Monday, December 7, 2020
Neither Julia nor I remember seeing Star Trek Generations, the first movie, which aired very soon after the end of the television series. We did remember seeing the second movie, First Contact, as the Borg queen is one of the most memorable villains ever!
But we were uncertain about the third movie, Insurrection. Julia thought she vaguely remembered the peaceful village and theme of rejuvenation. I hunted out old journal entries to discover I had written about having seen it.
It felt odd to read about a day I'd completely forgotten. Reading it begins to tease old brain cells into faint remembrance.
I did remember seeing the final movie, Nemesis. While many of the details of that day had been lost to me, I remember the theater with the smelly carpet, reeking of old popcorn, and eating at the restaurant across the street. It seems to me to echo an earlier day that was similar. Did Laura, Julia and I see First Contact six years earlier in Yuma, at that theater and eat at the same restaurant? I didn't write it down, so now I am uncertain.
But I did record the day we saw Nemesis. I was impressed with my younger self's analysis. She made an excellent observation regarding Data's prototype "B4". Days of my past have been restored to me. I will endeavor to journal more faithfully.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
A look back at our photos, side by side...
Julia's color test, compared with a process photo of my portrait...
The purple background is a 180 degree hue shift (using Photoshop's "Hue/Saturation" tool) of my greenish background, (to be 'opposite, but complimentary'). The maroon garment color is a darkened version of the muted dark pink that happened with the original 180 degree color shift. Maroon is one of Julia's favorite colors (as the deep turquoise is mine), so again, there is the 'opposite, but complimentary' effect going on.
Her border is a only slightly color shifted version of my border. In this shift, the gold turns more greenish, which echoes better with my green background. (See left color sampling pair.) The light tone of this greenish color echoes the light skin tone. That color shift also made the pink part of the border more cool toned, and more similar to the cool tones of the dress color. (See right color sampling pair, the lightened dress maroon beside the pink border sample.)
Color test in gray scale...
© Joan Ann Lansberry