New look for my laptop

Ok, I stole the whole idea (as well as the faux Art Deco logo) from Andy, but I really like how this came out

paulart/DSCN1232 The only problem is that the Apple logo didn’t turn out very well. The one Andy sent me didn’t print all that well so I had to resize it, and that gave it some jaggies. I’d do my own, but I don’t feel like paying $25 for the Anna font for one job. Fortunately or unfortunately, I didn’t get it stuck down too well, so if I need to change it later it probably won’t be hard to do.


On the drive home from Ottawa, there is a field that you suddenly come across that has these gigantic crow sculptures in them. The first time you see them there is sort of a “oh crows…OH MY GOD HUGE FUCKING CROWS…oh they’re fake” moment. Yesterday, in spite of the pouring rain and fading light, I got out to take some pictures of them.

I need to sort though these pictures a bit more and maybe do some cleanup in Photoshop, but I was hoping the overcast and rain would make a more eeeerie effect, and it did. I need to come back with a manual focus camera, though, because a couple of times I wanted one crow framed by another, and the camera I was using tended to focus on the near one (or the grass growing under it) instead.

Fun with composite pictures

I’ve been having some fun making composite pictures. I saw a composite picture at a friend’s house, and I was struck by how good it looked, not because it was seamless, but because it wasn’t seamless. The seams gave the picture character and interest. I decided I wanted to try to do the same thing. I may be no Claude Samton, but I can at least steal his ideas.
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