Expired Meter

An expired meter I spotted while we waited for a table to become free in a restaurant in San Francisco a few blocks from Union Square.

Photo has been "cross processed" using the Curves tool. I created an S curve on the red and green channels, and then applied a lomo plugin for good effect!




  1. Reply
    Orni August 27, 2007

    I love the Lomo effect

    Where did found it ?

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    Will August 27, 2007

    I love the effect on this photo. Question, what is a “lomo plugin”?

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    Donncha O Caoimh August 27, 2007

    I blogged about the gimp lomo plugin years ago but it looks like the domain hosting the script has been grabbed by a domainer unfortunately. Looks like there are 2 lomo plugins on the GIMP registry but I haven’t tried them. The GIMP plugin I used simply creates a darkened border around the image.

    Oh, lomo, look here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomography

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    Flickr: cype_applejuice August 27, 2007

    Looks great, love the strong blues and oranges. I thought from the thumbnail that It was a real lomograph, but the clarity of the 10-20mm sigma lens gives it away 😉 got a nice action that automates the process pretty well in photoshop (for most cases at least) from this website

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    Donncha O Caoimh August 28, 2007

    Alex blogged a photo today that was taken very close by. See the pole in the background with the sign saying “Geary”? That’s the pole the “Inside Job” leaflet was stuck to in my photo above!

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    Flickr: _Harry Lime_ August 27, 2007

    I’ve been trying to get that cross processed look for ages – without knowing what it was called! Thanks for the tip.

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    Alex August 29, 2007

    Heh – I was just about to ask if that was the same restaurant.

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