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e_compass_rosa From: e_compass_rosa Date: July 29th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
that is very cool -- at first I thought it might have been tiles in a shower...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 29th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! I've often wanted to get that shot when it rains hard at our house, but my old camera couldn't hold the proper focus.
duccio From: duccio Date: July 29th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Each one looks like a small lens; I wonder what the quality of the images are in those aqueous lenses. They each seem to be an image of your complete photograph, but upper image oriented at the top and lower image oriented at the bottom - except for the interstices which have no droplet. This maybe is something like an insect sees. Maybe the inspiration for Argos with his 100 eyes, was a fly buzzing around a heifer. (I doubt the Argives had wet window screens - Homer doesn't mention them.)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 29th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, I think the Greeks went without screens! Even today, most European homes lack them. Fewer bugs of the annoying sort, I imagine.

I like the Argos idea. I was thinking of one of those very early computer graphics experiments.
chrisglass From: chrisglass Date: July 29th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
pretty!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 29th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks. It rained a lot yesterday. In some places 1/4 of the average annual rainfall fell in less than two hours. Of course, the average annual rainfall is a little shy of twelve inches.
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: July 29th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Absolutely fabulous pattern. I thought it might be tiles but, looks really great.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 29th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I can see the tiles. I wish I had tiles that cool!
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: July 30th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That image could be straightened out in Photoshop and, a color map made of it to then be recreated in tiles. I'm sure there has to be a way to do it based on your image. I think it would be awesome to see a whole wall covered like that, don't you?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 30th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
An intriguing idea. The screen itself is warped, so I'm not sure how to straighten it in photoshop. Of course, then I'd have the problem of figuring out how to make the tiles!
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: July 30th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Making the tiles: in Photoshop you can use the Pantone® colors to find out exactly the color you wanted to use, generally count up the number of tiles per color, have the colors coded on a printout, get started, pray for success. :-) Seriously, it seems something like that could be done. What about creating a grid in PS and then mimicking the patterning of the screen to get something close to the image without having to use so many tiles? Let me try here to straighten out the image and I'll send it back to you afterwards.
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: July 31st, 2007 12:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

done but, not perfectly

rain on screen to tile mural

I sharpened it a bit, darkened it a bit, removed some of the white (blown out area) but, I didn't get the color information...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 31st, 2007 05:50 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: done but, not perfectly

Nice! I have the original image, if you're interested. It's big, but not too big. Do you have a Gmail account?
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: July 31st, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: done but, not perfectly

onajide at gmail
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: July 30th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That's gorgeous.

I know your screen is delightfully soaked, but after my first glance at the photo I thought, "Eeeeeee! That looks just like my silly, eighties-inspired purse!" Glee.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 30th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I remember that look. Sort of like the glittery double of acid wash!
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: July 30th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm really wallowing in the crass nature of all this eighties-inspired gear that's being produced right now. I'm not buying a whole lot of it, but I love to stare at when I'm at Target. I'm a crow ogling the bright, shiny object.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 1st, 2007 08:18 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Crows are smart birds, now more than never.
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: August 1st, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That's what arsemuffin said--that I'm a "smart bird!"

Funny thing is, I recently watched Sylvia with Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig. I didn't really like the movie that much, but it reminded me how much I like Ted Hughes: "He laughed himself to the centre of himself. / And attacked." So I put Birthday Letters on my nightstand and I'm re-reading it bit by bit.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 1st, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Ted got a bad rap, I think. It can't be easy living with Silvia Plath. I think I know what I'm talking about here!
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: August 4th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm still giggling to myself about your last response.
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