Friday, May 15, 2009

You'd think I could find one that was nailed down...

With all the theater DBF and I attend, I have yet to snap a suitable photo of a box office. Driving home from work, I came upon this one for yet another traveling fair. Fellow bloggers can relate to the scene that followed.

  • Think..."Box Office! That's a theme!".

  • Rummage around in purse for small P&S camera.

  • Fumble it out of case while maintaining safe driving speed and distance from target.

  • Switch to "sports" mode and hope for the best.

  • Balance camera on steering wheel; fire off a shot or two.

  • Get home....not my best work, but so much time and energy invested, decide to see what can be made of said photo.

Topaz Simplify to the rescue! Used the "Cartoon" filter as a Soft Light overlay over a Simplified image.

17 comments:

  1. Got it!! That's a great story and a great shot. Of course I would never do anything like that!! ;)

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  2. Better than nailed down one. This is really a BOX office. You know it's summer when you see these things. I like yur treatment. I am definitely going to have to check into topaz.

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  3. You sure had to work for that one! I love your tenacity in getting the shot and also the effect you've used.

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  4. Not only is this funny, you did an incredible job with the editing - it is really good! Wow, so much work for one picture! LOL

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  5. Too fun! I do the same thing sometimes when I'm driving!

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  6. That's a wicket shot and your a wicket woman, you are bound to be pulled up by the fuzz. Great fun shot and a terrific find.

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  7. Certainly unique and a great story to go with it!

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  8. You had to work for this one, but you definitely got it! I like your photo and your story that goes with it.

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  9. For all of that drama, you did a great job! Remind me to stay off the road when you're out though!!

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  10. LOL - I love the narrative - it's a fun shot to begin with, and your story really is the icing on the cake.

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  11. This is such a great picture, Val. We can all identify with the story.

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  12. Funny story! And a great catch - I'll bet you have the only moving box office in the bunch.

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  13. Fun shot and a great story!

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  14. Fun story and so glad you didn't get 'law enforcement' too. I really like the illustrated look of this.

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  15. LOL too funny! What a way to get a shot...I think it turned out great!

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