17-01-03 Trans_Lucent Dreams

“Everybody is wrong about everything, just about all the time.” – Chuck Klosterman
“I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.” – Mark Twain

I am always extremely impressed with those definitive people who can say with confidence on January 1st that: “this was my best/favorite work of the past year.”

I seem to always feel: “Well, yes, that is true today but how about next month? Or next week? Or tomorrow? I will have changed by then. So, I expect my opinion will as well.”

Pretty wishy-washy, I guess.

Anyhow, a few of my favorite images made in 2016 from my project “Trans_Lucent”  as of 1/3/17 at 9:00 am…

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3-26-14 How To Make A Monster

Now that I have your attention…Some of you may have noticed that I tried a little experiment yesterday. I did not title my post. I only gave it a date. Statistically speaking, it made absolutely no difference to reader visits that I can see. Of the past 6 Tuesdays, yesterday is number 4. Just missed the bronze medal.  I had not looked at all the lovely stats that WP provides for months. Why I suddenly got curious, I can’t say.  I wish I had exciting information to impart but I don’t.

We were playing around in the studio again the other day. Our model was Cyrus, a young man who is looking to freshen up his book and work on his performance skills. I have not had time to do much yet but here are a few shots from the session.

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The last two are to show what you can do in Lightroom with only a very few clicks and slider changes. First, a smoldering, extremely good-looking young man…

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next…

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I am submitting a few pieces to a juried call for monsters. I think this works. I am going to see if Cyrus will permit me to use it that way. Not a legal issue just common courtesy. So, does this say “monster” to you?

 

I was happy that several people noticed that I did not have an update on Andra‘s walk to Nashville in support of her book, “To Live Forever An Afterlife Journey Of Meriwether Lewis” She is over 75% of the way through her 444 mile walk!