Monday, July 21, 2008

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] Dude! The 90's are so OVER!

So, wash off the Polo cologne, throw away the Zima and ditch the freakin' neon, man.

Hello, weird, green bug.

I thought this picture was pretty slick. And, to be perfectly honest, I didn't really do anything drastic in Photoshop. I just fiddled with my usual lighting levels and didn't adjust the colors one bit.

The only thing I have a problem with in this picture is that the weird, neon green insect is just a hair out of focus (its head is a bit blurry). But, I'm more into those weird colors and how my flash just brought them all out.

Now, I'm going to ask you all for a favor. It's just a little favor. In fact, you probably won't even think you're doing anything.

Nonetheless, please do me a favor and tell me what you think of this shot. Be as kind or as harsh and as funny or as serious, as you wish. All I ask is that you be honest. Just critique this shot until I'm either walking funny, or I run away screaming to hide in a damp, dark cave somewhere in West Virginia (somewhere close to the H.K. Shivelmeisterkovski compound because Holly's nice and she would take me to the Waffle House).

Other than that, as you can see, this is yet another late night for me. But, that will be fixed in a matter of minutes.

Anyway, share those criticisms.


Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 7/22/2008 12:07:00 AM


  1. Green and purple are my two favorite colors, so it looks good to me.  Tina

  2. Perhaps a lighter background? That shade of purple is just gorgeous, but I want to see more of the flower itself. I think the green bug (?) is swallowed up by the darkness. Also, need you to know I flunked Art I and II.

  3. Like I know what I'm talkin' bout, girfriend.  I like the picture, but it is a little too dark.

  4. I like it - a lot. If I'd altered anything at all I'd maybe have cropped a little off the top.  But that's a personal preference.

    Good shot Dan.

  5. I think it's lovely. I like the sharpness of the bug against the blurriness of the whatever-it-is in the background, and the darkness of most of it makes the green and purple pop.

    Of course, now I've got the theme from "Miami Vice" going through my brain....



  6. Dan, your over use of black backgrounds intrigues me. You really brought out the green and purple, I liked it, Bill

  7. I love pics of just about anything so I think it's just fine even though I'm not sure if that is a flower or not. Doesn't matter, it's still artsy:)..........alice

  8. Forever the perfectionist. Dont be such a dork, its F****** AMAZING! I want to blow it up and put it in my new house.
    Gaz :-)