Dog Thwarts Alien Invasion

The alien invasion was covered up, but not for the reasons you think. We wanted to save the aliens from embarrassment.

They Came, They Saw, They were Easily Conquered

Not my original images – I played with some stuff I found on the web.

I Spoil My Cat

Although I thought of getting a cat for some time, when I got Triton it was kind of a spur of the moment thing.  While making space for the new girl I just threw down a sheet of cardboard where her feeding area was.  After a time this grew to be a bit gross.  I decided she needed a special spot just for her.

Triton's Feeding Station

The top is the original concept that I worked up in Photoshop.  Things evolved as it went.  The cat in the bottom right was left out.  I found print duct tape at Joann’s.  The letters did not come out exactly as I wanted.  The whole thing is covered in clear contact paper.  It is not as sticky as I would have liked.  However, overall I am happy with the end result.  Triton?  I really don’t think she gives a lick.

Tiger, Tiger

If you know me, you know that I am very much opposed to animals being forced to perform for us.  I am against circuses and I’m not so keen on zoos.

Tiger at Oregon Zoo

However, back in 2008 I did go to the Oregon Zoo.  It was then I was able to photograph this beauty.  It is a shame that animals such as this are kept in captivity while the wild tigers are being pushed to extinction.

The Big Cat Rescue in Florida works to keep out of horrible situations that the sometimes find themselves in.   Big cats should not be pets, or in canned hunts, or in petting zoos.  They are not for us to exploit.

Angry Bird

It seems that a lot of people are addicted to the “Angry Birds” game.   This guy is angry for real.  This is from the winter storm we had back in 2008.  Apparently seagulls don’t like the snow.

 

Angry Bird
Angry Bird

Content Aware

I was able to go to Photoshop World in 2010. It takes place in Las Vegas. Since I have never been there before, I enjoyed playing the tourist. I spent part of my time snapping random photos. In front of the MGM Grand Hotel is a big golden lion. Of course I couldn’t resist photographing it. When I got home I could help but to notice that there were a thousand distracting elements in the photo. Ah… but what a great photo to practice content aware on.

MGM Grand Original
MGM Grand Original

I used a combination of “content aware fill” and cloning.

 

MGM Grand with distracting elements removed
MGM Grand with distracting elements removed