The Isle Royale Leprechaun

Logan, Logan, Logan. What am I going to do about you? My son Logan, now 15, has been up to his old tricks this fall, altering some of my photos of Isle Royale for fun. Last year, he made a nice alteration for the annual Isle Royale Slide Show, which you can find easily enough on this blog. In that one he added velociraptors to the Isle Royale landscape (2006 Slide Show, Photo 7). This year, he had some fun with me, portraying me as some kind of northwoods elf sitting on the blue beads of a blue-bead lily. The shot was taken somewhere in the woods down the Rock Harbor Trail at the end of summer, when the yellow flowers of this lily have become these blue beads (hence the name). Keep watching for more from Logan in the months ahead. I hear he's working on some new alterations.


Capt. Donald Kilpela Sr. said...

Unbelievable. One can't trust photos these days. Photoshop, et al, looks like fun but too complex for this 77-year-old brain.

We can no longer say, "seeing is believing."


Kate said...

That's fabulous! What program(s) does he use?

Ben Kilpela said...

Kate: Logan has been using an old version of Adobe Photoshop Elements, version 2.0, which is practically ancient in software reckoning. I only bought him the old stuff because I didn't want to spend a lot for Adobe software for his iMac. I have have Photoshop 5.0 on my Windows Gateway laptop. I suppose I should upgrade him. The new versions do so many more things, and he would actually learn them. In a recent project, Log used that very old version of Photoshop to digitally remove the brand name on a glove he was wearing, which was distracting in the scene, in a movie he, Drew, and Anthony have been working on. He actually went frame by frame using the old Photoshop on the new iMac, and removed each instance of the brand name. Something else.