Old Firefighter 8th Street SE Quintescential Sight
There are several of these wonderfully encrusted old fire hydrants scattered about in the neighborhood.
I'll like to do a series on them.
This wonderfully crusty old fire hydrant posed several challenges. First, it's a tightly cropped vertical, and I needed a square format. It couldn't just be cropped without losing important detail. Second, it was taken with an early version of Paper Camera, which did great things, but had VERY small resolution. I needed to make it about four times as big.
I had taken two other pictures at the same time, but with different filters, at different angles, and with different lighting. I spent many interesting hours cobbling together an entity that would work. I have all the steps saved for a Step-byStep demo, but there are 15 layers, so I probably won't get to it right away.
Nancy Freeman is a native of California who lives now in Washington, DC. A lifelong artist, she paints portraits and other commissions for a living, which keeps her traditional skills tuned and supports her decades-old obsession with computer art, and pastel painting.
She is currently using her 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th computers, but remembers when Dick Tracy had to make do with a two-way wrist radio.