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Peek-a-Boo

 

My first try, just to see if I could do it!

(I used the Out of Bounds tutorial Brian W sent me.)

 

We have American houseguests from Wed.- Sun. this week.

Have a great week and I'll see you a week from now.


NOTICE:  Chris and Astrid have already mentioned that there will be a blogger meet-up in Dudley (England)

at noon on Sunday, 4 September, meeting at the on-site pub of The Black Country Living Museum.

  If you can make it, we'd love to see you!



Peek-a-Boo

 

My first try, just to see if I could do it!

(I used the Out of Bounds tutorial Brian W sent me.)

 

We have American houseguests from Wed.- Sun. this week.

Have a great week and I'll see you a week from now.


NOTICE:  Chris and Astrid have already mentioned that there will be a blogger meet-up in Dudley (England)

at noon on Sunday, 4 September, meeting at the on-site pub of The Black Country Living Museum.

  If you can make it, we'd love to see you!



comments (64)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 15 Aug 2011, 01:00
This is your American houseguest?

Great portrait, clever Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Let's hope it's nowhere to be found when our guests arrive, Ray. smile Thanks.
Beautiful macro and clever presentation!

Wish I could see you all Sept 4th! I'll be at a baby shower... smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. Maybe one day we'll see you in America?! That would be nice. smile
Very good ginnie. Have a great time with your visitors.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bill, on both accounts.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Aug 2011, 05:45
Oh, I admire your experimental pleasure, Ginnie - and this photo could be almost a surreal one - and a fine result of your macro lens exercises! SC - also a helping community - that is fine!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. I love our helping community!
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2011, 06:01
That is really cool Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Kala.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Aug 2011, 06:39
Great work,I like it
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Aug 2011, 06:41
Super super cool. I should try this as well. Have a good week
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, SAVO. This was by far the easiest tutorial to follow for me, so do have a go at it. It was something I always wanted to try since the first day I saw it done. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Aug 2011, 07:08
I keep looking at this naaktslak and you sure made it proud.
I love the macro and this is a perfect presentation.
Everything is perfect, the colours, the shadows.
A likey to me.
Ginnie Hart: You're my biggest fan, MLMA, and you know I do appreciate your vote of confidence, over and over again! I love the thought of this slug being called a "naked snail." You Dutch sure know how to name things. grin
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 15 Aug 2011, 07:15
this is soooooo freakin' coool ginnie, like a huge killer snail coming out of the theatre screen lol
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You sure know how to build the drama, Elaine. It was fun doing this, even though it took awhile to figure it out, step by step. I was glad when I finally finished it. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Aug 2011, 07:32
This is very clever stuff Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. I can just imagine what you would try this on!!!
Oh well done Ginnie. Clever and effective.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sheila.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2011, 09:08
Very clever and creative!!! I'm going to have to check out this tutorial. Fun!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. This is the easiest tutorial to follow, from my pea-brain experience. If you try it, please make sure we know! smile
I think it works well
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mark. smile
Clever stuff Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Just have to play around sometimes, Mick, right?! smile Thanks.
Not my favorite creature in the world but what a job you've done with the program. Marvelous work, Ginnie. Enjoy your guests!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Mary!
Awesome result Ginnie, you can do it!!!
Ginnie Hart: Eindelijk, Chantal. smile Bedankt.
Attack of the Gastropods, hide the Hostas smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! The slimy little buggers! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Aug 2011, 12:10
The booger is escaping.

I think the use of a gastropod mollusk in this situation is quite inventive. The gradients, shades etc fits well. I would have liked the slug more in focus.

But heck, you have done it and I haven't yet. I can see many more of your creepy crawly macros trying to escape back from your pictures into the wild.
Ginnie Hart: In this case, Louis, I used one of my recent macro shots (lying on the ground 3 inches away from this bugger!) for this tutorial, which probably wasn't the best to use...thus the out-of-focus body. Next time I'll try something better, keeping your comment in mind! Very helpful insight. Thanks!
Well done Ginnie, you certainly chose the right subject for this even though slugs are not the most attractive of creatures. Debb is also showing a slug today. Enjoy your visitors company, we have booked a hotel round the corner from the museum for September in order to make a weekend of it, well why not, you're only here once as they say.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, Brian. What a sweetheart! I love the thought of seeing you in September. We feel so honored. Thank you and thank you!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Aug 2011, 12:33
For focus, I only meant the head, feelers and stuff. you would then have had the part of the slug in the pic, still out of focus and the part that broke free in sharp focus. That would leave the part still in the frame out of focus with the asphalt out of focus (you can even blur the in focus asphalt). I am sure it would so much enhance the break out idea.
Ginnie Hart: Ahhh. I see what you mean, Louis. Still working on that macro lens, trying to figure it out. HA!
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 15 Aug 2011, 12:53
This is an amazing shot. Such great detail.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Emily, for stopping by and commenting!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Aug 2011, 13:04
You have done a brilliant job, the slippery slug is perfect for it. Have a great time with your guests.
when Chris said about the meet up, I knew the date would be close to my holiday but was not sure, it all depended on Steve's job. Very unfortunately, the dates clash!!So I cannot come to this one, it would have been so good to meet you all again. Hopefully there will be another smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Linda, for your sweet comment...and for the effort I know you would have taken if the September date would have worked out. We'd like to fly to the UK every year, if possible, so, YES, another time!
Totally awesome, Ginnie! I love this effect. You really did a fine job processing this. I'll have to try that tutorial myself in the future.

This seems to be a perfect image for what you've done. Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jimi. Thanks. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Aug 2011, 13:31
Very good Ginnie - not something I will be trying at home though ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mike, and...HA! smile
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 15 Aug 2011, 13:35
Bravo! well done smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Foto'S.
Wonderfully creative, Ginnie; I love it. So thoughtful of you to post the Out of Bounds Tutorial link. Have fun with your American house guests. I suspect they will be royally entertained while they are there.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Beverly. This was the only tutorial I could follow, truth be known!

We are so looking forward to our friends coming. They are very special to us both. The lady of the couple used to be my boss in assisted living, with whom I have maintained contact over the years. And they both absolutely love Astrid. We have been guests in their home in Atlanta two different times, so now it's our turn.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2011, 14:08
haha! now that's cool! great work executing this.. grin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Rian. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 15 Aug 2011, 16:05
Just what I want to pop out and crawl all over my screen.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! Thanks, Chad.
Very well done, Ginnie--it's good to try out new toys, isn't it? smile The critter is icky, though... smile
Ginnie Hart: It was great fun, Larry. A big challenge, though, I must say. smile Thanks.
  • sil
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2011, 16:07
Wow! Truly amazing, Ginnie! You did a great job here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sil!!!
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2011, 18:16
Whoa, this is awesome, Ginnie! How in the world is this done? If it is not too much trouble, please point me in the direction of where to find this tutorial. Much thanks.
Ginnie Hart: Awww, thanks, Rob. If you go back up to my text, you'll see the link imbedded where it says "Out of Bounds turtorial." But here it is:
http://www.freakingnews.com/hosted/tutorials/OOB_Tutorial_Serrator.pdf.
Of all the tutorials I have seen, this is the only one I was able to follow!
Very interesting technique and rather artsy smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frances. It was fun to do it, at least once. smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 16 Aug 2011, 00:30
Interesting shot.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: I guess that's a Thanks? smile
That is an excellent. It is always fun to play around like that.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. I was so glad to finally be able to do this technique...at least once. smile
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 16 Aug 2011, 07:22
Very good! Ho to do this?

Regards from Cologne,

Luiza
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Luiz. It's very fun to do and the easiest tutorial I could find (the link is in the above text also):
http://www.freakingnews.com/hosted/tutorials/OOB_Tutorial_Serrator.pdf
Clever stuff, Ginnie - suits oob perfectly. Sorry I can't be with you on the 4th - I'll be in Murcia, Spain - trying to finish my presentation for a conference the day after!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. Enjoy your time in Spain. That should be nice!
This is surreal, I love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, JP. smile
This has worked very well Ginnie. I remember Brian did something similar once. I am off on a camping trip on Sept 4th so hope you all have a great time.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Janet, and yes. Brian was the one who sent me the link...the best one I have found thus far!
  • ahmad
  • Iran
  • 16 Aug 2011, 16:32
I cant say even a word . nice done !
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Ahmad. Thank you.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 16 Aug 2011, 16:44
Cool, thank yousmile I also will trysmile
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Luiz. Make sure you show us when you're done! smile
  • tede
  • United States
  • 16 Aug 2011, 16:57
Ginnie just awesome, splendid creation is magnificent. Nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tede. Merci!
Now this is some achievement Ginnie. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It was fun, once I figured it out. smile
  • Margaret
  • United States
  • 17 Aug 2011, 04:56
..I think you can do anything! I have got to check that tutorial out... but I never seem to have enough time to get through "lessons"... This is stunning. A BIG WOW!
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Margaret. You're up late! smile And I'm up early...to pick up our friends from Atlanta who are coming into Amsterdam this morning (even though their plane is 2.5 hours late).

Normally I don't have the patience for tutorials because I don't know the "language" well enough to follow. But THIS tutorial was perfect...very step-by-step. It all actually made sense! Thanks for your very kind vote of confidence!
  • Arash
  • Dubai
  • 17 Aug 2011, 05:48
3D photography by Ginnie wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! Try anything once, Arash. smile
A splendid création Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you!
Amazing photo and what a lovely 3D effect as well! Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Tusen takk, Charles! It was fun to do. And yes, we got your link but haven't checked it out yet because of our houseguests. Once they're gone, we'll look!
Un foto con un montaje excelente. muy vistoso.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo!
HO yes ! kiss my Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: You're so sweet, Pierrot. Merci. smile
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 18 Aug 2011, 09:57
Oh yeah, i willsmile Still started, bun unfortunately: in 1,5 weeks is holiday and i´m very busy with my main work:-(
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Luiz, for the comment. Enjoy your holiday, as we will, too! That's the important thing.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Aug 2011, 11:41
Well done smile

I hope you have a great week with your guests smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Cherry!! We're having a great time thus far. smile
Wow, this is terrific and a totally pleasant surprise. You are quite the magician with camera and post-processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. This was a challenge to do but very fun once I was done. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 18 Aug 2011, 21:47
Oh dear - a week too early, it would have been great to meet up with all you guys.

Anyway Ginnie, well done for stepping out of the box with such panache.
Ginnie Hart: It would have been fun to meet you, George. Maybe another time! In the meantime, we'll keep meeting each other through our images! Thank you.
Ha! Nobody does slugs better than you, G!
Just got back from a short break in France.
Damn, I forgot to have some escargots while I was there.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA, LC. This was fun, though I am no fan of escargot! Hope you had a great break in France, not too fat from us. Soon we'll be in Bath, even closer to you.
Hi Ginnie..... this is a great treatment that you have created..... but the next time could you try it with a rabbit or something prettier then a slug.... have a nice visit with your friends from America....see you next week....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I will definitely try to oblige you next time, Peter. smile In the meantime, take care till I'm back next week. We're having a great time with our houseguests!
wooo Ginnie that is really special, really creative
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabriozio. I had fun doing it. smile Grazie.
Cool, maybe something I should try smile
Ginnie Hart: If you try it, Aksel, this is a great tutorial! Thanks.
  • Ken
  • United States
  • 19 Aug 2011, 11:48
Can't wait to see your second try!
Ginnie Hart: Awww, shucks, Ken. That's sweet of you. Thanks. smile
  • crash
  • United States
  • 19 Aug 2011, 15:54
what a slimy little critter!
Ginnie Hart: Exactluy, Dennis. smile Thanks.
That's clever, Ginnie (I hate slugs though!)
Ginnie Hart: I hate them, too, Pamela, but I tried to avoid concentrating on this one while working out the tutorial. HA! smile Thanks.
  • Jany
  • FRANCE
  • 20 Aug 2011, 10:56
Un joli montage,une photo artistique digne d une expo ou concours...Sublime...Excellent week end...
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jany. Merci.
Hmm very different from you Ginnie! Next thing you know you're racing motorcycles, listening to loud music and using a Mac (j/k..about the Mac part). It's a slippery slope you're on smile.

Lovely original image.
Ginnie Hart: HA! The day I start riding motorcycles, Nik, you'll be the first to know. grin A Mac? Well, that might be worth a try. Thanks for the laugh.
Cool image Ginnie. Fine tuning your Photoshop skills I see. Very impressive!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. It was fun to try something new, just to see if I could do it. smile
Beautifully done! Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sue. I was very glad I was able to figure it out. grin
A very nice technical achievement. A surprising result and very original. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Olivier. Merci.

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