I hate Kettlebells!!! I can barely take my shoes off. I wonder if they sell whole body wraps of those heat pads that you stick on your back? If not, they should seriously consider developing them. And, they should sell them at Costco so that I can buy them in bulk. Okay, so it's maybe not THAT bad, but I am much more aware of some muscle groups that I didn't know I had. Being the fool I am I've already made plans to go again next week!
Today's shot was taken outside the Capital Grille downtown. Normally statues don't arouse my interest but this one had so much character I had to attempt to capture it.
I really like the facial expression here. There was almost a grumpy-sad feeling to it. Normally statues are so stoic and expressionless.
For this shot I actually put the lion half out of the frame (no cropping). It was completely symmetrical so I thought having the whole lion in the frame was too much. I really wanted to focus on what I found interesting and thought this was the best way to do it.
I used PS to fade out the background so that the focus was on the statue. I also used some coloring/hue/saturation tools to help bring out the red beneath the peeling paint.
Also, thought it would be fun to show where I found this guy and how big they are(I used the one on the right). This is from the Capital Grille website: