A Little Bit of this & that on CREATIVE ARTS THREE-DAY WEEKEND

  
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A Little Bit of this & that on CREATIVE ARTS THREE-DAY WEEKEND
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

First Things First; Check out Buzz's Article at the link.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

Thanks, A.Mac.  Is that a sea lion in the snow in the bottom picture?  That's kind of incongruous if so.  Makes me think of what The Accountant (Ben Affleck) said about the Dog Poker painting.  "It's incongruous, I like incongruity.". 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    4 months ago

It’s a boulder high up  on a trail in the Colorado Rockies.

 
 
 
shona1
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1.1.2  shona1  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.1.1    4 months ago

Evening Mac..

I thought it looked like a puffer fish looking front on...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

Since this weekend it's "a little bit of this & that", here's my relevant contribution....

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Raven Wing
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2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    4 months ago

Great photos, Buzz.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    4 months ago

What's with the crooked houses in the third photo?

And thanks for the photo of the bearded iris. I'm anxious for spring

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2    4 months ago

It's part of an amusement park in Chongqing, the city where we live.  Did you notice the Wizard of Oz characters at the bottom?  We all could use a little taste of Spring these days.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     4 months ago

Sunset, Stone Creek Ocala, FL

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Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @3    4 months ago

Kavika's Kaleidoscope sky.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3    4 months ago

Fire in the sky....beautiful.

 
 
 
shona1
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3.3  shona1  replied to  Kavika @3    4 months ago

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Evening Kavika...

Sunset over there,

Sunrise here this morning, over the harbour....

I didn't take this photo..I am never up at this hour...

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.3.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @3.3    4 months ago

A beautiful photo, shona. I would entitle it ''The Sentinal''.

 
 
 
Dig
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3.4  Dig  replied to  Kavika @3    4 months ago

Is the fountain lit up after sunset?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4  Raven Wing    4 months ago

I am very sorry to say that I will not be able to create new artwork for every weekend as I have been, as I am going to be working on a very important system schematic for a light rail operation here in the US. It is time sensitive for completion, so it will leave me very little time to work on the artwork that requires a great deal of focus and time.

I will check in here on and off to enjoy the postings of others here in this group. I will post some of the prior creations for those who may not have yet seen them, and for those who may enjoy seeing them again.

But for now, I will post my last new artwork for the time being, and look forward to when I can again have the time to focus on creating new artwork. Thank you for your patience, and for your appreciation of the existing Native American artwork thus far.  -  RW

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               A Shaman and A Deer Spirit Guide

 
 
 
shona1
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4.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @4    4 months ago

Evening Raven...

That would make a lovely Christmas card...

Look forward to seeing your posts when you are able...Hope you don't get system over load with your project.

Sounds rather full on...Don't forget your "me" time and Yoda....

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @4.1    4 months ago
Don't forget your "me" time and Yoda...

Thank you, shona. I might forget my 'me' time, but, there is no way I would be able to forget Yoda Girl's 'Yoda' time. jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

I did a similar project for another light rail system before, so I am familiar with how consuming on many levels it can be. But, I am sure it will be interesting.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @4    4 months ago

I'm going to miss your new creations but will surely enjoy your old ones when you repost them.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @4.2    4 months ago

Thanks, Kavika. I will start the repostings from the very beginning. As you remember, I began posting the artwork in the Anishinaabe group a good while before I started posting them to this group, so some my not have seen some of those older ones.

Hopefully, the project will not take too long to complete.

 
 
 
Ender
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4.2.2  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @4.2.1    4 months ago

Ok, the deal is I copy the pictures and get them printed and put into a book. You get the proceeds of course just remember my 10%.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.2.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @4.2.2    4 months ago

LOL! Thanks for the thought, Ender, but, none of my work is for sale, nor reproduction. I post it here strictly for the enjoyment of my NT Family. So please enjoy them here on NT, and that will be the best gift you can give me. (big smile)

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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4.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @4    4 months ago

Of course, your absence will be conspicuous and your contributions and kind nature, a significant loss to all who come here.

Be safe and well and hope to see you whenever it’s possible.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @4.3    4 months ago

Thank you very much, G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.4  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @4    4 months ago

I hope you have tremendous success with your project, and finish it as soon as possible so we can see more new art from you!

 
 
 
charger 383
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4.5  charger 383  replied to  Raven Wing @4    4 months ago

Being a railfan and train watcher, I hope your project is successful 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  charger 383 @4.5    4 months ago

Thank you very much, charger. I have to work from construction drawings and that is time consuming as well.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

Quite a lovely creation.  I believe that albino animals are considered very special in Native lore.  On the theme of Spirit Guide, we know that you will continue to be here in spirit....

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    4 months ago
we know that you will continue to be here in spirit...

Indeed always in Spirit, and in person as much as possible. 

 
 
 
shona1
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5.2  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    4 months ago

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Evening Buzz..

This is Migaloo (white fella) an albino Humpie that swims up and down our East coast each year...

He is protected by a special chant the Kooris sang for him...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @5.2    4 months ago

Wow... Moby Dick lives.

 
 
 
Kavika
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5.2.2  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @5.2    4 months ago

Stunningly beautiful. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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5.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  shona1 @5.2    4 months ago

wow!

 
 
 
shona1
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6  shona1    4 months ago

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Bee eater...

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King Fisher

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Crimson Rosella..they come to my birdbaths...

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Sulphur crested cockatoo's..they can live up to 100 years..Scratch Cockie???

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Wallaby out the front of my house..I actually took this photo...

All these birds live in my area...

I did not take any of the bird photos...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @6    4 months ago

Great photos, shona. Thank you for sharing them with us. Beautiful birds. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.2  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @6    4 months ago

The birds certainly are colorful and the Wallaby looks like it's searching for something.

 
 
 
shona1
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6.2.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @6.2    4 months ago

Morning Kavika..he could actually smell the water from the birdbath and I thought he was after that.

I watched him for ages as he hopped over from two doors down..he settled out the front and began lawn mowing...when he left I went out to see what he had been eating. It was a type of grass and he totally ignored the water.

One thing he now knows where a watering spot is if he needs it...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  shona1 @6    4 months ago
Crimson Rosella..they come to my birdbaths...

So pretty! I get happy if I see a titmouse at my bath

 
 
 
evilgenius
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7  evilgenius    4 months ago

It's been ice making weather this week. -13 yesterday, -9 this morning... This image is from a couple of years ago, but it has been this cold.

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Ender
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7.1  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @7    4 months ago

Brrr...

We are about 34 right now. Suppose to get freezing tonight.

Cold for us.

 
 
 
shona1
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7.1.1  shona1  replied to  Ender @7.1    4 months ago

Morning ender...

We are expecting 34 today as well...

That's Celcius though...so surf sand and sun again today..🐳🐳

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @7    4 months ago

I don't know if it's colder this winter where we are or because of my aging I feel it more.

 
 
 
Ender
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8  Ender    4 months ago

Something different.

I saw this at a DR's office.

A little creepy.

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Buzz of the Orient
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8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @8    4 months ago

What is it?  It looks like some Medieval torture device (but made of modern materials).

 
 
 
Ender
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8.1.1  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    4 months ago

Actually I think it is for radiation therapy.

 
 
 
shona1
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8.1.2  shona1  replied to  Ender @8.1.1    4 months ago

Morning ender. You are correct..they make a mask impression of whoever needs the radiation for brain tumours etc...

So when the person comes for treatment and they need pin point accuracy they put their mask on. You lie down and they then pin it down to the bed using the black clips on the side...so the person can't move their head...and proceed with the radiotherapy...have seen it on TV..

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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9  Hal A. Lujah    4 months ago

I recently moved from a subdivision to a mountain top home.  Life is very different now.

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Ender
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9.1  Ender  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9    4 months ago

Beautiful.

I am the opposite though. As I get older I find myself wanting to be closer to things.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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9.1.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Ender @9.1    4 months ago

We didn’t know what we wanted, all we knew was that we wanted something different.  It was one of those things where we knew the moment we saw it.  The nice thing is that it’s only 18 minutes from our previous house, just 1,200 feet higher in elevation.  In these parts that’s considered a mountain.

 
 
 
shona1
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9.1.2  shona1  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9.1.1    4 months ago

Morning Hal.. lovely photos. You can't beat the bush...much rather be there than in a sub division...

An 18 minute drive down the road is not bad at all..so sounds like a good move...enjoy and will be nice to see the four seasons in your new location...

 
 
 
Kavika
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9.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Ender @9.1    4 months ago
As I get older I find myself wanting to be closer to things.

Yeah, the bathroom is one of those things. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @9.1.3    4 months ago

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Buzz of the Orient
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9.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @9.1    4 months ago
"I am the opposite though. As I get older I find myself wanting to be closer to things."

Me too.  At my age being closer to things makes common sense.  All my life I lived mostly in big cities, but when raising a family we also had a lakeside chalet for weekends and holidays.  Now we live very close to everything we need, including a major medical school connected hospital, all shopping needs, subway and bus transportation and a variety of restaurants, yet not a far walk from a beautiful reservoir lake and forested mountains.  

When I was much younger and single, I had dreams of wanting ot buy a place like this old mill (a Mangelsen photo) and convert it into a home.  The ever-flowing stream would have caused the millwheel connected to a generator to provide electricity.

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Then in my early thirties, just before I married for the first time, I came really close to buying this farm located in a rural area of south-central Ontario.  It was 300 acres with a wholly contained 35 acre spring-fed lake, 200 acres of forest, a tight little bungalow and a vacant brick one-room schoolhouse at the spot near the gravel country road where I stood to take this photo.  The barn is the bigger building, and there is a tiny fishing cabin at the shore.  That was half a century ago and it would have been a $15,000 cash purchase but I didn't do it.  No regrets - my life could have been very different had I bought it. Notice a dot just above the horizon just to the right of mid-picture.  It's a ranger observation tower to spot any fires that might have occurred in the area

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Ender
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9.1.6  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.5    4 months ago

For 15k, that sounded like a great deal. You definitely would have made a profit on it.

I just get lazier with age.  Haha 

I wouldn't want to take care of a large property.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @9.1.6    4 months ago

Back then I didn't think about making a profit.  But what I was thinking is that in that remote area I would be compensated for preparing people's wills, handling their real estate and other simple legal tasks in order to be paid by means of eggs, slaughtered fowl, cuts of beef and fresh milk, snow plowing, land maintenance and help with growing veggies and fruit - sort of the kind of life original colonizers might have lived.  At least I would be able to eat all the fish I wanted.  Later on, after attending the traditional Fox Hollow Folk Festival on the upstate New York Beers Family farm, I thought it was a perfect location for a small traditional folk festival.  Picture people sitting on that hillside to watch a performance on a stage set down by the lake.  Ah, the memories.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9    4 months ago

Beautiful!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9    4 months ago

If the cabin in the second photo is your new mountain home, I guess you would have to rent a warehouse somewhere for your unique collection.  (just kidding)

 
 
 
charger 383
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9.5  charger 383  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9    4 months ago

Looks like a nice place, hope you enjoy living there

 
 
 
Dig
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9.6  Dig  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9    4 months ago

Nature is a wonderful thing. Congrats.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.7  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9    4 months ago

Great imagery, Hal!

 
 
 
evilgenius
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10  evilgenius    4 months ago

Even a man who is pure in heart
And says his prayers by night
May become a wolf when the wolfs bane blooms
And the autumn moon is bright

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Buzz of the Orient
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10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @10    4 months ago

Werewolfs?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11  Gsquared    4 months ago

Fantasy Image

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A. Macarthur
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11.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @11    4 months ago

Great implementation of linear perspective and placement of figures and objects in the composition.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @11.1    4 months ago

Thank you.  Any and all comments and critiques by you are very much appreciated.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @11    4 months ago

Truly amazing, G. IMHO, your best so far. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @11.2    4 months ago

Wow... Thank you very much, Raven Wing.  Coming from you, that really means a lot to me.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @11    4 months ago

In your retirement from the second oldest profession, you've become a professional in your new one - and I'll bet you enjoy your new one more, I know I do.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.3    4 months ago

Yes, except I'm still not fully retired from my career of 42 years yet.  I'm working on it though.  I have some pending matters that I can't just walk away from, but when they are all finished that should be it.  Gladly.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @11.3.1    4 months ago

I quit when I turned 65 after 37 years of practice, and started collecting government pensions.  Maybe you'll be able to make some income with the skill that you have been successfully developing. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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11.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @11    4 months ago

Really love the creativity of this photo. What was your process?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.4.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @11.4    4 months ago

Thanks, Perrie.  Briefly, the process involved taking my original photograph and using various effects tools and color tools for both the interior and exteriors.  When I had the interior that I liked and the exteriors that I liked they were  in different versions, so I edited the two exteriors into the what I wanted as the final version of the interior.  I also added the figures at one point and moved them to different positions in the photo until they were placed where I liked them.  Toward the end of the process, I decided that I wanted more, so I added a couple of different objects to the interior, didn't like them, tried the Buddha sculpture in the interior, then realized that I liked it best outside in the garden.  When I had the final image I liked, I added the thin frame to give it all a more complete look.  I did about 50 plus versions before I reached this final version. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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12  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

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Key West, Florida

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Raven Wing
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12.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @12    4 months ago

That's a beauty, Mac. Love the colors.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @12    4 months ago

A picture worthy of comparison with Turner's The Fighting Temeraire.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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12.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @12    4 months ago

Great feeling from this one Mac!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13  Raven Wing    4 months ago

One of the oldies.....

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In the beginning I worked with wood burls for backgrounds and no frames.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

Quite divine, but most photos are improved by a well chosen frame that adds rather than detracts from an image. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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14.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14    4 months ago

This is one of the first creations I made almost 2-3 yrs (?) ago, and I had just begun delving into Native American and Indigenous creations of NA traditions, culture and Spiritual beliefs. Framing came much later.

I first had to find my niche in creating them and then came the varied framing techniques. The new changes came after I started to post the artwork here in Creative Arts group, and had the benefit of the great creative minds of those here in this group, which in turn helped me expand my own thinking.

 
 
 
Kavika
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15  Kavika     4 months ago

A view of Florida from space.

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Buzz of the Orient
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15.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @15    4 months ago

Why does Florida look so desolate?  If the sea is blue, shouldn't Florida be green?

 
 
 
Kavika
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15.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.1    4 months ago

Possibly some cloud cover and many areas are green in the photo.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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15.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @15.1.1    4 months ago

Oh, I thought they were lakes and big ponds.

 
 
 
Ender
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16  Ender    4 months ago

Made me think of Kavika...

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Kavika
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16.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @16    4 months ago

Perfect!!!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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17  Gsquared    4 months ago

Since the volcano and tsunami in Tonga were such big news last week, I thought I would post some my photos from my 1986 visit to Tonga.  Unfortunately, they are not digital and trying to scan them to my computer the reproductions are just so-so.  The first three photos are all taken on the main island of Tongatapu in the capital, Nuku'alofa.  I spent a week in Tonga and it was really a very interesting place.

The Royal Palace

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Ha'amonga-a-Maui Trilithon

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Talamahu Market, Nuku'alofa

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This photo is from the internet.  It is Fafa Island, which is a very small island we went to by boat one day.  It was about a 45 minute trip.  There was a small 9 room resort there with a nice small restaurant with outdoor seating only where we had lunch.   The boat was small and on the trip over the owner of the resort, a German man, was on the boat.  On the way back to Tongatapu, there were just four of us plus the the Tongan boat captain.  As soon as we left the dock, he asked me if I wanted to steer the boat, which, of course, I was thrilled to do.  He knew I would like it.  I was at the control the entire way back to the main dock on Tongatapu.  That was really a lot of fun.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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17.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @17    4 months ago

Beautiful photos of a place I would like to go to. I love the blue water of the last photo.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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17.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17.1    4 months ago

Thanks, Perrie.  There are a lot of interesting places to see.  I'm glad that I went to Tonga when I did.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @17    4 months ago

Very interesting - you've been to an awful lot more foreign places than I have.  Your posts make me think of Louis Armstrong singing "What a Wonderful World".(link) -> ->

 
 
 
Gsquared
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17.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.2    4 months ago

Maybe, but Kavika has both of us beat.  By far.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @17.2.1    4 months ago

I'll bet.  I can only count 17 countries I've been in during my lifetime.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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18  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

One more for Saturday … keep it going and thanks to all!

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Way back in the deep woods of Pennsylvania; a secluded pond that can be easily passed by without notice.

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Kavika
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19  Kavika     4 months ago

Geese feeding at sunset. Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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Buzz of the Orient
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19.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @19    4 months ago

I'm aware that my vision is failing, and I think I can make out one white goose on this side of the pond just right of centre, and is the grey dot near the right side another?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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19.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1    4 months ago

I think what you see as a white goose in the foreground just right of center is a reflection of the setting sun in the water.  I was able to see it by zooming in on that section of the photo.  Or, it's a white goose.

 
 
 
Kavika
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19.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1    4 months ago

It was getting very dark but there are around a dozen geese feeding by the lakeside and the white spot is a reflection off the lake.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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20  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

One more for Sunday. Will keep this open until tomorrow afternoon. Thanks to all.

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Birch Trees Fantasy

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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20.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @20    4 months ago

Birch tree fodder for Purple People Eaters.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @20    4 months ago

Amazing, Mac. A Fantasy is indeed the perfect word for it. It really looks like the trees are alive and dancing in the wind. Very well done!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21  Raven Wing    4 months ago

Sorry to be so late, but, here is the very first artwork I did three years ago and first posted in the Anishinaabe group. My Cherokee ancestors on my Father's side are of the Wolf Clan, and the Wolf one of my Spirit Guides in my life.

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Buzz of the Orient
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21.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @21    4 months ago

In that case it needs no frame - it's perfect as is.  Spirits can exist within the soul of a tree.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @21.1    4 months ago

Thank you, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Ender
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22  Ender    4 months ago

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Ender
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22.1  Ender  replied to  Ender @22    4 months ago

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Raven Wing
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22.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @22    4 months ago

LOL!!  love it!!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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22.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @22    4 months ago

LOL  Have you ever tried the real thing?

 
 
 
Ender
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22.3.1  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @22.3    4 months ago

Nope. I have eaten lamb before. It was served at a wedding. My Niece ate it before she knew what it was. When she found out she almost cried. I ate a little lamb...

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Ender
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22.3.2  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @22.3    4 months ago

One more...

@Wat_the_deuce
Be careful where you fall asleep
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Gsquared
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22.3.3  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @22.3    4 months ago

When we were in China, the best Peking duck we had was in Shanghai, not Beijing (Peking).  It was outstanding.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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22.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @22.3.1    4 months ago

Nothing unusual about lamb - it's actually my favourite meat.  Your niece would really be unhappy about the restaurant a relative of my nephew's Chinese wife opened in Zhengzhou that only served rabbit.  It was supposed to be a family restaurant but they went out of business pretty fast because the kids refused to go there. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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22.3.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @22.3.2    4 months ago

Looks like she's carrying a few extra pounds, so that picture is not exactly the best ad for a fast food restaurant.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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22.3.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @22.3.3    4 months ago

We've eaten Peking Duck many times in Zhengzhou, Chengdu and now in Chongqing not only at restaurants but even put-together Peking Duck whole meals that you can buy in a supermarket, but the very best I ever had was in a famous Peking Duck restaurant in Beijing, where the chef carves it at your table - here is a photo of me at that restaurant.

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A. Macarthur
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23  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

Thanks to all. See you Thursday night or Friday morning.

 
 

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