Sunday, November 7, 2010

Justin in the house! And a winner

Justin was the proud winner of last weeks Wordless Wednesday with Sere. Not to be confused with this weeks Wordless Wednesday with Sere. That lucky winner will be announced down below.

For today's mission though, we've got Justin. Here's a little bit about Justin by Justin.

Everyone else started out with their relationship status, so I might as well do the same. I have been married for about two and a half years, no kids, one cat. I live in my parents' basement (go me!) due to my unrelenting student loan debt and terrible employment luck. All thanks to my wife, Macbook Pro, and XBox 360 for making sure my life doesn't totally suck, or at least that I'm distracted enough to not realize it. I consider myself an amateur filmmaker, though I need to advance from the "awesome idea" stage to the "actually making movies" stage. I appreciate the opportunity to post on here and hope you like it.

And now a little about the picture in Justin's words.

It was such a nice day outside for a softball game so I took my POS camera along to see if anything came to mind. I wanted to get the softball in the same shot as a round sun, but the clouds decided not to cooperate. I am more of a film guy so I liked the way the jet trail gave movement to the shot. So I took a few pictures and decided to just see what I could do with them in post on my NLE system with full 64-bit Photoshop CS4. I have no idea what I'm doing so I just tooled around with standard settings like brightness/contrast and hue/saturation then messed with colors and the like. If I ever get to guest shoot again I'll either make them post a video or I'll steal a nicer camera from someone.

Fujifilm FinePix A820 (only the best)
Settings: I refuse to give out my trade secrets

Justin's tie in is obviously, sports. I (Brandi) love how the last three photos have all been sport related and yet none of them are remotely similar. Thank you Justin for joining us. I think you did a terrific job.

Now on to the business of winning. For this weeks wordless Wednesday we only had three guesses. I took that information and put it into and let them generate the winner. Moving forward all contests will be chosen that way. We certainly don't want to play favorite around here.

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 3

The result is comment two. Comment two was Amanda. Congratulations Amanda, you get to come join us again! We're excited to have you back. Just send an email to and we'll chat again.

Sere is going to get the week going for us. Hoping the week is fantastic in every way.


  1. There were actually two connections that I saw. The sports, sure, but also round objects. But needless to say, I am no expert! Thanks for putting me before your Mac and Xbox, honey.

  2. Awesome and interesting shot! Way to go Justin. Nice to have you join in on the fun and I hope we'll see you again.
    I love the colors of sky you ended up with. The vapor trail, ball and purple sun burst/flare all make up a cool composition. It reminds me of a Star Wars scene.

  3. Excellent Justin. You've just proven that a fancy camera is not a necessity for good photography. It reminds me of come sort of math equation. I see a greater than and less than sign. I'm not sure what I'd call the ball. Thanks for posting!

  4. The sun trying to come through looks like the open mouth of a shark. The clouds make the shark's head. Use your peripherals. There ya go. For some reason, the shark wants to eat that orb...

  5. Nice catch Reese. I see it too now that you've pointed it out. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love the way the ball is silhouetted against the sky. Plus the sky is beautiful! Great job!