Tuesday, April 29, 2008

And Another...

In this one I maximized the contrast, steered the color towards greens, then ramped up the color saturation. Note the camera strap on the right.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Welcome Back Retrofuture!

Yes, one of my all-time favorite sites is back on the web. I can once again indulge my nostalgia for the future.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Mixed Greens

This bud's for you.

Spring hopes eternally green.

This is your plant on drugs.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

This is 73 Dana St. where I lived in 5R for 7 years. It's a house built 1898 (I don't know if it always had the weird stone front), for 3 families. The roof was never free of leaks; they'd fix one, and the rain would make a new one elsewhere. I had a spout for a gaslight in the kitchen. My radiators were molded with Victorian decorative motifs. The floors sank in the middle of each room. It was a charming, but broken-down place. You could hear your neighbors too easily. Today it still looks poorly cared for; it needs a paint job. Probably if the owners renovated it, they could get a zillion dollars for it.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Pictures From Life are Hard to Reproduce

Life January 11, 1923

I'm trying to reproduce a series of ads in Life from 1923. I scanned this one then fooled with it on Photoshop. Then I decided to photograph the others. But I need to find a way to avoid glare and keep the page flat (these are bound library copies). I also wanted to put up some ads from the Proquest Historical Newspapers data base, but they fixed it so it can't be done.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wild Horses Didn't Drag Them Away

Here's a wild horse from Julie 'n' Dave's trip to Baja CA. This will have to keep me until my own vacation in July.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

What To Wear

Chuck's post on fashion reminded me that I must begin thinking of what to pack for my trip to the Canadian Rockies. One of life's keenest pleasures is planning to pack: settling on the clothes with just the right weight, practicality, and beauty.