Friday, February 8, 2008

I Miss the Swiss

A number of years ago (incidentally, my original flight date was Sept. 11, 2001. Guess how that worked out?), after I graduated from high school, I traveled to Switzerland and stayed with some friends for 5 1/2 months while I traveled around Europe and just generally soaked up the culture. My brother is there now, and hearing about his adventures has triggered a bit of nostalgia on my part...







Here's a photo I took in Zurich. I dredged it up and did a little Gimping, trying for something of an ink and watercolor effect (not nearly as good as REAL ink and watercolor, of course. Maybe I should spend less time playing with the 'puter and more time making actual art...).

I dunno, maybe the original photo is still better. Here's the SOOTC (straight out of the camera) shot:





Hrm. Now that I think about it, perhaps it just needs some enhancing, but I should leave it looking like a photo:





Opinions?


P.S. May I briefly vent? Oh, of course I can. It's my blog. Anyway, I'm really frustrated with Blogger! The photos are not nearly large enough to actually show much of anything. Also, it keeps shrinking my header, no matter what size I make it when I upload it! I mean, c'mon, they don't need to be huge, but a few more pixels would go a long way! I might dig into the template markup to try to fix the header. *sigh* You get what you pay for, and Blogger is free, so I guess the only real fix would be to actually pay for blog hosting.

2 comments:

  1. I really love the enhanced photo (the third one). The red on the door really pops but is hardly noticeable on the others.

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  2. The guy in SwitzerlandFebruary 12, 2008 at 7:55 AM

    I know what you mean about the blog shrinking your photos- Tumblr does it too. What a buncha garbage, these blog hosting sites. All my photos look like they were taken with a cell phone camera. If I take my last name off of main page, will you lik my blog to yours? C'mon, I wanna be blogbuddies

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