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12:51 PM - 01/05/2007

The topic: Little Bit


Little Bit likes to get high. She likes to lay on the top of the cedar swing in the morning and catch the first rays of the sun as they come into the yard.

Brian moves the swing around the yard each time he mows the lawn.  He does this to prevent big ruts in the lawn from the legs of the swing.  I guess Lonee doesn’t care too much for the latest position.

She found a new spot to catch the rays.  Even sooner than before.

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(Gah, I have to redo the bigger pictures since I unthinkingly used pictures I'd save in PSPXl.)


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I love that last picture.  How’d you do that?

Posted by Lisa @ Friday, January 05, 2007 - 5:00:21 PM

I didn’t even see her in the first one!
Think Id like the swing better, but I’m not a cat smile

Posted by Bobbie @ Friday, January 05, 2007 - 5:18:15 PM

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Lisa, when I was trying to get the EXIF information added, I realized I made it more difficult than I had to.

What I should have done is made two copies of the original.  Resize them to the same dimensions, then use the black and white option that is available in the PSPX/PSPXI on one of them, which would make the entire picture black and white.

Then I should have used the freeform tool to cut around the original pieces of Little Bit on the color picture, one at a time, copy them, then paste them onto the black and white as a layer. Using the layer function, you can move the copied image around to where you want it.

I know it sounds complicated, but it really isn’t, not once you get the basics down.  As it was, I did it branch by branch around her.  If you look closely, you can see where I didn’t get them all. 

Hmm…maybe I’ll go redo it the way I just suggested and see how that goes.

Posted by lisaviolet @ Friday, January 05, 2007 - 6:01:41 PM

Great shots, that last one in particular is very striking even if you did it the hard way.

Desktop wallpaper time.

Posted by Mog @ Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 7:43:14 PM

Great pictures!  I used to have a kitty who practically lived in trees.  She spent so much time up there I thought she would eventually fall asleep and lose her grip, but she never did.  She would sit up like in these pics until a bird landed on one of the branches; then she would hunker down and try to become part of the branch, hoping that the bird would come just close enough ...  She was a wily hunter - used to get 5-10 “gifts” of mice, voles and other furry critters on my back porch every day (just to prove she came down to the ground occasionally, I suppose).  grin

Posted by iamfelix @ Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 8:39:46 PM

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