I wrote in the previous post that I probably wouldn’t do much with the portrait I was working on.
But then Tina got involved and that was that.
We ended up flipping the image horizontally and adding a blur effect that we saw on an image we were inspired by. I also worked on another image of the same model, and flipped it the other way to avoid them looking off into the same direction.
Petursey mentioned in his comment that the skin tones were nice. That’s why I bought a Hasselblad. Skin tones. They look so accurate that the tones on my Canon pale in comparison. When your starting point is so close to accurate, there’s no going back.
I’ve been working on this portrait most of this morning.
Sometimes I pore over an image for too long. It’s a fun process. But it takes forever.
I may not end up releasing this anywhere else.
Finally, a news channel so brave … so awesome … so amazing … that they are brazen enough to admit what we all know …
Men should dominate women.
Those vaginas are weak, pathetic, sorry, good for nothing but pleasure in the bedroom.
Those life-giving, child-rearing, home-keepin, barefoot walkin cunts should keep their asses scrubbing the goddamn kitchen floors.
Strong men, with their ability to philander with sociopathic glee and inability to maintain properly communicated relationships, should repress women into their natural place … their backs! … to receive semen and deliver babies.
Celebrities and scientists who disbelieve are aplenty. Here’s a CNN compilation of them with photos and quotes.
The title of the article is “Photos: Famous atheists and their beliefs.”
“Disbeliefs” would be more accurate. But hey, it’s CNN. They don’t claim a great history of accuracy.
On the list: Daniel Radcliffe, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Ricky Gervais, some physicist Stephen Hawking and the late Katherine Hepburn, whom I adore.
I mean, they are Monsters. Baby eaters. All of them.
A quote from Hawking:
“Spontaneous creation is the reason why there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist,” he wrote. “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”
Last night, I posted a couple photos from a shoot with 9-month old Cash.
I finished going through my film and delivered the photos I wanted to send this morning.
It wasn’t a paid job. In fact, I barged in on the shoot. Bill agreed to shoot a friend’s new puppy, and I asked if I could pick up a few shots using the Hasselblad.
I didn’t spend much time on editing, but here are a few more photos for you to enjoy.
I ended up shooting several shots with the Hassie and then a few more with my Canon 5D Mark II. The Hasselblad that I own isn’t made for shooting moving objects. It’s a precision camera, and shooting kids or dogs, especially puppies isn’t recommended.
That said, I was able to grab a decent ratio of good images. I set the camera on ISO 200 and closed up my aperture to around f18 to give me some focus leeway. The 80mm f2.8 isn’t very forgiving when the focus is off by a bit. But I felt like these shots were successful.
There’s an incredible color difference between the Canon and the Hasselblad. The redder images are from the Canon. And while most Golden Retrievers are the color coming from the Canon, Cash’s color is almost spot on out of the Hasselblad.
I’ve got good news and bad news.
Good news: Annie Lebovitz’ 10,000 sq. ft. New York residence is up for sale.
The bad news: I don’t have $29,000,000 laying around to buy it outright.
I know that you — as my fans — you want me to have the best life in the best environs. You want me to live in the lap of luxury whilst creating masterworks of amazingness.
Well, here’s your chance to help me out. Here’s your chance to make me happy. 🙂
What are you waiting for? Let’s do this.
Listing here. Story here.
Or as Stan from TYWKIWDBI pulled out of the copy: “Holding nature’s land speed record for 10 million consecutive years”.
The cheetah’s feet are fully off the ground at any moment.
Moral of the story, do not try to outrun a cheetah.
Earlier this evening, Bill and I shot 9-month old Cash, a golden retriever with a penchant for exploding brains.
Here are two preliminary, fast edits that I threw together while Tina watched an old episode of “Family Guy.”