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diskojoe
Jul 12, 2011, 3:55 PM
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This thread is pretty short but sweet. Some of you may have seen some of these if you have been keeping up with my 100 Strangers Project (http://www.flickr.com/photos/diskojoe/sets/72157626675467440/). But if not please click some of the portraits and you can read over the stories I posted regarding the encounters with these folks.

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One last shot just for the one like photolitherland.......
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/5894799430_d8ab0b8304_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/diskojoe/5894799430/)

Kingofthehill
Jul 12, 2011, 5:56 PM
Yeah, short but sweet. I am glad to see your progress with DOF and, especially, portraiture! Keep it up!

diskojoe
Jul 12, 2011, 6:14 PM
Yeah, short but sweet. I am glad to see your progress with DOF and, especially, portraiture! Keep it up!

Thanks. Coming from you this means a lot to me. I was always impressed by your portrait work and it was always a favorite part of your threads for me and had a lot to do with the evolution of my style.

giovanni sasso
Jul 12, 2011, 6:47 PM
nice one, man. i agree, the DOF stuff is real sharp. and the coloration on some of them is definitely that from someone with a discerning eye. the first skyline shot and this one (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6017/5917162266_4dd752a3d9_b.jpg) stand out for me, in terms of color.

diskojoe
Jul 12, 2011, 7:14 PM
Thanks.

http://pederdingo.deviantart.com/art/Crossprocessing-Curve-Presets-102474638

check it. I started from the preset and tweek it from there. They give nice effects if treated to bw photos as well.

Expat
Jul 12, 2011, 8:08 PM
Tremendous set! You are an artist, no doubt about it.

diskojoe
Jul 12, 2011, 9:08 PM
Thanks Steve. I wish I had a little more to offer up but the last few weeks have been really busy.

Jimby
Jul 12, 2011, 9:39 PM
nice thread and your portraits are great!

Buckeye Native 001
Jul 12, 2011, 9:49 PM
Was that Glowrock? :tup:

i_am_hydrogen
Jul 12, 2011, 10:01 PM
Quality shots. The portraits are very well done.

BrandonJXN
Jul 12, 2011, 10:12 PM
I've always been a fan of your threads and this is no different. Good stuff.

diskojoe
Jul 13, 2011, 12:58 AM
Was that Glowrock? :tup:

It most definitely was. He was in town for a minute and me, him and photolitherland went to dinner.

JManc
Jul 13, 2011, 1:51 AM
These are amazing. Now that you are done gettin' edumacated, look me up.

diskojoe
Jul 13, 2011, 2:25 AM
These are amazing. Now that you are done gettin' edumacated, look me up.

Referral? :D

Reverberation
Jul 13, 2011, 4:31 AM
Nice set! Those portraits are sharp!

diskojoe
Jul 13, 2011, 3:34 PM
Nice set! Those portraits are sharp!

Thanks. A few got featured on the Houston press photoblog....


http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/07/june_25_--_july_1_the_week_in.php
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2011/07/july_2_to_8_the_week_in_art_ph.php
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/06/june_18_--_24_the_week_in_phot.php

TXLove
Jul 14, 2011, 7:27 AM
Great mix! The people shots are great and the first skyline shot was killer :yes:

JManc
Jul 14, 2011, 7:30 PM
Referral? :D

no, for a :cheers:

Xander202
Jul 14, 2011, 9:45 PM
Great thread, rally nice portraits in particular.

diskojoe
Jul 15, 2011, 12:37 AM
no, for a :cheers:

You get me a referral and we can have lots of beers! I am looking if you know of anything and we should definitely have some beers soon. I was sorry I missed you that night I met up with Aaron.

diskojoe
Jul 15, 2011, 12:38 AM
Great thread, rally nice portraits in particular.

Glad you like them.

Sekkle
Jul 15, 2011, 2:57 PM
those people shots are top notch. Nice work homey :cheers:

LSyd
Jul 16, 2011, 3:38 AM
always awesome

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diskojoe
Jul 16, 2011, 8:20 PM
those people shots are top notch. Nice work homey :cheers:

Thanks. Ive been real into the portrait work lately. Starting to make a little money on the side doing that. They'll be more of those to come in the future.

diskojoe
Jul 16, 2011, 8:21 PM
always awesome

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Coming from you, I take this as the highest form of compliment.

Bedhead
Jul 17, 2011, 8:56 AM
Great project - I also love that second to last shot with the sun streaming through. :tup:

diskojoe
Jul 18, 2011, 12:39 PM
Great project - I also love that second to last shot with the sun streaming through. :tup:

Thanks. The sun flare was to show everyone I know how to use aperture properly. :haha:

photoLith
Jul 19, 2011, 12:15 AM
Dude, we need to meet back up and take some photos. Ive been so busy lately though :( Great work by the way.

urbanactivist
Jul 19, 2011, 7:23 AM
Great pics!!! Though at the moment, I can't say I'm missing the Houston heat!!

diskojoe
Jul 20, 2011, 5:39 PM
Great pics!!! Though at the moment, I can't say I'm missing the Houston heat!!

Wish I could say the same.

Chicago3rd
Jul 21, 2011, 2:25 PM
Thanks for the photos. We decide tomorrow on whether or not to take the job in Houston. Scared but excited at the same time. These photos and all the rest post on the forum have helped calm the waters about our possible move.

diskojoe
Jul 21, 2011, 4:37 PM
Thanks for the photos. We decide tomorrow on whether or not to take the job in Houston. Scared but excited at the same time. These photos and all the rest post on the forum have helped calm the waters about our possible move.

Houston is a cool town you just have to drive everywhere. But if you live inside loop 610 it feels like a real city. Or there are lots of suburbs if you like tract housing. Plus there are some cool people from the forum here that can show you around if you need.

diskojoe
Jul 21, 2011, 4:38 PM
Dude, we need to meet back up and take some photos. Ive been so busy lately though :( Great work by the way.

definitely Bro. Jeremy was telling me we needed to get together for some beers too. Might be getting a new lens with some bonus money too!

urbanactivist
Jul 22, 2011, 6:26 AM
Thanks for the photos. We decide tomorrow on whether or not to take the job in Houston. Scared but excited at the same time. These photos and all the rest post on the forum have helped calm the waters about our possible move.

Good luck in your decision. If you do decide to head our way let us know!! Houston really is a great town, but it's tough to get to know.

diskojoe
Jul 22, 2011, 11:06 PM
Good luck in your decision. If you do decide to head our way let us know!! Houston really is a great town, but it's tough to get to know.

Sounds like a meeting at the flying saucer brewing...:cheers:

Chicago3rd
Jul 27, 2011, 5:11 AM
Driving down to Houston and arriving on Aug 23rd. Looking forward to our new city!

Okayyou
Jul 27, 2011, 7:44 PM
Missed this one when you first posted it. Great shots. I had a few days worth of Houston shots when I was there in March. Somehow I deleted them unknowingly :( Loved the color and light.

diskojoe
Jul 29, 2011, 12:53 PM
Missed this one when you first posted it. Great shots. I had a few days worth of Houston shots when I was there in March. Somehow I deleted them unknowingly :( Loved the color and light.

damn yo, you came to houston and didnt let me know. You should have called me. Glowrock was still living here then too. Could have really showed you houston. Next time!

flar
Aug 2, 2011, 12:30 PM
Great work!

diskojoe
Aug 2, 2011, 2:44 PM
Thanks.:previous:

CRE8IVEDESTRUCTION
Aug 5, 2011, 2:08 AM
Love the portraits man! Short thread, but pretty sweet. :D

diskojoe
Aug 5, 2011, 2:41 PM
Thanks. I take great pride in the recent portrait work. All were very cool people.

diskojoe
Aug 12, 2011, 9:17 PM
bump for houston not sucking!!!!

diskojoe
Aug 17, 2011, 10:38 PM
just throwing this out here......

My book (http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2408365)

Expat
Aug 18, 2011, 12:55 AM
:previous:Congrats Joe! That is great!