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Beauty Will Save The World ! - Austin Street Art

Panorama of large street art mural, painted on a section of six foot wooden fence by approximately fifty feet long. This fence is located on the East side of North Lamar Blvd. in Austin, Texas.  See - https://goo.gl/maps/WCk4mN7WWyu .

The basic hand-held technique for doing this is to:  fill the frame with one section of the mural, take image, repeat this process with a new adjoining section of the mural until the entire mural has been captured with several images.  Allow sufficient overlap between image sections so stitching software can make one panorama image.  In taking your images, try to keep the same distance from the mural for the entire length as you photograph the individual sections.  In addition to this, try to maintain a consistent distance between the top of your view finder and the top of the mural for the entire length of the mural.

After stitching the sections, I had to warp a couple of sections to get a more or less rectangular format.  After getting the rectangular format of the mural, a selection was made of the area above the fence and a white mask was applied to this area.  A white background was added so that the area above the fenced appeared white in color.

Lightroom CC2016 was used to make the initial panorama.  Ten images were stitched to the entire panorama.  However, Lightroom would not stitch all the images at once.  It would stitch the first six images as one panorama and the last four images as the second panorama.  I believe this was due to not being sufficient overlap between two image.  However, I did maintain a constant shooting area above the fence.  The right section of the fence leaned backward.  By my maintaining a consistent shooting distance above the fence combined with a backward leaning fence, the stitching process may have been hindered?  Maybe it was a combination of insufficient overlap and the backward leaning fence?

The two panorama were brought into Photoshop and these were stitched together, warp tool applied, masked, white area added above fence.  This large panorama was brought back into Lightroom for a little contrast and curves tweaking. 

#austinstreetart   #mural   #streetart   #panorama   #austin   #atx   #austintx   #austinchamberofcommerce   #austinnewsstory  
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"You Are Stardust !" - Austin Street Art

A mural found on the East wall of Stay Gold bar at 1910 East Cesar Chavez Street; Austin, Texas - https://goo.gl/WztT8i.  This is one of five Star Wars themed murals on the side of this establishment.

Stay Gold's ambience is based on the 1967 novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - https://goo.gl/oYJrkZ.

East Cesar Shavez Street has a gold mine of mural treasures and old structures giving way updated architectural remodeling.

#stardust   #starwars   #mural   #austinstreetart   #streetart   #austin   #atx   #austintx   #austinchamberofcommerce   #newsstory   #austinnewsstory  
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Why You Should Keep on Shooting, Even If No One is Watching - Autotelic (Self Goal) !

A very interesting video essay on Vincent van Gogh's perseverance of continuing to create art even when no one was watching, with the exception of his brother.  It may be that the artist realizes it is not up to them to decide whether the next thing is going to be popular or successful but to just do their work. One cannot control the external outcome of what one does so why think about it?  Today, will we make our art even if no one is watching?

#vincentvangogh   #vangogh #creativity   #creating  
 
In a world obsessed with views, likes, and viral hits, it can be discouraging to feel like no one is paying any attention to the art you make. If that desc
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Extreme Photo Shoot !

If you think pulling off a standard photo shoot is difficult with all the planning, coordination and work, then take a look at this underwater photo shoot by +Von Wong !  
 
And what if your art could make a difference? 
Photographer Von Wong ties down a model to create a shark shepherd in an epic underwater photoshoot to help promote shark conservation. See how it was done.
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Austin Street Art - Lucas Aoki !

This mural was painted during the 2015 SXSW in Austin. Texas.  It is located at 901 Barton Springs Road.  Other large mural painted during that time can be found at: 1209 Red River, 1619 East Cesar Chavez, 2016, 2908 Fruth Street.  

This video shows some of these large murals being painted as well as other fun activities at SXSW - https://vimeo.com/130901058 .

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Mural Artist - Lucas Aoki

#lucasaoki   #SXSW   #streetart    #atx   #austintexas   #austin   #austinchamberofcommerce   #newsstory   #austinnewsstory   #mural  
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Austin City Limits / Hank Alrich !

Austin City Limits by Hank Alrich has become a natural candidate for the official theme song representing the City of Austin, Texas.  It captures the spirit, feel and essence of what its like to live in the Capital of Texas.

Shown in the video below is: Hank, the author of Austin City Limits; Shaidri Alrich, his daughter; guitarist extraordinaire Andrew Hardin and Doug Harman on cello performing at the original Threadgill's North in Austin, Texas .  

I met Hank several years ago at the +Armadillo Bazaar  when  Hank took over the job of sound/stage manager for the musical performers.  It has been wonderful talking music, photography and life with this friendly soul.  Music is what Hank lives and breathes.  He has been around the music scene a long time, going back to being the last last general manager of the original Armadillo World Headquarters.


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Web Page - http://hankandshaidrimusic.com/

Facebook - https://goo.gl/Po3QBC

Youtube - https://goo.gl/NYXZB9



#hankandshaidrialrich     #hankalrich     #shaidrialrich   #andrewhardin   #dougharman   #austintexas     #threadgills     #armadilloworldheadquarters     #armadillochristmasbazaar   #austinchamberofcommerce     #austintexas     #austinnewsstory           #newsstory    
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Bill Kirchen -   "The Titan of The Telecaster" ! - 2015 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

+Bill Kirchen   performing for the 2015 +Armadillo Bazaar    on Thursday, 12-24-2015.

Closing down the Christmas Bazaar was twang-banging diesel powered Bill Kirchen and his flaming hot guitar!  

"Bill Kirchen is an American rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a member of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from 1967 to the mid-1970s." Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kirchen

If you are a fan of Hot Rod Lincoln, then take a listen to Bill's version, particularly listen to all the guitar styles his is capable of playing.  Yep, non better than Mr. Bill! - https://youtu.be/gsLdufJePz0


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Web Page - http://www.billkirchen.com/home

Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/billkirchen

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/therealbillkirchen

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar - http://www.armadillobazaar.com/

#armadillochristmasbazaar       #austintexas       #billkirchen #austinchamberofcommerce       #austintexas       #austinnewsstory       #newsstory    
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What’s in a name? That which we call a rose,
By any other word would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Model Chantelle provides a beautiful face in a window setting to get creative.

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Lighting is mainly back light from a window Chantelle is sitting in.  To the right of the photographer is a large white reflector.

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Once initial tweaking was done in Lightroom, the creative concept became apparent of having the feel of the subject bathed in brightly back lit sunshine with a quality of almost rinsed in lens flare.  Also, it became a nice portrait of Chantelle's wonderful face by cropping the original image.  By cropping some of the distracting window and studio elements went away.  

After the initial tweaking and lens correction was done, the image was brought into Photoshop for final processing.  Each processing step was placed on its layer so that each step could be viewed later to see if its impact was contributing to the desired overall end results.

A layer for blending skin colorations between uneven light/shadow areas of the skin was created.  Color sampling was done on certain areas of the face and a lighter skin tone was painted on to some areas to more evenly blend the skin tone.  The opacity of the soft brush was set to only 3%.

Next a non destructive dodge/burn layer was created with a 50% grey fill.  After dodge/burning was done, adjustment layers of Levels and Brightness/Contrast were done followed by a adjustment layer of Hue/Saturation.  Saturation was lowered to -20% on the Master hue.  This is where the overall pastel look of the image comes from.

Next a stamp layer was created which incorporated all the processing steps up to this point.  A Gaussian blur of 3.3 pixel radius was applied to layer and then a black mask applied to layer which negated the blur.  A 3% white brush was used to paint onto the black mask allowing some of the blur to show.

Another stamp layer was created   Above this a sepia photo filter adjustment layer was created with a sepia level of 13.

Credits -

Model - +Chantelle Lunn 

Wardrobe - +Robin n Marc Binder 

Photographer - +Paul Johnston 

#portrait  #glamour  #modelshoot  
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Gone With The Wind - Texas Style !

Model Chantelle adds her beauty to a November sunset at a hill country ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas.  

Lighting was a beauty dish to the upper right about 5 feet from model. A fairly slow shutter speed of 1/80 of a second was used to help record the sunset light.   Initial processing was done in Lightroom and then brought into Photoshop for final editing.

Credits:

Model - +Chantelle Lunn 

Wardrobe - +Robin n Marc Binder 

Makeup Artists - +Heather Alcala' ; +Alicia Perez-Guevara ; Heather                                  Boilek

Lighting - Eric Wilson

Photographer - +Paul Johnston 

#chantellelunn   #Fredericksburg   #Texas   #hillcountry  
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Austin Street Art - Yoskay & Tati !

This mural was painted during the 2015 SXSW in Austin. Texas.  It is located at 901 Barton Springs Road.  Other large mural painted during that time can be found at: 1209 Red River, 1619 East Cesar Chavez, 2016, 2908 Fruth Street.  

This video shows some of these large murals being painted as well as other fun activities at SXSW - https://vimeo.com/130901058 .

This panorama is made from three separate images that have been stitched together in Photoshop and cropped. 

Credit: Mural Artists:

Yoskay Yamamoto
Tatiana Suarez

#yoskayyamamoto   #tatianasuarez     #SXSW   #streetart    #atx    #austintexas    #austin   #austinchamberofcommerce    #newsstory   #austinnewsstory   #mural  
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Temple of Love ! - Laguna Gloria

Model Rachelle at the once entry gates to the Texas State Capitol.

This gate which was one of two Texas Capitol entry gates purchased by Clara Driscoll is located near the gazebo, Temple of Love, at Laguna Gloria (Austin, Texas).

Credits:

Model - Rachelle Pitman
Photographer - +Paul Johnston 

#lagunagloria #claradriscoll #atx #austintexas #texascapitol #austinchamberofcommerce #newsstory #austinnewsstory #austin
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Ernie Durawa - DURAWA ! - 2015 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

DURAWA  performing for the 2015 +Armadillo Bazaar on Thursday, 12-24-2015.

Ernie Durawa (drummer) and his rock band DURAWA bringing the Christmas Bazaar to a close with some lively music.  Other band member include Will Knaak, guitar and +Chris Alcaraz , bass guitar/upright bass.

Actually, Ernie Durawa was born in San Antonio, but he has been a major player on the Austin music scene for decades. His ability to totally transcend stylistic barriers has made him an important part of various bands that do the same thing, most notably the all-star Texas Tornados featuring his life-long friend Doug Sahm as well as country and western legend Freddy Fender and Tex Mex maestro Flaco Jimenez. Durawa was also the drummer for the unique singer and bandleader Delbert McClinton for a long bluesy stretch which ended in 1981. Source: Bio - http://www.erniedurawadrums.com/

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Web Page - http://www.erniedurawadrums.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DurawaShow?ref=ts&fref=ts

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ernie+durawa

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar - http://www.armadillobazaar.com/

#armadillochristmasbazaar         #austintexas       #durawa   #erniedurawa   #willknaak   #chrisalcaraz   #austinchamberofcommerce         #austintexas       #austinnewsstory         #newsstory    
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