I Was Wrong

Earlier this week I did 2 Portraits of Allergies. I was wrong.

Portrait of a Cold, Not Allergies, Pose 1 (iPhone capture)
Portrait of a Cold, Not Allergies, Pose 1 (iPhone Capture)
iPhone Hipstamatic capture run through Lo-mob app then swept through Photoshop

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Portrait of a Cold, Not Allergies, Pose 2 (iphone capture)
Portrait of a Cold, Not Allergies, Pose 2 (iPhone Capture)
iPhone Hipstamatic capture, background softened

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He brightened up considerably tonight after we completed watching “Lost in La Mancha”, the documentary on Gilliam’s failed first attempt at “The Man who Killed Don Quixote”, and put on Mystery Science Theater 3000. That brightening up is witnessed here. “You’ll feel better tomorrow,” I promised, hoping tomorrow won’t prove me a liar.

I read that Gilliam is set to begin filming the Quixote film again in the fall with Robert Duvall.

2 Portraits of Allergies

Ah, Spring. No fever. No cold. H.o.p. is miserable with allergies.

I asked H.o.p.’s permission first before I took the 2 photos, expecting a, “No, I’m sick.” Instead, he gave a small smile and nodded his head yes, then returned to napping. He’s been out all day. The television is on, tuned to Turner Classic Movies, and he hasn’t even cared what’s playing, even though it’s all old films. Once, when he had his eyes vaguely open and on the screen, I asked, “Would you like to watch something else?” He shook his head neither here nor there, held a handful of Kleenex to his face, blew his noise, then passed out again.

H.o.p. Napping (Portrait of Allergies), Pose 2 (iPhone)

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iPhone Hipstamatic capture run through the Lo-mob app. With this one I then took it into Photoshop to do some postprocessing.

H.o.p. Napping (Portrait of Allergies), Pose 1 (iPhone)

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iPhone Hipstamatic capture run through the Lo-mob app. I then blurred the grain in a portion of the picture.

H.o.p., the past several years, tends to only nap on the futon when he’s not feeling well. A reason I was hoping for a photo is because, at 12, his profile still looks remarkably like it did at the age of 6, when I took the below photo.
H.o.p. sleeping, 2004
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October 1

H.o.p. does his own kind of camera eye
H.o.p. does his own kind of camera eye
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2009-10-01
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2009-10-01-hop
An almost gothic view
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Views in Quick Succession. I’m photographing H.o.p. photographing the runners passing by him and as they pass by he photographs himself falling down on the ground yelling, as if he’s been knocked over by the runners. That is H.o.p.’s idea of a camera walk.

The Magic Computer Show

The Magic Computer Show

The Magic Computer Show, May 2007
The Child Experiments with Making Friends with a Computer

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Pic looks much nicer at Flickr, if you click on it.

We’re still waiting on the computer.

Also waiting on news of my newest niece who is now in the process of being ushered into the world. I keep checking the email and calling relatives, and that’s all I’m doing this morning and afternoon.

And finishing up a painting I began a few days ago.