When a Photograph says "How 'Bout You Make Me a Painting?" ~ Sometimes, that's what You Do! On Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
The Photograph (Originally posted last time)
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It's that time again!
Gracie is a terrific model - be it a photo or a derived painting. My daughter's dog Cody comes in second....
Hey, Hey hold on, what do you think I am, chopped liver?
Oh my, Wiki, what a big nose you have.
The better to smell you with.
Oh my, Wiki, what big eyes you have.
The better to see you with.
Oh my, Wiki, what big ears you have.
The better to hear you with.
Oh my, Wiki, what little front feet you have.
Who do you think I am, the former POTUS?
I think people will find this quite interesting , although it may be a little long for what it is.
19th Century Photographs Brought To Life
We've gathered a collection of 19th-century portraits that appear to come to life as they glide across your screen. The portraits were given a quick restoration, colorization and some facial motion, using some of the latest tools in AI technology.
Unfortunately it has to be a YouTube.
I could make a few screen shots for you, but what makes this special is the eye and mouth movements that bring the photos to "life".
Does it have a title other than "19th Century Photographs Brought To Life"?
I think this is the kind of thing you're talking about LINK ->
When it stops with a message, just click the "X" to get rid of it, and click the start arrow again.
Same technology , a little bit different approach. The one you posted is of 19th century portrait paintings that are turned into modern day representations of the people and then given facial movements.
The one I posted is of 19th century photographs that are colorized and given eye and subtle mouth movements.
Both videos were made by the same people.
That's very cool, JR.
That is incredible. Almost spooky.
There are some great apps that can make you feel like a painter, if you know how to use them right. This is the combined effects of photoshop and PicsArt.
That is so gorgeous.
Before I married I had a hippie girl friend who looked a lot like her. She had both of us on a brown rice diet and I was starving. One day I walked around the corner where there was a restaurant, looked in the window and saw her eating a hamburger. That was the end of that relationship.
I don't blame you.
Sounds like an episode of Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, or Friends.
Last weekend I broke down the 40g forest tank to set up everything in the new 47 rimless tank. This new tank is longer and higher, but also less depth from front to back so it has it's challenges getting things setup. I used some nylon to make bags and filled them with pea gravel to create height for the two "islands" then filled in substrate around them sloping everything from up high in back to low in front. I used some pool filter sand and gravel to create the "beach" area and pathway between the two islands. The wood and rocks I found locally and were in the 40g for a little over a year, I think. I added 2 new "trees". All the wood is connected to square ceramic tile with a stainless steel screw and then covered with rocks and substrate.
I still have to add moss to the wood and put in some accent wood to make it look like the trees have branches. I thought I'd have the whole weekend to do this, but I just found out this morning that fish I ordered online will be coming today so I'll have to get a lot of things done today. When I get home from the office. Plus I'm setting the 40g back up as a grow out tank for other fish coming today that will eventually go into the 75g when they get big enough. Yikes!!! So much to do in so little time....
That sounds like a fishy story, EG.
After my experience with the disappearing goldfish I certainly have a lot of respect for your knowledge of and skill in doing what you're doing, and anyway, after my goldfish experience all my fish life was with rod and reel or eating.
Thanks Buzz. Like anything else it takes time, patience and dedication. FaceBook, YouTube and internet forums make it easier for hobbyists to share their stories and learn from each other, if one can wade through all the crap that goes on in those same spaces.
That's great, EG! Sounds like quite a bit of work went into it.
I bought this wood carving a few weeks ago. The wood grain is so unique that it adds another dimension to it. Much of my collection is like the gift that keeps on giving, because I can continue to make two dimensional artwork from it.
Pretty cool, Hal.
That picture makes me want to run my fingers over that figure, just to feel the smoothness & the texture.
Wow!!! That is an amazing find.
Other than the face in the mouth, it resembles a Chinese fu dog.
It’s actually a statue of a man in a fu dog costume.
Yes, in the second photo you posted the man's foot is visible.
That grain is absolutely amazing, especially around the cheeks of the little face in the mouth. I mean, wow! Are you sure that's real wood?
It is real wood, but some of the editing I did really smooths it out. You can see some of the evidence of woodworking in it. I can’t imagine how much effort goes into making something like this, and then I end up picking it is at an antique store for only forty bucks. Here is the original.
These are pieces I bought yesterday, and a rendering of each.
You're on a roll, Hal...Good job.
Thanks. I forgot this one. Lol
OMG, that is ugly with a capital U
I second that opinion, but not in a negative way - ugly can be good (1984?).
It’s much uglier in person. It’s an actual mask that fits in a way that when you talk the jaw and upper lip move with your facial expressions. We’re heading home soon and I’m running out of room in my luggage, so I told my wife I might just have to wear it through the airport. She doesn’t think that will go over very well with TSA.
Wow, that's a little creepy. Not sure I'd want the hanging on a wall, lol.
Where did you find them ?
I found them all at a couple of unique resale shops in Jacksonville, FL. They had so much cool stuff that I kind of lost control.
I live about 90 miles from Jacksonville.
You best hope that no one with TSA sees that mask or you'll be arrested...
It’s going in my checked bag for sure.
Fantasies for real.
Why does that image remind me of this?
this was the view from my bedroom for the 15 days I was in mexico, and then the view from the family room.
You must have really hated that.
Man, why was I not invited????
Can't see it; it's all HTML code.
crap. copied the picture in my photo album and pasted it here. wtf? how do I fix that?
I can see it. I wonder why you're not able to.
All I can see are codes.
I can't see them, either.
I see code with Microsoft Edge, and with Google there are little symbols that resemble "do not enter" road signs.
great, now all I see is code.
That's weird. I don't understand that at all.
Now all I see is code, too.
The beginning of Spring along a nearby stream.
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what can you use as bait to catch frozen fish filets?
Just a couple of odd photos:
My maternal grandmother's candlesticks - they have to be at least 150 years old if not older.
An embroidery given to us as a wedding present by a very elderly relative of my wife.
they have to be at least 150 years old if not older
Cool. Do you know what they're made out of? They look almost bronzish.
Either brass or bronze, I guess.
The candlesticks are interesting. Did you grandmother bring them from the old country, as we say?
My maternal grandmother immigrated to Canada from Ukraine, and she brought the candlesticks which were a kind of family heirloom from there. My mother was born in Ukraine, and my father was born in White Russia, so I have the blood of both sides, which is one of the reasons I refuse to take sides in the conflict.
Two weeks ago, I posted the photo below. Yesterday I submitted it to a competition on an international photo website called Lensculture.com, and they just posted it as an Editor's Pick in their Competition Gallery. The competition winners will be announced in a few weeks. If you scroll through the gallery at the bottom of the linked page, you will see the photo.
View, Study in Black and White © G. Gam
Wishing you luck!
very cool, congrats!
Thanks. I'm excited!
You deserve a win with that photo. I thought it was an amazing photo creation when you first posted it here, and remarked then about the total composition of it. I meant everything about it, including the framing. .
A couple of months ago I won a photo contest as well, but since I used my real name I don't intend to post anything about it here.
Why haven't you posted your winning photo on here?
I'll reply to you in a PN.
Nothing wrong with a little bit of fantasy.
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Remember the bird house I made last year? It turned out to be a little too big for wrens, so this year I thought I'd put it out early for the bluebirds. I wasn't sure if they'd nest in a hanging house, but they took right to it! And I mean right to it. They were checking it out almost as soon as I'd walked away. Who knew?
It's in an oak by the little pond, and the spring peepers were in full chorus while I was recording these clips, so feel free to mute the audio if you want. They can be annoying.
I haven't noticed any action at all on the new house that I put out last week, the one on the post. It might be too close to the woods for bluebirds, with brush nearby and too many limbs overhead. I may end up moving that one to a more open location.
I didn't realize until seeing the video that the finish on the front of that house isn't holding up very well, but with a nest being built it's too late to fix it now. I work on it next year before putting it out again.
The houses you make for the birds must be for them like having a suite at the Waldorf, compared to what they would normally have to use.
As for that other birdhouse, maybe the birds have had bad experiences making a nest in a mailbox.
Nah. I've seen lots of bird houses built like that. Carolina wrens supposedly prefer them.
Calling it another week. See everyone on Thursday night.