Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Augusten Burroughs and Mark Trevorrow - portrait in yellow
You know those photos you take that you're not quite sure what to do with? These are two of those. Last August I went to an evening of conversation between touring American author Augusten Burroughs and Australian entertainer - comedian and radio host, Mark Trevorrow (aka Bob Downe when doing his comedy act).
Not wishing to make a show of myself, I took the photos without flash, and my little handheld of course wasn't quite up to this inside job. But I loved the photos because it was such an enjoyable experience.
So, I've put it into the great photographic grinding mill*, said abracadabra and come out with a "pencil drawing" and a "watercolour". I am particularly pleased with the way the "still life" of water bottle, plate and glasses turned out in both. Puts me in mind a little of Giorgio Morandi.
I've also been playing around with some computer manipulated Artist Trading Cards lately, combining my interst in rubber stamping craft and photography. I've also been ill* and not venturing out for new shots, though there'll be some fresh yellow on Friday!
What do you think? Successful, or just a silly cover for some dud pics?
Today's theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is Yellow
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*Ulead Photo Express 6.0
* Yellow is not an inappropriate theme colour: recently I've been in hospital with some irritating liver/biliary complaint and mild jaundice - errrr - yellowness - has been part of my pallor! But you're not getting a self-portrait of me like that.