Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

Another photo from my series «The Punk Years».

For WordPress’ Photo Challenge: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/ascend-cmhr/

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Monochrome Strømsfoss

Here’s my entry for Leanne & Laura’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.

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Strømsfoss, Norway (click to see large version).

You can see my Adobe Lightroom settings & Adobe Photoshop layers in this gallery:

After I’m finished with the settings in Lightroom, I export the file and open it in Photoshop. This is my Photoshop workflow (see the Photoshop layers picture for reference):

  • In Lightroom I used a preset called Antique Light. I tweaked the settings to what you see in the “Lightroom settings” image in the gallery and exported the image.
  • Open the exported photo in Photoshop.
  • In Photoshop: The layer Background Copy is the one I work on. The layer named Background is the original, as it looked when I exported it from Lightroom.
  • On the background copy I used a low opacity brush and added some dodge & burn (in the corners, around the edges, on the trees, boats and their reflections).
  • The Old book cover layer is set to darken with an opacity of 50%
  • The 4 tape layers are set to multiply at 100% opacity
  • The grain & noise layer: I used the Paint Bucket tool to fill the layer with black. Set the layer opacity to 28% and then used filter – noise – add noise, ticked off monochromatic with uniform distribution at 16,5%
  • Then I added my watermark, file info and saved as a jpeg.

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Israel 1970’s: אריה ברק וגיא

I’ve promised you that I’d start a new series with retro photos from Israel. This is the first photo in the series: «Israel 1970’s» and it’s called אריה ברק וגיא: that’s the name of the three persons in the photos and their names mean Lion (Arie), Lightning (Barak) and Valley (Guy).

אריה וברק, Israel 1970's

אריה וברק, Israel 1970’s

Even though this first post is named after the persons in it, I’m not sure if I’ll do the same with all the posts that are to come. Anyway I’ve created a new category for this series, so it’ll be easy to look up all the photos after they’ve been posted. https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/category/photography/israel-1970s/

Today WordPress has its Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme this week is “light” and since Barak means lightning, this is my entry for this weeks photo challenge. Check out other bloggers entries here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/photo-challenge-lights/

Planet Earth according to Gunda

The question was «What is the mass of planet Earth?»

In the science section of howstuffworks.com the answer is this:
«The quick answer to that is approximately 6,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000 (6 x 1024) kilograms.
The interesting sub-question is, “How did anyone figure that out?” It’s not like the planet steps onto the scale each morning before it takes a shower. The measurement of the planet’s weight is derived from the gravitational attraction that the Earth has for objects near it.»

6,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000 (6 x 1024) kilograms? not according to Gunda.

6,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000 (6 x 1024) kilograms? Not according to Gunda…

I shot a few versions of this photo before I was satisfied. I ended up with this overexposed version, which I think highlights the important objects that makes the photo and leaves out the rest (the background was just creating noise and unwanted attention in this image). The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Future Tense and I think this photo suits the challenge:

«In today’s challenge we want you to grab an image from your world that holds the promise or portent of the future.»

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Retro Advertisement Drawing

Played around some more with the digital drawing board and made this retro looking ad. They say that advertising is all about sex…

Trustworthy Orgasm Provider

Trustworthy Orgasm Provider

As you can see I’m still getting used to my digital drawing board. The lines are a bit all over the place…