20171204: A little (Super) Full Moon fun in San Juan de los Lagos

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Yes, the Christmas decorations are going up, so silly me.

Light Play (pun intended) with some different light sources.

From the other side of the Plaza…

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So whatever you celebrate, in whatever style you do it, may it be happy & fun.

(personally I hate this time of year too many family members have used Nov. to Feb. to destroyed everything in my life. But I lived in snow country for 25 years so I love winter itself, without humans.)

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20171201: Dia de la Muertos San Juan de los Lagos Style poster

I finally got to finish editing the Dia de Muertos night event & build a poster out of it.

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A little color & fun in San Juan de los Lagos Jal., Mexico

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20171130: One model photo, 4 versions, Photoshop demostration

Here in town I get a lot of requests of people having photos of family, boyfriend or girlfriend in USA & a local wants a better background on the photograph.

So I did a quick Photoshop demo to print out showing that I took one image of a woman & made 4 different treatments to that same image. With a single poster printout, I have 4 styles of one shot to show customers.

Photoshop work.

HOWEVER folks we Professional & Artists have been doing this LONG BEFORE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP was created.

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In 1993 I took a photograph of the Newspaper Publishing Co building with really beautiful clouds in sky behind it. About a month later, the parking lot in front was coated with a fresh coat of tar and one of the other staff had shot it just an hour later when no one was parked on it and everything was very clean.

I happened to see that both my photograph & the other person’s photograph were shot near the same area so it was an “easy” job of putting my sky in his “clean Publishing building” shot.

So some 6 hours of work “sandwiching the two negatives together” to make one image in a WET Darkroom. Next morning when the Owner of the publishing company came in I showed him the Black & white photograph print. He liked it, thanked me and walked off with it.

A week later I saw a new stack of sale person folder sitting on the Sales Dept manager’s desk as I walked by. Yeah, you guessed it, I saw my “sandwiched PHOTO” was on the cover of those handout folders for customers.

In 1974 with my 1st WET darkroom I was doing this at 2 am in the morning instead of sleeping for school later in the morning. Long history of having artistic fun!

So darkrooms & combining artistic work & photographs are about 180 years old folks.

Photoshop is the “new fangled name”, that is all.

Hope you like the pretty lady, a model in Southern California I show in 2014 & the different treatments of her portrait.

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Cee’s B&W Challenge: Fences & Gates

Been a little while since doing one of Cee’s B&W challenges, life is busy.

But always love to share, specially Black & White!

Some fences & gates & a window wrought iron work from San Juan de los Lagos, Jal MX.

 

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some living fences posts!

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Thanks as always to Cee!

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20171130 Clowning Around Town, tourist poster for San Juan de los Lagos

OK, here is another poster I am now selling.

My photos & design work of course. (yeah, I will be giving a copy to the clown if I can figure out which one he is of about 3 or 4.)

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Creative shooting folks.

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20171129 Editing night shots of San Juan

While the view is limited, an artist is always looking for a new angle.

Dia de Muertos night event, the fountain is on, shutter slowed down a little to let the motion show & then the Independence Tower lights to contrast nicely.

 

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She may be dead, but this Dia de la Muertos skeleton knew where to be looking!

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20171123: Mexican calendar for a Leo

OK, I am have some fun with the calendars these days.

Here is one I made for a Leo woman. Huichol background, Mexican pieces, Xmas & New Years theme…

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way too much fun!

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