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Restoring a Family Pet Image

While at Suzanne’s hubby’s birthday party she showed me a picture of their dog,  Zoso.  This picture was their only picture of him as a puppy.  It had been printed on regular copy paper and had a lot of water damage. As she showed me the picture she said, “is there any way you might be able to restore the image”? I seriously had my doubts but decided to give it a try.  She had seen the vintage restoration that I did a few weeks ago and she had more faith in me than I did.

First I scanned the original as a PDF.  Then brought it into Lightroom and did the basic enhancements; bumping darks and balancing whites along with sharpening. Then it was opened in Photoshop so that I could use the various Healing Brush Tools; Patch, Regular Healing and Spot Healing. Then used the Burn Tool to redefine some areas. It was fun using the Healing Brush to build up the puppies hind end. Then the image went back into Lightroom for final touches including a Vignette.  Fun project that only took about 2 hours with much better results than I anticipated.  Suzanne was pleasantly surprised.

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Havalina Dinner Adventure

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We have a feed trough made out of the top of an old industrial clothing press at our cabin that is used to feed many of the semi-wild animals that pass through looking for food. We turned the press upside down and anchored it to the ground. This havalina gent is one of a pair of stragglers that visit us often. We also get a larger group of fifteen or so havalina with their young that pass through plus an occasional fox.

We, along with several neighbors feed the havalina so they are not as aggressive as one might think. They know where the kitchen is.

Weekly Photo Challenge

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Blaze

One and one-half year old Blaze is a stunning Arabian Stallion with the longest legs out there.  Well, we think so anyway.  He’s on the spunky side or if you ask Pam, a lot on the spunky side.  He tends to want to nibble on visitors so you have to watch your shoulders if he decides to nip you.

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WPC: Seal Wave

Catching a few winks, this little Hawaiian Monk Seal was sleeping on a beach in Kauai. It’s almost as though he was giving us a wave or high-five as he turned to sun his other side.  This one might be a stretch for the weekly photo challenge, but the wave only lasted a moment before he sighed and dropped it to his side and went back to sleep.

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Photoshop:  I finally got tired of typing in my signature for each picture and created an action to add it automatically. Had totally forgotten about actions.  🙂

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Little Cub

We watched this little bundle of fur while in Cabo San Lucas Mexico a few years back.  I think he is a lion cub but if someone notices differently, please feel free to correct me.   If remembered right, he had a small injury on his nose that was healing and that is why he was in the refuge.  He may have been abandoned by his pride. It was delightful to watch him eat and the look on the lady’s face was priceless. Please do not use the pictures with the couple for any commercial purposes as there is no model release.  Please contact me for any other use.