32 thoughts on “February '06 Installment: Meadow”

  1. Very impressive. Where do you come up with this stuff? Anyway, I liked the Meadow collection too.

    One last question; Where do you get your photographs from?

  2. Jonas Rabbe says:

    Very nice. Is that crop circles on number 3? Cool composition and use of textures and colors (again).

  3. Joen says:

    Thanks thanks, you’re all too kind.

    Where do you come up with this stuff?

    To be honest, “meadow” is sort of an extension to my previous surrealisme installment. The idea for that was to create a strange world with odd repeating shapes and weird colors, yet with a little bit of likenness to the real world.

    One last question; Where do you get your photographs from?

    I’ve taken all pictures that were used in this collection with my trusty / crappy Canon Digital IXUS V2. I know I know, it’s about time I move up, but the money keeps slipping out of my fingers.

    Is that crop circles on number 3?

    Hehe, well, when I “came up with it”, the idea wasn’t crop circles, rather that the strange fractal formula that borks the sky in this strange meadow world would probably also bork the meadow itself at some point. Hence, twirls in the field. I must admit though, that I also think it looks like crop circles now.

  4. Good stuff – it’d be good to see if more people visit it with this in-your-face header thingy 🙂

  5. Joen says:

    I told you I had an idea for doing that, remember? 🙂

  6. Maarten Leewis says:

    So did you just came from Christania when you thought of this?

    Wicked!

  7. Joen says:

    So did you just came from Christania when you thought of this?

    Hehe, no, I’m one of the few here who leans towards the “tear down the crapshacks” opinion of Christiania.

    But seriously for a second: as much acid-trip this may look, the time it takes to create in Photoshop simply requires you to not be high 🙂

  8. Maarten Leewis says:

    I understand… due to fact fact it is just so surreal, i just couldn’t resist making that comment. So i guess in a strange surreal way my comment should be considered a compliment.

  9. Jonas Rabbe says:

    But seriously for a second: as much acid-trip this may look, the time it takes to create in Photoshop simply requires you to not be high 🙂

    Actually, it’s not as much the time, as the concentration required 😉

  10. Janne says:

    Oh My God Joen!!!

    Jag bara ?lskar denna m?nadens installment. Den b?sta p? mycke mycke l?nge.

    Ha det bra d?r borta i Danmark.

    Mvh // Din barndoms v?n fr?n Sverige

  11. Naja says:

    The combination of cows and the milky way I really do like. Makes me think of Audhumbla and the ancient mythology of the creation of the world.

    And of course, Casper, Melchier and Balthazar are so cute

  12. Janne says:

    Just noticed one thing in the meadow pictures, in all the pictures apart from Nr 1, there is a pole where the cows lie in the grass. Where did it go?

    /Janne

  13. Joen says:

    Janne,

    Tack som fan!

    Just noticed one thing in the meadow pictures, in all the pictures apart from Nr 1, there is a pole where the cows lie in the grass. Where did it go?

    That’s a damn good point… Technically, the cows in #1 is a separate picture I worked in there. So I didn’t think about that pole, and so it’s gone.

    Then again, there’s no fence between the poles anyway, so maybe Casper, Melchier and Balthazar just tore it down 🙂

    Naja,

    The combination of cows and the milky way I really do like. Makes me think of Audhumbla and the ancient mythology of the creation of the world.

    Audhumbla ? Wow I always said you had the brains. I should have called this installment Audhumbla instead of “Meadow”… Much better.

    And of course, Casper, Melchier and Balthazar are so cute

    Yep. Cows rock. But I don’t think the cows in pic 2 are Casper Melchier and Balthazar… the picture was geographically taken quite some distance from these three cows — that is, on my way to Ljungby. And there were 5 cows in that picture, so I had to re-do the cows a bit.

    Maarten,

    I understand… due to fact fact it is just so surreal, i just couldn?t resist making that comment. So i guess in a strange surreal way my comment should be considered a compliment.

    Don’t worry, your spending time here is a compliment itself :), and thanks.

    Jonas,

    Actually, it?s not as much the time, as the concentration required 😉

    That’s true… Since I got the first picture pinned down, the rest of them was more concentration than work.

  14. George says:

    Wow, this theme is just … wow. Every so often, I convince myself that there are only X many website designs in the world and that as a consequence, once you’ve seen enough, all website designs are destined to be a bit same-y and unexciting. But then … one like this comes along and blows my mind. Great work.

  15. I told you I had an idea for doing that, remember? :)M

    You did, you did! So now can we get a pink commentbox?

  16. Joen says:

    You did, you did! So now can we get a pink commentbox?

    No. Never ever. But I did consider making it bluish…

  17. Hmmm ye, bluish might be good..but you’d need to be spot on with a greyish smokey blue (or something).

  18. Bilal says:

    Love all of them, as always!

  19. Dave Child says:

    Hi Joen.

    Like the recent new designs, but something appears to be playing up with your comment form. When using Opera 8.5, the textarea is appearing in front of the email and website inputs.

  20. Joen says:

    Dave Child said:

    Hi Joen.

    Like the recent new designs, but something appears to be playing up with your comment form. When using Opera 8.5, the textarea is appearing in front of the email and website inputs.

    Thanks for the heads up… I usually never test things in Opera because it usually works “well enough”, but this is one I want to fix. I just recently made a few changes to this whole area, so it’s probably a missing float clearer or something strange.

  21. Jonas Rabbe says:

    Audhumbla ? Wow I always said you had the brains. I should have called this installment Audhumbla instead of ?Meadow?… Much better.

    Guess there might be more thoughts stirring in the little brain of yours for another installment… Only this time photoshop will not be involved, only cows…

    It’s just after lunch, my brain is still weighted down with all the delicious food, what’s your excuse.

  22. Joen says:

    Sorry your comment got stuck in my spam queue. I guess akismet isn’t all good.

    Jonas Rabbe said:

    Guess there might be more thoughts stirring in the little brain of yours for another installment… Only this time photoshop will not be involved, only cows…

    It?s just after lunch, my brain is still weighted down with all the delicious food, what?s your excuse.

    I have no excuse.

    I simply love cows, and I love milk. They’re kind creatures, and they have such a relaxed look. What’s not to like?

  23. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I’ve been enjoying your new header for a few days now, but an annoyance (or two) has popped up that I thought I’d bring to your attention.

    On my puny-screened powerbook, the header takes up so much space the content is sorta pushed aside. The first entry is only just visible at the bottom, if I had the dock at the bottom, I would only see the header image. Not very conductive for the textual medium that is the blog.

    I realise this isn’t very constructive as criticism goes as I don’t have any suggestions as to what you can do. I just thought I’d point out a problem in your otherwise gorgeous design.

  24. Philippe says:

    Waow, Superb , Great work…

    Thank you

  25. Joen says:

    Jonas Rabbe said:

    I?ve been enjoying your new header for a few days now, but an annoyance (or two) has popped up that I thought I?d bring to your attention.

    On my puny-screened powerbook, the header takes up so much space the content is sorta pushed aside. The first entry is only just visible at the bottom, if I had the dock at the bottom, I would only see the header image. Not very conductive for the textual medium that is the blog.

    I realise this isn?t very constructive as criticism goes as I don?t have any suggestions as to what you can do. I just thought I?d point out a problem in your otherwise gorgeous design.

    What resolution are you on? I want to fix this… Oh, and thanks for letting me know 🙂

  26. Jonas Rabbe says:

    1024 × 768. At work on my 1600 × 1200 flatscreen, however, it’s gorgeous and works very well. I don’t know how you would do it, but I guess it’s a question of drawing the content up when the resolution is smaller (or something which gives that effect).

  27. Joen says:

    Jonas Rabbe said:

    1024 ? 768. At work on my 1600 ? 1200 flatscreen, however, it?s gorgeous and works very well. I don?t know how you would do it, but I guess it?s a question of drawing the content up when the resolution is smaller (or something which gives that effect).

    I just tried applying 1024×768 to my desktop and took a look. While all the main contents are pushed way down in the bottom of the screen… there weren’t problems with the sidebar being shoved to the bottom… or maybe I’ve misunderstood something ?

  28. Jonas Rabbe says:

    No, there aren’t any problems, I was just complaining that the content seemed very secondary at that resolution, since it was practically pushed out of the first window. Considering that blogs are a textual medium I think it’s a shame. I know you want to showcase your beatiful imagery, and I can’t blame you, but it’s a balancing act where I feel that the textual side has been pushed a bit far back when on a small screen.

    I don’t think I even mentioned the sidebar, I guess you just want to see technical problems where there aren’t any.

  29. mang says:

    love the meadows… expecially the night scene… excellent work.

  30. Paul Sakion says:

    Joen,

    What a beautiful use for the chimes recording! Thank you for leaving the comment and letting me know. Funny coincidence, I work for a Danish acoustics company headquartered in Naerum (Bruel and Kjaer), but live in the US. Please email me if you would like additional recordings like this.

    Best regards,

    Paul

  31. Joen says:

    Hi Paul,

    Sorry for the delayed response. My Internet has been down this weekend.

    Thanks so much for your personal response here, I really do appreciate you submitting your work to the freesound project, hence letting me interpret it here. I think the windchimes become almost musical.

    By the way, I’ll be working on implementing a better “credit system” for these freesound credits, where I work them in directly into the installment.

    Thanks again.

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