Where’s Waldo? — in The Village??

"Where's Waldo? --  in The Village?? Image 1" by @aforgrave

“Where’s Waldo? — in The Village?? Image 1” by @aforgrave

I don’t know that you’ll be able to find Waldo in this image, but perhaps you can find some differences between this image and the one that follows it. Visual Assignment 1686: Find the 6 Differences invites us to adjust an image to introduce 6 pairs of differences. It reminds us to keep a copy of the original (important!) and also to make up an answer sheet. I’ll let you play first, before commenting on some of the strategies I used in making this.  One note: I couldn’t stop at 6 differences. I’ve not counted up the number — perhaps you might like to provide the number that you think are present, while keeping your own list of differences private so that others can play along.


“Where’s Waldo? — in The Village?? Image 2” by @aforgrave

This was a fun challenge for 2 Credit Units. Most of the changes were implemented using the Clone Brush tool in Photoshop, typically with a radius of about 4 pixels, but on a few instances edited with a 1 pixel brush. On a couple of occasions I used the colour replacement tool (those ones are kind of subtle). In one instance I used the Magic Wand tool to select an area, and then applied a couple of transformations — can you find out which edit I would have used those for?

Historical Synchronicity (July 14th, 2015):

As I worked on this image, magic was happening way out in space today, magic that that carries the remains of Clyde Tombaugh. I imagine that he would have had an easy solution to a problem like this. A portion of his remains are on the New Horizons spacecraft.

Gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday – about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476,000 miles (766,000 kilometers) from the surface. Images from closest approach are expected to be released on Wednesday, July 15. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons#solarsystem #nasabeyond #science

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SPOILER: If you have read this far and want a Clyde Tombaugh solution, … click here.