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I thought this squirrel looked a little monk-like. In processing, the challenge was to remove a twig that went up the center of the squirrel’s body, not a big thing to remove in Photoshop, but controversial in some quarters.


20 responses

  1. The squirrel looks authentic. What’s accurate when images are Photoshopped? I could look 29 again and squirrel would have a twig.


    June 8, 2015 at 1:58 am

    • Unless you are a journalist, editing out distractions is a personal choice.


      June 8, 2015 at 4:30 am

  2. I like your comparison with a monk–the pose is perfect. It’s not controversial with me to remove a distracting element from a photo. For me it’s part of the process of creative choices that we make to focus the attention of the viewer on what we think is important or beautiful. As you noted, things are a bit different in journalism.


    June 8, 2015 at 7:05 am

  3. Personality+ !! : ))


    June 8, 2015 at 7:35 am

  4. He’s so cute, really like the photo.


    June 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm

  5. Your squirrels are amazing, Victor. I definitely favor removing the distracting elements to bring out the beauty.


    June 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm

  6. Thank goodness we can edit out distractions, it saves a perfectly good photo from the trash bin.


    June 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm

  7. Bob Smith

    You did a great job on cloning out the twig Victor—I looked for signs of it and can’t find even a hint.


    June 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    • Thanks. It was a hard won skill. Photoshop is a constant learning curve.


      June 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm

  8. Pat

    What a cute little critter. I love Photoshop for removing distractions.


    June 8, 2015 at 6:27 pm

  9. Many a time I’ve saved a photo from a certain death by using Photoshop. nicely done! And it does look monkfish. 😀


    June 9, 2015 at 11:27 am

    • Thanks. I keep hearing editing described as a sin, and I have no clue where this comes from.


      June 9, 2015 at 11:34 am

      • I’m convinced the people who don’t like photoshop are the people who don’t know how to use it. 🙂

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        June 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm

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