Photo Stitching: Alhambra – 2001

Here is a series of photos I shot at the Castle Alhambra in Grenada, Spain in October of 2000. I stitched them together some time in 2001 and I am quite pleased with the result.

Alhambra01

Alhambra01

This is the finalized shot of the 4 frames stitched together.

Alhambra02

Alhambra02

Shot 01: The upper left quadrant of the finalized photo.

Alhambra03

Alhambra03

Shot 01: The upper left quadrant of the finalized photo.

Alhambra04

Alhambra04

Shot 02: The upper right quadrant of the finalized photo.

Alhambra05

Alhambra05

Shot 02: The upper right quadrant of the finalized photo.

Alhambra06

Alhambra06

Shot 03: The lower right quadrant of the finalized photo.

Alhambra07

Alhambra07

Shot 03: The lower right quadrant of the finalized photo.

Alhambra08

Alhambra08

Shot 04: The lower left quadrant of the finalized photo.

Alhambra09

Alhambra09

Shot 04: The lower left quadrant of the finalized photo.

Alhambra10

Alhambra10

Stick them all together, blend well, and head back to slide one for the completed photo.

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B-350 – 2001

Years ago I worked in the graphics department of a company named EyeVelocity. We were creating software for the automotive industry that involved studio shots of vehicles and accessories. They were all presented as a way to show dealership customers how their cars would look with certain accessories. Just for fun I created this concept car.

B-350

Imagine a world where Volkswagen and Ford merged. It could happen.

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Deal of the week!

I spotted this incredible deal in the loads of unsolicited advertisements that still show up in our regular mailbox.

Do my eyes deceive me? If we send them $4, they’ll send us $2.25, and we’re saving money, here! It looks like we’d normally be giving them $10 and paying for shipping and we wouldn’t be getting a bonus quarter. Who says you can’t put a price on money?

(By the way, if you want a $2 bill, go to a racetrack with a $5 bill and make a $3 bet. If you win your bet, you just might get a whole bunch of $2 bills. Win or lose, chances are your change will be a $2-er. At least that’s how it used to be.)

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Sylvias Ghost Show Posters: 1994-1998

Here’s an incomplete collection of posters for my old band Sylvias Ghost. As you may know, these posters are plastered all over utility poles, boards, record stores, and the clubs where the bands are playing. I can’t remember how many we made over the years. I always saw the need for name recognition over whether people even came to the show, hence the name on the posters is always large enough to read from a car passing by at 35 MPH. Keep in mind that Photoshop was in its infancy in these days, so all these posters were done at Kinkos in Word, printed, photocopy zoom-to-fit, and cut-and-paste.

Sylvias Ghost O'connors Poster / Angel

Sylvias Ghost O'connors Poster / Angel

Sylvias Ghost Mt. Tabor Poster / Naughty Nurse

Sylvias Ghost Mt. Tabor Poster / Naughty Nurse

This one was a collaboration with Laura. She did the artwork and I did the layout and text. A 2-color silkscreen version of this was also produced.

Sylvias Ghost Berbati's Pan Poster / NXNW

Sylvias Ghost Berbati's Pan Poster / NXNW

Sylvias Ghost Stage 4 Poster / Oh, the bats!

Sylvias Ghost Stage 4 Poster / Oh, the bats!

This is one of my favorites. I love the campy b-horror movie feel of it.

Sylvias Ghost Mt. Tabor Poster / Memento Mori

Sylvias Ghost Mt. Tabor Poster / Memento Mori

We always joked about "Memento Mori" really meaning "Remember Mori". Remember Mori? Yeah, he was a good guy. Too bad about what happened to Mori . . .

SG_Poster_OConnors

SG_Poster_OConnors

Sylvias Ghost Satyricon Poster / Monster

Sylvias Ghost Satyricon Poster / Monster

Sylvias Ghost Mt. Tabor Poster / Cavegirl

Sylvias Ghost Mt. Tabor Poster / Cavegirl

Sylvias Ghost OMS Poster / Gothy

Sylvias Ghost OMS Poster / Gothy

Sylvias Ghost Satyricon Poster / Girl

Sylvias Ghost Satyricon Poster / Girl

Sylvias Ghost Oak St. Poster / Figure

Sylvias Ghost Oak St. Poster / Figure

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Post One (-ish)

Sure, there have been other things we’ve posted at this site, but we’re starting over.

Welcome to the new Post One. This will now be the launching pad for any of the projects we do. Me (Mike) or she (Laura). And all the miscellany in-between

The name “buzzclickpopwhirr”, if you need to know, is just a string of onomatopoeia. I kinda like it. It works because “onomatopoeia.com” was already taken . . . as well as .net, .org, .info, .tv . . . and I don’t think we could use .gov without being some governmental agency.

The photo in the banner (at time of writing) is one that I shot in a darkened garage, with a flashing strobe light, and a shock-white cat named “kitty”. I shot an entire roll of slide film, and that was the only one that turned out. Having only one mounted slide in a large collection of film negatives, I put it somewhere safe. So safe that I haven’t been able to find it again. So all I have left of this image is about a half-dozen color laser prints from over 10 years ago. But when you shrink it down it still looks pretty good.

Cat being dropped in a strobe light

Kitty Floating Through Space and Time

We’ll be posting more photos, music, art, books, prints, paintings and related nonsense in the coming days, weeks, months, years, centuries, millennia, eons.

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