Hardly Driving

Many, many thanks to Susan, Tim and Annabelle – I can compute again! It feels incredible to be able to use my DSLR… and Photoshop… and Illustrator… and…

Dominic Toretto: “You drive like you’ve done this before.”

– Vin Diesel – The Fast and the Furious

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop


66 thoughts on “Hardly Driving

    • Thank you very, very much, Amy! Oh – not at all (I know just enough to make a mess)! But I use it ALL the time (even for my non-digital stuff – paintings and the like – I use my computer to lay things out first, etc.). And it’s just what I love to do – so when I can’t work on stuff – it’s kinda difficult. Needless to say I am THRILLED!
      Why, thank you again! To tell you the truth I’m not sure what the exact function of this bit is / was (I pulled it off my old hard-drive… I think… maybe)!

      • I’m sure you can teach me a few things about PhotoShop, Robert. As far as I’m concerned, you’re an expert! I’m thrilled you got it back.
        You can tell me whatever you like about the bit. What is the bit’s story?

        • I do love trying to help people with it if I can… but that only lasts a little while (when they’re first starting out and just feeling a bit intimidated to try something new). After a week or so of messing with everyone is already ‘out-shopping’ me!
          Hahaha… well… it’s a… thing that… it… well… it… um… hahaha… I’m afraid I might have to get back to you on that, Amy *scratches head*…

    • Absolutely, S.E! I am THRILLED! To tell you the truth I’ve developed a bit of a system for working on my projects (even my non-digital stuff – I use a computer to design / lay them out first)… and when something happens to my system and I can’t work on things… it’s really pretty difficult on me (believe it or not I start to get even weirder)!
      That is AWESOME news, S.E! You are one of the most creative people I know – it seems almost cruel for you not to have a tool like that! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it! Very, very cool!!!

    • Even my non-digital projects start out with me laying things out on a computer… and I go stir-crazy pretty quickly if I’m not working on something… a HUGE relief to be able to get back at it all!
      Thank you very much, Ms. B! I thought it might be fun to play with some different color(s) of light for this one…

  1. I think if you poor water on that it would fix your problems. Actually I wish they would make these waterproof. Once I poored just a little bit of water on my keyboard and it went kaput.

  2. Welcome back, Sig! I must of been horrible to not be able to use your computer and art programs…ouch! So I too will thank Annabelle, Susan and Tim, because without them, we wouldn’t be hearing from you.
    Have a great week! πŸ™‚ x

    • Thank you so much, Deb! Absolutely – there aren’t many projects I don’t use a computer for (even most of my hand painted projects start out with me designing / laying-out / trying different things in Photoshop)! It’s a HUGE relief to get back to it (believe it or not I start to get even weirder if I can’t work on my stuff)!

    • Thank you so very much! Ugh – it really is an awful feeling to be computer-less (I use mine for SO many things – photos, designing/laying-out paintings, documenting artwork – and a million more things I didn’t even know I was using it for until I couldn’t)!
      Very cool! Sounds like a fun color!

    • I can’t tell you how exciting it feels, Nancy! Thank you! I thought it would be fun to play with some different color light(s) (which I amplified in Photoshop, of course – now that I can, I couldn’t resist)!

    • Thank you very much! Hahaha… I don’t know… I have the feeling I was doing an awful lot of complaining (not that I like to feel sorry for myself, or anything, but… well… I kind of do)!

  3. YAY! While I don’t have your skills with the graphics / software / tech stuff, I do know I was BUMMED when I work with the camera / computer / editing process. So happy for you!

    • You are incredibly kind – I don’t know that I’ve developed much skill with any of it yet… but I do LOVE messing around with things, so I am THRILLED to be able to do so again! I hope your tech issues are going okay, too (believe me – I can relate – NOT a good time – at all – ever)!

  4. Hi…Great to hear you got your techno-digi wares going again. It’s nice to have people who can help you. I like the blue and green play of the inner workings of your computer? πŸ˜€ Cool stuff!!!

    • SO true! So true! Especially since I don’t have the first clue when it comes to hardware (if I plug it in and push the power button and it doesn’t start, I’m in trouble)!
      Many thanks, Mary!

  5. Glad to hear you’re up and running again. Love this shot – I want to be shrunk down to Fantastic Voyage size so I can zip along that multi-lane highway.

    • It’s such a HUGE relief, Peg! When my system gets messed-up… things get… messy! *shakes fist*
      Hahaha… I’m very happy to hear that! I think you would have the whole place to yourself, too, Peg (that highway got very quiet very quickly)!

  6. I like the selective focus on an angle composition. And the tones.

    I’m glad you finally got your computer back. I wouldn’t last more than a couple days without one.

      • Many thanks, Andro! It almost feels like being able to breathe again (in a strange sort of way)… maybe that’s a bit dramatic… but it’s close, anyway!

    • Thank you very much, Binky! I thought with all the ‘stuff’ going on it might be interesting to blur things a bit with the extremely shallow depth of field – the lighting was fun to play around with, too (I found some colored plastic that I was shining a light through).
      Me, too, sir! Me too! I hate to imply it was making me even weirder being without one… but… well… it kind of was!

  7. I like the blend of clarity and fade out on this one
    SIG and what a fine offering you have added, mind
    you with such excellent taste we are always spoiled
    with your brilliant artistry πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Have a fun Tuesday πŸ™‚


    • I played around with different depths-of-field on this, but in the end I found myself preferring a bit more blur – I’m very happy to hear you liked it, too, Andro! Thank you very, very much! I hope the week has been treating you well, sir!

    • Many thanks, Martin! I found some different colored plastic and was playing around with placing them in front of lights, etc. (it doesn’t take too much to amuse me, you know)!

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