Took this photograph tonight of Jupiter and Saturn aligning, and some moons. This was the closest they have visibly been in centuries. Simply amazing… Just kidding. I painted some blobs in Photoshop and you thought it was real for a few seconds.
The pineapple fountain is the iconic tourist vision of “Charleston” and one of the single most photographed things here. I decided it was my turn to make my pineapple fountain photo – I just did it a little differently.
I try to get out to the beach for my birthday. You never know what you are going to get at the beach, but it’s always calming and great for a quick recharge. This evening was a pretty “blah” day. However, we got out on the sand and this really thick fog rolled in. Then a ton of seagulls joined us. I started filming. It was the perfect birthday present.
While on the subject of manipulating album covers… I had a moment of inspiration and had to make this stupid meme. It’s really dumb, but I hope someone who knows Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow (a brilliantly amazing album, by the way) and the My Pillow guy gets a little laugh in.
Over 10 years ago I photoshopped my face onto this Arlo Guthrie album cover. Just found the file while looking through my messy hard drive… If you don’t know why this is important today, on Thanksgiving, then you are not as cool as you thought. A good movie too.
My camera broke, so I sent it in to hopefully get fixed up. I suspect I will not have it back for many weeks. Until then, I will be using a tiny camera that is smaller than my thumb, the DJI Pocket 2. I bought this thing mainly for video on the go, which it does astonishingly well, but it’s not too good for photography. I mean, how can you compare a big sensor and glass to this little thing. Still, it shoots RAW DNG files, and if you know how to edit, you can make it pop.
I love manipulating photos and videos with mirror effects. Just something that has always been my “go to” in making. I was downtown by the coast and noticed how the waves were crashing up against the rocks. I filmed it for a while, then went home and added movement and symmetry.
This is one of my favorite things to find. It’s just nature, happenstance, but when you look at it, it becomes art.
Been very rainy, which is typical of Charleston at times. On rainy days I usually go through old forgotten photographs and play around with them. I made this today. To me, it has some energy and movement that it didn’t used to have.
It was a really grey and dull day here in Charleston, so I decided to have some fun in Photoshop. I have a love/hate relationship with editing and manipulation. I love altering photos, but also find it a bit weird that you can take an awfully boring photo and make it look like some beautiful postcard with a little effort. I picked out a sunset sky from a better day and gave this image some color. Don’t trust photography. It might be a blatant lie.