Faux Hawk

Yesterday afternoon I happened to lok up out of my office window and see a red-tailed hawk cruising away from the building I’m in. A trio of pigeons streaking across the sky in the opposite direction made it change course and eventually it ended up as close to directly over my head as it could be where for a moment it held that position and I was able to press up against the glass, cross my fingers and try to hold still enough to snap a really craptastic 12x digitally zoomed shot.

One of the things I love doing with such not-for-public-consumption images is put them through the Photoshop spin cycle where I’ll randomly do and undo and redo a variety of filters and adjustments and effects until I get what most like could be described as a really craptastic fauxtograph. But sometimes I like the illustrative end result enough to post it, like so (click to triplify):


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."