Saturday, July 04, 2009

Flying With The Pope

This is a friend of ours that spent many years flying for a well known Mexican airline as a flying attendant. It was in one of his many flights that the Pope and his court happened to be the passengers. Obviously he was not going to pass up the opportunity to take a picture with the Pope. This image, definitely one worth displaying. I really enjoyed putting this one together.

My sister took a picture of believe it or not another picture that was already in a frame, she had the jpeg for a while and really didn't know what to do with it. She wanted to get it cleaned a little to maybe have a print done so she could keep it. When she mentioned this to me I asked her to email me the image and that I would have my associates take a look at it and to perhaps have something done to it.

I sent the jpeg to Nikki and asked her if she could clean it up. She looked at it and told me that since the resolution wasn't the best there was only so much she could do with it but since she was about to graduate I would have to wait.

Well, she now has graduated and as promised as soon as she had a chance she got to work on it. She cropped it to completely eliminate the pieces of frame showing, then she brighten it a little but the real magic was in the way she almost made the flash glare disappear. If you look where the hands are touching that's the only reflection left of the flash. The final result is the illusion of electricity being passed from one hand to the other. After all he was the Pope and him possibly a pauper.

I called her and told her the picture was ready so I took it down for her to see, then I asked her if she wanted to keep it she could, she said to please finish it up by putting it in a frame. I was up to the challenge so off I went to our local arts and crafts store after a few minutes I found the perfect frame for it and after trying every mat color in the racks I decided for the one you see here. I think the final result is outstanding, possibly one of the best frames I've done to date.

I have a friend at work that after seeing the frames has asked me if I can frame a picture for her too. And so the services we provide expand. I am just thrilled to see that what we are doing is so well received.

This is the final product. The frame and mat I think worked perfect with the image.



Nikki said...


Erin said...

Beautiful as usual!!

Anonymous said...

Jose! This is beautiful! Nikki is so gifted!

MrManuel said...

For the way you did it, it came out really nice. Good job!

Elena said...

Exelente trabajo el que hicieron con mi foto. Gracias Niki y Fide.

Wanda said...

That's just awesome. I love the story too.

I'll bet not too many airline attendants have their picture taken with the Pope!! Very special.

And the matted framed picture, excellent.


Chely said...

Great picture, great story, GREAT LIGHT EFFECT!!! That detail made me appreciate this picture even more=)

Great mat & frame. I'm suuuuuuure that Elena & her family will treasure this for years.


Anonymous said...

Flying in Mexican airlines wonderful job man!!!!
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