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Pandemic is Imminent

Taken for Active Assignment Weekly - this week's challenge: Emotion


This week the media is full of swine flu stories, not sure if my emotional response to this is fear of contracting the flu, or relief to be reading about something other than the economy. Interesting times we're living in. Stay well everyone!


WIT: I sprayed the newspaper clipping with a matte waterproof coating that I keep around for prints - this allowed the "vaccine" (a bit of food color in water) to bead on the surface and not soak in. A flash was placed on camera left at a low angle to bring out the texture in the newsprint. My old faithful Tamron 90mm macro was used for this shot - manually focused on the print in the fluid. In Photoshop, just a bit of work with curves and high pass filter to bump up contrast and sharpness in the areas that needed it.

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Taken on May 3, 2009