I know I sort of neglected this blog for a while… but I’ve been busy. Reminds me of a line from a Dylan song – which one? I don’t know. There are times that just about everything reminds me of a line from a Dylan song.
Paraphrasing it: you think you’re about to drown, and it’s half a foot of water…
All of a sudden, after a long period of desultory lack of business – several art buyers contacted me – practically all at the same time – and frankly – all wanting similar images. I began to wonder what it was all about, and went to google and searched for that phrase and voila – all of a sudden (I don’t want to say the phrase for obvious reasons) but there were my images, both in the image section of the Big G, and the normal text part of the Big G.
So that was it.
G gives and takes away.
Anyway – in the middle of idleness – I did have an interesting experience that I think it’s safe to write about now.
A bank, a foreign bank, a lovely foreign bank contacted me to make a sort of limited edition booklet… I’m not sure what you call it. It’s just a four or eight ply piece with three windows, and my pictures in those windows. The thing is about the size of a large hardcover book. I should have taken at least one picture of them before they were gone.
But the bank – the lovely bank – brings its personel to different countries when a new bank opens – and give the 25 bankers a gift – made by a local artist – and I was the local artist.
So I sat in the lobby of the Plaza hotel (I doubt if I could afford a night there) and signed and numbered 25 of these limited editions.
On my way out – I stopped by one of my favorite park shooting spots and did a few HDRs. Here’s the one I liked the best. Yes, HDR but not obvious HDR. And quite a bit of it “painted.” Painted means that I went into photoshop and added things like those highlights you see in the tree, removed the annoying people, and basically took the brush to ever part of the image in what I hoped was a subtle way. Yes – I still like it.