June 10, 2008

Dark thoughts.

Oh... I'm mulling things over now....

Dark thoughts


16 comments:

TMink said...

It is nice to see a monochrome, this one works very well that way.

Trey

Ruth Anne Adams said...

You and Rich Galen.

Bob said...

Ann Althouse: a swirling chocolate malt of angry liquid...

...on a dark and stormy night...

Ann Althouse said...

Bob... it refers back to the Gays Mills post. I didn't write that and I agree it's purple prose.

Ann Althouse said...

(did something to make that clearer)

bearbee said...

Septia tone with texture, shapes, swirls and angles.

Very nice.

Bob said...

Yes, I know you didn't write it, Ann. :)

It seemed to fit here, though. I'm in a whimsical mood this morning, I guess.

Ann Althouse said...

Me too... but still touchy, I guess, about anyone thinking I wrote that...

Robert Burnham said...

Just curious -- did you use a prefab sepia duo/tri/quad tone from Photoshop? Or cook up one of your own?

Ann Althouse said...

Robert, I got to that by a lucky accident, using only iPhoto. In "effects," I switched to B&W, then, I did something that shouldn't have changed anything: I clicked "Boost Color." I was surprised to see things getting browner and I clicked it up to 6. Maybe I shouldn't reveal that secret!

Chip Ahoy said...

I'd rather open i-Photo than Photoshop.

It's 'sharpen' slide feature beats Photoshop, and I prefer its 'saturation' slide over the one in Photoshop. I also prefer i-Photo's 'exposure' slide. Plus it loads a lot faster.

I officially hate my phone. Its camera was a primary purchasing decision, but I found after buying it and locked into a two year deal, that it's impossible to connect directly to a computer, neither Mac, nor P.C. That feature is unreasonably costly through Sprint. They are second-rate photos, after all. They cannot be emailed to myself, without added expense, and there is no memory card, nor is there a handset manager for this model phone that manages photos. This has caused me to become deeply and lastingly annoyed with Sprint, and I'm uncertain to recover.

Angry liquid. A flood occurs, let the anthropomorphizing begin!

rhhardin said...

Roethke did poems to that photo.

Um...here, Kenneth Burke _Language as Symbolic Action_.

Tituslovewilltearusapart..some day said...

After watching Boston and LA in the NBA finals I am having some dark thoughts too.

Chip Ahoy said...

The thing about using poetic descriptions is they can be inadvertently offensive by comparing a devastating thing with a cute thing, as this chocolate malt comparison does. That's why I hate the phrase "it's a wake up call" to describe something like a tornado, hurricane Katrina, or a war. It conceptually reduces something huge to something small and that makes me think the person doing the comparing is stupid.

Henry said...

Robert, I got to that by a lucky accident, using only iPhoto. In "effects," I switched to B&W, then, I did something that shouldn't have changed anything: I clicked "Boost Color." I was surprised to see things getting browner and I clicked it up to 6. Maybe I shouldn't reveal that secret!

This reminds me of a trick a friend used to do with traditional print film. He would shoot with color film, but have it developed as black and white. The values would be right, but the hue was very undpredictable.

Pogo said...

"Man's conquest of Nature turns out, in the moment of its consummation, to be Nature's conquest of Man."
C.S. Lewis

Such devastation turns the strongest heart into a child's.