Facebook Jail

 Added to May 21, 2021
May 212021
 

This might be more personal that art related, but I was banned from Facebook, so I am posting it here, lol… I was just sentenced to 30 days in “Facebook Jail” because of a typo. Yes, a typo. I was writing a kind comment and meant to say HOW but my finger slipped and hit the wrong key: HOE… Just like that I was immediately restricted for a month. Worst part is that I argued the situation and won, Facebook apologized and allowed my comment back online – but never took away my 30 days.

I understand we need policing in social media, but if Artificial Intelligence is not quite there yet, maybe we should hire and pay some human beings to actually be the brain behind the decisions… Oh yea, and I found a bunch of shark’s teeth on the beach tonight!

Timelapse

 Added to May 18, 2021
May 182021
 

While I was at work, I set up a camera to record the sky for 10 hours. I figured, if I was busy, I might as well automate creation. Now, I wouldn’t call this art, but it is a step in some direction. I’m sure I will take this idea somewhere in the near future, especially because I like the way clouds look when you speed up the clock. Stay tuned.

Stretching Out

 Added to May 6, 2021
May 062021
 

While I love to stretch photos into colorful minimal compositions, sometimes it is nice to see the process in action. Here is a photograph I took on the beach. I then created an action that would stretch the image bit by bit, saving out a frame for each step. When combined in Adobe Premiere, you get to see the image evolve.

Manipulation Ain’t New

 Added to May 2, 2021
May 022021
 

Half of this photograph is from tonight, the other half is from years ago – because the sky tonight sucked. Gustave Le Gray, a photographer from the 1800’s, was one of the first to cut and combine two different negatives, the ground and the sky, to create more of an impact for the viewer. Manipulation ain’t new… That said, please don’t use “stock” skies, or do it to make all of your awful photographs look okay!