Thursday, January 14, 2010

Experimenting HNT

As noted earlier, I've been in a funk. Certainly not helped along by the cold I'm suffering. Needless to say, inspiration for HNT this week was lacking. I even took in a couple of suggestions, but I was able to come up with a reason not to try any of them. So, like so many other times in the past, I decided to let the computer do something with my picture.

My program of choice last night--Preview. Which is one of the basic Mac programs. It's actually wonderful. You can open up all sorts of different types of files. Pictures, video, music, pdfs...lots of stuff. What's nice about the pictures is that it does allow for basic photo manipulation. So I started playing. I don't know that I could ever exactly replicate what I did below. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, doing things in a specific order... And, voilà! You come up with something different! Enjoy...


I've decided to suspend the Mystery Guests here for a little bit. Not something I really want to do, and I know that you guys enjoy them. But it's just gotten to be a bit too much work to line them up each week. In days gone by, I would have 5 or 6 individuals sitting in my MG folder, awaiting their turn. I actually had to draw a name out of a hat some weeks because I received pictures from numerous MG hopefuls. Over the past year, however, I've found that I've had to request people to be the MG. Perhaps that's my fault, for not getting the word out that anyone can be the MG. No one has ever been turned away. And I do use repeat MGs. Most recently, I've had to resort to calling upon friends whom I know will always want to help out. It's just not worth the effort to me right now.

If you guys feel differently, then don't be shy! If you want to be the MG, just email me. If you don't really care one way or the other, then it might become an occasional thing.

A surprising thing happened this week for "...the Other HNT". Out of the blue, we've got 4 newbies involved! And in a definitely NSFW manner! I swear, you guys must call each other during the week! Anyway, head over to check everyone out, and leave some comments! Your fellow HNTers are certainly worthy!

72 comments:

Elle said...

Nice effect on your pic. The white eyes look kinda evil ;)

Too bad for the MGs, but if it's so much work, I understand. Perhaps people will keep sending you their pictures so you can build a reserve for when you want to start again...

I'm up!

phaedrafallen said...

http://phaedrafallen.com/2010/01/13/hnt-2-14-red/

My post is up! :)

Sexie Sadie~ said...

Cool shot!!

I am up :)

xo~Sadie

Emmy said...

I love Preview! You can do cool things in it - like that cool picture of you! :)

I'm up!
Happy HNT!
~Emmy

Osbasso said...

Ms. Scarlett is up at http://msscarlettletter.blogspot.com/

Go check her out!

The Pleasure Principle said...

Love the effects...does seem somewhat ominous.

I'm up!

xoxo
Eva

Osbasso said...

Cute but Evil is up and sweaty too!
http://cutebutevilgirl.blogspot.com/

chickie said...

Up!

Spooky photo!

And I've learned something new to do with my computer now. :)

Vixen said...

Oh now see, I LOVE that pic. Very....suspensful-ish. Yes I just made that up ;)

Shame about MG, maybe now pple will start beating down your door to volunteer. :)

I'm up! xo

figleaf said...

I'm up with an experimental language post... or at least a play on words: dressers and drawers.

Happy HNT, Osbasso.

figleaf
www.realadultsex.com

Britni TheVadgeWig said...

I'm up!

Oh My God, That Britni's Shameless

frenchiestories said...

This is a great effect on your HNT, the eyes are so wild.

Love it!

I've posted my HNT for this week as well, thanks to the cable guy and the temps my net is back up! Yay for me!

Barefoot Dreamer said...

sorry to hear about MG.... volunteer people - goodness.

I am up. freezing some very vital parts of for your viewing pleasure ;)

southerngirl said...

Feel ya with the MG thing...and I get it!! Too much work for you imo!

Up and bare assed....

XO

Curvaceous Dee said...

I'm up, and celebrating the dot com bubble way late! Dot com HNT.

xx Dee

Jobthingy said...

i love playing with pics and getting something you can never do again.. i do it to often really.

im up.. and awake again WOOT!

HHNT

xoxo

BTExpress said...

I love The Other HNTs as much as the next guy, but this is supposed to be fun, not a chore.

I think it's time to let the "others" come to you. If there aren't any pics one week, that's fine. If there are, even better. But you do too much and shouldn't feel bad.

BTW, I'm up too.

Evening said...

Sorry to hear you are in a funk. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Great picture!!

13messages said...

That pic of you really captivates the imagination. Both spooky and wise.

That's a drag about the MG thing, but I understand. I hope you get out of your funk soon.

My HNT is up. I'm in the tub again.

Daniel said...

Cool pic, Os! And check your email.

We're up and doing what we can to keep warm... :-)

Happy HNT!

xo
-d.

Midwestern City Boy said...

We are up at Married In Ohio.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti.

coquitten said...

Happy HNT! I love the effects you used. =P I love to play around with that kind of thing myself!

Southern Sage said...

I'll study on the MG thing. I might can take a couple of pics you can use.

Your pic is cool too the effect is cool.

Mines up!!

Tragic said...

I'm up! And it was a duo-effort with my delicious Cyber-sister! Happy HNT everyone! *here I am*

boo said...

oooh, I really dig the way that came out! I'm a big fan of opening up your preferred photo fixer and just playing a shot to see what happens. I've gotten some of my favorite images that way. *hugs* I hope you break out of that funk soon, Os. It sucks when the world just seems kinda blah, and inspiration seems to be running screaming into the hills.


I'm up, and in a story-telling mood. ^_^

the eternal list said...

i'm up

fantastic pic, os, wavy gravy!

thoughts and prayers to everyone in haiti

peace

jellocee said...

<3 to Haiti

And I'm Up.

*Hugs*

Sweet Elle Next Door said...

O's that sounds all sorts of crappy.

And sorry about the MG thing.

But that picture you did is pretty cool, love the effects you did!

Well I'm up it's more humorous than sexy but look if you want :)

Coy Pink said...

My HNT is up!

http://www.coypink.com/2010/01/13/hnt-chandelier/

His Long Distance Pet said...

Boo to colds and funks! But as for your picture, Well done! And I know what you mean about lacking in inspiration. In my experience, inspiration tends to come from places you least expect it to.

I am up!

http://longdpet.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

Such a cool pic, Osbasso!

I am up.

peace...

Petal said...

I like playing around with different effects from programmes....very cool shot.

I'm up

http://secretlifeofaslummymummy.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

No offence Os, but that's kind of a scary pic!

I'm up :)

xxxx

Amorous Rocker said...

Cool effects on your picture.

Bummer about the MG thing. Maybe I'll try and send something to you soon. I think if you did it once in a while it would still be cool. Maybe even better because then it would be a little something extra to look forward to.

Sorry you're still not feeling better! What a bummer.

autumn said...

hey! my post is up. i composed it, then headed right to bed. i've gotta plan on late wednesday nights so i can see everyone's posts, but alas, it's been busy and i get up oh-so early in the morning. :)

i've been feeling somewhat uninspired as well Os. I do LOVE your picture. such a cool effect! i'm hoping the MG pics come rolling in for you as well. it really is fun to guess them.

happy hnt and happy thursday!

An Artist Exposed said...

I have a colds here as well - hope we both feel better soon.

I'm up!

Hubman said...

Too bad about MG- I bet now you'll get more submissions than you can handle!

Cool pic, I like the effect!

I'm up, with a little help from Veronica.

http://hubmanshangout.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/hnt-unzipped-part-ii/

pixie said...

yay for HNT DAY!

http://thekinkypixie.blogspot.com/2010/01/hnt-princess-panties-pink-fuzzy-socks.html

Maggie said...

Hope you feel better soon!

I'm up. :)

MinorityReport said...

Sorry to hear about the mystery guests. Hopefully folks will send you some shots soon.

I'm up. Happy HNT.

HyperSexualGirl said...

That is a totally cool picture. Your cold has helped your creativity.

I'm up with a "going green" HNT.

Sugarmag said...

Hello I am up.

I hope you pull out of your funk soon but until then, there is nothing wrong with taking a break from things that are extra work. Take care

Joanna Cake said...

It makes you look very mysterious, all eyes and beard. Hope you feel better soon. Im Up x

Violet Vamp said...

I like the picure effect. I sure hope you pull yourself out of the funk, because you have a nice smile.

I'm up!

nitebyrd said...

You look a wee bit scary in that picture!

I'm up!

Scintillectual said...

I'm down for the count with a head cold, but I'm up for HNT.

http://scintillectual.com/?p=299

thedirtysideofus said...

Cool picture...

I'm up and I'm all tied up!

Happy HHNT~

Polt said...

I hope you're feeling better soon!

I'm up, cozy and snuggley.

HAPPY HNT!

Hopelessly In Love said...

We're new to this game, but up and running!!

Check us out at

Fooled Around and Fell in Love

The Panserbjørne said...

Love the negative shot, Os!

My own contribution is up on my site; a little more hands-on this week:

http://insatiabear.blogspot.com/2010/01/hnt-panserpaws.html

-- PB

Genevieve said...

That's a very interesting effect!

My HNT post is up!! Hope you'll stop by. :)

She's Got An Alter Ego said...

Mine is up :)

Kallie Grace said...

I didn't know you could edit in preview! Going to have to try it out!

Mine is up for today. http://kallieegrace.blogspot.com/2010/01/hnt-4.html

Molls said...

I'm up.

Jade said...

You look so...literary, somehow, in that HNT!

I'd love to be an MG some time...I always thought you chose them yourself and wondered what I might have to do to get a turn at it someday. ;-) If you ever decide to start them up again, please feel free to hit me up if need one.

I'm up (late, I know!) on Pieces of Jade-but it's not for the needle-squeamish!

http://piecesofjade.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/hnt-precision/

HHNT!

tCj said...

You're a vampire, aren't you? Admit it! Only Vamps have white irises! Or completely black eyes, but, ya know...


I'm up. Early afternoon posting, but I am there! :-)

lifeasasouthernmilf said...

I'm back, baby!

lifeasasouthernmilf said...

I'm back, baby!

Evey said...

I'm up too!

Pink twine plus Mr.Rawr's serious bondage skills... equals much sexyness!

Trixie Fontaine said...

Being new to this & your blog I need to go back and read up to fully understand how the mystery guests work.

In the meantime, here is my HNT boobie flash:

http://www.tastytrixie.com/boobs/hnt-boobie-flash-gif/

Hera said...

Did my first ever HNT. I'm super excited to be involved!

Westcoast Weirdo said...

Oooh-oooh I'm finally playing again! ;)
www.westcoastweirdo.com

James said...

I'm up. Didn't have time to comment this morning.

Happy HNT to everyone!

Nadia West said...

Put one up this week - kinda pervy. Maybe one of this days I'll actually follow the theme...

Redundant Bombshell said...

Phew, barely made it in time for it to still be Thursday here...

Kyle said...

http://www.butchtastic.net/?p=2702

HNT on Butchtastic, on the Eve of my next trip to see Roxy

hislittleone said...

Happy HNT!

Os, your picture is great!

I'm up this week :-)

http://hislittleone.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/half-nekkid-thursday-5/

~Andromeda~

Audrey said...

Lovely pics, I'm back with a snowy pic! :)

http://www.adorableaudrey.com/blog/2010/hnt-flashing-in-the-snow/

Bad Bad Girl said...

I'm up... and out for the weekend!! Happy HNT everyone!!

http://bbgblog.com/2010/01/and-a-pretty-face-hnt/

Kimberly said...

This is a great shot - I love the black and white! Love!

Kimberly said...

PS: I am up - belatedly telling you about it though...

Ms Scarlett said...

Great shot Os... and thanks for the shout-out!

It's too bad about the MG... maybe it can become a once a month thing? I guess I kind of thought it was an invitation thing.... I'd definitely be up for taking another turn!!

Off to check out OHNT!

XO