A Painterly State of Mind on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
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A Painterly State of Mind on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

First things first.

Please view the articles at these links.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

Ah, when it comes to "Fuzzy Fotos", in an attempt to make a photo look like a painting, I submit my attempt...

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pat wilson
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1.1.2  pat wilson  replied to    3 months ago

You're thinking of someone else.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to    3 months ago

You're mistaken.  I took that photo through a train window while travelling in Guangxi Province, China.  I don't take photos of pictures in magazines. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1.4  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    3 months ago

The photo to which you refer was not at all fuzzy in its original iteration. I did not attempt to make it look like a painting to work around “fuzziness” just to be clear.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.1.4    3 months ago

I assumed it was not a "fuzzy" photo in its original form. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1.6  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.1.4    3 months ago

original

 
 
 
pat wilson
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1.1.7  pat wilson  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.1.6    3 months ago

That would make for a great painting.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.1.8  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  pat wilson @1.1.7    3 months ago

I would have to agree. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.1.9  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    3 months ago

Beautiful Buzz!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

I love all of your newest additions, Mac!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2  Gsquared    3 months ago

Some recent "painterly" efforts -

"Brick Walkway"

©  G. Gam

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"Talamahu Market, Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga"

© G. Gam

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"Late Afternoon"

© G. Gam

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Raven Wing
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2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @2    3 months ago

All of them are true beauties, G. 

Very well done!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @2.1    3 months ago

Thank you, Raven Wing

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @2    3 months ago

Really great photos GG - We've learned to expect no less.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.2    3 months ago

Muchas gracias, Buzz

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @2    3 months ago

The last one almost looks VanGough-ish. All of them are just lovely, G. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.3    3 months ago

Merci beaucoup, Perrie

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3  evilgenius    3 months ago

Early November in Wisconsin

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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3.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilgenius @3    3 months ago

Beautiful.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @3    3 months ago

Thanks for the reminder of when that was an annual scene for me - now I no longer experience ice and snow.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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3.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  evilgenius @3    3 months ago

My kind of image EG.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.4  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @3    3 months ago

That is a really beautiful and serene photo, EG.  It looks like a place I would love to sit and meditate in the solitude of the Spiritual surroundings. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.5  Gsquared  replied to  evilgenius @3    3 months ago

Very nice, EG

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     3 months ago

World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida honors Veterans today. As soon as you enter the main area there is a huge monument of Sargent Reckless USMC. 

The story of Sargent Reckless...

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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4.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @4    3 months ago

Wow, a memorial to a brave horse. How very unique! Thanks for sharing! 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1    3 months ago

There are only four of these monuments to her in the US, this one in Ocala is the fourth. Since we are the horse capital of the world and the builder and owner of WEC wanted a horse separate from racing that signified the courage/beauty/determination of horses and of being part of history, he wanted this monument from the early days of the building process. The minute I saw it at the grand opening I knew who she was as I had seen the one at Camp Pendelton in CA. 

It fits perfectly with WEC and it's surroundings.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @4.1.1    3 months ago
owner of WEC wanted a horse separate from racing that signified the courage/beauty/determination of horses and of being part of history,

And he picked a horse in history that could fill all that criteria perfectly, as well as doing great honor to the WEC.  

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

There really are a lot of interesting things around where you now live.  But is the new hurricane heading your way?

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2    3 months ago

No, just had a rainy day.

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

What a beautiful monument of Sargent Reckless USMC, and its peaceful surrounding area. As well as its amazing story. Thank you for sharing it with us. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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5  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

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Stylized Gourami (Tropical Fish)

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @5    3 months ago

A very nicely put together fish, nicely put together by you. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @5    3 months ago

Oh WoW! That is truly an amazing image, Mac. Very well done!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

The [Beauty] of the Night - in China  

"Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night"

(From: The Music of the Night - The Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Weber)

As I've indicated previously, I'm not getting around much to take photos these days, especially since the Covid virus is cropping up in my area now, and I've not been vaccinated, so you may have seen some of these.

1.  Lantern Festival Time - Chongqing - back from when I first met my wife.

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2.  TV & Radio Tower, Chengdu, Sichuan Province - we ate a delicious meal up there.

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3.  A view of eastern downtown Chongqing from the other side of the Yangtze River.

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4.  Malls on Nanbin Road that runs along the Yangtze River, Chongqing, at Christmas time. 

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5.  A building we passed on the way to the Expats Thanksgiving Dinner - no longer held due to Covid.

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6.  Directly across the road from where we live - huge department store entrance on the left.

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7.  Taken on a night boat tour of the canals of Suzhou, not far from Shanghai.

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8.  Reflections in Liuzhou, Guanxi Province

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9.  We had dinner and a nighttime tour of the Yangtze River on such a boat.

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10.  Not a night shot at all, in fact taken in broad daylight, but inside a cave in Guilin, Guanxi Province.

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Raven Wing
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6.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    3 months ago

All great photos, Buzz. They make me feel as if I am right there in their midst.

 
 
 
Kavika
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7  Kavika     3 months ago

Evening on Little Lake Arlington, Stone Creek Ocala, FL.

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Raven Wing
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7.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @7    3 months ago

Oh WoW! Father Sky bathed the lake in amazing colors that make the water look like liquid gold and bronze. And the silhouettes of the ducks on the water in the forefront ads a touch of reality and beauty. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @7    3 months ago

Kavika, the colours of the water make that an absolutely fantastic photo. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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7.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @7    3 months ago

Blue ribbon for getting those ducks in an aesthetically beautiful row!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.4  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @7    3 months ago

Great photo

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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8  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

original

Etherial Egret

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @8    3 months ago

Exceptional

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @8    3 months ago

Now that is truly amazing, Mac. I love how your imagination and artists eye works for you to be able to come up with such awesome artwork. 

Very, very well done.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Looks like everyone went home. I'll give this a little more time and then call it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    3 months ago

They're celebrating the midterm results.

 
 
 
Ender
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9.1.1  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1    3 months ago

And now we get to start again...every two years.....

Seems like we are always in campaign mode.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @9.1.1    3 months ago
Seems like we are always in campaign mode.

Indeed. And Congress is always in campaign mode instead of focusing on the needs of our people of all walks of life and the needs of our country. They waste taxpayers money by fighting with each other, making false accusations about each other, inciting riots and insurrections instead of doing what they are actually elected and paid to do. They are more concerned about what is best for their party and how much political and monetary power they can maintain.

And that goes for both sides. 

JMOO

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @9.1.2    3 months ago

I may be the only one to agree with everything you said, and I'll keep my mouth shut about what I personally believe.

 
 
 
Dig
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9.2  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    3 months ago

I didn't have anything this week except a low quality shot of the moon with a ring around it. Didn't seem worthy.

 
 
 
Ender
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9.2.1  Ender  replied to  Dig @9.2    3 months ago

I haven't had any new ones recently. My Aunt is coming for a visit and wants to go to our new aquarium. If we go I might get some pics of it.

I was looking through my phone and every once in a while I come across a pic and wonder, what the hell was that?

One of those times. I can only think I was on the water at the time.

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Dig
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9.2.2  Dig  replied to  Ender @9.2.1    3 months ago

Haha. That is a mystery.

What the heck, I'll go ahead and post my moon shot from a few nights ago. That's Mars on the left inside the halo.

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Ender
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9.2.3  Ender  replied to  Dig @9.2.2    3 months ago

I can see it. The spot on the left.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.5  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @9.2.1    3 months ago

That's an interesting shot, Ender.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.6  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @9.2.2    3 months ago

That's great.

 
 
 
Ender
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9.2.7  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @9.2.6    3 months ago

I actually like the halo.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @9.2.1    3 months ago

Bubbles rising from a boat propeller?  

 
 
 
Ender
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9.2.9  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.2.8    3 months ago

Who knows...Haha

I can figure I was on the boat near sunset. What the blob on the left is I have no idea.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @9.2.2    3 months ago

I don't see anything wrong with a misty moon shot.

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GregTx
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9.2.11  GregTx  replied to  Ender @9.2.9    3 months ago

Looks like the back of an outboard with the sun reflecting off the water behind it.

 
 
 
Kavika
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10  Kavika     3 months ago

Good night all, peace on the lake, Stone Creek. 

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A. Macarthur
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11  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Well, OK. I'll keep this open until I get back from the gym around noon on Monday.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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12  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

See everyone Thursday night; thanks to all.

 
 

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