Unretouched shots straight from the scanner, some quick film work for Mary’s portfolio, just so she can have a visual of her senior work. You can see the rest of the super rough scans on flickr, if you’re interested, though they will be down once I’ve finished working on the final images she selects.
If you’re wondering what I’ve got left to do to them, it generally goes in this order: Crop off the border remnants, dust spot, levels, curves, then misc retouching on a by image basis. I prefer to leave things as natural as possible, but sometimes I can fix minor screw ups.
It would be easy to posit that there is some kind of sexual repression in these areas, or that people have certain priorities, but I’m not sure these ideas could really be backed up with this data. I’m not an analyst, of course.
We’ve got all our stuff inside the house and have started unpacking. It’s a huge mess, but I feel great about it. I wasn’t sure how best to show you the house, but we’re going to give video a shot. This was the first thing I did after waking up, so here’s a small disclaimer: My cheap point and shoot really distorts faces. Also I don’t like talking to video cameras, so I sound really nervous, seem to be holding my words back, slurring and saying uh a lot. It gets a little better as it goes on and I wake up. Beth thinks it’s cute, but I think I sound very weird. Also, not the best auto light compensation in the world, so I had to start a new video when I went inside.
I’ll be putting my address in a friend’s only post on livejournal, so if you read me there, you will be able to see it. Hope you are all well. I intend to have daily posts coming again soon and we may do a serious tour when we’ve got the place set up.