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   Undertoad  Sunday Sep 16 05:04 PM

September 16, 2007: WTF rock over highway



I never put up an IotD unless I have reasonably good information about it. The story is usually part of its charm. Here there is no story; all I have is the image, no accompanying info. But it seemed too interesting to just leave it to our Cellar WTF Image Thread, so here's to a lazy Sunday.



Fa-  Sunday Sep 16 05:11 PM

argh, i hate to be the one to say this as i thought it was really cool when first saw it, but it seems very fake to me, you can see in the texture of the rock face there is multiple dublicates.. most noticable on the grass at the very top



BeltNah  Sunday Sep 16 05:35 PM

Im with Fa- looks a little suss to me. If not though interesting



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 16 05:37 PM

Or there was some writing over the picture that someone removed crudely.



busterb  Sunday Sep 16 06:30 PM

Youse guys never saw something like this? Damn.



mitheral  Sunday Sep 16 06:32 PM

You can see it on the bottom over the building in the background too. Awfully sloppy to cover up some writing. Looks like they better than doubled the size of the overhang.



Wombat  Sunday Sep 16 07:01 PM

Yes definately photoshopped. Oh well... still a WTF pic!



ashke  Sunday Sep 16 08:59 PM

But the Chinese sign does say... "Beware of rock"...



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 16 09:10 PM

I wonder what this is?



Gravdigr  Monday Sep 17 02:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
I wonder what this is?
Looks like either a paper clip or a diving board.

Might have been 'shopped...


bluecuracao  Monday Sep 17 04:38 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashke View Post
But the Chinese sign does say... "Beware of rock"...
Maybe it's referring to the rock to the immediate left (the one real, and still sort of scary rock)?


Adam  Monday Sep 17 08:11 AM

What an amateur P-shop job!
When I account (as best I can in roughly 15 minutes) for most of the double-stamping, what I wind up with is this:



STILL an impressive roadside attraction! Why do people feel they need to "enhance" already cool pictures? I will never understand...



findpolitics  Monday Sep 17 09:18 AM

Nice work

Nice job Adam. Looks more like a human head in your version. Hair on top, big chin with stubblies. More interesting as a formation in your version.



Adam  Monday Sep 17 10:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by findpolitics View Post
... Looks more like a human head in your version. Hair on top, big chin with stubblies.
Gosh, you're right! Now that you mention it... How did I miss that? ;-)




SeanAhern  Monday Sep 17 10:29 AM

Okay, Adam's picture deserves its own IOTD. Nice job, Adam!



Coign  Monday Sep 17 12:14 PM

You sure that Chinese sign said "Beware rock" or did it actually say "Beware giant Abe Lincoln"?



Sheldonrs  Monday Sep 17 01:38 PM

Be funny if it actually fell ON a Lincoln.



Shawnee123  Monday Sep 17 01:42 PM

Mount Fudgemore?



queequeger  Monday Sep 17 06:19 PM

Yeah, well done for sure! You mind asking how you did that? Not step by step or anything, but broad ideas...



Spexxvet  Monday Sep 17 06:22 PM

I think she typed the letters M-O-U-N-T-space-F-U-D-G-E-M-O-R-E, and then the question mark key.



Sheldonrs  Monday Sep 17 06:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
Mount Fudgemore?
OK. I will. ;-)


queequeger  Monday Sep 17 06:27 PM

... smartass. >:|

ADAM! How did you modify that picture using your PHOTOSHOP program?



Adam  Monday Sep 17 10:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by queequeger View Post
Yeah, well done for sure! You mind asking how you did that? Not step by step or anything, but broad ideas...
Heh... OK.
Restore rock to probable original proportions---
Roughly:
Lasso along double-stamp lines, copy paste to new layer.
Move to probable original positions (multiple pieces)
Lasso remaining extra rock in original layer
Fill with sky color
Stamp, patch, heal, blur- to blend with original sky.

To Make Abe:
Lasso, paste, free transform (rotate nose) lasso, burn shadows, burn midtones, lasso, dodge highlights, stamp.

Combine with years of P-shop and a sculptor's sensibilities ...
And presto- Abe Lincoln- 10 minutes. Easy. ;-)


Flint  Monday Sep 17 10:48 PM

Nice work, Adam. Clearly, the most important tool you used was your eye. ...btw: your work is referenced here (post #6)



Adam  Monday Sep 17 10:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet View Post
I think she typed the letters M-O-U-N-T-space-F-U-D-G-E-M-O-R-E, and then the question mark key.
Awesome.


Sarasvati48  Tuesday Sep 18 01:47 AM

Y'all don't believe this is real, but I bet you believe there are still WMD in Iraq...



Shawnee123  Tuesday Sep 18 09:59 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet View Post
I think she typed the letters M-O-U-N-T-space-F-U-D-G-E-M-O-R-E, and then the question mark key.


I should have mentioned in the funny dwellar thread that you can be totally smartass funny, my favorite kind of funny!


spudcon  Tuesday Sep 18 10:13 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarasvati48 View Post
Y'all don't believe this is real, but I bet you believe there are still WMD in Iraq...
Yup, and a cow belching is causing global warming.


Trilby  Tuesday Sep 18 10:47 AM

sarasvati48 says 'Y'all"-->????

did W give somebody a primer?



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