Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I See Owls. Everywhere.

I always wanted to be part of a secret society. Not a creepy, wear white robes, do bad things, kind. . . but one with secret handshakes and mysterious signals of recognition, letting each other know that "Shhhhh. . . . I'm one too. . . . Act discrete. . . . " Preferably organizing to fight Evil. That kind.

Well, maybe I am! Everywhere I look now, I see Owls. . . my neighbor across the street has one in her yard, on top of her playground equipment. . . .I always wondered about that!

And yesterday, I picked my husband up at the airport, and there, right above both entrances to the terminal (it's a small airport in Grand Forks), were Owl Decoys! Like Sentinels watching over comings and goings. . . .

And I know they're on my side!


I reworked both these photos in Lab mode to see what color could be captured, and I'm finding that I like the technique more and more!

Here's a strange video talking more about Lab, by Deke McClelland. I've been working through one of his classes at lynda.com, and this is a sample video. But, he's not anywhere near as frenetic at the lynda.com site as he is on you tube!

After you watch this video, you might want to do an intervention and remove caffeine from his house! Don't Fear Lab!

15 comments:

Margaret said...

I've watched Deke's videos before...he's pretty funny.

So now you're the proud member of a secret society....except now it's not a secret because you told us! (SHHHH. I wont' tell anyone!)

By the way, I laughed out loud when I read your comment about the owls in those newborn shots I posted!

Sharon said...

Love your comp on the owl. Remember to move your owl every so often. Those birds aren't completely stupid. ;)

Ann said...

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shirley said...

We won't tell anyone about your secret society membership....
Great composition on the owl - very secretive / mysterious.

Mom2Drew said...

OMgosh...that owl looks freakishly like the crochet owls I've been making, wow.

Maria said...

:-)

Beth said...

I like the owl shot! I saw some owl earrings in the Kohl's ad this week:)

Mandy said...

An owl society. It does appear that he is looking mysteriously. Very secretive. I think you are very right.

Nicki, said...

Ohh, I like this dEkE guy, gonna have to get myself another cup of caffeine to keep up - but cool stuff. And yes, I totally see you as a member of a secret society - a society that proudly wears their shamWOW caps underneath their suburbia couturier; ready at the snap of a limb to jump into the nearest phone booth and emerge prepared to fight evil (fowl or otherwise). Yea...I can see it!!!

Jess said...

I love Deke's frenetic videos! He is awesome! :)

Reds said...

Love the shot of your owl - so cute with only the eyes!!

Jeanne said...

Okay...gotta say I love Nicki's comment. She's very funny...just like you...you must be buds! You know, the whole great minds think a like... *Ü*

I love how you cropped the photo of the owl...I keep hearing the duh, duh, DUM of the Backyardigans music (kid show reference...sorry) and then the shot of the bird...that mask makes them look well...not nice...duh,duh, DUM...

Suzy said...

Great owl shot. I like what Sharon said about moving his eyes lol!

Amy said...

That first owl shot makes me know that I wouldn't be messing with your house! :)

Jess said...

Thanks for the comments! I wanted to answer your question too- I used my 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens- I love that lens! :)