This was fascinating: Great images and installations, plus short write ups on how each was made:
Another year further from the high school freshman who had discovered writing the summer before and bravely started sending out his poetry and stories. Didn’t sell any stories, but won a couple of cash-paying poetry contests, so he managed a $400 profit that first year.
Advice to musicians, writers, artists and creative people everywhere: Pursue your dreams when you’re young. It’s much easier!
This sky dragon surprised me by dancing across the sky one day at about 8:30 in the morning, as we were heading to church. It is stitched together from seven frames shot in a diagonal pattern. After some minor clean up, I decided that keeping the stair-step pattern accentuated the "climbing look" of the dragon. Processing tools:
- Frames processed with Bibble5 (bought by Corel, renamed to AfterShot Pro)
- Frames stitched together into a panorama using Hugin
- Title/copyright overlay made in Inkscape
- Panorama converted from 16-bit/48-bit TIFF to 8-bit TIFF using RawTherapee
- Combined the converted panorama and title/copyright overlay using the GIMP graphics program