Thursday, April 26, 2012

Clone Stamp Tool

Our hero, UC, approaches cautiously, with trepidation, as he opens up blogger to find that things have changed. Instinctively, he cringes, as he reads:

"Blogger’s taken on a whole new look: A clean, sleek interface designed for a streamlined blogging experience."



Mrs. UC and I spend a few days nosing around in Silver City, New Mexico. They have cool license plates, very colorful. I thought it an invasion of privacy to just throw a picture of someone's plate on the Innertubes, so I had to discover a way to change the picture. Normally, most people would just black out(redact) the part of the picture that they wanted to shield. Not good enough for me. I wanted a better way. I asked Mrs. UC for ideas, and here's what she showed me--a cool thing in Photoshop CS3 called the Clone Stamp Tool. So I deleted a couple of characters and scrambled the rest.  Isn't this a pretty plate?



This gorgeous turquoise plate is a centennial plate. Almost makes me want to move there to get one. Same as the above pic, I changed the characters.

Just for the record, I think license plates are a symbol of extortion and slavery.

P.S. Blogger's "new interface" isn't as bad as some of my Blogger Pals said. Just moved some stuff around, kinda like the yearly supermarket remodel where they switch some of the aisles around. And just like the supermarket remodel, nothing's improved. You just have to figure out where they moved the buttons to.

Posted by Dave


Friday, April 20, 2012

Historical Tagging

We drove through the Petrified Forest on our way back from a trip to New Mexico. I took these shots with a Nikon S710 (cheap point-n-shoot). These petroglyphs are at Newspaper Rock in the Petrified Forest.

At about 100 feet away, I was zoomed out all the way for both of these photos. I've also cropped them so you don't have to look for the ancient art. Click on either pic to make for biggerness.

Two things we can learn from this. One, taggers have been around forever. Two, modern aerosol-based tagging is more ephemeral than the old ways.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Depth of Field

Nikon D3000 in macro mode. These were taken at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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No particular reason for posting these. I just think they're pretty. Clicking on any pic will blow it up extra large.

Posted by Dave

Cruz-publicado, en espaƱol, en El Nuevo Chingon.