

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

Barn and Flag – Rural Michigan

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When we were up north last summer I finally caught this barn in the sun. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Cameron Tucker (of his mother): “She raised four kids, two barns and a whole lotta’ hell…”

– Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

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