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The Most Obnoxious License Plate In All Of New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge

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I sedate them too number plate in Wolfeboro New Hampshire

I have seen it before. You can see it most days in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

I saw it again today and it got my goat.

It make me MAD every time I see it. It is so inappropriate and obnoxious.

I realized today that, at a quick glance, you could interpret it as worse! ‘Sed’ –> ‘Sod8’ …. Hhmmm.

It amazes me that somebody would go around with a number plate like this.

Amazing. Sad. A sick person. A very sick person.

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My 1st “PhotoShop”: Before and After — See What You Think.

by Anura Guruge

As I proudly point out daily in my “The Picture of the Day” post, I do NOT believe in post-processing (i.e., ‘Photoshopping’).

To I, the pleasure and challenge of taking pictures is to capture what I can to the best of what I can — given the equipment I am using. It is like my running. It is test of my abilities. A discipline. Altering reality after the event has NO appeal to I — since that is not what real-life is all about.

Anywho … I have a friend who urges me incessantly that I should Photoshop — as he does with all of his pictures. Actually I have two friends like this, though the other does not ‘urge’ me to do as he does.

Well, I took this picture (i.e., the ‘Before’) yesterday, at the ‘Wolfeboro Inn‘, at a breakfast meeting. It was the simple table arrangement and the white/gray is the table cloth. It was a round table and there was probably 10 people seated around it — including my ‘Photoshop friend’. I too the picture with my Google Pixel 2 and I don’t think anybody even noticed. I liked it. I was THRILLED with it. To I, it could not be bettered.

But, for the heck of it I asked my friend to Photoshop it. He did so, GLADLY, in seconds.

Well, I knew I could better him — though I do NOT have ‘Photoshop’ or even an equivalent since I don’t need them — and will not use them. So instead, I used Photoshop.

What do YOU think? I hope YOU like my ‘Photoshop’ better. {Smile}

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The original taken by I.

The AFTER (i.e., Photoshopped) by my friend.

These were his comments: “Here is my Photoshop modifications.  Your flower was dark around the center and brighter around the outdside.  I much brightened the center and increased contrast there. See if you think it is an improvement.”

MY AFTER. “Photoshopped” in Powerpoint.

I really hope YOU like my AFTER.

Good news, I do NOT plan to do anymore photoshopping. This was enough.

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The AMAZING “Creative Tablescapes” Show In Wolfeboro, NH This Weekend.

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

The Eggs:

The Flowers:

Beyond brilliant!

Some just outright breathtaking.

My pictures do NOT do this exhibition the justice it deserves. I was in a hurry and there were other milling around and some of you know I like to take pictures such as this without people cluttering the scene.

I lucked out. Total serendipity. Though it was supposedly in the paper, I had not heard of it. I had a breakfast meeting at the ‘Wolfeboro Inn‘ on Friday. This exhibition was downstairs and they talked about it at our meeting — partly because the exhibition had usurped our normal room.

I kind of had a hunch that this would be a good place to get some pictures and handed over my $5 once I was assured that I can take as many pictures as I wanted — provided I did not touch. I am used to those instructions.

I am so glad I went — though I was supposed to meet some other folks straight after the meeting.

To say that I HIGHLY recommend this show would be the understatement of the day.

If you are within 35-miles of Wolfeboro (NH) this weekend you should make a point of going to see this wonderful show. It will be the best $5 you spend all weekend.

All pictures taken with my Google Pixel 2.

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Full Moon Over “Mirror Lake”, NH, By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH.

by Anura Guruge

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Over the last month or so I have posted photos, articles and a poem by Dick Byrd: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, writer, race car driver, mechanic & all-round-nice-guy.

Given his Photoshop wizardry, I always ask Dick as to how much Photoshop is there in a given picture — in this case, Full moon over ‘Mirror Lake’, that being where Dick currently lives, waterfront (though he has sold his place and moving ‘soon’).

This is what he said about this picture:
“Below is a photo of the moon setting over Mirror Lake in the evening from my kayak.

I photographed the shot of the moon and also the shot of the horizon over the trees while I was in my kayak.  BUT, I used Photoshop to put the two photos together.

I’m concerned that I made the moon just a little too big.  I wanted the “huge-Moon” affect you do get when the moon is close to the horizon, but I might have overdone it.  What do you think?

 It is also difficult to know just how much light glint to put in the water.  I did just a little of that.  I might try to improve on it.”

This should set you up for this Wednesday’s rare Blue Moon Supermoon and partial eclipse.

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