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  • Out of Bounds Cows

    June 11, 2009


    Another exercise in self-amusement using Photoshop and the Out of Bounds action from PanosFX.

    These cows live on the other side of our neighborhood and Sean and I walk down a couple of times a week to say hello. They are not so much cows or potential hamburgers as agg. exemptions for our gentleman farmer neighbor.

    While we were there yesterday, Mr. Cow was trying to have a conjugal visit with Mrs. Cow. Let’s just say Mr. Cow was letting it all hang out and it was not lost on Sean, me or Mrs. Cow who appeared to have a headache.


    This is the original photo. As you can see I cropped out some branches which were distracting.  And because our clouds were kind of cruddy, I added some better ones.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could crop out the real distractions in your life and add some better atmosphere with a click or two? Lifeshop.


    1. Donna @ Way More Homemade says:

      My hubs witnessed some “gang” activity at the Parrot Paradise area of the zoo (where you can go in and feed the parakeets) on Monday. Said it was a little disturbing.

      Is it odd that I focused in on that particular section of your post?

      Also, I’d like to “Lifeshop” out our lack of electricity today.]

      * * *
      Parakeets! Pshaw! You ain’t seen nuthin’ till you see and 1000 pound bull try to have his way with the Mrs. — Sean’s eyes were as big as saucers.

      June 11th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    2. Jean says:

      Lifeshop, I love it. Let me know when it’s available for general purchase, would you?

      June 11th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    3. MommyJ says:

      A friend of mine who was raised on a farm suggested I tell my sons the cows are trying to play leapfrog but are too big and get stuck. Worked for my sons for a few years….

      June 11th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    4. Lauren says:

      thats mesmerizing. very cool picture.

      June 11th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    5. fuzzytop says:

      That’s a great photo! Both the original and the out of bounds version. And I love the concept of Lifeshop!


      June 11th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    6. tom says:

      You just have way too much fun with that camera. Who knew that cows could be so interesting?

      June 11th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    7. Jenny-Jenny says:

      How do you do it. Take a simple little cropping action in photo shop and teach a beautiful well times lesson? What do you think it would take short of homeschool to crop some of the garbage out of the kids highschool? Thanks again for enlightening my life. ~Jenny

      June 11th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    8. Jenny-Jenny says:

      oops, I mean, well timed with a d.

      June 11th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    9. Rebecca in Colorado says:

      Lifeshop: sounds good. Let me know when beaming technology is available, too.

      As for out of bounds cows, our recent experience is documented here:

      June 11th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    10. Lucy says:

      That’s really cute. And yes! I have a lot in my life I’d like to ‘crop out’.

      June 11th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    11. Iota says:

      You know what? No. I like my distractions and not-always-perfect atmosphere. I really do.

      Poor old Mr Bull.

      June 11th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    12. Beverlydru says:

      Lifeshop indeed. I was going to ask for the link to order it… but then I considered how clumsy I am with Photoshop and decided fix-ups are best left in the hand of the Master artist. How amazing that He’s in-house!

      June 12th, 2009 at 7:58 am

    13. Jennifer says:

      Very cool picture indeed. Those are the cutest cows (and bull).

      June 12th, 2009 at 10:25 am

    14. edj says:

      I also have always wanted a better soundtrack to my life.

      Fun pic, AM.

      June 12th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    15. Wendy says:

      I would be interested to hear that conversation between you and your son. Mine always ask the most intense questions.

      June 13th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    16. Theresa says:

      I take my baby to see some cows in a field nearby too. She always asks where the Dada cow is… I guess your field would be a lil more educational?

      June 13th, 2009 at 6:33 am

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