Sunday, 29 March 2009

Tuesday Challenge #11 Copycat

Stu's Tuesday Challenge this week was about as tough as they come.

Our task was to create our own interpretation of Dali Atomicus by Phillipe Halsman

You see where I'm coming from when I say tough? Oh yeah.....

Well, my brother came for dinner today and as a scriptwriter by training, he has a brilliant imagination for bizarre things and I couldn't have done this without his help. Thanks Rob! So whilst my parents stood watching aghast and lost for words, we took several images and I finally came up with this......

OK, it's crap, I know it's crap but I tried and you know what I am really excited about? I finally get layers! If you use photoshop or PSP, you know what I mean by layers, and for the last two years, understanding layers has eluded me completely. After doing this little exercise, the penny has finally dropped! Thanks Stu!

Oh, and I promise you that no chickens were harmed in the making of this photo. Nora wasn't really thrown through the air, she was sitting quite happily sunbathing in the afternoon sunshine.


  1. It's bloody brilliant! Good work!

  2. I can do layers with Microsoft Picture It, but I sure have frustration with photoshop.
    This is my first exposure to Dali Atomicus.
    I think yours is tanfastic!!

  3. Ha ha - that's brilliant!

    I follow the Tuesday Challenge's from afar and love seeing the results. When I saw this task I did think "Crikey!"

    Pleased to hear that the layers have clicked too!

  4. Which Nikon camera do you have? The only SLRs I've had have been Pentax in college & Canon when that argued with me 1 time too many & both were film cameras. The man who sold me my stolen G9 (it was stolen from me in a charity shop ~ not that I received stolen goods!) thinks I ought to upgrade to an SLR as I have to replace the G9. I'm not sure that my Canon & Pentax lenses will fit their digi counterparts, so I'd be starting from scratch again. Any advice, please

  5. That is brilliant - well done!

  6. Are you kidding me? I don't think that's crap at all! You did a great job.

    And I want Photoshop now :)

  7. Very wonderfully strange!

    Go Nora!

    Niki xxx

  8. btw, my Mum thought that the splot in the middle was an exploded hen ;D

    Niki x


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