I just wanted to put this out there… that I’d love to be invited to land on a carrier… take photos… see awesome things… okay, I have put that out there 🙂 You can always contact wildcard at stuckincustoms.com 🙂
Daily Photo – The Carrier
I’ve been wanting to process this photo forever — I love carriers.
This one is open to the public, but I arrived too late to get up on the deck… So I was stuck on the ground level — but then a sweet fog rolled in to cover part of the carrier.
Erika Meijer, from Doetinchem, Netherlands, has taken my photograph of the monkey in the water from Japan and turned it into a painting! I get emails about this sort of thing quite a bit… rarely feature them on the website, but I should more! I think it’s great when people do this sort of thing. My work is Creative Commons Share-Alike (no commercial use), which means other artists are free to use them to do derivative works like this. Very cool!
There is a long and somewhat barren road between Los Angeles and San Diego. It seems extra-barren because I was really thirsty before I entered the long-bit that had absolutely no place to stop for a drink! You know how sometimes you are driving along, kind of thirsty… not really being TOO picky, but kind of passing by places that look not-too-exciting? Well I did that one too many times then ended up having to drive for a lot longer before I found relief.
What compounded the problem (and made it better too) was that it was sunset time! That means I had to stop many times to drink the landscapes into the camera.
Every week, a new print comes available. It’s always a pleasure to make these available to collectors and the like. Each of them is numbered to ensure each one is unique. We keep a record of the original owners of these so there is trail, which you should also follow if you want to check on the authenticity of a work. There are a lot of rogue printing companies out there, but just by purchasing via this link, you can be assure it is authentic.
I’m sure most of you recognize this from the famous photo in New York after the war. I’ve wondered if that photographer took hundreds of photos that day and all of them were horrible except for the famous one. I’ve had days like that! Anyway, I’d love to see all of his various work from that day to see what else he snapped up.
That photo has been recreated here into a giant statue in San Diego. It now sits in front of the huge aircraft carrer, which you can see in the distance, enshrouded in fog.
The video chat for the pre-release of the book will be up at tinychat.com/stuckincustoms. Actually, it’s up now, but I won’t be broadcasting video until the event starts at 7 PM CST on Nov 19th. Come back then and join in!
Topaz Adjust and Noiseware
It’s been a while since I mentioned these great products! I used both of them in the image below; the former was for sharpening and the latter was for noise reduction. I also used Noiseware on the Tokyo photo from yesterday. To find out more and get coupon codes, check out the Topaz Adjust Review and the Noiseware Review.
Daily Photo – Trees and an Aircraft Carrier in the Fog
The time I spent in San Diego was very moody and covered in fog. I went down to the shore one night to spy the USS Midway. The fog was pea-soup thick and it gave the environs quite the mood. I found these amazing trees nearby that seemed wonderfully illuminated against the glow from the aircraft carrier.