something completely different.


so i was messing around with this picture i took a while back and thought i'd try something completely different (hence the title of this post). :) usually i do all of my edits in camera raw and try to stay away from photoshop as much as possible. nothing against photoshop, it's just that i prefer the clean workflow of camera raw.

not this time.

i wanted a kind of worn, faded look...with the lovely artifacts of the analog world - light leaks, grain, texture. it took me three different pictures to blend from, two files for texture, grain from color fx pro and everything else in photoshop. the file almost reached 1 gigabyte at one time, but after all was said and done, it ended off at about 50 megabytes.

it's not gonna be my main look, but it's a nice trick to be able to pull out of the bag once in a while.

what do you guys think?

empire state of mind.

it's wonderful to be back in the city i'd love to call home - new york. one day...

i'm trying to cut back on my internet expenses while traveling (150 NOK per MB in the states - telenor-fail!), which explains my lack of updates as of late. i will make it up to you by posting picture heavy updates when i get back home. sounds fair?

i'll leave you with a grainy black & white picture of manhattan with the glorious brooklyn bridge in front and the manhattan bridge in the back taken on the shore of brooklyn.

i hope you're all enjoying the summer and some time with your loved ones no matter where you are.

rock on!