What’s This? – Week 07

What's This?

Kind of funny how moving gives you new perspective on things. While packing and discarding and selling various things we’ve collected over the past 4 years, I wind up seeing things I’ve not seen in a while (or at least seeing things in a new way as I bend and lean over boxes to get through a day.

The above is a different angle on an everyday object. It is a “what’s this” though, because it likely is not obvious to most. Undoubtedly, someone will prove me wrong by saying “This is a ___” and get it right in like 2 hours!

As promised, I’ve also processed a few shots from my “Shoot the Day!” activities, and posted them at the CB Flickr Pool for your enjoyment. While over there, feel free to share your own shots from the day. If you have one that’s also based on the theme of “Freedom” you may win a $25 gift card from B&H.

Not much else going on today…two more days before we hit the road. Until tomorrow, happy shooting and watch those apertures!

Tuesday Two Minute Tip

Clouds Filter
That’s right, I’ve finally gotten back in the saddle for some good old fashioned Photoshop fun. Today, it’s a quickie, but then again, that’s how we like our information on the web: short, sweet, and to the point. Today I give a little tip on how you can use the Clouds filter in Photoshop. This technique works in pretty much any of the last 3 iterations of the software (I am assuming it works in CS – I got into the game in CS2 worlds…).

Anyway, take a gander on the download feed listed at the end of the post. The result of the tip is actually at the top of the post so you kind of get a little teaser there! (Yes, I am a tease!) Not much else today, as I am still swimming in a sea of boxes. I’m hopefully a little ahead of the game now for video tips and tricks, as next weeks is set to auto publish Tuesday morning.

I do have my “Shoot the Day” pics for Photoshelter, and will hopefully have those processed (at least a quick process in DPP) and ready to share tomorrow, so stop on back to check those out. In the final news tidbit – don’t forget the Photo Contest here at CB. Stop over and share some pics along the lines of a “Freedom” theme, and you could win a $25 gift card to B&H! 2nd place and 3rd place prizes will be awarded too!

So, until next time, happy shooting and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!

Wed Edit: The linked video is not displaying for some reason so for the time being, it can be downloaded directly here

CB Episode #48: Clouds Filter