Photoshop fun!

On Mom and James’ recent trip to Bangladesh…The true big game hunter of the family

Proverbs 31:17 
She girdeth her loins with strength,
and strengtheneth her arms.

Just Kidding!

I decided to have some fun while learning the use of layer masks, adjustment layers, filters, the clone stamp tool, a new feature I discovered with the brush tool, and navigating Photoshop with shortcuts. This piece of digital photo manipulation only uses 5 photographs, and only took me 3 or 4 hours to build. Originally, Mom had a big pair of noise cancellation ear muff things on, thus the reason for adding the blurred foreground leaves.

We do appreciate Mom’s courage and outstanding example of being willing to stare danger in the face. Thanks Mom!


  1. Kathryn December 5, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    Okay, so my first thought was, “I know James does quite a bit of traveling… but I don’t remember hearing that he and Mrs. Staddon went anywhere like THAT recently…” 🙂 🙂

    Good job with the edits, David! (Very funny! :)) I find it fascinating to see what all can be done with those programs; they can be such assets.

    How beautiful to see examples of biblical, virtuous, hardy femininity… like your sweet mother. <3

  2. Daniel December 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    This is hilarious!! I love it, David! But it is definitely an accurate symbol of the courage Mom has displayed over the years protecting us all from the harm and evil that lurks all about us. We love you Mom!!

  3. Esther Staddon December 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

    Lol! How fun! Great job, David, it really looks like one picture!

  4. Crystal December 10, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

    Wow, neat! Looks like you were fighting ‘tooth and nail’ for a good ‘shot.’ 🙂

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