March 04, 2005

I get artsy

Amy and I went and saw The Gates at Central Park last Sunday, partly because our Wisconsin-based artist friend Angie laid down a pretty thick guilt trip on us. I have to say I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it (The Gates, not the guilt trip). I'm typically pretty cynical about modern art, but this was really well done. Also, the orange of the gates against the white of the snow reminded me of a creamsicle, so I think that subliminally added to my enjoyment factor. It also explained why Amy kept licking The Gates.

While we were there, we saw several booths selling photos of the exhibit. The shots I liked best were the ones where everything was black-and-white, with the exception of The Gates, which were left orang-- excuse me, "saffron." Being the Photoshop wizard (and the cheapskate) that I am, I thought "I could do that." So I did.

The source photos are my own, so they're not quite as good as the ones that were on sale. And while I'm not really as good at Photoshop as I'm sure those photographers are, I thought they turned out well.

Click for the larger versions (which I think are much nicer), and email me for the full-sized versions.

I also borrowed the idea of making the people blurry, which I thought was a great way of "removing" them from the photo without too much difficulty.

I have a few more, but haven't applied my magic to them yet. I'll post them when I do.

Posted by Kevin at March 4, 2005 06:15 PM

Looks great! I will take 5 thousand prints. Can you have them by Monday?

Posted by: CDog at March 4, 2005 07:46 PM

Wow. Two brothers walking around Central Park admiring the somewhat artistic "Gates", but not together. I was there on Sunday too! I didn't see you though. What a coinkidink. Did you see the frisbee guys? They were good. I have more pics if you want them. Luckily those poles were covered in plastic so when Amy licked the creamsicle poles, her tongue didn't get stuck.

I saw Rod Stewart there too.

Posted by: B at March 4, 2005 10:02 PM
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