Just for a bit of a laugh and to celebrate the wonderful British Summer I thought I would gather together a collection of my favourite hit singles and complile a chart of my own. With a little help from my friends of course. Just a bit of fun.
When I arrived at Belfast Zoo (18 March 2011), as soon as I saw the zebras I remembered a picture I saw in the early 90s (either in a competition or a book); of a Zebra crossing a zebra crossing. It was one of the most graphical and memorable images I'd ever seen and it has never really left me. I deliberately took a dozen or so pictures of the zebras, especially walking (for obvious reasons), to recreate this image.
Selecting the zebra was a nightmare and I won't tell you how long it look me to select it (I only have CS2 and therefore it was time consuming). I drew the zebra crossing in Publisher and copied it into CS2, added noise and 'splatter' to create a tarmac effect and lightened the blacks a little to make it stand out from the black background. I've left a little colour in the zebra (it really was dirty!) and I am really pleased with the final result.