Friday, December 31, 2010

Kristen Duran | Christmas Peeve...

Christmas Peeve



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Those are some really wonderful photos of Peeve, one of my friends' kitty. The photographer is Kristen Duran, and she has been working on her photography for many years. One thing I have always enjoyed about Kristen's work is her composition. She has an incredible eye for setting up a beautiful photo.

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One thing in particular that I liked so much on that second shot is the way the curve of the rattan goes from corner to corner of the frame. That is a very effective way to balance your shot and also to lead your viewer's eye through the image. The bold colors of the feathers are also a great feature of the photograph. They contrast so well against the background and subject.



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The tones in blue eyes are so complimentary to the subject's eyes. Peeve had the most incredible blue eyes, and carrying that tone through the image allows for it to have a very unique look to it. Kristen practices alot and Peeve was always one of her favorite subjects. Kind of like hose blue-toned photographic prints of the past. The following image finds Peeve flipping through a magazine. Peeve was quite the fashionable kitty and was often found flipping through the style magazines for more ideas...
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Kristen had asked for a little help on the background for that image. A few people did some edits, and I also did one...
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You can click Kristen Duran's original, peeve reading to see the edits of the others too. I added a deck and some palm trees, so he looked like h wa in Aruba or something. Kristen has some great photos of Aruba as well as many other new subjects she has been working on. This coming year we will be adding more featured photographers in the blogs, and e will be sure to feature Kristen again with some of her portrait work. She has some really awesome work.
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Imagine... 30 years later

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I made that CD cover years ago in commemoration of the 22nd Anniversary of his death. It is always so sad when we lose a person that is trying so hard to do some good in the world.

 John and Yoko were achieving such great strides in making more folks aware of the wonderful things they had planned. I watched a great documentary the other night on PBS's American Masters series....

Jonh Lennon: NYC | ImaginePeace.com
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Here are some folks thoughts on how he brought peace to them...
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John Lennon's and Yoko Ono's message has always been one of Peace. They wanted to work with others to help get that meassage out. Hopefully, in the years to come we can all work together more. Life is so much more enjoyable with peaceful times and thoughts...
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Here is wishing you and your's a
Wonderful and Peaceful Holiday Season...


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Thursday, November 11, 2010

To All of Our Veterans, Thank You!

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It is with such Thanks and Gratitude that I look forward to each Veteran's Day. I feel we owe so much to the men and women that work so hard, in places all over the world, to protect our freedoms, and families. We hold those things so dear, and we should never let a day go by without remembering the people that help keep us safe. Our Veterans devote so much of their time, and do it for help as the motivator. They provide a such service to our country, with the most valuable reward being that of hoping they helped some other people too, wherever they may be.



For what those soldiers must endure at the worst of times, we have them to thank for the life styles we are able to lead. We truly have the ability to do whatever we set our minds to. That is a value which is attractive to many people. It is a conceivable dream that can be achieved with applying hard work. Our soldiers never complain about hard work, they almost seem to thrive on it.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pilot's companion...

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Those first two are from [[Chase]]. There are links to her originals in the comment stream when you click the image. The first one uses the distortion technique described in Lesson 3B that I did with Jenny Romney...
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

the Butterfly & Pueblo...

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Every year the National Sandsculpting Festival and Competition is held at Revere Beach, which is just north of Boston. The artists that create these magnicent sculptures are also the ones who do some the ice pieces for First Night in Boston. They begin a few days before the show starts and to see them evolve from a block form is really amazing. The details and varying textures that they create are breathtaking. Many of the pieces are quite large and are completed all the around the sculpture.
 We will be doing much more with these throughout the year. There are many links through out all of the sand castle pieces to find more. You can editi any of the ones from the CastleSun2 collection......

These are some pre-made selection masks...
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I made my selection with the Pen Tool, but you could use the Selection Mask above instead. I recreated the gradation for the sky and added some contrast to the sculpture. The I relit the isolated subject on a seperate layer....
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 I applied the layer with the lighting effects as hard light with some opacity adjustment as you can see in the screen cap above. You can click any of those images and it will take you to the photo at flickr where you will find information specific to that editing.
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