In Deference to the "Magic Hour" & the "Cosmos" On Creative Arts Thursday/Friday

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  one month ago  •  170 comments


In Deference to the "Magic Hour" & the "Cosmos" On Creative Arts Thursday/Friday
 

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In  photography , the  golden hour/magic hour  is the period of  daytime  shortly after  sunrise  or before  sunset , during which  daylight  is redder and  softer  than when the  Sun  is higher in the  sky .

The  cosmos is the  Universe . Using the word  cosmos  rather than the word  universe  implies viewing the universe as a complex and orderly  system  or entity; the opposite of  chaos .

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Fisherman Pauses in Deference to a Moment with the Cosmos

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Fishermen Heading Out on a Starry Night

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A. Macarthur
1  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

Time to show your stuff and have your say … creatively, of course.

You need only to defer to your sense of what matters to you.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    one month ago

Such beautiful touches of magic, Mac. I wonder which galaxy they will choose to fish from today. (smile)

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
1.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @1.1    one month ago

My guess is they'll head for the Constellation Pisces.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
1.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.1.1    one month ago

Excellent! The fish there are really jumpin' there I hear. (grin)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    one month ago

What matters to me is being able to view your expert photography, and the creativity of other members.  

"Pisces"    jrSmiley_101_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
GregTx
2  GregTx    one month ago

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A field in Texas at dusk.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  GregTx @2    one month ago

Dusk has always been a favourite time for me - well illustrated by you. 

 
 
 
GregTx
2.1.1  GregTx  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    one month ago

Thanks Buzz.

 
 
 
TTGA
3  TTGA    one month ago

Here's one.  Sometimes those periods are very calm and peaceful; sometimes not so much.  This one was just before a storm.

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Buzz of the Orient
3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TTGA @3    one month ago

That is REALLY colourful. 

 
 
 
TTGA
3.1.1  TTGA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    one month ago
That is REALLY colourful. 

Definitely.  This shot is shown as it was taken, but I've experimented with it too.  If I lighten the foreground (top and bottom), the sun tends to fade in brilliance.  If I darken it, the sun comes out to a total blaze.  I had just the right conditions when I took this one.  Dusk with dark clouds covering most of the sky while the air was relatively clear over Lake Michigan to the West.  That made the sunset stand out.  The conditions were only right in a relative sense, though.  The clouds in the foreground were NOT the harmless kind.  Since I was out in the open, away from the woods, I got the hell out of there when the lightning started about five minutes later.

 
 
 
Kathleen
4  Kathleen    one month ago

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Buzz of the Orient
4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @4    one month ago

Thinking about leading lines, my eye keeps going over to the right.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
5  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

We're off and running! Great start, nice variety!

 
 
 
Kavika
6  Kavika     one month ago

Sunset Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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Raven Wing
6.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @6    one month ago

Beautiful sunset Kavika. It's as if the earth stood still for that split second. So surreal and peaceful. It lifts the Spirit and makes one remember what our world is really all about.

Very well done.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @6    one month ago

?

 
 
 
Kavika
6.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2    one month ago

Can't you see it Buzz?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @6.2.1    one month ago

Tried again now in early morning when the internet here is fairly good, and can't open that one or the wiki one following. It just shows the code and a tiny kind of thumbnail that won't enlarge. 

 
 
 
Kavika
6.2.3  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2.2    one month ago

Strange

 
 
 
MUVA
7  MUVA    one month ago

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Buzz of the Orient
7.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @7    one month ago

A game?

 
 
 
MUVA
7.1.1  MUVA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    one month ago

Slide my grandson at Christmas carnival.   

 
 
 
MUVA
8  MUVA    one month ago

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @8    one month ago

Is that a visual rendition of The Sound of Silence?

 
 
 
MUVA
9  MUVA    one month ago

original

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @9    one month ago

A good one - foreground framing provides depth, and good colour reflection on the water.

 
 
 
MUVA
10  MUVA    one month ago

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Buzz of the Orient
10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @10    one month ago

And in time the colours fade away.

 
 
 
MUVA
10.1.1  MUVA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    one month ago

I took both pictures at the same spot a year a part 

 
 
 
evilgenius
11  evilgenius    one month ago

My sister has a side hustle making mug, t-shirts and stuff. Today she is making me new coffee mugs:

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Kavika
11.1  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @11    one month ago

Perfect EG.

Does Kobe get his own coffee mug?

 
 
 
evilgenius
11.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Kavika @11.1    one month ago

No. I caught him last weekend using mine.

 
 
 
Gsquared
11.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  evilgenius @11.1.1    one month ago

That is very funny.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.2  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @11    one month ago

Your Sister did a great job, EG. She captured your essence to the last drop. (grin)

 
 
 
Kavika
11.3  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @11    one month ago

Wiki Warrior Wonder Wiener having her morning coffee. Or as we say in Ojibwe ''black water medicine''.

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Raven Wing
11.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @11.3    one month ago

Nuttin' sweller feller than a goood cup 'o Black Water Medicine! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
evilgenius
11.3.2  evilgenius  replied to  Kavika @11.3    one month ago

Nice! 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.3.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @11.3    one month ago

Maybe I'll be able to open your photos in the early morning when the internet and my computer work better. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @11    one month ago

LOL

 
 
 
evilgenius
12  evilgenius    one month ago

Here's a little magic...

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Raven Wing
12.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @12    one month ago

Oh how I love merry-go-rounds! That childhood excitement follows me still today. Whenever I am near one I have to ride it. My Daughter loved them too when she was little. She called them Uppy Downs, and of course, when she rode them, I got to ride them with her. jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
12.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @12    one month ago

I was just listening to Joni Mitchell singing The Circle Game, which is about a carousel.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
12.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  evilgenius @12    one month ago

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© A.Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
12.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @12.3    one month ago

Beautiful Mac. And it looks like so much fun to ride!

 
 
 
Gsquared
14  Gsquared    one month ago

California sunset

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Kavika
14.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @14    one month ago

California Dreaming.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
14.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @14    one month ago

Beautiful shot G. The only thing I can compare with a Calif sunset is a west coast FL sunset. They are both so very magical. They bring such peace to the soul to end the long day.

 
 
 
Gsquared
14.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @14.2    one month ago

Thanks Raven Wing!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
14.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @14    one month ago

Before wildfires - the heavens display their beauty.

 
 
 
Gsquared
15  Gsquared    one month ago

Fishing boats heading out at dawn, the Andaman Sea, Langkawi, Malaysia

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Kavika
15.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @15    one month ago

Great photo, where were you located when you took the photo?

 
 
 
Gsquared
15.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @15.1    one month ago

Thanks Kavika.  I was on the balcony of our stateroom on a cruise ship.  I got up at dawn every day and took photos.

 
 
 
Kavika
15.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @15.1.1    one month ago

You had a great vantage point for these photos.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
15.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @15    one month ago

Great shot G. All's quiet and serene on that morning as they head out. The fishing must have been very special that day.

 
 
 
Gsquared
15.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @15.2    one month ago

Thank you 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
15.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @15    one month ago

Terrific photo - I love photos that tell a story.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16  Raven Wing    one month ago

Here is a Thursday creation revisit...

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A. Macarthur
16.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @16    one month ago

A fine work of Native American genre!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16.1    one month ago

Thanks Mac. 

 
 
 
Kavika
16.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @16    one month ago

The Plains Madonna.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @16.2    one month ago

Thanks Kavika. I like to show that Native American Mother's are just like any other Mother. And in many Native American Tribes the children of the Tribe effective belong to the Tribe, as all Mother's of the Tribe and older girls will care for other children when necessary, and the girls are taught the work of the women of the Tribe by Aunts, Cousins, or other women of the Tribe. And the young boys are normally cared for and taught by various Father figures, such as Uncles, Cousins or just other members of the Tribe. As has been said by others many times, "It takes a Village," and true it does.

So the 'Magonna' could be the child's own Mother, or perhaps another Mother of the Tribe caring for the child. 

A Mother is a Mother, no matter who the child is. (smile)

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Raven Wing @16.2.1    one month ago
So the 'Magonna'

Sorry, that should read 'Madonna'. jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Gsquared
16.3  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @16    one month ago

That is so nice.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @16.3    one month ago

Thanks G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
16.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @16    one month ago

What could be more beautiful than depicting the love between mother and child?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.4    one month ago

Thanks Buzz. No matter what ethnicity of a people, the Mother's love for her children is universal. no matter how it is expressed.

 
 
 
devangelical
16.5  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @16    one month ago

very nice

 
 
 
MUVA
17  MUVA    one month ago

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MUVA
17.1  MUVA  replied to  MUVA @17    one month ago

My wife said I need to clean my work bench what do you think?

 
 
 
Gsquared
17.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  MUVA @17.1    one month ago

That sounds like a wife.  Mine said I need to clean my home office... more than once...

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
17.1.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  MUVA @17.1    one month ago

As it has been said … "Happy wife, happy life."

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @17.1    one month ago

Well, not necessarily CLEAN, but at least ORGANIZE.  

 
 
 
MUVA
17.1.4  MUVA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.1.3    one month ago

The tools pile up fast that is after just a couple hours in the morning 

 
 
 
Kavika
18  Kavika     one month ago

A photo of Mt. Konocti on Clear Lake CA. 4300 feet high and with mysteries that abound. The original inhabitants of this area are the Pomo people which to this day still live there. One of the ancient legends by the Pomo was the caves under Mt. Konocti. In the 1990's divers actually found these underwater caves. How did the Pomo know of these caves? In the middle of the lake is a bubbling cauldron feed by a fisher in the bottom of the lake. I boated around it many times. 

I took this photo on a cloudy day and a halo had formed around the top of Mt. Konocti. 

This is the oldest lake in North American, some 480,000 years old. 

http://konoctitrails.com/trails/mt-konocti-county-park/legendary-mt-konocti/#:~:text=The%20indigenous%20Pomo%20people%20who,of%20many%20of%20these%20legends.&text=The%20Pomo%20people%20said%20that,eyes%20swim%20in%20the%20dark .

https://lakecounty.com/blog/clear-lake-the-oldest-lake-in-north-america/#:~:text=In%20Lake%20County%2C%20California%2C%20just,is%20usually%20about%2010%2C000%20years .

https://www.lilycove.org/the-forgotten-story.html

To this day Mt. Konocti is shrouded in mystery and legend. 

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Raven Wing
18.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @18    one month ago

What a beautiful picture, and it does seem to be shrouded in mystery and Spiritual essence that one can almost feel it actually undulating.

I have heard about this mountain it's mystery and many legends. And what makes it even more mysterious are the Pomo people themselves. They seem to live in a world of their own there. 

It is great that the divers found and confirmed the caves that were thought not to exist. However, I do hope that their curiosity will not greatly disturb or interfere with the chosen way of life of the Pomo who now live there, as it has been their homeland for more than thousands of years. 

Thanks for sharing this most interesting and informative photo and story of it's history. Well done.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
18.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @18    one month ago

Superb image, even better when its story is told so well.  

 
 
 
Gsquared
18.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @18    one month ago

That is a great photo.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
19  Raven Wing    one month ago

I'll add another oldie, as some of our newer members may not have seen them yet. 

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Buzz of the Orient
19.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @19    one month ago

A sterling image.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
19.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1    one month ago

Thank you Buzz.

 
 
 
Kavika
19.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @19    one month ago

Love it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
19.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @19.2    one month ago

Thanks Kavika. I'm glad that you enjoy it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
19.3  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @19    one month ago

Very interesting.  Is he a shaman?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
19.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @19.3    one month ago

Thanks G.  Yes, he is a Shaman.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
20  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Because I came here late

I'll focus on the gate

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I have many more 

But don't wish to bore.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
20.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20    one month ago

Those are truly beautiful gates, Buzz. The Chinese are such talented artisans, and able to create such awesome structures that are so full of wonderful images and colors. I wish I would have been able to visit the world of China many years ago. There and Korea and Japan, just to enjoy the magical wonders of their artistry and designs. Hopefully, in my next life. (smile)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
20.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @20.1    one month ago

I was 69, retired, unhappy, marriage breaking up, kids grown and on their own and I was bored.  I was corresponding with my nephew who was teaching in China, and he said "Uncle Buzz, if you're unhappy why don't you come to China?  I'll get you a job teaching English."  Although I've travelled in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, throughout Canada and the USA, lots of the Islands around America I had never even dreamed of venturing to the Orient.  But as Bilbo Baggins said, I'm never too old for a new adventure.  And once I came, I found real happiness in teaching, and even better finding a wonderful wife. I have seen and experienced many of those "magical wonders" you refer to and wish I could have seen more.  If you've not done so, you should look at the articles on the Discovery Group - you can get a pretty good taste of China. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
20.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1.1    one month ago

Thanks for the heads-up on the Discovery group, Buzz. I will certainly take a look.

I am very glad that you were able to finally find happiness and a wonderful wife in your taking the challenge to go to China and start over. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
20.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1.1    one month ago

I've been to over 70 countries in the world and the Asian countries have always been my favorites.

 
 
 
Gsquared
20.1.4  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @20.1.3    one month ago

Where haven't you been?

 
 
 
Kavika
20.1.5  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @20.1.4    one month ago
Where haven't you been?

Antarctica. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
20.1.6  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @20.1.5    one month ago

I used to work with someone who went there on a cruise.  She also cruised the Aleutian Islands.  She liked cold places.

 
 
 
Kavika
20.1.7  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @20.1.6    one month ago

I've been to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Island chain.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
20.1.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @20.1.5    one month ago
"Antarctica". 

LOL

 
 
 
Kavika
20.2  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20    one month ago

Gates to happiness.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
21  JaneDoe    one month ago

On the lake at sunset and the beach at sunrise.

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This fellow stopped by to visit me this morning while I was having my coffee.

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Raven Wing
21.1  Raven Wing  replied to  JaneDoe @21    one month ago

Beautiful sunset and sunrise, Jane. And such an elegant visitor to share you early morning with. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
21.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JaneDoe @21    one month ago
 
 
 
evilgenius
23  evilgenius    one month ago

Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at the golden hour.

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Raven Wing
23.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @23    one month ago

How lovely, EG. The reflections on the water really add to the touch of magic it presents. Well done. 

 
 
 
Kavika
23.2  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @23    one month ago

Beautiful photo and it brings back a lot of memories, EG.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
23.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @23    one month ago

Bridges fascinate me, and in Chongqing there are many bridges needed to cross the Jialing and Yangze Rivers.  But where I spent my summers as a kid at my grandmother's cottage at Burlington Beach on the strip of land that divides the western tip of Lake Ontario from Burlington Bay (a/k/a Hamiltion Bay) there were two bridges - a Bascule bridge for the traffic and a swing bridge for the rail line, but eventually a massive high level bridge replaced the Bascule one and a lift bridge like the one in your ;photo replaced the railroad swing bridge.  The bridges were required for the boat traffic, including the big ore ships, to pass through the land strip.

 
 
 
Gsquared
24  Gsquared    one month ago

The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

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Raven Wing
24.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @24    one month ago

How lovely! And all the floral additions to the artwork is truly awesome.

 
 
 
Gsquared
24.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @24.1    one month ago

Thanks Raven Wing. I'm glad you like it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
24.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @24    one month ago

Great example of framing, and in this case the framing has at least equal importance with what is framed. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
25  Raven Wing    one month ago

Time for a new creation to start the weekend off...

Team work...it saves the day.

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Gsquared
25.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @25    one month ago

Very great.  It looks like they "read" each other.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
25.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @25.1    one month ago

Thanks G. Glad you like it. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
25.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @25    one month ago

A meeting of minds?  Everything about that creation is fantastic.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
25.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @25.2    one month ago

Thank you so much Buzz. Another venture in framing techniques. Glad you like it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
26  Gsquared    one month ago

Part of the Po Nagar Cham Hindu Temple complex, Nha Trang, Vietnam.  Founded sometime before 781 A.D.  I posted this extra large to really show the detail.

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Kavika
26.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @26    one month ago

Wonderful photo G. 

The few photos I have of Nam don't look anything like this.

 
 
 
Gsquared
26.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @26.1    one month ago

Thanks Kavika

Did you get to Nha Trang?  It was as pretty cool coastal city.

 
 
 
Kavika
26.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @26.1.1    one month ago

Never made it to Nha Trang. I spent my time in the central highlands. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
26.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @26.1.2    one month ago

I don't think you were having fun.  Happily, I was there as a tourist.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
26.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @26    one month ago

Awesome G. Thanks for posting it large so we can see the intricate details of the Temple. Magnificent!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
26.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @26    one month ago

And I copied and reduced it so we could look at the whole temple without having to scroll.

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Could I be sued for copyright infringement?

 
 
 
Gsquared
26.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @26.3    one month ago

You could be, but I'm willing to negotiate a settlement.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
26.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @26.3.1    one month ago

My final settlement offer is to give you every cent I get paid for having used your photo.  

 
 
 
Gsquared
26.3.3  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @26.3.2    one month ago

I'm rich!!!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
26.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @26.3.3    one month ago

Don't spend it all in one place....

 
 
 
Raven Wing
27  Raven Wing    one month ago

Hello Friday!  And another new creation to start the weekend off.

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A. Macarthur
27.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @27    one month ago

Non-verbal expression between human and animal … nicely portrayed.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
27.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @27.1    one month ago

Thank you Mac. The Native Americans and their horses work as team, No verbal commands are necessary. The horse is trained to respond to the physical demands from their rider, as well as the situation at hand that the horse will automatically respond to the Warrior without verbal direction from him. This allows the Warrior to concentrate on what he is engaged in at the moment, be it battle, hunting or other necessary work.

The horse works with the Warrior as if it were an extension of the Warrior. As you say, no verbal expression between them is necessary when working together. They are of one mind, and often the horse will take the lead knowing from experience what it must do. No one else is allowed to ride a Warrior's horse. Doing so would be much too confusing for the horse, and could adversely affect the relationship between the horse and its own Warrior.

In order for the horse to maintain the very close oneness with their Warrior, the Warrior will take the horse for a 'pleasure' ride, just the two of them, no urgency, and the horse is allowed to determine its own choice of direction and gait. This also allows the horse and Warrior both to help each other to de-stress when they have been engaged in intense situations. 

The bottom line.....the  horse is the life line of the Warrior, and vise versa.  They depend on each other for their survival. It is this Spirit oneness between the Warrior and his horse that I have tried to express.

 
 
 
Kavika
27.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @27    one month ago

I love it!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
27.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @27.2    one month ago

Thank you Kavika. There has always been a very intimate relationship between Native Americans and the various animals that surround us. We are all connected. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
27.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @27    one month ago

Where have I seen that before?  LOL

 
 
 
Raven Wing
27.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @27.3    one month ago

Oh heck! I didn't know I had posted it before. Oh well, like Double Mint gum, double your pleasure, double you fun. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
28  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

Fantasy Image.

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Lighthouse in Another Galaxy

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Raven Wing
28.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @28    one month ago

Another beautiful, magical, mystical fantasy, Mac. 

 
 
 
Kavika
28.2  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @28    one month ago

WOW

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
28.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @28    one month ago

When were you there?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
28.3.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @28.3    one month ago

I'm there as I type this. It's a location in Cyberspace.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
28.3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @28.3.1    one month ago

Such a beautiful place, I'd like to visit one day. But, not yet. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
29  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    one month ago

A still from a video I took of a storm out on my front porch.

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Looking up at a tree at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI.

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A beautiful spot in Linkoping Sweden.

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Raven Wing
29.1  Raven Wing  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @29    one month ago

Beautiful photos Ahyoka. Very interesting as well.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
29.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @29    one month ago

A nice series.  Are you able to enlarge them.  If you wish I could do it for you. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
29.2.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @29.2    one month ago

I should be able to... I didn't realize they were so small until after I posted it.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
29.3  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @29    one month ago

Hope that's better.

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Buzz of the Orient
29.3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @29.3    one month ago

Absolutely.  

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
30  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    one month ago

I love close up photos of flora too. The following two were taken in Sweden too.

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And in Timisoara Romania:

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Raven Wing
30.1  Raven Wing  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @30    one month ago

Such beautiful flora. Getting the closeups really helps to get a better understanding of the flowers their elegant designs. The top one is truly awesome.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
30.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @30    one month ago

Lovely.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
31  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

We are lookin' good in this Creative Arts Thursday/Friday edition. Keep it going!

And thanks to all for being here.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
32  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

Saturday's Thursday/Friday's addition.

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Raven Wing
32.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @32    one month ago

A very interesting view, Mac. Much like a Beacon in the Sky for those who sail the heavens.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
32.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @32    one month ago

Sometimes looking up is good exercise for one's neck.

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Raven Wing
32.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @32.2    one month ago

Indeed looking up is a good exercise for the neck. However, if I were to look up that high I would fall on my arse. So while my neck would have a great workout, my arse would not be so lucky. (grin)

But...they are both truly beautiful. (smile)

 
 
 
Raven Wing
33  Raven Wing    one month ago

Here is an old artwork for Saturday from a creation back in time......I hope you enjoy it. It is one of the first attempts I made at creating the Native American artwork a few years ago.

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Buzz of the Orient
33.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @33    one month ago

Very beautiful.  Please tell us the story.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
33.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @33.1    one month ago

Thank you Buzz.

It is basically, the Creator watching through the eyes of the great Eagle to see if our people are taking care of the gift of our world that he has put into our care. The earth is not just a vast area of great resources for Man to use for their own agendas and wealth, but, for the benefit of all who dwell upon the earth, including our many Brothers and Sisters of the wildlife.

For Man to continue to survive, they will have to also insure the survival our wildlife Brothers and Sisters. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
33.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @33.1.1    one month ago

Another powerful image.  Important story.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
34  Raven Wing    one month ago

I'm in for Sunday.....

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Gsquared
34.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @34    one month ago

Amazing!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
34.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @34.1    one month ago

Thanks G. I am very glad you like it. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
34.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @34    one month ago

A little scary, beautifully presented

 
 
 
Raven Wing
34.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @34.2    one month ago

Thanks Buzz. It represents the Native American belief in Shape Shifters. Which is when a human changes itself into an animal or some form of beast. They are also known by some Tribes as Skinwalkers. There are many legends and myths about them among the different Tribes, but, they are most all of the same concept. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
35  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Well, it's Monday morning here, and keeping it going I'm returning to my theme of gates.

Primitive gate

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Fancy gate

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Stone  gate

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Raven Wing
35.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @35    one month ago

These are really some very nice gates, Buzz. Including the last one. (grin)

My fav out of all of them is the first one, the rustic one. The others are very well done, but, the rustic one looks as if it has some interesting history.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
35.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @35.1    one month ago

Yes, it does have history.  I took that (and many other photos) on a two-day trip into the mountains of Sichuan, the area that suffered the massive 2008 earthquake.  Where that photo was taken was along a trail from where much tea was grown, and long ago, maybe even 1000 years ago, the farmers would carry it over the mountains on their backs to a market.  Near that gate these statues of those farmers are standing.  Those are not logs, they are rolls containing tea. 

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Raven Wing
35.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @35.1.1    one month ago

Thank you for the history behind the rustic gate. The 2008 earthquake was indeed a huge tragedy for the people. The massive destruction and loss of life was truly unbelievable.

The story of the farmers carrying their rolls of tea such a long distance to market is one of true dedication. Thank you for adding that as well.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
35.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @35.1.2    one month ago

That rustic gate led to some ancient buildings that I believe were a sort of stop-over point for the tea farmers, which is why I included that story.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
37  Raven Wing    one month ago

Here is one for Monday. I wish all a happy and enjoyable week.....

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Buzz of the Orient
37.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @37    one month ago

I do recall seeing the image of that pretty little girl before, so nicely framed.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
37.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @37.1    one month ago

Thanks Buzz. It is also an early one, when I first started experimenting with framing. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
38  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Tuesday's gate

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Raven Wing
38.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @38    one month ago

That's a really lovely gate, Buzz. Not as ornate as some, but, it has its own personality. The gold writing on the posts is very interesting. The area looks like a market street that the gate leads into.  

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
39  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

Spent a couple of days at the Jersey Shore and fished in the surf; the ocean was rough and the wind strong and I got just this one fish, a flounder … too small to keep (which I wouldn't do even if it met the legal size).

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© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
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