Monday Missive — November 1, 2021


I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” -— Harper Lee

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success — but only if you persist.” — Isaac Asimov

By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.” — Stephen King

Photoessays/Bodies of Work
-Haunting/scary images
-Walker Evans
-Han Sungpil Not sure why, but I found Sungpil’s images very interesting.
-Hwang Gyutae The first two images didn’t do much for me, but the street images, especially the girl with the noodles and the boy catching snow, were exceptional.

-MattK: Photoshop update New selection tool to select “objects” with one click; new neural filters; select sky is now available in ACR in addition to LR & PS.
-Julianne Kost: New masking features in the LR update

-PS will get a “prepare as an NFT” option by November Possible source of income?
-Finding the better YouTube photography channels
-The real secrets about how professional photographers create great images
-The photo book as an art form

Second try. Last week I posted an image of this gas pump taken with a wide angle. This week I tried a telephoto. Still don’t think it is exactly right– but better. It seems to be leaning, which is very possible, but the walls of the structure are straight. Tried perspective control, but that messed up other parts of the image. Which do you prefer?

Dining Room of the Dancing Bear Inn. Both images used the Vintage 01 Adobe profile.

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