Hippo Note

Hippo on the banks of time
Hippo on the banks of time

This image began life as one of those fumble shots triggered while my camera was pointed at the ground. After applying several filters and distortion effects to the resulting patch of grass, it still felt like something else was needed. Pondering the question of what to add, I immediately seized upon the obvious answer: a ceramic hippopotamus! Fortunately, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was at hand to provide that very thing. (Click to enlarge)

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