Evolution

Abstract-Lucy

To the tune of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

~The Beatles~

42 Comments on “Evolution

  1. Astounded! I thought it was some kind of Chinese porcelain at first but having seen the explanations… I’m still astounded πŸ™‚
    Lucky Lucy!

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    • Lucy is cool. I like that little critter. She’s growing fast and has gotten used to being held. I’m glad you like my distorted image of her. I’m having a good time with the filters in Filter Forge 4! πŸ™‚

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    • Now that you suggested a ceramic figure, I can see that. It’s my dragon, Lucy, of course, distorted using a Filter Forge 4 plug-in for Photoshop. I’m having fun with that filter. I’m glad you like the result! Thanks, Linda!

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    • Coming from a person who is a highly talented and experienced designer, artist and photographer, I am especially pleased. Thank you very much, Madhu! πŸ™‚

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    • Chuckle… When I look at Lucy, I see a fifteen-foot, prehistoric lizard. My family thinks I am crazy for keeping her. So, I suppose my interpretation of her tiny speck on the continuum is kind of crazy too. But, I liked the colors and the jewel eye effect. It represents evolution to me. But, I also love the drawings in old children’s encyclopedias. There is a great deal of futuristic graphics work being done by artists now. The appeal is strong for young people. That’s who uses Filter Force 4, I think. I’m just dabbling. Those guys know what they’re doing! πŸ™‚ It’s also fascinating to me that a developer could write a graphics program like that. Some sophisticated stuff going on out there…

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  2. You amaze me George πŸ™‚ You are younger than all of us here (I mean it in a good way) πŸ˜€

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    • When I was a young social worker, I discovered that old people were simply distilled versions of their younger selves. Curiosity about the world doesn’t evaporate in old age. Likewise, old people don’t suddenly develop a curiosity they never had. I knew what you meant and I appreciate that. My strongest desire is to be able to “see” until I die. There is just so very much to see and so little time left for the trip! Chuckle… Thank you, Paula. I will always remember that you saw who I am. That gives me hope that Charlie will see too.

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    • Thanks, Suzanne! My imagination goes bonkers sometimes. Little Lucy in fantasy land. Her whole head is about the size of the end of my thumb! When I look at her, I see the ten-foot lizards of prehistoric times. Kelli and Charlie think she is creepy looking. I cannot imagine that. But, they also call Rita “that Green Chicken”. They write off my fascination with such creatures as one of those inexplicable Granny things! Chuckle…

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    • Ha-ha! Yeah, it stuck in my head too. I hadn’t thought of that song for years. My very favorite Beatles is the video version of “The Yellow Submarine”. That remains one of the most extravagant and beautiful videos I ever saw. Charlie watched it repeatedly when he was just a toddler. Thanks, Elisa.

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  3. Really beautiful, George – and I’m a big Beatles fan, they were starting up just when I starting getting into pop music! I hope you’re fine, my friend! Adrian

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    • Thanks, Adrian. “The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes” just popped into my head when I was working on this photo. I hadn’t thought of that song in years. Actually, I had to look it up to remember the title of the song. Finally, I did look it up when I found myself humming the tune! Funny how things we do trigger memories of lines from songs. Apparently, music connects us to the times in our lives like almost nothing else. The Sixties in the US defined the future in so many ways. Music was integral to those dramatic societal changes. It was an exciting time to be alive. It most certainly changed all of us who were young people on the cusp of adulthood. πŸ™‚

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  4. Yep, this completely illustrates why you’re one of my very favorite photographers. I never know what to expect from you, but I know it will be brilliant. Just simply….WOW!

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    • Ah, Alex, my original cheerleader! Yep, I remember. And I am grateful. I am so pleased that you enjoy my photographs. I am having so much fun with them. Photography has provided a way for me to express myself in my old age. I am always thinking of the journal for Charlie, but I love being able to share the entries. Especially with folks like you who followed even when the photos were really bad! Chuckle… Bless you, Alex!

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  5. WOW!!!!! I can’t imagine how you did that but it’s spectacular looking!!!

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    • Ha-ha! It’s a macro photograph of Lucy’s head. I applied a circular, swirl filter and dialed it back until I could see her “scales” and her eye. The hole is her ear! She is tiny, but she has all of the characteristics of a prehistoric lizard. The filter is a Photoshop plug-in. I have fun with these filters. πŸ™‚

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    • You’re too funny! Little Lucy wouldn’t even recognize the size of that dragon. She’s a tiny thing. Her head is about the size of the end of my thumb. It’s interesting that these little creatures have the features of the huge prehistoric lizards still. The design must have served them well. She has what appear to be scales, but they are soft skin, actually. Thanks for stopping by to visit us, Sylvia! πŸ™‚

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        • Yes. I lost her one day when I left the glass door on her habitat slightly open. I looked everywhere without much hope of finding her. Finally, when I walked into the kitchen, I saw her looking at me. She was standing up as tall as she could on her front legs. She had come from under the range which is the only open area at the floor. I thought she would scamper back under there, but she just stood there looking at me when I walked over and picked her up. That frightened me because she would have stopped moving around if she had stayed there long enough for her body temperature to drop. They go into sudden hibernation in those conditions and will die if they aren’t found. Whew! Was I ever relieved! πŸ™‚

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    • Hi, Dave. It’s a picture of Lucy, my Bearded Dragon. She’s about nine inches from nose to tail. She’ll be about 18 inches long when she’s an adult. I shot a close-up of her head and used a circular filter preset in Filter Forge 4. I modified the preset considerably to show the scales and her ear, but that’s what I used to create the graphic. It’s very easy to use. Download it and play with it! You can use it for thirty days free. Chuckle… Thanks for stopping in to visit me, Dave! πŸ™‚

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