Non-idle hands, and all that

Sometimes life has one sit and wait for stuff to happen. Like, for instance, a few times this week.

Well, then, one takes out their Note 8 — if one has a Note 8 — and snaps a few photos.

Those were hanging in a dentist’s office, of all places.

Other times, one takes out their Note 8 — if one has a Note 8 — and plays with said photos. One plays with the Snapseed App.

See, one took those photos trying to minimize reflections on the picture’s glass, including the potential for an accidental selfie.

Snapseed allows for some minimal but effective distortion fixes and “healing” of unwanted artifacts. It’s not super-powerful but what it does, it does well. Of course, one then has the option to further enhance the photos.

Let us then assume one has a photo of some leaves . . .

. . . and a photo of a frog . . .

Well, I mean, one then has no choice but to fire up Photoshop Mix (Android app) and do stuff with those.

I’m not sure one has shared these previous examples of merging and mixing photos in multiple layers, but if one has, one says . . . eh!

Bagel face and lava wall

“What’s a bagel face?”

Well, Bob, one likes bagels who make faces . . . HERE are a few examples. One then sometimes goes on with further enhancements (HERE).

But, one digresses . . . but before one continues, one shows another previous Photoshop Mix effort.

Gosh, I wish one would remember all the photos comprising this Mix.

Anyway, one has a drawing, some leaves and a frog. One, then, generates this . . .

One, then, might employ Photoshop Express to generate different versions and looks . . .

One might be pleased with the look but wish for a bit more color and not so much green . . .

Do you know what one thinks might look good? A cosmic overlay along with a “snowy” look . . .

One perhaps thinks it’s a wee bit much and scales back a bit . . .

One realizes B&G&W might look good . . . along with a little grunge . . .

Hmm, one thinks . . . a bit too grungy, perhaps. How about . . .

And just like that, one gets busy again and stops experimenting with one’s Note 8 — if one has a Note 8 — and many apps.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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About disperser

Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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13 Responses to Non-idle hands, and all that

  1. I do love my Note 8.
    Warmest regards, theo


    • disperser says:

      It’s been great so far. I just wish they would stop with the updates (Google and Samsung) as most of them make matters worse . . . As in the opposite of “improvement”.


  2. Ggreybeard says:

    You have an amazing artistic streak (and a Note 8).
    I have a dental appointment on Tuesday (without a Note 8). Their waiting room has a tv, a fishtank and a magazine rack.
    Maybe I should see what I can concoct with my .


  3. AnnMarie says:

    I prefer the original fountain artwork and your ‘enhancement’ photo since they look like the watercolors I’m working with now. Your other photos may be what I’ll move toward as I gain confidence in going ‘bolder’. Nicely done, though.


    • disperser says:

      Aim for the stars and you’ll at least reach the moon.

      No, wait . . .

      Aim for the moon; even if you miss, you’ll be among the stars.

      Oh, heck, just do what pleases your inner artist and don’t worry about confidence and don’t be afraid to fail.

      Classics were not classics until someone made them and even then, they didn’t become classics until “discovered” by subsequent generations.


  4. seekraz says:

    There are so many less wonderful things that idle hands have been blamed for…nicely done, Emilio.

    I like the frog, too….


  5. macquie says:

    I like the version of stardust in the background, it made the froggy in a fairy tale.


    • disperser says:

      . . . and the Princess kissed the frog . . . She said it tasted like flies.

      And everyone wondered how it was that the Princess knew what flies tasted like.

      And then, everyone saw the truth . . . She had been a chameleon all along!

      And none lived happily ever after.


  6. Good art that you’ve made into great art! Love these! Beautifully done, Emilio!
    I especially love the frog hopping into the mix! HA!
    HUGS!!! :-)


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