The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet.
As you look at them, they look back at you with dead, black-pooled eyes, mouths agape, almost begging, gasping for air...
Ironically, you start to think about humanity, animal cruelty, vegetarianism, veganism, or whatever possible "-ism" that will put you as far away as possible, from what you are seeing.
At this point, the counter argument inside your head ensues.
You have been alive, feeding, consuming, gorging perhaps, on them for eons. You can't change now!
They are delicious!
As a rebuttal, you find yourself recalling a distant memory, a fondness of some unique dish cooked with the best ingredients, the most exotic spices... you can almost smell the aromas coming from the kitchen!
The battle is lost, you have succumbed to your urges and just then the attendant finally calls your number, to which you reply: "I need five pounds of this one...".
I told you not to think about it...
Incidentally, this is an iPhone photo of the Fish market at the Supermercado Nacional in the Dominican Republic during a recent vacation trip. Edited using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and the Intensify CK plugin from MacPhun.
In biology, any group of fish that stay together for social reasons is shoaling, and if the group is swimming in the same direction in a coordinated manner, they are schooling. (From Wikipedia)
I am a big fan of the Alien movies.
I went to see the original Alien movie in theaters, back in 79' with my best friend Carlos.
The movie had such an impression on me that I got completely hooked and watched each and every one of the sequels from then on. (Yes, even Alien vs. Predator)
When they came out with the set of DVDs compendium, I immediately bought them. It is what is known as the Alien Quadrilogy.
When I got rid of all my DVDs, I kept the Quadrilogy (and the Star Wars DVDs, of course).
It is my guilty pleasure...
It is such an addiction that I have seen the movies multiple times. Every time they come out on TV, I watch them. It's safe to say that I am an avid Alien follower.
When they decide to revive the series with Prometheus, I was a little skeptical.
I and my boys went to see it in IMAX and I was not disappointed.
I though they took it in a good direction and expected to have a good follow-up that was going tie in with the originals.
That is until I saw Alien Covenant last Thursday.
My hopes were crushed by Ridley Scott...
I am the kind of person that does not like to spoil pictures for other people, so I won't say much about it. Suffice it to say, I did not like the movie.
I left the theater completely disappointed and with very little interest in watching the following sequels. It was a ridiculous story.
While I waited for my son to pick me up, I snapped this photo of a medical building near the theater. I've always liked the lighting and though about taking a picture using the RAW camera from Lightroom Mobile.
At least the night ended with a good shot...
I was testing the new version of Perfectly Clear Complete V3 using this image of a recent trip to NYC.
A simple iPhone photo was taken on my way to Grand Central Station. I first edited in Adobe Photoshop CC to remove some wires that were in the middle and that didn't need to be there. I also cropped and did some Lens Correction.
It was my first time using the Lens Correction filter and I was curious to see that the lenses do not include the latest generation of iPhones. It only has up to iPhone 6. What's up with that Adobe?
I then moved the file into Google's Nik Perfect Efex and added some Pro contrast. Next, a quick trip to Perfectly Clear Complete V3 and finally a conversion to black and white using Nik Silver Efex.
I particularly like the lines and the reflections on the front building, as well as the contrast between the new construction and the old in the back.
I clear example of the stories you can find in NYC. The contrast of Old and New...