Friday, January 18, 2008

The Intimidator

Today I had a nice surprise email from a close friend. After reading my last blog “Joust a Minute”, my friend came up with an idea for me. I took a wild guess that my little Red Knight was hardly intimidating enough to these parking lot bullies. ~ So we give you:

“The Intimidator” which to me, meeting him in the parking lot, would be enough to scare the poop out of my scoop!



As a result of all this fine photoshop work, I tried something I have wanted to do for a long time now. ~ It worked, and the ‘New Banner’ above is the result.

The photo is one we took at Fairy lake, quite close by us.

C’ya

32 comments:

newnorth said...

lmao that is good stuff.

The banner looks great! It's more homey now :D

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you NN, I thought so too. :)

I am pleased with the way the banner turned out.

Have a good weekend. :)

January 18, 2008 7:36 PM

Julie said...

Lovely photograph, Eric - looks more like parts of Surrey than Canada!! Here's hoping your snow shifts soon and there's finer weather on the way.

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Julie, it's close to where I live, a place called Fairy Lake, a nice scenic area. :)

Good to see you back. :)

shades said...

Eric, your new banner is so pretty...!

zirelda said...

I love it! And I also really like your new banner. I used Picasso to make mine.

Happy weekend Eric and Elizabeth!

swenglishexpat said...

Beautiful banner, Sir Eric! You might need your poop scoop to clear up after your horse, though. ;-)

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Shades, it was just a trial, but it turned out very well. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Zirelda, glad you like, I am very happy with it.

We have photoshop, which does wonderful things, I am still learning it though.
I've heard good things about Picasso though also.

Have a great weekend too. :)

Eric Valentine said...

LOL@Swen, haha... Thank you for the banner part my friend.

To be honest, I hadn't thought about the P&P bit.

Something I have actually done in my life when I was younger... I love horses though and it isn't so bad.. :)

Margie said...

Hi Eric
I just love the new banner!
Fairy Lake...a beautiful place!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Take care, my friend!

Margie

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Margie, thanks for dropping by.

Yes the banner turned out well and the lake is a beautiful area, lots of birds during the season plus ducks & geese. It's just a great restful place to relax. :)

Have a great weekend Margie. :)

Leon said...

Great banner Eric! I'm impressed. I guess there are still a few of us old dogs that can learn new tricks. :-D

zirelda said...

I'd rather have photoshop. Picasso is very limited but it's ok for resizing pictures. It certainly wouldn't make an Intimidator.

Eric Valentine said...

Thanks Leon, I love it every time I switch on.

I am lucky though for I have the program & Elizabeth to help me when I make an error. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Zirelda, yes there are a few programs out there, but they are limited like you say.

The photoshop, although expensive to buy, is an amazing program to work with, I am still learning as I go. :)

Elly said...

The banner is fantastic - way to go! It adds to the uniqueness of your blog. :>

Kostas said...

Seeing this banner, I love more a lot Photoshop.
Sir Eric, splendid photograph.

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Elly, long time no see! :)

Thank you so much for Sir Eric! LOL

Thanks for the compliment on the banner, I'm so glad Elizabeth showed me the photoshop, I'm getting to like it. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Kostas, always nice to see a new face, welcome.

Yes the banner turned out great. Thank you.

The photoshop is a wonderful program, just takes a little time to get used to it.

drips of paint said...

I agree the banner shows up really well ... it is so alife ...

That photoshop thing can do so much wonderful things ... I guess you'll be having a lot of fun playing with it.

Eric Valentine said...

H Tim, yes that p/shop can be a lot of fun... it's not too difficult to get creative with it, but like everything else, one has to learn the ropes. :)

shades said...

Eric,
time for new post..!
:)

Eric Valentine said...

hahaha I'm working on it Shades, it's not always that easy. LOL

samrina said...

I liked the banner.. its really nice..

God bless you Eric!

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Samrina, nice of you to drop by.

Have yourself a good day my friend. :)

Singing Stream said...

LOL Eric...LOL Very good...I love that! Very gallant! :^D hehehe

Singing Stream said...

Wonderful banner pic too...awesome!

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Singing Stream, glad you like it.... Yes too the banner turned out nice, it's all good practise for me.

Good to see you here. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Singing!! :D

Singing Stream said...

hehe Always...even in the shower! :)

Eric Valentine said...

LOL Don't drop the soap then ! :)