What Am I?

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by HandsOff, Mar 8, 2004.

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  1. HandsOff

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    Sometimes you try to enhance an image and you and you see what the naked I could not see...or is it just image noise?

    - If no one knows I may resort to asking the one who origanally posted it here on Wilder's Forum with no explanation.

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    Okay, okay

    The last post was a result of my misdirected curiosity and my unskilled use of an image viewing tool.

    I was curious if Gerard's icon was a profile of someone or something that i should recognize, but when i took a closer look it appeared....cybernetic?!?

    or not?

    this is the avatar before my adjustments.


    ...common!...it could be a pentium!


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    Hi all,

    Guess a while, hehe

    Greetings,

    Gerard
     
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    Perhaps a cheetah, leopard or one of the other big cats in silhouette?
     
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    I was going to guess those in reverse order. Great minds think alike. How long do ya suppose we'll have to suffer b4 we find out??
     
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    Hi guys,

    I give a karma to dangitall.
    It 's a cheetah.
    Once my favourite cat.
    Greetings,

    Gerard
     
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    Thanks for the cookie, gerardwil! Mmmmm ... good!

    Whenever there's guesswork to be done, just call on me: I'll don my Svengali cap and wizard's robes and throw guesses around with the best of 'em!
     
  9. HandsOff

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    I have decided I need a more suitable Icon...


    [Historical Note: Avatars changed: ]
     

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    HandsOff, Looking at it as is, looks like a nice path thru some brush. How long do I have to guess? Can tell you right now, I need till about 9 p.m. eastern time tomorrow.
     
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    I touched it up a tiny bit, and your are correct as far as you go. I am attempting to convey an additional theme as well. Try dimming the lights, adjusting the brightness, contrast, color temperature...concentrate on the central area...concentrate! Surely something else suggests itselfo_O

    This may be of interest if you like making avatars. I made it with photoshop 7.01 and when first saved it was 19K - barely small enough to be usable (do to the 20K size limit). After using JPEG Cleaner v2.6 which deletes non image data the size went down to 6K.

    Theoretically, I have room to refine my avatar, though in practice there is little point since my refinements usually have the opposite effect!

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    Something in the center IS screaming at me, now that you mention it. But, I can't hear it all the way yet. Right now, it's whispering. I'm going to try to save the image, & bring it up larger, if it's o.k. of course. I promise I won't use it. I just want to see what it is. Is that cheating? I'm not even going to save it yet, unless I get the o.k. I only have Oriens Enhancer right now, for editing.
     
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    I wouldnt be surprised to hear that it was stuttering at you! If you have devised a way to help you see the image, far be it from me to discourage you. I find squinting helps. Is oriens good? You were sort of close there for a while i thought. do not go in the direction of say...philys dillar an a bad hair day...

    - ?
     
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    OMG, Phyllis Dillar, I would never! Let me try squinting, but now I will save & see. get back to ya. Looks like a big cat, but hold on.
    I like Oriens because it does allow you to do alot, plus it's free. Here's the link, if you want to check it out.
    http://www.oriens-solution.com/
     
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    It wouldn't happen to be one of these would it?

    http://www.eyetricks.com/3dstereo.htm

    I'm normally quite good at these but if there is a hidden image in yours I can't get it to come out.

    Acadia
     
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    After bypassing 20 cookies, I finally got there. Nice site! I like it. I love optical illusions. Especially the 5-D ones. Maybe that's why I can't get HandsOff yet. I'm gonna try a few things, & see.

    This just looks like a big cat, HandsOff
     
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    "...I saw a lion he was standing alone, a tadpole in a jar..."

    Led Zeppelin
     

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    Okay, the explanation (excuse?) for my "King of the Jungle" avatar, rumored to be retiring soon...

    I followed the link the the sphynx. then I thought maybe with a little change here and there i could make a serviceble avatar. I looked for the bits that were left to recreate as much of the sequence as I could. Basically, I gave up, when on the second to last I saw the Lion, "a big cat" staring at me. I thought this was an oman. I thought this must be my icon. I change the colors a bit and was satisfied beyond all doubt that a lion had miraculously appeared. Then i posted it and...nobody recognized it. So I show it to my sister. she sees a formless shape. Thats when i begin to suspect I am delusional. Lions do not appear out of nowhere as omans! What was I thinking?!? Well here is the avatarography from what i could find not already deleted. Sorry to make you think there was something more there...honestly, i thought people could see it!

    - HandsOff

    [...my niece says its looks like a crab...does too!]
     

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    You're not delusional. I'am, really. I was seeing one of the big cats because I have 2 cats, plus I'm a Leo. But I've always been fascinated with Egypt, so I should have seen the sphynx. I like the 2 pics in the middle. :) I like the av you have though. It's mind boggling. Yes, in a good way. You see this nice path, & you just want to walk down it to get to the woods. But you don't see the dangers involved with the naked eye. Very Sci/Fan. I know it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to, but at least you know someone does like it. :cool:
     
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    No, no, I said it wrong. I am glad you saw it...but you were the only one i know besides me that did, and I am a Leo too.

    Just in case, though...What do you see, if anything this time:
     

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    First thought was a tiger.

    Then I noticed that I look like that in the mirror in the early morning. ;)
     
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    I should look so good...

    Well, I think maybe I am seeing perfectly well after all. I call that one "The Maneater!"

    Now I am going to change my Avatar, but just in case anyone else reads this and is confused here is my avatar that i was talking about, and the one I am changing to. It is pretty abstract...i do sort of think of it as looking like a hypothetical something....Like maybe a space scorpion, or space fly...
     

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    You're asking this of someone who loves words, & art. The possibilities are endless. The most prominant one is a face. I can't help but to see it. I like your new av.
    Or a mushroom w/ wings! It's very nice, adds a little something to the word " classic ". I'll definitely know who it is, without glancing at the name. ;) :D
     
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    2 Dazed thank you for your kind words. Especiallly what you said about knowing it would be me. It is a curiously good feeling to have an identity. For the longest time I did not have an avatar at all. It seems ironic, because I have litterally thousands of pictures on my computer.

    Words and art are two things I love too. In fact, I love the little sayings people tack on their posts. I like the avatars, but to a lesser extent because they tend to be chosen less carefully than their mottos.

    I wonder how many people (lot's I bet) cut and past their favorites onto an ever growing list.

    Love your avatar too, by the way. Did you make it or find it? Thanks for caring about important stuff!

    - HandsOff
     
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    I cut-n-past my favorites into a growing list. And I chose my avatar for this forum to be someone that's able to kick some spyware butt!

    BTW, like my little sayings? :cool:
     
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