Projects - Body parts
(grizzled pink somethings)
This was first noted as an aside while working on BAPhot.
[8Jan19, 08:35] Bear with me.
My screensaver is currently set to randomly changing images from a temporary work in progress storage area on an external hard drive. My screen is usually cluttered with application windows and icons, but this morning, during startup, it was unusually clear and up popped a grizzled pink something which on closer inspection proved to be the bridge of my nose.Part 4
The entries below are in the sequence they were added to the project (earliest at the bottom) not necessarily of the images were taken
I'll gather links here. I have seen a large toe in one of my books.
This is my left foot photographed in September 2018 after an injury resulted in bruises that seemed never to fade.
Box 03 fig. 1 is the original image cropped. For fig. 2, I fired up Nik filters to add a border for the finished image and was astonished by the effect of my standard Nik recipe, Detail Extractor + Film Efex (usually Chrome) + Image Borders. My foot looks like fig. 1, but those latent fig. 2 details must be lurking beneath the skin.
Later that day - here's a Foot (Box 02, fig. 1), a detail from an iPhone panorama taken in Sardinia (Box 02, fig. 2) in 2017 that happens to be hanging next to my desk.
[Most of the links below are to BAPhot and will no longer work. I am not sure why, when it would be relatively straightforward to fix them) but my inclination is to leave them broken.]
This is where it all (the Body Parts project, that is) started. On a Tuesday morning, I noted,
[8Jan19, 08:35] Bear with me.
My screensaver is currently set to randomly changing images from a temporary work in progress storage area on an external hard drive. My screen is usually cluttered with application windows and icons, but this morning, during startup, it was unusually clear and up popped a grizzled pink something which on closer inspection proved to be the bridge of my nose.
There it is in a screen shot, Fig. 1. For reasons too tortuous to explain fully (but involving a failure to set up a contest on Photocrowd last September) I needed some photographs of eyes for a banner and took a selfie with my phone, later rejecting this for a crop of an image from exercise 2.4. Banners being letterbox wide, the screen was restricted to the centre of the image.
Fig 2 shows part of the directory and fig. 3 the two eye shots.
Anyway, the purpose of this aside is an aide-memoire to create an assignment either on this course or a subsequent one, of grizzled pink somethings. I cannot foresee many voluntary participants for subjects, so it will probably comprise more selfies. Which reminds me. I attended an RPS workshop in the last century where the speakers were Tony Worobiec and someone else reasonably famous. I think it was the someone else (I have seen his name in print recently, I think he's still on the RPS circuit - I'll find it [later that day - got it, Ray Spence]) who said, if you want to photograph a body and there is no-one else at hand, use your own. So be it. But it would be nice to include some piercings and tattoos.Part 4