Bridget, I put a comment on your viewing profile in response.
#3 Wed July 2, 2008 11:19pm
Hi, Rob! The lines form arrows that point right at your brain and camera eye, two important parts of the whole, so this is pretty good as a definitive portrait. Plus, it doesn't show the whole you, so your secret identity is safe.
Thanks Chris and Alan and CannonH(I don't know your real name cannon)!
Yeah Chris, my wife still thinks I am a superhero and can do anything. So until that illusion wears off I have to keep my identity safe.
Btw, I am glad you all agree about the lines in the background. I was trying to get away from the stereotypical plain background that I see with these types of shots. I chose the colors red and yellow to give some attention to the background and not let it just be a meaningless part of the photo. The shapes were, as you guys noted, intended to channel the eye to a focal point. Thanks for the Appreciation on this one.
Thanks Daenna!! I am studying Construction Management with a minor in Business. I am hoping to build a business that focuses on building Acadian style homes. The style used to be the only one you could find in Louisiana. National builders and even locals have diluted the culture (IMO) by moving away from the styles. I will try to put some pictures up of some examples of the old architecture around here.
That would be great, Robert! I would love to see the Acadian style architecture that you mentioned. I know I have seen this style in magazines and television, but without the mention of the particular style, it escapes my point of reference. It's really wonderful to know that there are people like you that want to preserve and build structures that have style, history and beauty. It's a little like our barns here in Iowa... we used to have beautiful barns made of wood and limestone, but everything is now being replaced by metal sheds. No one wants the expense of preserving these structures. Looking forward to your photos!!! Best wishes in your studies and career! Thanks for sharing that with me! Daenna
#10 Sat July 5, 2008 5:04pm
Nice avatar, Rob, I like it. Now I'm a bit confused because I'm very bad remembering names, I'm more a visual person. So, had you got a dog in you avatar before???
No problem Daenna! I will be taking a trip to a historic district in the near future so I will try to get some pictures posted.
Thanks Carmen! Yes, I was the dog but I have been getting more creative with the camera as I learn to use it more effectively so I thought it was time for an update.
I have solved the problem of the 1/4 Rob - make a double width canvas in PS, flip through 180 horizontally, add to the original, and "Hallo 1/2 Rob!" LOL
One of the best and instantly recognisable avatars on PBlog.