When I saw Randy, I just had to try. Immediately after I asked for a photograph, he was standoffish, and skeptical. Randy asked what the photo was for. When I explained my project, and showed images on my cell phone, he thought that the whole thing was humorous and agreed. I think that he does have a bemused look. Being able to show my flickr photostream to people has been very helpful. The Android phone works, but I may get a 7” tablet sometime, for this purpose.
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Over the past several weeks, I have been struggling about my usual black and white vs. color. I think that the Randy image works as well as a portrait can in color. There are basically two colors, red and cyan. They are complementary (180 degrees apart on the color wheel), and, the colors define simple shapes. I didn’t monkey with the colors in Photoshop, It is just luck that the hat harmonizes so well with the background.
As usual, it’s better to be lucky than good.