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Reply #60 posted 04/22/19 1:42pm

pricetag

Astasheiks said:

pricetag said:

Wrong. Wrong. And Wrong. Why do you even bother?

Seem like banishedones666 and jjam are in the minority from reading you all responses. biggrin

Which is exaclty why my response is direct..and not towards the thread as a whole.

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Reply #61 posted 04/22/19 1:55pm

42Kristen

lol About time

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Reply #62 posted 04/22/19 1:58pm

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bonatoc said:


That cover is fantastic.
That's what SKipper would have gotten in a wrecka stow at fourteen.
He was a pure seventies creature. The cover is true to who he once was.
Half-Gold, Half Faded Oranges, thankfully not rasta.
I bet the choice was already set, so I'm pretty sure
you're trashing Prince's own choice. That typo is Letraset® galore.
The embossed Prince handwriting is the nicest autograph.

Cool wallpaper. Looks like a mattress made of barb wires.
This is Prince coming up with the idea of the Dirty Mind cover background.
Not just a selfie. Trash it all you want. Ignore the perfect font.

Trashely up yourself.


PS: He looks kinda like a Marine, don't U think?
Prince, the dude born the day just after the Normandy Landings.
"At war with the show-biz! Let's have a revolution!"


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Nah, that's an ol'school 70's Breuer Cesca wicker chair pattern. They were quite popular, because I remember them in a lot of my friends and family's homes.





Eye NO where the pattern is coming from, but thanks for the nod to memorabilia.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #63 posted 04/22/19 2:06pm

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Kares said:

CatB said:


According to Tyka... orange...

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With a correct colour balance there would be no orange on this photo. His jumper is red.



Photo balanced (the lower half is still "gold plated").

Still looks orange to me.
Maybe you have tomatopia.



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No Child's a failure
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Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #64 posted 04/22/19 2:13pm

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CatB said:



According to Tyka... orange... No seriously, this picture is everything heart


ChocolateBox3121 said:

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Still orange, Hatrina:





The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #65 posted 04/22/19 2:27pm

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bonatoc said:

Kares said:

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With a correct colour balance there would be no orange on this photo. His jumper is red.


Photo balanced (the lower half is still "gold plated").

Still looks orange to me.
Maybe you have tomatopia.
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Or maybe I have scanned thousands of old photos (negatives, slides and prints) and done colour correction on most of them so I can say from experience that the way this looks now, his jumper was actually red and the background pattern is either white or much closer to white than to yellow.

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Reply #66 posted 04/22/19 2:32pm

Shockadelica9

bonatoc said:



CatB said:




According to Tyka... orange... No seriously, this picture is everything heart




ChocolateBox3121 said:


20fdu0m.jpg









Still orange, Hatrina:






People actually think this is red?? Its orange
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Reply #67 posted 04/22/19 2:43pm

bsprout

I can’t wait to read this.
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Reply #68 posted 04/22/19 3:00pm

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I just color-corrected the photo. His shirt is still kind of orange-ish, like a burnt orange. The background latticework is an off-white. The picture looks much better now. You can tell from his complexion that the corrected version is the right version. However, the bottom half of the cover (with the title and embossed autograph) looks washed out. It's no longer gold.

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How do I upload it to the forum? I clicked the button for "insert/edit" image, but it's asking for a URL rather than letting me choose a photo on my harddrive. Is that against the rules?

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Reply #69 posted 04/22/19 3:11pm

Kares

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lurker316 said:

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I just color-corrected the photo. His shirt is still kind of orange-ish, like a burnt orange. The background latticework is an off-white. The picture looks much better now. You can tell from his complexion that the corrected version is the right version. However, the bottom half of the cover (with the title and embossed autograph) looks washed out. It's no longer gold.

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How do I upload it to the forum? I clicked the button for "insert/edit" image, but it's asking for a URL rather than letting me choose a photo on my harddrive. Is that against the rules?

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You actually think the golden, lower part of the cover was part of the original photo? biggrin Of course it will no longer look gold if you perform a colour correction on it too, not just on the old photo, but I thought that would be obvious...

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Besides, you can't really do proper colour correction on this file because it's way too faded. The best colour correction results can only be achieved during scanning of the original negative or slide (and I mean using a dedicated film scanner and a decent software such as VueScan Pro), not afterwards.

I bet if you've done some correction and the jumper still looks orange-ish then the skin tone will look yellowish too.
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Reply #70 posted 04/22/19 3:55pm

Flirt1

This looks like a very 70's color palette.Remember harvest gold, avocado and colors used in 70's kitchens?
The background pattern looks like a wallpaper pattern scaled up to be a supergraphic.
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Reply #71 posted 04/22/19 4:15pm

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Kares said:

lurker316 said:

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I just color-corrected the photo. His shirt is still kind of orange-ish, like a burnt orange. The background latticework is an off-white. The picture looks much better now. You can tell from his complexion that the corrected version is the right version. However, the bottom half of the cover (with the title and embossed autograph) looks washed out. It's no longer gold.

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How do I upload it to the forum? I clicked the button for "insert/edit" image, but it's asking for a URL rather than letting me choose a photo on my harddrive. Is that against the rules?

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You actually think the golden, lower part of the cover was part of the original photo? biggrin Of course it will no longer look gold if you perform a colour correction on it too, not just on the old photo, but I thought that would be obvious...

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Besides, you can't really do proper colour correction on this file because it's way too faded. The best colour correction results can only be achieved during scanning of the original negative or slide (and I mean using a dedicated film scanner and a decent software such as VueScan Pro), not afterwards.

I bet if you've done some correction and the jumper still looks orange-ish then the skin tone will look yellowish too.
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Of course I don't think the lower half of the book cover was part of the original photo... And of course I know that if you color correct the photo all of it (top and bottom) will be affected. I'm not an idiot. I wasn't remotely surprised by the fact that the bottom looked washed out -- I was simply noting the results of my edit.

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And of course a color correction of a copy won't be as good as a color correction of the original. Neverthless, my correction turned out pretty good. Far from perfect, but good. His skin isn't yellow. His complexion is not perfect, but it has a far more nactual hue than the photo posted above. His jumper is more reddish, but it's still not a pure red. It may even be closer to red than orange, but it's still not a pure red.

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Reply #72 posted 04/22/19 4:17pm

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Also... I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how to upload a photo to this thread. Thanks.

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Reply #73 posted 04/22/19 4:25pm

gwiliandre

bashraka said:

This is the only book about Prince that truly matters. Not Mayte's book, not former girlfriends, musicians, hairdressers, janitors making their come up off of a dead man's 40 years of hard work, sacrifice, pain, creativity, musicality and musicianship as a teenager to his death. This is the first book since Prince's death that I will buy.

Yes Indeed!! Thank you! So true!! Love & Peace.

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Reply #74 posted 04/22/19 4:29pm

PliablyPurple

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I wish I could see the details of his necklace.

Seems early for either, but I'm seeing YES or Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

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Reply #75 posted 04/22/19 4:51pm

violetcrush

bonatoc said:

CatB said:



According to Tyka... orange... No seriously, this picture is everything heart




Still orange, Hatrina:





It's that oh-so-popular "rusty orange" color that was pretty big in the 70's. I had a couple of "velour" (remember that material??) shirts with that color in them when I was a kid biggrin

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Reply #76 posted 04/22/19 4:54pm

violetcrush

MacDaddy said:

rogifan said:

So how do we know this is legit? Just Dr. Funkenberry?

From penguinrandomhouse.com

'...The book is told in four parts. The first is composed of the memoir he was writing before his tragic death, pages that brings us into Prince’s childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us into Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album released, through a scrapbook of Prince’s writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution through candid images that take us up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book’s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain—the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, as he retells the autobiography we’ve seen in the first three parts as a heroic journey.'

So, it seems from this description that only the first part of the book was personally written by Prince, and it covers just his childhood years. The rest is pieces of his writing and photos pulled together to complete the book which ends at Purple Rain.

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Reply #77 posted 04/22/19 4:55pm

violetcrush

bonatoc said:

banishedones666 said:

That cover has to be a fake. My 6 year old niece could have made a better cover lol. No cover listed on amazon so I believe info is real but that cover photo is trash.


That cover is fantastic.
That's what SKipper would have gotten in a wrecka stow at fourteen.
He was a pure seventies creature. The cover is true to who he once was.
Half-Gold, Half Faded Oranges, thankfully not rasta.
I bet the choice was already set, so I'm pretty sure
you're trashing Prince's own choice. That typo is Letraset® galore.
The embossed Prince handwriting is the nicest autograph.

Cool wallpaper. Looks like a mattress made of barb wires.
This is Prince coming up with the idea of the Dirty Mind cover background.
Not just a selfie. Trash it all you want. Ignore the perfect font.

Trashely up yourself.


PS: He looks kinda like a Marine, don't U think?
Prince, the dude born the day just after the Normandy Landings.
"At war with the show-biz! Let's have a revolution!"


[Edited 4/22/19 10:43am]

Agreed! I LOVE the cover. Perfect choice for him.

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Reply #78 posted 04/22/19 5:49pm

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That night in March 2016 at a press conference to a packed room at Avenue nightclub in New York City’s Meatpacking District, Prince(r.i.p.) announced the title of his memoir will be The Beautiful Ones. The HIGHLY anticipated memoir barely a month before his unexpected transitioning was described as "an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work – from the family that shaped him and the people, places, and ideas that fired his creative imagination.

The late,great Prince(r.i.p.) said

“We’re starting right at the beginning — my first memory — and HOPEFULLY eek we can move all the way to the Super Bowl,”

cry

Prince(r.i.p). who played the SuperBowl halftime show in 2007, told a small crowd at a mini concert to celebrate news of the book in March 2016 that was first posted here at The Org.

33pdfuo.jpgMarch,2016

Avenue nightclub in New York City’s Meatpacking District

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #79 posted 04/22/19 6:15pm

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bsprout said:

I can’t wait to read this.

yeahthat reading prince woot!

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #80 posted 04/22/19 6:16pm

violetcrush

^^^ Wow, he looks SO thin in that picture. Almost does not even look like him.
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So sad that he did not get to the Super Bowl with his own writing. Reading his words and descriptions about his childhood will be wonderful though.
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Reply #81 posted 04/22/19 6:20pm

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We'll see neutral

How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #82 posted 04/22/19 6:38pm

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PliablyPurple said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I wish I could see the details of his necklace.

Seems early for either, but I'm seeing YES or Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.



I thought I saw YES too.

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Reply #83 posted 04/22/19 6:40pm

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lurker316 said:

Also... I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how to upload a photo to this thread. Thanks.



Go to TinyPic and upload it there then copy and paste the url in the tree box above.

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Reply #84 posted 04/22/19 6:55pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

lurker316 said:

Also... I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how to upload a photo to this thread. Thanks.



Go to TinyPic and upload it there then copy and paste the url in the tree box above.

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Thanks. Let's see if this works:

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http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg

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Reply #85 posted 04/22/19 7:23pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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lurker316 said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



Go to TinyPic and upload it there then copy and paste the url in the tree box above.

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Thanks. Let's see if this works:

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http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg

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You need to paste the url from TinyPic in the box in the heading above that looks like a tree.

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Reply #86 posted 04/22/19 7:43pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

lurker316 said:

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Thanks. Let's see if this works:

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http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg

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You need to paste the url from TinyPic in the box in the heading above that looks like a tree.

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[EDIT] I figured it out now. At first I didn't understand what you meant by "looks like a tree" but now I get it.

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[Edited 4/22/19 19:55pm]

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Reply #87 posted 04/22/19 7:50pm

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lurker316 said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



You need to paste the url from TinyPic in the box in the heading above that looks like a tree.

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I'm not sure what you mean by "looks like a tree". It said to use that link for forums and message boards. It works for me when I click on it.

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I edited out the image tag when I posted it. Should I have left that in?

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[img:$uid]http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Oh well, I'll paste all the links they give me. One of them has to work. This is the one is says to use for email and IM:

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http://tinypic.com/r/35bcnew/9

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And here's the string for websites:

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<a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=35bcnew" target="_blank"><img src="http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

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Here you go. cool

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Reply #88 posted 04/22/19 7:52pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

lurker316 said:

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I'm not sure what you mean by "looks like a tree". It said to use that link for forums and message boards. It works for me when I click on it.

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I edited out the image tag when I posted it. Should I have left that in?

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[img:$uid]http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Oh well, I'll paste all the links they give me. One of them has to work. This is the one is says to use for email and IM:

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http://tinypic.com/r/35bcnew/9

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And here's the string for websites:

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<a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=35bcnew" target="_blank"><img src="http://i66.tinypic.com/35bcnew.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

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Here you go. cool

35bcnew.jpg

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Oh! (Slaps head.) Now I understand. He was talking about the button with a tree on it in the message reply window. Got it.

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Reply #89 posted 04/22/19 7:57pm

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^ nod

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