Evelyn, my four year old granddaughter, lives in Hollywood, California. Given this fact and her amazingly good looks, most of which she clearly inherited from her maternal grandfather, it was only a matter of time until a photo of her got improved through Photoshop.
Last week we took Evelyn to visit Russ and Delana Beaton's rural home on the east side of Salem. She enjoyed their chickens during her first visit in 2010. This year, Evelyn was more enthused about horses. So Russ kindly gave her a ride on their quarterhorse -- which has an impressive petigree (forgotten the details).
Russ was leading the horse up their driveway. My daughter, Celeste, was helping Evelyn stay steady during her bareback walk-ride. I was following along, snapping photos with my Sony camera.
Feeling some wind come up, I turned at just the right time and captured this image.
So I got rid of them. Not by a phone call to the Mafia, but via an email to a friend and neighbor, Tim Jaskoski. TIm is an avid photographer who uses Photoshop a lot in his artistic endeavors.
It wasn't long before I received a pure Evelyn/horse version. I like it a lot.
Tim, humble guy that he is, felt that he didn't do as good a Photoshop job as was possible. Well, the image looks fine to me. I don't know how it could be improved. I'm going to get some prints made and send them down to Evelyn and her parents.
Maybe also to some Hollywood agents.