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 Post subject: Naxos spin off
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:32 pm 
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When entering competitions using images such as statues always make the images one’s own, said one of our own competition judges.

Well on holiday, I knew of an icon in the rocks which I just had to get a picture of and on the map it was showing a distance of 5km away.

I can walk that distance, I said to Mrs Db. however, setting out I found I had already walked 2 kms before I came across this sign showing I still had more than 5 kms to walk.


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and so the walk went on, I then had to branch left up a hill for another 4 kms


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Then walk the full length of a resort to the peninsular in the image below


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Finally getting the picture I wanted of a shark created out of rocks. Somebody had recently painted in the shark’s features was it ‘Banksy’ lol


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Then it was another 8 kms walk back to Mrs Db sitting by the swimming pool.

During the holiday, every time I sat down, I was thinking, how could I make this my own.

On the penultimate day of my holiday, I had an idea. I had an old black tee shirt and if I could get some chalk I could write on it ‘Delboy was here’.

So I asked reception if there was a chalk shop. There was but as it was Sunday and it was closed. ‘Too late’, said Mrs Db.

It was 5 pm when I said to Mrs Db, if I could buy a cheap white tee shirt I could use a Biro to put the message on.

So I set off around the town looking for a plain white tee shirt, some had patterns on the front and plain white on the back but they wanted silly money for them.

Finally, I found a shop that had them for 8€s.

‘What size did I want’, asked the shop keeper.

‘It does not really matter’, I said, ‘but large if you have one’.

As he pulled one off a pile I asked by chance, ‘do you put writing on it ?’

‘Yes’ he said.

‘Could you do it for me now ‘, I asked.

‘Yes’, he said, ‘it will be 4€s extra ,what do you want me to put on it’.

‘Delboy was here’, I replied.

‘ Oh that will be 6€s for all of that’, he declared.

That will be fine, go ahead.

‘Do you want it printed on the front or back’, he asked.

‘It does not matter as I won’t be wearing it’, I said.

A bemused shopkeeper just had to ask, ‘ what do you want if for ?’.

My reply had him chuckling and the job was done.

Next morning

It was another 8 km walk

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It was blowing a strong breeze and my hat blew off and nearly went into the sea but finally I got my picture that I wanted.

Really happy I walked the 8 km home.


When I got home looking at the image I thought, I wished I had left my hat in the picture.


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Then I realised I could overlay it in software and then took a photograph of my hat on the dining room table. Then I removed the table background just leaving the hat.

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so then overlaying it in software I had my hat thrown in


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Now once my brain has an idea I just can’t leave things alone.

soon I was thinking It needed blood in the image and then working out to achieve it I needed to turn the whole image red.


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I then in software overlayed the original image over the red image.

Overlaying is like having a red image sitting underneath the original. If I scrape parts of the original away it leaves red bits. If I did it carefully using different brushes (scrapers) I could make a blood type effect. There are probably many ways of doing this.

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I spent hours chuckling to myself creating it, so a good bit of fun.

Every idea I have using the software is now turning into a lot more entertainment for me.

I entered it in a competition with the title ' he just hates people taking selfies with him'

and it got a 17 out of 20 just above average marks

I just love the comedy aspect of photography


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