Inanimate eye contact. Toy gun.
A few others from this set:
I am having far too much fun with this.
Inanimate eye contact. Toy gun. Blade runner?
Since I have my little rinky dink photo studio set up for doing product shots for #MountainTownToys, I have taken it as an excuse to play with toys from my personal collection. Gives me a chance to practice my editing skills, too.
I got this Mike Hazard for my birthday. He's supposed to be a spy, but I always thought he looked more like a private eye.
So I made him a blade runner.
More mountain town toys pictures
I've been having fun doing glamour shots of these toys for #MountainTownToys
This one specifically I think is pretty neat. It's my rendition of Stardust and Fantomah, both characters originally written and drawn by Fletcher Hanks.
Hanks was a weird bird, and his comics were super strange, with a focus punishing criminals (in bizarre and supernatural ways) rather than preventing crime.
I might do another big spread of the two of them for our catalog.
I'm shooting on an old pentax dslr. I should dig out some antique lenses and see what kind of wacky shenanigans I can get up to with some old, fast glass.
Here are a couple of shots zoomed out and uncropped, so you can get an idea of the process.
Sharing some Mountain Town Toys project shots because they're beautiful
Here is a small smattering of the product shots I was able to pull off today using my makeshift photography studio.
I'm really please with the results for each of these, and I'm enjoying this process again (the last time I did this many product shots at a time was over ten years ago.)
I'm still bummed the show had to be cancelled, but we're going to do some really cool stuff with #mountaintowntoys either way.
I'm having good luck with G Thumbs so far
I'm learning about photo processing workflows in 2020. The last time I studied the adobe suite in any real capacity was 2008, and CS 5. Things are very different than they were then.
If this is something you do, especially for photography, and extra especially if you do it without the adobe suite or on linux I'd love to hear about the software you use and your experiences with it.
I'm working on product shots for #MountainTownToys and I think this one of Buzz Corry on Mars is especially wonderful.
Covid-19, checking in, how can I help?
Still doing fine. Booth me and my wife have a cold so we are “forced” to stay at home. I can work from home and my wife is set to non active. Food is no problem, communication is no problem. We’ll pull through. Anyone in need in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, please let me know.
Covid-19, checking in, how can I help?
Hey folks, I know a lot of people have been impacted by our ongoing global health crisis (even me!) so I just wanted to take an opportunity to check in.
What's good? What's bad? How are things? Did your hours get cut back? Are tips down? Are you going to make rent? Do you need help?
My focus on the bluray rips is stuff that's 1) in the public domain and 2) not available from the usual sources or stuff that 1) is important 2) is not available from the usual sources.
I'm not going to re-rip something that's on the bay, and I'll only re-rip something that's on Archive.org in the event that there's a major quality boost.
This is part of the same effort that has me capturing 16mm film and preserving VHS tapes. I'm building an archive.
After that, I have a couple of other bluray disks that I have been putting off ripping, but at the rate that these are transcoding, it's going to be ~4 - 8 hours per film, and there are at least three films per disk.
That means I'm looking at ~24 hours to transcode each disk.
That's fine, it's background work, and it's not like I'm going to watch all of them in a single day.
On the docket right now is Kino's Pioneers of African American Cinema, which I have wanted to see for years.
If this is the kind of thing you also want to see, it is entirely the kind of thing I want to share. Hit me up and I'll figure out how we can best do that.
In the near future, I'll get some blank bluray disks and burn the 1:1 unencrypted copy to a blank bluray and remove it from my NAS, because I only have 12GB, and I will eventually have more than 250 bluray disk rips I want to store. (and also I use that RAID array as my primary archive right now, so ... it's already like 6TB full.)
At some point, I'll update the script that sticks stuff on the NAS to derive smaller copies (palm pilot resolution, and DVD res) but that's later.
I write and build stuff.
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