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Some more photo possibilities for autographs at Vancon.   

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above :: this one is from a series of shots I took at Burcon (see all of this series here).  I loved Jensen's teasing of Jared so decided to try to depict it by using a comic-book type format.   The quote is actually from Kim Manners, but has also been referenced by the boys both about their friendship and the camraderie on set.   "We spend way too much time together not to enjoy each others' company."  


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above :: fickleone and I decided we were kinda "over" having something for each individual person to sign.   So I came up with an 8x10 that we can have everyone (except the Js) sign.  The quotes are mostly Sam & Dean quotes - mostly from season 1.   I purposefully used a season 1 promo shot with more recent screen shots of the various characters.  I was thinking it was something like a "Then" and "Now" type of thing.


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above (and directly below) :: I couldn't help it.  I haven't yet seen Mark P or Julian (assuming he doesn't cancel.)   So I went ahead and added to my Heaven and Hell autograph series.   I'll decide when I get to the con what I will have them sign.


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above :: *sigh* I cannot tell you how much trouble I had with the color in this image above when I printed.   So not kidding.   Plus I really cannot decide how much I like this.  So it goes in the pile of "maybe I'll have Jensen sign this."  I'll decide later.  Likely at the last minute.   

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Here is one photo that I'm really proud of.  Well, technically it's more than one photo, but you know what I mean.   Back during Vancon 2010 I took a series of photos of Jared in one of his full body laughs.  I called it Anatomy of a Laugh and posted versions of it here.

Vancon 2010 was where they used that awful magenta/violet spot on the boys during their panel.  Pour guys were sweating bullets under that interogation light.   We all complained about how awful all our photos turned out because of that bright light.   

Using some techniques I learned in my last photography class, I was finally able to remove most of that magenta light from this set of photos.   Plus I came up with a better composition as well.   

I *really* like this photo and cannot wait for Jared to sign it.   I like it so much that for the first time ever I've watermarked it big across the center just because I don't want un-watermarked versions out there. 

I just love Jared's laughter.  It likes up a room and everyone around him.  =D


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A couple of months ago I posted here that I wanted to try to use some of my own photos at Vancon for autographs.   This is a first for me.   I've always shied away from doing this because I feel like I could never find a good enough photo (let along more than one) and it just felt weird to me to have anyone sign something that was "them" rather than the characters they portrayed.   (Yeah, like going to cons in the first place isn't a little bit weird.  I didn't say it made sense.  Ha!)

When I posted, I had one (count 'em, "1") photo that I kinda liked good enough for an autograph possibility.   The last few days I've been pouring through photos from all six conventions I've been to.  Even from the first LA Con where I was using an old point-and-shoot camera.   I was able to pull out about 5-10 photos from each con that I thought I might be able to do with.   I toyed with the idea of doing a con retrospective, having one photo with an image of the guys from each con I've been too.   But I couldn't come up with something I liked enought.   

But the good news is that the whole exercise really helped me narrow down all the thousands of con photos I had to a dozen each con that I really liked.   I may do something with those.  Perhaps between Vancon and Vegas.

In the meantime, I have two more photos of Jensen from Burcon that I'm adding to my favorites list.  I'm printing these out as well and bringing them along to Vancon with the possibility that I might have him sign one.

Edit:   Btw, these versions have the red de-saturated a bit due to the crap-tastic photo printer I use at Kinkos.   Yeah, the printer likely isn't really that bad.  Let's just say that there is something about the color profile for that printer that does not match well with my Mac's color profile.   And all photos print out more red or more orange than they should be.   I was so frustrated this afternoon printing.   My son was along with me and man oh man did I want to salt and burn that printer.   Since I'm printing these two tomorrow, I purposefully desaturated the reds & yellows so that I (hopefully) would only be printing them once.   Usually I have an online image and a print image, but I do not have the patience to deal with that right now.  :/   



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My creative-foo has returned somewhat (thank goodness).  

I'm determined to FINALLY use some of my own photos for folks to sign at Vancon.   All these years and I've never done that.   I've never had the Js sign anything that is Jared or Jensen.  I've always used only Sam or Dean.   Part of it is that I can never find a photo I'd want them to sign.   The other part is that I just feel a bit weirded out by the idea of them signing something of "themselves" (if that even makes any sense at all.)

So I'm playing.  I've got about 2 months to figure it out.

Here's one of my photos of Jensen from BurCon that I'm considering.   He's not smiling.  But he is gorgeous in it.  Two different versions of it.  The original, uncropped one, which would likely print up higher res.   Add a cropped version which might be too small for quality.  Also not sure about logo placement at this point.   Plus I may decide to do an image with a combination of my photos.   Don't know yet.

Random side comment - damn, but this man is unreal.


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Edits below - warmed them up a bit.  I have this weird bias toward blue-ish tint (above).   Not sure I'm happy with more golden/orange-ish.   Except for maybe in his hair.  Will likely tweek more.  (or move onto a different image.)
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