Saturday, September 22, 2012

Reflections of Escapade

poster edges filter applied to this photo
I've finally found the time to work on the photos I'd taken here and there during the rally.  They are in no particular order.

This first photo is one of Left Brain waiting patiently for me while I was running around with the camera.

He is very patient although I'm sure he thinks I'm a bit "touched" as I stop the car to photograph an old run down crumbling building or the side of a brick wall.  I like to use these for various backgrounds and textures for filter overlays.

We had a pet parade and there were many dogs of several different breeds.  

But this one from SKP Chapter called The Mexican Connection caught my eye.  The parade was only about 10 minutes long so he didn't have to carry it very far.

I used the magic lasso to capture the dog and his "rider" and then inverted the selection and used the impressionist brush to blur out all the mess of people and other dogs standing behind him.

During the first ever Chili Cookoff the Mexican Connection had a booth for their chili tasting and I liked the sombrero and serape she was wearing.  

So I used the magic extractor to capture her and then placed the other background behind her.

It gives a more dramatic view than all the other people milling about.  I just love playing with my Photoshop Elements and cleaning up those backgrounds.

Our neighbors have two beautiful Irish setters named Clancy and Kelly.  I'm not sure which one this is, but I managed to catch him during a yawn.  I think it makes it look like he's laughing and can picture him saying "what happens at the rally...stays at the rally"

I left the grass but removed the background beyond that and replaced it with one of my sky photos.  I cloned out the leash so he appears to be free and loose.

Perhaps he's telling doggy limericks...he is Irish ya know!

This photo is just a boring old photo straight out of the camera but it gives you an idea what lunch time looks like.  

This is only a fraction of the people here.

We had 574 RV's at the rally so that equates to over 1000 people attending.

There was this cute little yellow....uhm, I'm not sure what to call it really.  It had a volkswagon engine in the back and many men were drooling over it.  I guess no matter how old men get they are still little boys inside.

Well that's it for tonight.  The car is attached to Seymour and we're ready to roll out for our weigh in and then head towards Arkansas.  Since there won't be any time to post to the blog tomorrow, I'm adding this one in its place.

I'll let you know later how much weight we need to lose - both Seymour and both of us.

Long Live the Queen of the Escapade

1 comment:

  1. Say, I think I might like that little yellow car thingy too. It's sort of cute! I love your photos. You're doing a great job with your backgrounds. That somebrero is superb! It's the prettiest one I've seen, and to make it even better, it's orange! What are those little orange flowers on the other post? They're really pretty. Now I'm off to finish up the laundry. Tonight is a work night. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.