Faces and Cruisers VIII

I’ve covered before my propensity to use pareidolia and enhance it by hand-drawing appropriate faces on various food items. For them who are not up on it, HERE is one such post.

I also have the program Portrait Professional Studio 15. Basically, it’s a program to “enhance” portraits. You can see an example of that in THIS post where I wanted to see what happens if you tell the program you are working on a female face but are actually modifying a male face (mine). 

I then got to wondering . . . while the program will not recognize a quasi-face, it will let me define eyes, nose, mouth, and face contours; it’s a very trusting program.

So, what happens if I take a potato . . . 


. . . and tell the program where the eyes, nose, and mouth are? And then, what happens if I add mascara, fake eyelashes, colored contacts, eye shadows and liner, lipstick, etc. etc.?

Well, this happens . . .


Whereas in previous posts one sees the effect of me hand-drawing eyes, teeth, lips, etc., in this case, I did nothing more than throw a few sliders.   

Then, I wanted to see if I could work with very basic shapes . . . 


Why, yes. Yes, I can.

20150309_140158-2_DIGI_ppNotice, it even modifies hair color . . . as if there were actual hair in the photo.

Well, I couldn’t stop there, now, could I?

Here’s a slice of bagel . . . 


. . . and here is the same slice after Portrait Professional Studio 15 got done with it.


I think the program is very impressive and versatile. I’ll be looking for more ways to create faces out of various objects.


Cruisers Update VIII:

Continuing with my late reporting on the June 14, 2015, Tri-Lakes Vintage Car show.

By the way, there is a SmugMug Gallery (HERE) for this, past, and future posts about this show. Also, you can click on the photos to open a larger version in a separate tab or window. Go ahead; try it.

As I previously mentioned, I’ll identify the car, but if you want to look it up, it’s on you. 

We begin Part VIII with yet another 1932 Ford Coupe. They were very well represented at this particular show. And, while I don’t typically care about engines, the visual of this particular engine had me intrigued. 

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14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

I’ll come back to it, but before I do, I noticed a lull in the swarm that surrounded this next car . . . the General Lee. Had to stop and snap a photo before the next batch of wannabe outlaws come by to drool as they stood around imagining themselves flying through the air to cross creeks and ditches.

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I remember reading that car enthusiasts were quite cross that something like 250-320 1968 and 1969 Dodge Chargers were “used up” during the run of the show. Yes, when a car goes airborne and then once again rejoins with terra firma . . . well, nothing good happens.

I never watched that show, but I remember a particular episode of the Six Million Dollar Man (na-nananana . . .) where they showed a slow-motion shot of a van jumping over something, landing, and then on the next shot it’s driving away. 

. . . except that in the slow-motion shot you can plainly see the front end chassis give way, the wheels splaying sideways, and the whole front end hit the ground and separate from the rest of the body. I can only presume the General Lee suffered similar events.

Next to the General Lee sat a welcome change from the many 1932 Ford Coupes . . . it’s a 1930 Ford Coupe. A very red 1930 Ford Coupe.

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But, back to the eye-catching engine . . . 


I have to admit it was neat . . . in a not-the-engine-but-neat-colors sort of way. 

This next car is a 1937 Ford Cabriolet. A modest car, this one wore a bra.


Next to it, another red car, but this one is a 1966 Chevrolet II or Chevrolet Nova. It has a 350 engine. I think that refers to the weight, but don’t quote me on it. 


Here are both cars in more sideways views. 



You say you want to see the 350 pounds engine? Sure thing.


And now, a 1937 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan . . .




Next up, a 1956 Ford F-100 truck. I said it before, I wish they would keep the hoods closed, but do they listen to me? No. 

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Next to the truck sat a 1927 Ford 2-Door . . . 


20150614_DSC9845_1_DSC9845_DIGIOh, look! . . . you can see the engine.

And next to it, a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S. The sign said it’s the first of 4,336 manufactured in 1971. 


Here’s a 1956 Ford Thunderbird . . . 





They closed the hood, so I snapped a few extra photos.

This is a snow-white 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Truck . . . 

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Here’s another Chevrolet, a 1950 Coupe Deluxe. 


I have at least one Mustang guy reading these posts, so here’s a . . . crap! I forgot to get the year. Regardless, it’s a Ford Mustang. 


And for all them GTO fans, here’s a 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible.



And, that’s it for today. 

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18 Responses to Faces and Cruisers VIII

  1. desleyjane says:

    Wow that’s pretty impressive. That bread image in particular. I have to tell you, I read your previous post about wayward comments. I had a mouthful of coffee when I saw the image of the dog talking to the cat. I almost choked. So funny.


    • disperser says:

      Yes, the program has a lot of capabilities. Not sure it was intended for what I do with it.

      As for the choking, I should add a disclaimer that I’m not responsible for any resulting lack of breath.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  2. oneowner says:

    I would like to see that Packard sitting in my driveway. There is a rule in my house that says you have to eat the food you draw on. Needless to say, it keeps me from being creative at the table.


    • disperser says:

      Hmm . . . there’s no Packard in that bunch. Actually, I don’t think there was one in the show.

      Also, no food survived the making of the faces . . . the fan blade is still going around.


  3. mybrightlife says:

    In the late 80’s we (my folks and us kids) traveled around the States in an old Pontiac (non-convertible) that didn’t look much younger than the one you shot! Cost a few hundred dollars and I continued to use it when I went back the following year. In the interim it lived with friends…was a beautiful old vehicle. I was in my early 20’s at the time and I remember putting my foot down on the gas and feeling like I was going to ‘lift off’, big old engine and all. I have to say though, that gorgeous green mustang takes the cake!


    • disperser says:

      I suspect many modern cars are faster than even the muscle ones from the 50s . . . but you are right; there’s nothing like feeling a big V8 open up as you hit the gas. My first car was a 1965 Impala and learned to drive in a 1960 Cadillac. Hitting the gas, seeing the front end raise up and feeling the seat back support you as you were pushed rearward . . . can’t get that from modern cars, mostly because there’s also the feeling of a lot of mass moving. If it weren’t so expensive to maintain, I wouldn’t mind driving a 1960 Cadillac Sedan de Ville flattop.

      Also, the Mustang is a dark purple . . . do you mean the Thunderbird?


      • mybrightlife says:

        I must have been referring to the Chevrolet 1950 Coupe Deluxe. Can tell I really know my vehicles right??!! Although in fairness to my ignorant self, when I looked at the pic I didn’t think it looked like what I thought of as a Mustang, but I assumed an early version! It certainly must be a labour of love restoring and maintaining one of these beauts!


      • disperser says:

        Don’t feel bad. With the exception of a few iconic models, I don’t know what they are unless I see the labels.


  4. Love the color of that Mustang!
    Gotta’ say, I always seem to love the trucks best-est…but, that Thunderbird is rad!
    Also, fun to see the General Lee!
    Wow! Your food is alot more fun and beautiful than mine…although I looked a potato chip recently and thought of you…it had two definite eyes and a tiny mouth. :-P
    HUGS!!! :-)

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  5. Love!!! brilliant faces!! and very nice cars too!!

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  6. mvschulze says:

    Looks like a Chevy Nova to me. Love the cars. And the face making. Wish I had some of these “tools” back when I was preparing work related pre-PowerPoint slide presentations. M :-)


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