Monday, February 23, 2009
Photo of the Week
This is Gatsby, our resident goofball. You may remember him as one of the litter of kittens that was dumped on our front porch a while ago. (He was the "hungry one", and believe me, he hasn't changed much, LOL!) He literally moved in to our house and would not be moved out. Every time a door was opened, in he would scoot. Eventually, we succumbed to the inevitable...
I'm not sorry because once I got used to him I learned to love him. He is the funniest cat I have ever met and has been the source of many smiles as well as outright laughter. Not only that, but the girls swear he can see ghosts. I have seen him staring intently at something only he can see myself.
I wish I had some artwork to share, but I have been completely unmotivated to do much more than read or spin this week. However, I have been working hard trying to learn some of the more advanced aspects of my PS Elements program. All of my books seem to stop at the same place, leaving things like layers, filters, and blending modes almost completely unexplored. So I decided to just start punching buttons and see what happens. Blending modes are still a mystery to me, but I think I am getting a good handle on layers, filters, and textures.
This is the unretouched original of a photo I took last summer, one of my favorite cow portraits. It's also a nice simple subject with a clean background -- a good photo to play with.
I may have gotten a little carried away with the posterization, but I love how the clouds turned out at least!