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Magician Waits

Magician Waits - Tarot Apocalyptica - 11-2016
This one is very similar to the portrait, but has a completely different feeling for me. Also, apparently my idea to avoid water at all costs for the Waste? Yeah, that went out the window...

I have only done the usual color correcting on this one.
That's it.

That's the shot.

It wants to be a book cover so badly.

Also, at this point, I had ditched the fucking flash. It was just pissing me off so much because I was having to make do with the on-camera pop up flash, and that fucker always blows out way too fucking hot.

Did I mention that my external flash unit failed before we started shooting? Yes. The fucker failed.

So, this is me remembering all of my long gun training and getting super steady with my breath and using my knee under my elbow as a tripod. Like you do.

I fucking love it.
* * *
Yes, there's actually more...

I had a whole new batch spawn sub thoughts about how I just don’t bounce back from things anymore. The body is just so slow to recover.
I fucking hated it. I continue to hate it, but I am coming to some kind of detente with reality. We'll see how it goes.

Then there's today. Anger is still right there under the surface. I’m having more stairway conversations.

Today, I’m going to try and draw an angel. I’m going to draw it on the tablet and see how it goes.
Spent the morning daydreaming/troubleshooting the High Priestess. Thinking about how to make the dress for Cristi without it being perfect on a dress form and that’s all fucking right. I just have to get it constructed. Dress form could be months from now if ever. It’s all good.

Though, I gotta get me the Brother sooner than later though. Being able to do embroidered keyholes for the Imperator??? EEEEEEEE. But whatever. We’ll make due.

Because I hate putting in buttonholes. They are the worst.

Date: 2016-11-22 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alphaflyer.livejournal.com
I'm not a pro, but I hate using flash -- it fades out the colours way too much, I find, and then you lose the background. Better to try the steady hand and colour-correct any distortions from interior light you might get.

Date: 2016-11-22 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angela-n-hunt.livejournal.com
Flash is a discipline all its own that requires a lot of years (at least in my case) of trial and error before you at least get a handle on the damn thing. I'm pretty damn good with a flash most of the time.

EXCEPT WHEN IT WON'T WORK. LOL :D

But yeah, until I got a grip on it, I hated flash for the exact same reasons. Luckily, I had a couple fellow photogs who broke down their gorgeous flash set ups and the big light bulb went on over my head.

In other words, I cheated. :D

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