Monday, January 26, 2009

Only the Names Have Been Changed


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I was snapping away at a colorful window full of people when I saw someone I recognized walking through to a table at this establishment. I loved the colors and lines in the photo and played with Allen Chou's "Ripple Blocks" effect. I don't know if you'll like this sort of photo manipulation, but figured just this once wouldn't bother you too much. Besides protecting the innocent, the effect was fun because I love abstractions. First person to correctly guess the place in Seattle where this was taken wins a free post card of their choice of any SDP photo from 2006 to present. Have fun, and happy Lunar New Year to you all on this sunny Monday in Seattle!

15 comments:

brattcat said...

It makes a wonderful abstract. Very satisfying.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is an interesting picture. How did you do it?

Virginia said...

Please share this technique. I am clueless but LOVE the effect. This is a great image. Oh my! I am an abstract artist trapped in a frustrated painter's body. I would get a kick out of trying this with photographs!
V

Kim said...

Certainly, I'm happy to share where to access the little program that gains this effect. Are you familiar with Flickr, the photo sharing site? If you have your photo uploaded to Flickr, you can press the "edit" button above the photo and it will take you to a flash player-based editor called Picnic. This effect is available in premium mode and is listed under the "Sandbox" menu. You might be able to find it elsewhere under the developer's name, though. Have fun!
-Kim

gogouci said...

I like this picture in a cool, distorted looking way.

White Oleander said...

Love the pic. Is it Starbucks?

yurasi said...

Cafe Ladro?

Hmm...after a few days are we gonna get a hint?

Tania said...

Sunny? That means cold...I remember, but I'll take some rare winter sunshine over a warmer gray day! I have no idea where you took this photo. But it does look like a coffee shop in Queen Anne? Belltown? Greenwood? Green Lake? Oh I don't know!

Kim said...

Yurasi, ooooo, you're steaming hot! But WHICH ONE? Huuuuuum? ;^)
-Kim

Paul said...

Hi Kim
I really like the effect on the photo looks like the glass did it rather than you. I am going to have to be more experimental with my photos.

Maya said...

Oooh, I really like this effect! Nice colorful abstract.

BTW, I got the word, "singer" in my word verification!

yurasi said...

Wow! Fantastico!

Um...I'm gonna go with...lower Queen Anne? Ding ding, winner?

Kim said...

Oh. . .Nnnnnnnrrrrttttt, thank you for playing.

Care to take another stab, Yurasi?
-Kim

Wesa said...

Capitol Hill Ladro, 15th and Republican. That's where we buy our whole bean each week.

Kim said...

And Wesa hits it on the nose! Congrats. Please let me know what photo from the archives I can make into a postcard for you and email me your snail mail address.

Yurasi gets runner up for being so close, so get me your preference and address and I'll send your choice on its way to you.
-Kim