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Monday, October 6, 2008

  Monday Morning Mirth  

film grain : le true grit

It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve made the odyssey from the chariot of the godz, the #66, to the coach of paradisio, the Blue Line Subway, after a building move downtown! In those two weeks, I’ve discovered what a creature of habit I am: the bus route is south and many a morning I would be two blocks into the walk-to before twirling and re-setting the body compass north…

I’m ridin’ different now and I’ve had a little fun celebrating with a subway stop portrait! I played with some casual tweaks on the original: the first picture above was processed with Photoshop’s Film Grain filter and is sort of how it really looks: dirty, gritty and damp…


cutout filter : how it looks when not enough coffee has been imbibed

plastic wrap : the portal

This is my favorite because when I first looked right down that tunnel I was a little sleepy and it looked like the Portal to Atlantis from Stargate!! Now I’m a fan of all things(!) Stargate and like to let my mind wander while I’m waiting for the train! Who would you be tunnel dreaming of?

6 responses to “Monday, October 6, 2008”

  1. Seanna Lea says:

    I usually commute in with my hubby, so there is a little less fodder for unobtainable fantasy thoughts. When I commute by myself (and too braindead to knit or read), then I tend to think about Star Trek. Captain Picard, Vedic Bariel, Doctor Bashir. I haven’t seen any ST in ages, so it’s all memories in the back of my head.

  2. sahara says:

    Wow, that tunnel looks small; it’s giving me a London tube kind of look. I gotta say, the look without coffee is dead on. I have to pay attention, as I get on an elevated platform––don’t wanna fall over.

    That 6 block walk in January’s gonna be a b***h. Get a full length down coat with a hood, AND knit yourself a cowl to wear under it as well. Good luck to you!

  3. claudia says:

    I love Photoshop.

  4. Karen B. says:

    I think each has something interesting and unique. Must play with Photoshop now…

  5. Jill D. says:

    Umm, we appear to have the same taste in hot sci-fi guys!! I liked Peter too before he became space dust.

    I also like Daniel Jackson, Teal’c and Ba’al. Oh, and Tomin looks pretty good in TAOT.

  6. Patricia says:

    How beautiful. But you must miss the #66 people!
    Chicago’s subway-without-coffee looks remarkably similar to the Toronto subway-without-coffee. :-)

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