different post processing

She’s the betta half of the two

the scarlet guard raiding maven like
  • Mare: MAVEN YOU ASS COME OUT WHEREEVER YOU ARE *slams the door open*
  • Maven: *sips tea and turns around dropping a bunch of photos of mare*
  • Everyone: ...
  • Maven: *frantically gathering photos* wHAT CORnELIUS, GREG WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE SECURITY

Boomeritis by Pygmalion Karatzas

‘Boomeritis’ by Pygmalion Karatzas presents stand-alone portraits of buildings with the long exposure shooting technique using a 10-stop neutral density filter as well as regular exposures treated in a similar artistic manner. We depart from straight photography to fuse the boundaries between representational and expressionistic image making. Details of skyscrapers and public buildings, frontal views of iconic architecture and urban scenes, presented in a way that highlights the formalistic aspects of design, while the blurring of time is intended to give them a timeless feel. Desaturated or monochrome treatments emphasise the tectonic elements of subjects, and the manual blending of different exposures in post-processing adds presence, depth and complementary lighting. 

The title is a reference to the pathology of the Baby Boomer generation characterised - as American philosopher Ken Wilber points out - by pluralism infected with narcissism. An integral photographic vision aims to combine a respectful representation of exterior realities with a meaningful expression of our interiority by pointing towards the material sublime. 

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anonymous asked:

lately I've been reading a lot of articles about how our generation is the dumbest one that ever was, and technology is turning every brain it touches into tapioca, and I'm genuinely thinking of killing myself- if there's no hope for the world, why bother to live? You're the smartest person I've ever met, and one of the most optimistic, so I thought I might ask you if you have any advice.

Well, first I’d stop reading those articles, since they are generally written by the same people who complain about how no one wears hats anymore. (You think I am joking but George Will is a person who exists.) What’s more, “kids these days” is a tale as old as time. Every single generation rails against the habits of the next, decries the death of civilization and good taste, and somehow the world manages to go on spinning.

This t-shirt is very funny, but it’s also sort of humanity’s default position to anything even vaguely unfamiliar.

Here, have some quotes railing against younger generations and the “modern” world, taken from various periods in history. Twenty plus years ago, it would have taken days (if not weeks) of research in a physical library to find them, but instead it took about half an hour using an unimaginably powerful search engine and a vast wealth of metadata.

So I’ll have the tapioca, thanks.

c. 20 BC: from the poet Horace, “Our sires’ age was worse than our grandsires’. We, their sons, are more worthless than they; so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt.”

1494: "The word written on parchment will last a thousand years. The printed book is on paper. How long will it last?”

1790:“The free access which many young people have to romances, novels, and plays has poisoned the mind and corrupted the morals of many a promising youth; and prevented others from improving their minds in useful knowledge. Parents take care to feed their children with wholesome diet; and yet how unconcerned about the provision for the mind, whether they are furnished with salutary food, or with trash, chaff, or poison?”

1856: “Household luxuries, school-room steam-press systems, and, above all, the mad spirit of the times, have not come to us without a loss more than proportionate…[a young man] rushes headlong, with an impetuosity which strikes fire from the sharp flints under his tread…Occasionally, one of this class…amasses an estate, but at the expense of his peace, and often of his health.”

1859: “A pernicious excitement to learn and play chess has spread all over the country, and numerous clubs for practicing this game have been formed in cities and villages…chess is a mere amusement of a very inferior character, which robs the mind of valuable time that might be devoted to nobler acquirements, while it affords no benefit whatever to the body.”

1910: on motion pictures, “It is an evil pure and simple, destructive of social interchange, and of artistic effect. Must moving picture shows be given in a dark auditorium, with all the lack of social spirit and the tendency to careless conduct that a dark auditorium leads to?”

1926: “Does the telephone make men more active or more lazy? Does it break up home life and the old practice of visiting friends?”

1933:The bad manners of all parliaments, the general tendency to connive at a rather shady business transaction if it promises to bring in money without work, jazz and Negro dances as the spiritual outlet in all circles of society, women painted like prostitutes, the efforts of writers to win popularity by ridiculing…the correctness of well-bred people, and the bad taste shown even by the nobility and old princely families in throwing off every kind of social restraint and time-honoured custom.”

1963: from the musical Bye Bye Birdie, "What the devil’s wrong with these kids today?/Kids!/Who could guess the they would turn out that way!/Why can’t they be like we were/Perfect in every way?”

…we’re gonna be okay, anon. 


Paradise Pier by Chris Marquez
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Trying something a little different with my post processing. Still a lot to learn. And I know… I wish the water jet platform wasn’t showing, too. Thanks for looking. Feel free to let me know what you think.Paradise Pier Disney California Adventure

I mean, just LOOK at those eyes. They’re like PAINTINGS.  …which is cool, because they actually are paintings in a way :D

In principle photography their eyes started something like this:

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and in post production they went to something like this:

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How’d they do it?

[absolutely crazy numbers of photos behind the cut. you have been warned.]

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I am so proud with how this turned out! was working on it for practice and thought I’d hate it by the end but dang I learned so much doing it… Kind of wish I had recorded it but ;-; I didn’t think it’d turn out so well :P