Monday, March 23, 2009


This is the best of last week's photos; I was in the Common Burying Ground on my way to do a harbor walk from the Newport Bridge on the north end down to the south end at King Park. There was a Crow striking a very Poe pose on a gravestone, but I only got one (very out-of-focus) shot before the Crow lifted off. By very good fortune, I got a shot of him flying off, and I think it's a better shot than any one I would have gotten with him posing on the stone.

Then a few days later I had no new photos, so I started playing with things in Photoshop, and I decided to see what I could do with this one. A little playing in the "Dry Brush" filter resulted in the following:

Huh! I think I like it better than the original photograph! I know, I have way too much time on my hands.

© 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. that lift off! Very cool, and the Photoshop effects are great. I need to start playing around in Photoshop to see if I can recreate some of the cool things you've done.

  2. A gravestone is a very Poe-ish place for a crow! Great haunting shot, Roy.

  3. This is fantastic! Love that you got the crow's feet....and I like the original best!

  4. You know you are making me drool with these photos...

    Nice job.!!

  5. I like the 2nd one, too. The "brush" effect gives it a very nice look.