Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I used this photo of a drunk chick for my post on Baltimore Sun's blog Midnight Sun today.  Laura Lee called her an odalisque, which I had to look up.  It does come out looking like something from a Velvet Underground song.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Baby octopus photo

Here's a photo of baby octopuses and the Picnik.Com manipulation.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another example of Picnik.Com photo manipulation

Below are the source photo and the result of it being manipulated in Picnik.com.  Picnik is really easy to use.

I think that I cropped it, used Autofix, and then the Invert effect but chose the hue instead of using the default actual color inversion.  I just slide the button around until I found something that worked best for me. My intention was to change it to something less realistic to emphasize the symbolic nature of the image.  I think that before I inverted the colors I used tghe Vibrance effect to give greater contrast to the whitish foam against he white background.  It worked really well.

The second photo was used for my guest column on the Baltimore Sun's bar and nightlife blog Midnight Sun.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cuban sandwich

I don't think that I ever posted this before. It's kind of simple for me, but most people still don't get it.  It's not really about marriage OR a Cuban sandwich, but a Cuban sandwich is a very good thing. I'm hungry.


marriage/lunch in Miami 
someday I'll marry

a Cuban sandwich

scrunch in togetherness

full of meat and juices

bundle up ourselves

in a smashed crusty-fresh roll

all full of enthusiasm

hot-pressed between iron plates

flavor sealed in, naturally


from the Baltimore City Paper, 2002