All posts by James

family man, code monkey, planeswalker, podcaster, gadget geek, reluctant gamer, artist, writer, basket case.

Day 58 – Car Problems

Taken with iPhone Camera. Edited with Tiffen Photo Fx and PhtoStudio.

Do you ever have one of those day? Oh…it hasn’t been all that bad, but I think the title for this photo should be “brain problems” instead. I have a bad habit of leaving my car light on when I go to work. That is what happened today. I came out to my car to go get something for lunch, and the car’s battery is dead. Well, It’s not that big of a deal. I got it started thanks to a jump from a co-worker. I snapped a quick photo of the positive battery terminal when I hat the hood up.

Manual: p.22 Charge the Battery

Images: Artist Pasqual Ferry…he’s amazing

Day 57 – Glowing Gelatinous Goo

Taken with iPhone Camera. Edited with Tiffen Photo Fx and PhtoStudio.

Sometimes I like to just make images that are somehow surrealistic. Okay…I often to make images that are surrealistic. What started out as simply as ice can…with a little imagination…seem to be glowing gelatinous goo. Can you see it? Or what do you see?

I’ve included in the outakes a couple of other, more traditional treatments. I like them, but I wanted something colorful today.

Manual: p.90 Exposure Compensation

Images: I have a great love for comic book art. I think that comic book artist are some of the greatest artist of our day. I’m going to be including them in my daily image survey. Today I’ve looked at Joe Quesada, editor-in-chief of Marvel and prolific artist.

Book: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

pillars_05_620.jpgI bought Pillars of the Earth before I knew that is was Oprah’s Book Club pick for January…honestly! But I’m not sorry I did. It’s a great book full of all the elements of a great story. Ken Follett finished it in 1989, and it’s popularity has been growing for years through word of mouth.

Ken Follett has long been fascinated with the cathedrals of Europe, but it takes a work of genius to make others fall in love with those same ideas through the use of fictional characters in the middle ages.

He spins a wonderful tale of hardship and passion. His characters are truly believable; all have strengths and weaknesses and no one is perfect. Certainly, some are closer to perfection than others, but he doesn’t hide people faults and short comings. Maybe that is what I like best. The book also makes me thankful for everything we have in our modern age, especially the things we take for granted like food, security, compassion and reinforced steal.