Svenuary Fun

Sven is doing #genuary2022. There are different daily prompts. Tomorrow, Jan 6th is, “Trade styles with a friend”. This was the first piece, all made in Blender 3.0:

which became:

If you look closely you can see the grain. Wild. This is very reminiscent of a shot i took in Berlin:

Which is used in I Wrote This For You, and discussed on the “other” blog.

The final piece:

#genuary2022 blender geonodes pretending to be a friend’s photography style

Originally tweeted by fforw (@fforw) on 2022-01-05.

reminds me of this Tokyo Hasselblad shot:

Obviously different, but there is more than a passing resemblance. Yes, you’re right – i should reprocess that and brighten it up a little. Thanks mentioning it.

Rajma Redux

Not like “indigestion” but part of the “pre-digestion”. I mentioned in the Rajma post that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) was making recipe sites trash. Today at the top of the orange site is an app that removes the clutter. No endorsement / recommendation implied – i’ve not even opened the link.

Take a brief review of the top comments to get a flavour (see what i did there…) of how the big ole goofy search monopoly google is making the web a better place.

Repeating myself at this point, but google is likely the biggest misallocation of engineering resources the world has ever seen. The greatest computer science minds of several generations, all grist for a trillion dollar advertising mill. Possibilities ground to dust under the wheels of silicon valley “progress”.

[With all due respect / apologies to my friends that work there… but come on, you know it’s mostly true!]

Up Around The Bend

Wanted to write about what Hamburg has done to my photography. To see if it was possible to define my “Hamburg School”, a parallel with the “Düsseldorf School“? A few hours later it would appear that i’m unequal to the task…

The basis of my Hamburg is interplay of water and light. Which sounds pretentious enough to form the basis of a school of photography. It also has the benefit of aligning well with what seems to draw my eye in recent years.

In the end there just isn’t enough to go any further. The idea remains out of reach, up around the bend.