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Something for the weekend - Part 137 - Stage struck

Adobe Community Professional ,
May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

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Thanks to all that took part in our last "Table with a View" challenge.

 

For this weekend I bring you an empty stage. Who or what will you put on it in order to bring that stage to life?

From a technical point of view don't forget the shadows - there are two spotlights.  🙂

 

The “rules”:

* Anything goes, as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc

* Anyone, and everyone, is welcome to have a go, whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert.

* There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!

 

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Have fun.

 

Dave

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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I did not know that, @Trevor.Dennis. But I’m a big fan of Kong, Willis O’Brien, and stop motion effects!

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LEGEND ,
May 30, 2021 May 30, 2021

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he does look like he is singing but is it a love song 😉

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May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

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Ha... it may have started out that way... but tonight only means no auidence tomorrow...  😉

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Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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Welcome to SFTW Jain, and what a start!  He is certainly giving everything to that performance 🙂 .

Dave

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Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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Thanks for the warm welcome, Dave. I look forward to more challenges!

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May 30, 2021 May 30, 2021

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Did someone say “Stage Struck”?

 

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~ Jane

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Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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It took a second look Jane, then I realised that you had sneaked our microphone in there. 🙂

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Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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Did someone say Shadows?

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Dave, you said you had to take a second look to find the mic in "Stage Struck", but it took me an entire day to work out The Shadows!

 

~ Jane

 

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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That's them Jane 🙂

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Dave,

 

Am I right in guessing that the drummer is the lead singer?

 

But then again I should have expected his appearing on the left as well.

 

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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The order is by height. My grandmother called it stair-stepping.

 

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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I see, Jane.

 

I asked because, judged by the shadows on curtain and floor, the drummer seems to be right behind the microphone (no shadow in front of the microphone stand base, no feet showing behind it), the others being ever further from the curtain thus avoiding the shadow stairstepping.

 

And that made me wonder about the seeming shadowlessness of the drum and drummer at the other microphone shadow on the curtain, and/or no denser shadow within the shadow of the tallest.

 

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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But were they really there, or just Shadows?

Dave

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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Only The Shadow Knows!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-scB7ndNUVQ

 

~ Jane

Program: The ShadowTitle: The Hospital MurdersDate: 08-14-38Sponsor: GoodrichNetwork: MutualNote: This old time radio show is in the public domain* and from ...

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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Indeed, Dave.

 

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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ADOBE FORUM KARAOKE cr SFTW137_OnStage.jpg

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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The expression on the cat's face - priceless ! 🙂

 

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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I'm late to it again. Something poignant for the Brits of a certain age.

 

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Best regards, Euan.

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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I am of that age Euan and remember him well 🙂

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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I remember watching the TV show where it happened. Like mostly everybody else I think I thought it was part of the act.

Best regards, Euan.

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Not related to SFTW but found this video on youtube scenery is amazing and music isn't bad either 😊

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkvmrojwrzU

The Gael played by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards BagpipesThe Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical epic film set in 1757 during the French and Indian Wa...

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Very cool Ged, and it bought back some memories.  Most of the images appear to be from and around the Isle of Skye (there are also shots that look like Edinburgh).  There are several shots of Eilean Donan Castle which is on the approach to Skye.  The rocks at the beginning are called The Old Man of Storr   I've enjoyed some great climbing on The Black Cuillin, which I thought was pretty hard core, but that was put into perspective by Danny Macaskill who carried his bike to the very top and rode it down again!  There is cool trick at the end of the video.

 

I visited an old friend while there.  He'd given up working as a graphic designer in London and moved to Skye to be a crab fisherman.  He did the monthly checks on the lighthouse we see later in the video, and as he had to take out a paying client on a fishing trip, he let me do the checks.  I had to phone Trinity House to say I was taking the light off line, and run the generators and make sure the two lights both worked OK.  Something I'll never forget. 

 

There's even a wee story about the bridge onto Sky that we see towards the end of the video.  When it was first opened the toll to cross was £5.20 each way, which was a ridiculous amount for the Islanders that worked on the mainland, so the locals protested and refused to pay.  They eventually stopped the tolls, but the protestors have been left with criminal records, and AFAIK are still fighting to have them repealled 17 years after the tolls ended.

 

There's an hour long documentary about the struggle made by the BBC

 

A wee snippet from the Wikipedia article that I liked:  Among those charged was Clodagh Mackenzie, an elderly lady from whom the land necessary for the bridge's arrival in Skye had been compulsorily purchased; the charges against her were subsequently dropped without explanation.

 

 

 

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Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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@Trevor.Dennis that's some mountain bike ride and the flip over the fence at the end just to finish it off 😀

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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I count myself lucky to live in Scotland particularly at the present time.

If you come to Scotland and are pressed for time, I live just 65 miles north of Edinburgh.

It's like Scotland in miniature. There are the glens which are rugged and scenic.

The rivers for fishing, sailing, swimming. Excellent local foods, craft beer and whisky.

Of course there is Golf. We are right beside Carnoustie and St. Andrews.

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Well worth a visit 🙂

 

Best regards, Euan.

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