The Return Of Laundry And Lee’s Bakery

The Jackmobile is loaded with dirty laundry anticipating tonight’s drive down Buford Highway for laundry and Lee’s Bakery night. Mmmmm, Banh Mi….

I’ve Been Framed
Well, more accurately sent for printing so that I may be matted.

Last night’s major chore was to select a handful of photos, work up some printing templates in Lightroom so that they print to the proper size for matting (these were probably pre-defined but I couldn’t find them), and then place an order with Mpix with “overnight” shipping so that they will be delivered with enough time for me to mat them by Sunday.

Sunday is the “setup” day for this season’s Atlanta Photography Exhibit “Southern Fried Photographers” Show so I have to have everything ready for delivery by then.

The people who developed the standard openings in matting must have been carpenters. You know that a 2×4 does not measure two inches by four inches, right? Well, the same is true for photo matting. A 11×14 mat which is designed to hold an 8×10 photo has an opening which measures 7.5″ x 9.5″. Don’t ask my why, but this slight change in dimension really caused my consternation last evening.

I think that I (may) have worked out a decent workflow for future shows, so this might be the only time that I’ll be this rushed in order to get things ready for exhibit. At least I’m keeping my fingers crossed…

Photogs That Are Fooling Themselves
I have a lot of Flickr contacts. I am often times amazed that some photographers believe people won’t steal or blog their images after they’ve posted them on the internet to sites like Flickr. Some photographers add intrusive watermarks to their shots; others put up stern warnings about theft. Pffft! Give up folks, if it’s a decent shot you should expect people to use it when you put it on the internet. I’m not saying that I want people to take and use my photography without my permission, I’m saying that it’s going to happen regardless of what I say or do. And if I can prove that some company is using my copyrighted photography then I just might take action against them to collect some compensation.

ITP Flickr Pic
Mind bender. I enjoy images that distort reality. It’s probably why I used to be a member of the Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida (and you know that I’ll be attending the “Dali’s Late Works” exhibit when it comes to Atlanta later this year).
Groovy Grill
“Hey, where’s the photo of those new Chucks?”
Still in the camera that took them.

The Last Gasp Of Gas
On my way home last night I stopped at the Kroger near Emory (and if you need ask why I choose that Kroger then you don’t know me very well). The goal was simple, get some meat and vegetables for meals this week and then out!

I picked up a pack of hamburger meat, and while I did forget to buy pickles I did manage to remember buns. The intention was to split the package of meat into four patties and cook one on the grill.

The propane tank felt like it had about one more burger in it, and I was almost correct. Because of a user error the can ran out with about a minute’s cooking time remaining. While it wasn’t my initial intent I “finished” the burger in the microwave so that I’d be able to eat my creation.

Guess who’s going to be hitting REI after doing some laundry tonight.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, but things aren’t as rosy as I’d like them to be
Current Music – silence as I attempt to knock out this blog post
Website Of The DaySepia Town is an interesting photography / Google Maps mashup where old photos are mapped to the place where they were taken. I hope that this project takes off so that other cities are included.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 52

Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 2 (11)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 25
Marta Rides – 0

April Goals
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 100 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC moving…

2010 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
РEarn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalape̱o Beach SmugMug account.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online
– Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in PHP and CSS
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to The Return Of Laundry And Lee’s Bakery

  1. Steve says:

    I’ve heard the car exhibit at the High is pretty worthwhile- would you concur? Do you know when it ends?


  2. I thought that it was pretty neat, though not as large of a collection as I’d hoped. According to the High’s website it ends June 20th.

    Check out my friend HamWithCam’s shots for a better collection of representative shots.

  3. Stacy says:

    With you on the “stealing photos.” Have to admit, I’ve done it in the past to accentuate a “history of the day” entry I do on Facebook. I really think people should offer to compensate the artist if they plan to make money on it…otherwise, I don’t see it being such a big deal.

    I would like Chuck pics, please! Damn camera shouldn’t be hogging them.

  4. Terri(SW) says:

    And now it’s time for…ask a Former Picture Framer!

    “A 11×14 mat which is designed to hold an 8×10 photo has an opening which measures 7.5″ x 9.5″. Don’t ask my why, but this slight change in dimension really caused my consternation last evening.”

    Well…because if the opening was EXACTLY 8×10, your picture would fall out. Usually you measure in 1/8″ on either side so the picture will be contained within the mat. Ideally, the opening should have been 7 3/4″ X 9 3/4″…to come in on the picture a full 1/4″ on either side is quite a bit, in my used-to-be-professional opinion.

  5. Terri(SW) says:

    …and never get paper mats as the acid in the paper (I think it is lecithin) will ruin/ acid burn pictures. Cotton core, which is pure white when bevel cut, is the best. Don’t trust “acid-free” paper mats…

  6. I suppose that makes sense. Maybe it was the beer I was drinking that made it difficult to comprehend. 😉

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