photolog: Meegan’s Ink

[Skin Art]

Meegan Had Some Sweet New Tattoos

Talking ink: Low Gallery in Barrio Logan at a mid-summer show during ComicCon

by Reviewer Rob

I had both my Nikons hanging on my neck this night with the goal of playing around with their capabilities. The D5200 and D5300 were set on their fastest ISOs for a shoot at Meegan’s art gallery/performance venue Low. I’d come to see a couple of bands play, Lisa Carver’s Suckdog and The Vaginals (Vaginals sounded great, by the way). It had been a couple of years since I’d last seen Meegan and I noticed she’d gotten a couple of new tattoos.

Meegan Nolan is the stylish owner and proprietor of Low Gallery. She’s all about art — the appreciation as well as the business of it — and only now while ‘shopping this pic did it dawn on me that she was wearing a stylin’ cartoon t-shirt (is that the Tazmanian Devil?). Classic, it was, after all, the weekend of the famous San Diego International ComicCon. Yes as a fashionista Meegan is also a triple threat. On this night her shiny gold pants were amazing. But these classic-era style tattoos were what I really liked. The symbolic “Black Rose” is on her right forearm and a standing nude ‘a la Sailor Jerry adorns her left.

I shot this while the bands were setting up for the show and Meegan was standing against the back wall of the space. No flash was used, just ambient light, so it’s grainy. Like I said, I was pushing what the low light ability of the cameras could do. I think at 1/100th of a second it’s pretty decent. Photoshop brought out more contrast and color from the original RAW image.

Image file info:
Nikon D5300
Tamron lens 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD B008N
Focal Length 18mm (in 35mm: 27mm)
Exposure: 1/100 sec; f/3.5; ISO 12800; Manual; Pattern Metering
Flash: Did not fire

Meegan Nolan with her new arm ink: a black rose and  nude in the style of Sailor Jerry.
Meegan Nolan with her new arm ink: a black rose and nude in the style of Sailor Jerry. Photo by ReviewerPhoto.com 2016.

Joining The Cloud

On The Adobe Creative Cloud

by Reviewer Rob

So I finally caved and joined Adobe’s Creative Cloud and bought into their downloadable suite of apps. I’m going to try it month to month at first but I’m pretty sure it’ll only take a few weeks before I want to save $25 per month and go for the one year subscription.

I don’t really like being tied to the internet for my apps though. I feel like I’m being watched too much. I want the privacy of having stand-alone software. But change with the times I must.

Thing is it takes forever to download this stuff! The initial manager app was relatively fast — at least the monitor bar was visibly moving — but after installing Photoshop as the first one inDesign taking an hour and it’s only 10 percent complete.

Still there’s a lot of packages here I want to use. Premium video editing, Lightroom, Muse (whatever that is)… there’s like over half a dozen things on this list that I’ve never opened before. But first I have to get them downloaded.

Finally joining The Cloud.
Finally joining The Cloud.