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And one more photo: Tangle

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Tangle 2

Macro of some moss. I also spent some time experimenting with grunge/noise brushes and color palette to get the outside ‘just right’. Somehow the twisting tendrils frozen in the midst of furious writhing. Also check out Tangle for another take on a very similar subject.

Tangle 2” by sparktography

A few photos

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Red and yellow

This morning I went up to Volunteer Park to wander around the conservatory and cemetery with my lensbaby. I got this little gem in the conservatory. For some reason the colors make the think of the 60′s – the soft focus also seems to lend it that feel. It’s a good contrast to my other favorite photo from today:

POTD 01/28/07 - Tennis

This one was of the tennis courts. With all the bad weather we have been having they haven’t seen much use lately. They seemed to emanate a loneliness and decay that begged for an old-school treatment like this. Tennis actually ended up being the photo of the day, but Red and Yellow was a close second.

I like how both photos seem to make me think of old photographs. I’ve noticed that my style has been trending this way of late. I’m actually half tempted to go get an old bellows camera and start playing around truly old school with black and white film – not just in the digital darkroom with my lensbaby shots.

Red and yellow” by sparktography
Tennis” by sparktography

Down Bellevue

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Down Bellevue

Shot looking down Bellevue Avenue on Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. Antique look from lensbaby and photoshop. I actually spent quite some time playing with different treatments for this image before I settled on the aged and yellow balanced hues.

I’ve also created a Flickr group for the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. If you live in the area join the group and post photos yo!

Down Bellevue” by sparktography

Abscession

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Visiting the dentist today was a mixed bag. The good news is that he managed to make my face-twisting pain go away. The bad news is that bumping my tooth merely enraged a deeper problem: an abscess in one of my incisors. One emergency root canal and a large course of anti-biotics later and I feel much better.

Not having insurance at the moment is making this a rather expensive event. The timing sucks – my new insurance will start on March 1st, so I’m only in a short lapse but of course something expensive came up.

Aside from my pain vanishing today did have another high point: my copies of Love by the Beatles, Best of David Bowie 2 disc collection, and my replacement copy of Super Monkey Ball arrived from last weeks order. Yay4Media!

And just as quickly came the pain

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

My day sure started out great, but right now not so much. I managed to crack a tooth and am now in eye-wateringly bad pain. Fortunately my dentist can fit me in tomorrow afternoon – unfortunately my insurance has lapsed so I’m going to have to fork over money to make the pain stop. Oh please – just make the pain stop.

Update: There were two shining rays of light today though. I had a meeting at work that went very well (particularly considering the pain I was in during it), and my first big order of MOO MiniCards came in from Flickr. The MiniCards make a great networking tool for photographers – not only is it a business card, but each one has a unique photo of mine on it that people are excited to dig through to pick theirs.

I feel great!

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Yesterday was a cleansing day – no nicotine, no caffeine, no meat, no sleeping aids- nothing but 128oz of water and some veggies and I feel great for it. I had been feeling tired for a while so I thought giving my body a day to get itself back up to speed was in order. I can tell I needed sleep because after dinner I got tired at 7pm. 12 hours of sleep later I feel great!

1337

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

1337

BEST. ANIMATED GIF. EVER.
(got a headache yet?)

Seriously – I think I need to lay off the coffee.

1337” by sparktography

The food of many lands.

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Mural of India

Today involved much good food and relaxation. I went to the Taj in the University district with Scot for lunch and got a healthy dose of chick peas and pannier. On the way out I stopped to snap a few photos of the mural they have outside their parking lot and managed to snag the above dreamy shot.

Dinner was sushi (after several traffic and timing aborted sushi missions in the last week) at Blue C with Brien. Getting there was still trouble (why does getting to Fremont insist on sucking so much?) but we were rewarded with a bounty of delicious mercury laden fish!

Mural of India” by sparktography

More time lapse wackiness

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Today I spent much of the day finally cleaning up my place after CES hit it like a tornado. Halfway through it suddenly occurred to me I could try using EvoCam on my Macbook in the living room. I’m also Right-click here to download the 2.8MB Quicktime 7 .mp4 file or check out after the jump for an embedded version.

I’m using Quicktime because it’s higher quality than flash and since with this one I’m experimenting with high frame-rates and larger video sizes it just made more sense. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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