Monday, April 19, 2010

Special Effects Week

This week we will be doing a series on Special Effects. These images were all created by my students at the community college where I teach. I continue to be charmed and inspired by the creativity of the people in my Emeritus classes!

A Gem

Ralph Marston said, "Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude." How true.

I spent an absolutely lovely afternoon today at a gathering that was so imbued with good taste and genuine effort that is was a delight for everyone involved. What a marvelous thing it is to be the best that you can be. To do something really well.

Our Special Effects image in today's post falls into the excellence category.

Roger Stover prepared this gem carefully, applying effort, skill and a great eye. This object is actually sitting on a towel! The lighting was applied using equipment and the starbright was applied using Photoshop.

Even the text was carefully crafted, using a regular font and then applying the Liquify Tool also in Photoshop.

Classy, unique, exceptional! Twice in one day my life was nurtured and enhanced by excellence.

I love Vince Lombardi quotations, such as, "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."

A very special thank you to Roger Slover for sharing his excellent image with us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well done!!