Monthly Archives: January 2015



A wild horse (mustang) colt at the foot of the hills to the east of Damonte Ranch High School, Reno, Nevada gets inquisitive. I had to quickly move away after the herd’s stallion approached me and made it clear that it would best if I just kept walking.

White Cat Blue

White Cat Blue 2015

This image has a long history. It’s based on a photo I took in 1999 with a Fujitsu first generation digital camera. At some point I used Fractal design painter and a Wacom table to “paint” an oil style photo manipulation over the original photo. Through various computer and drive crashes I lost the original image and the painted version. I thought I had lost the image forever, however while cleaning out a stack of old computer media I found a CD labeled “cat calendar” and there on the CD was the image I had lost!

The image was only 640 pixels across (large for 1999) and littered with jpg artifacts (since it was an over compressed version) so I loaded it up Photoshop CC 2014 and went to work. So I present to you White Cat Blue 2015.