“The internet is to human interaction as Pringles are to potatoes. Companionship and closeness are processed into an unrecognizable slurry, then reconstituted as an unnatural recreation of their original incarnation.”
A student of mine recommended a great Flash video tool called video.Maru. It’s a component which allows a developer to create customized video players without any knowledge of ActionScript.
All you have to do is create MovieClips on the stage with the correct names. I am experimenting with it now and will post some more impressions here as I go along.
Based on feedback, I went back to my downloaded images and cropped a shorter focal length version of the Grey Nuns doorway shot that I posted earlier.
This version should be a little bit more balanced. I find that the effect of the door colour is diminished a bit, but overall it’s a nicer shot. I wonder if I should Photoshop the branches out of the frame…
Time to move on to something else…
Originally uploaded by robtain
This is a picture that I took while walking around in Montreal last week. It is the front door of the Grey Nuns convent. I pumped up the saturation a little in Aperture before posting this.
I’d like to go back and redo this shot. A critique that I received in Flickr suggested that it might benefit from a better balance between the right and left of the door way.
I use versiontracker.com to keep track of new updates for the software
that I use. Some software programs seem to be updated on an almost
daily basis. I can help but wonder if this is a case of
“versionjacking”; issuing incremental updates so as to always be in
the list of updated software.
Lately I have been listening to “This Week in Photography”, a great podcast. They have a companion website atÂ http://www.twipphoto.com. Check it out if you are interested in photography.