Another wonderful “urban legend” is flying around the internet, and this one is really a peach. It shows what a great tool photoshop can be.
I even photoshopped a friend’s husband completely out of the picture as she knelt to speak in Polish with Pope John Paul II. After all, she is Polish, and Catholic to boot. She keeps it in her office to impress clients.
Then on our 50th wedding anniversary, when I saw that no picture had been taken of us together, I got rid of the two other people we were standing with and now for the family history book, we are together with a completely different background.
We have done a lot of fishing, boating and some kayaking, and have spent a lot of time as well in Alaska, so this photo was pretty exciting.
You will see that the whale is taking a whale-sized bite out of the kayak with the man in it. The trouble is, it never happened. It’s the work of photographer Tim Shobe, who photographed the whale and the kayaker separately, and then tried to feed the humpback whale with the paddler. Good job. Wish I had thought of it, as we have fished many times in those same waters, and have seen lots of those fabulous denizens of the deep. I never tire of watching for them, and the thrill of seeing them breach always reminds me of how insignificant man really is.
Sam fishing in Sitka, watercolor KSR