Friday, April 14, 2006

Image Infatuation

My Flickr account is up and running. I hope to continue posting pictures up there on a regular basis. Everything from interesting stuff from the past to personal photos for back home. But access will depend on who you are. So family and friends should drop me a line and I'll add you to the contact list. I may upgrade to a pro account, but it will depend on how difficult I find the 40 photo per month limit.

I'm a bit obsessed with Flickr at the moment. There are so many cool pictures out there. I really like the ones saved to my favorites. Generally they are either photos that evoke memories, those that show they were taken by someone with real talent, or just plain cool stuff. There artistic shots that are almost cliched, so it has been fun to rummage through the pages looking for something really special. I love images and could surf (and have been surfing) Flickr for a long time. I even found a picture someone took of my father.

As for the photo above, it was some playing in the dark room during high school close to two decades ago. I wasn't very skilled and maybe not very meticulous about removing dust, so there are very few salvageable photos. But I had fun all the same. I did my best to remove the dust on the above photo in Photoshop. The tree was up by the North Pond in Lincoln Park and the building is one of my favorites, 333 Wacker, where the three rivers converge.

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