Let's take a journey together ... to a place not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead. Destination: ... ummm ... crap! I don't know the name. Ok, let's pick a new name for this twisted car wreck I call a blog.
Poema is latin for poem (oh, gee, really!?!). This is one of those names that sounds cute but you can never remember it. Ummmm ... was that photopopo ... or, uhh ... photopoma ...grrr ... no, I know ... photo-dodo after the dufus that thought of it. Forget it, let's just go visit PixelatedImage.
glen goffin photography
Now that's cutting edge! Nonetheless ... my leading candidate. At least it perfectly captures my complete lack of imagination. "Yeah, mom, I would've used a cutting edge name but they kept confiscating it at the airport."
stinky fish photography
Brilliant! And by brilliant, I mean lame. So why do I like it? Wait, don't answer that.
So I tried to find an English to Gaelic translator because Gaelic is just sooo cool. So many vowels and stuff. I like that arthurian faery woodsy vibe. Hmmm ...
Ok, so what are the goals for this new name ...
2. creative (aka. fresh)
5. makes people think you know what you're doing
6. looks impressive on business cards
7. makes your mom say ... oh, son, I'm so proud of you
8. sorts first alphabetically ... just kidding ... that doesn't work anymore
9. still available - this is the toughest one
Oh, about this photo. I was at our local high school picnic and the kids were bouncing around in the inflatable bouncy thingies. This little girl was drawn straight to my camera. Her face is only inches away from my lens here, that's why the DoF is so narrow. I tried my best to get her eyes in focus but that left the netting and even HER EYEBROWS out of focus. Now that's narrow! And this was at f/4. Just goes to show that focal distance is as much a factor as f-stop.
I did a little dodge/burn on her eyes and teeth and I'm still working on skin tones. Skin tone was a killer. I tried many different approaches. In this, I used a PS action from Night Fate (#62-5) that I loaded from Deviant Art.
And to quote one of my favorite commercials ... oh, Miss Foster! ... my daughter loooves your art class!
Peace and joy,