It’s a leisurely 10:53 am on the East Coast, and here’s what’s goin’ on:

$#x2022; Check out this online article about the ethics of “Photoshopping” Real Estate Listings. Apparently, this is more common than you might think. Here’s the link.

$#x2022; Here’s another cool retouching site and this one is mostly celebrity retouching, so it’s even more interesting than usual. It’s called FluidEffect, and it’s got both retouching and compositing sections. Besides being just fascinating, these are great learning tools because you can see exactly what was done, what can be done, and where it’s been overdone at some sites. Here’s the link.

$#x2022; Adobe has added a number of cool new special interest sessions to Photoshop World, including a “Developer’s Kitchen” to help Photoshop plug-in developers (and potential developers) get the help they need. Adobe is also hosting a special “Birds of a Feather” meeting for Medical and Scientific Research Professionals, where Adobe will show “Photoshop CS3 Extended developed specifically for customers who use Photoshop for image analysis, visualization and communication.” Plus, Adobe has created an “Adobe Plug-in Pavilion” on the Tech Expo Show Floor, open both days, where attendees can see firsthand some of the amazing new plug-ins developed for Photoshop. For more info, visit the PhotoshopWorld home page.

$#x2022; For those that have asked “Why isn’t there a Lightroom pre-conference workshop at Photoshop World?” actually, there is. It’s just hiding under the name “Photoshop Soup2Nuts.” If you’re going to Photoshop World, Soup2Nuts is a hands-on Lightroom workshop, and the instructors are a who’s who of Camera Raw, Photoshop and Lightroom, and includes the man who wrote much of all three—Thomas Knoll, making his first Photoshop World appearance as an instructor. Wild stuff! For more on the Workshop, visit the special Soup2Nuts site. To nab one of the remaining spots, go to PhotoshopWorld.com

$#x2022; I don’t know if you’ve been checking out the latest round of photos posted on renown wildlife photographer Moose Peterson’s blog, but there is just some amazing stuff there. If you haven’t been in a few weeks, check it out (his eagle shots are just amazing!).

$#x2022; We’re coming to the end of the “2007 Photoshop Hall of Fame” nominating period, so if you’ve got a person you think should be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, you can nominate them by going to Photoshop Hall of Fame.com and clicking the Submit Nominees link.

$#x2022; What happens when a Canadian goes to Texas? See for yourself, as Houston has apparently taken my Photoshop TV co-host Dave Cross in as their “native son.” I don’t know who Dave knows in Houston, but I hope he introduces me. Soon. Check it out at Dave’s blog.