No Fly-by-Night Feature … this Creative Arts Thursday/Friday Tradition

  
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No Fly-by-Night Feature … this Creative Arts Thursday/Friday Tradition
 

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A. Macarthur
1  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

Share your creative work and/or thoughts.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

Outstanding photo Mac. I just love it!

 
 
 
dave-2693993
1.2  dave-2693993  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

Beautiful.

 
 
 
Nona62
1.3  Nona62  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    4 months ago

Amazing shots Mac.  I especially like the second pic.   Thanks for haring your amazing talent.

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

That is a superb photo (or is it a combination of photos and sun-rays?)

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

I actually can't tell, which is what makes Mac a great artist.

I checked with Heartland America (website for warehouse, sales and shipping in Anoka, MN., not the NT member) and they now have my camera scheduled to ship on August 30.  Too long, but not much they can do about it; they have it on backorder.

 
 
 
TTGA
2.1.1  TTGA  replied to  TTGA @2.1    4 months ago

Even though the camera is down, I've still got a pretty good archive.  Thought the fishermen out there would like this one.  I'm not in it (only things I've ever caught that was this big were a few sharks).

The time was the early 90's.  The fisherman was my father and the photographer was my mother.  The place was Frankfort, MI. on Lake Michigan. The fish was a 3ft long Coho Salmon caught off the pier.

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Here's a close up of the fish.

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These were taken with a very old (1950's) Kodak box camera and scanned into my computer some years ago.  I've sharpened them up as much as possible.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TTGA @2.1.1    4 months ago

A lot of delicious healthy meals, I bet.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
2.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  TTGA @2.1.1    4 months ago

That's a beauty of a salmon, TTGA. I really do like me some salmon. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
TTGA
2.1.4  TTGA  replied to  Raven Wing @2.1.3    4 months ago

Me too.  The fillets are great, either broiled or breaded and fried.  Only fish that even comes close is the Lake Superior Whitefish.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TTGA @2.1.4    4 months ago

Smoked salmon slices for me - a/k/a lox or gravlox.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
2.1.6  dave-2693993  replied to  TTGA @2.1.1    4 months ago

Thant one didn't get away!

 
 
 
Kavika
3  Kavika     4 months ago

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Lookin' out my backdoor. 

Add some CCR to it and there you go. 

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

Beautiful photo Kavika. I never saw FLA look so good! 

 
 
 
Kavika
3.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1    4 months ago
I never saw FLA look so good!

It started when I moved here....jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3.1.1    4 months ago

Yep. Florida never looked that good when I visited there a few years back. jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
4  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

Let's keep this going …

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Cool Your Feet in a Winter Stream as the Sun starts to sink …

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @4    4 months ago

Very nice picture, Mac.  Love the variations of colors and reflections.

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     4 months ago

Cool your feet in the headwaters of the Mississippi River. 

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Raven Wing
6  Raven Wing    4 months ago

A look into the crystal ball.....

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

Well done, RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @6.1    4 months ago

Thanks Kavika. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @6    4 months ago

If so, then is that the prediction for the future?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2    4 months ago
If so, then is that the prediction for the future?

Very well could be. But, as the saying goes....."careful what you wish for." jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
dave-2693993
6.3  dave-2693993  replied to  Raven Wing @6    4 months ago

Always great artwork Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @6.3    4 months ago
Always great artwork Raven Wing.

Thanks TTGA. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Raven Wing @6.3.1    4 months ago

Thanks Dave. Sorry for the mix-up. jrSmiley_16_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kathleen
6.4  Kathleen  replied to  Raven Wing @6    4 months ago

Very nice!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kathleen @6.4    4 months ago

Thank you, Kathleen. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
devangelical
6.5  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @6    4 months ago

awesome artwork RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @6.5    4 months ago

Thank you very much, dev.  jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
evilgenius
7  evilgenius    4 months ago

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Teal lit bridge after the rain.

 
 
 
Kavika
7.1  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @7    4 months ago

Great photo, EG.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
8  dave-2693993    4 months ago

I like the water theme especially, as I just received some beach photos.

The stylish Natalya at a relaxing shady point in Zaliznyy Port (Iron Port). Nobody knows where it got it's name as it has no iron, nor any ports. Nice water though.

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There are some more nice photos of the area, but most will require cropping. We will miss some water, but them's the rules with bikini photos.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @8    4 months ago

Perhaps the iron ore ships on their way to Hamilton's Steel Company of Canada and back used to stop there.  Remember the Edmund Fitzgerald.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
8.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    4 months ago

Very possible Buzz, that something like that may have happened. The Black Sea is known since ancient times for being treacherous. If so, and if heading toward Ukraine, it most likely would have been going to Odesa or Kherson.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.1.1    4 months ago

Oh, my bad. I didn't realize the photo wasn't taken in the USA.

 
 
 
TTGA
8.1.3  TTGA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1.2    4 months ago
I didn't realize the photo wasn't taken in the USA.

Right Buzz.  The Fitz is a few miles off Whitefish Point in Lake Superior.  Just about at the horizon in the center of this shot.

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Raven Wing
8.2  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @8    4 months ago

Beautiful photo TTGA. It looks very peaceful and relaxing.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
8.2.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Raven Wing @8.2    4 months ago

Thank you Raven Wing. I think you were referring to me.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.2.1    4 months ago

So sorry for the mix-up, Dave. 

 
 
 
dave-2693993
8.2.3  dave-2693993  replied to  Raven Wing @8.2.2    4 months ago

No problem Raven Wing.

Maybe your clipboard had TTGA.

We will all survive.

 
 
 
TTGA
8.2.4  TTGA  replied to  Raven Wing @8.2    4 months ago

That's because it was taken in May of 2001 Raven.  In November of 1975, it was not so peaceful.  When Gordon Lightfoot sang about the Gales of November, he knew what he was talking about.  That's when the Fitz went down.  I certainly wouldn't take a ship out there in November, not for anything. That's because I'm an old man and I'd kind of like to get a bit older.

Good news.  I cancelled the order for the new camera.  It was on backorder until August 30.  Instead I found that my wife's old Samsung phone has a perfectly functional camera on it, even though it is no longer connected as a phone.  I started picking up some shots today, both in my yard and at the Ox Roast (local festival).  Here's one I got in the yard.  The ones at the Ox Roast will be posted next Thursday or Friday; both the kids having fun and the car show.

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Not really my best, but I don't have a 30 power telescopic lens to work with either.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.2.5  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @8.2.3    4 months ago
Maybe your clipboard had TTGA

Or the clipboard between my ears....jrSmiley_89_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.2.6  Raven Wing  replied to  TTGA @8.2.4    4 months ago

I love the little hummers. I miss all the ones I had when I lived in Santee CA. I had 5 feeders around the house and we had a large bunch of Hummers all year round. So many different colors and personalities. They are just adorable little birds.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
9  dave-2693993    4 months ago

Julia's "deco sunset".

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Buzz of the Orient
9.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @9    4 months ago

LOL.  Are you sure it was necessary to crop the water to the extent that we are deprived of seeing the rest of Julia?

 
 
 
dave-2693993
9.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1    4 months ago

Oh yes, I am pretty sure.

That said this is acceptable:

Here Comes The Sun

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She is standing on a rock to the side of the one she is sitting on in another photo.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
9.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @9.1.1    4 months ago

Beautiful photo, TTGA. The water looks a bit choppy though. 

 
 
 
dave-2693993
9.1.3  dave-2693993  replied to  Raven Wing @9.1.2    4 months ago

Thank you Raven Wing. I think you were referring to me again.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
9.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @9.1.3    4 months ago

Indeed I was Dave. Sorry for the mix-up. Some days it just does not pay to get up. jrSmiley_47_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
dave-2693993
9.1.5  dave-2693993  replied to  Raven Wing @9.1.4    4 months ago

LOL, if that is the worst thing that has ever happened, I think we are doing pretty good.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
9.1.6  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @9.1.5    4 months ago

Not an excuse, but, I got both my Flu and pneumonia shot on the same day and in the same arm. I was feeling the effects of both the shots and hurt all over. Today is the first day that I have felt worth a tinkers damn. (grin)

 
 
 
dave-2693993
9.1.7  dave-2693993  replied to  Raven Wing @9.1.6    4 months ago

Glad you are feeling better Raven Wing.

No worries.

Maybe today I can get caught up on the recipes everyone has been contributed to date.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
9.1.8  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @9.1.7    4 months ago

Thanks Dave. Next time I will wait a week in between the shots. Lesson learned. jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kathleen
10  Kathleen    4 months ago

She doesn’t paint too often because she feels she is not very good at it. 

She tried watercolors on this one.

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dave-2693993
10.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Kathleen @10    4 months ago

Kathleen, your daughter is very talented.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  dave-2693993 @10.1    4 months ago

Thank you Dave... : )

 
 
 
dave-2693993
10.1.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Kathleen @10.1.1    4 months ago

You are welcome Kathleen.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
10.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kathleen @10    4 months ago

It is beautiful.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.2.1  Kathleen  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @10.2    4 months ago

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Buzz of the Orient
10.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @10    4 months ago

She is exceptionally talented - I really like the way she extends the subject over onto the frame - very creative.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.3.1  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.3    4 months ago

Thank you Buzz... : )

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.3    4 months ago
I really like the way she extends the subject over onto the frame

Same here. Kind of a 3-D effect.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
11  dave-2693993    4 months ago

The Spontaneous One.

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Pretty sure I can get away with this one.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @11    4 months ago

You make old geezers like me jealous - I still have an eye for a beautiful woman.  And of course, for great photos.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
11.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1    4 months ago

This is cleaned up enough too.

The red head is Viktoria, a University classmate. Guess which one has been part of human pyramids before? 

Collapse of the Pyramid

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Buzz of the Orient
13  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

Keep posting photos of the beautiful women in your life - it makes my day - even my my seeds and articles that are different topics.  I will NEVER flag them as off topic. LOL

 
 
 
dave-2693993
13.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13    4 months ago

So happens I got some I cleaned up some more.

Her come hither look.

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The day I decided I was getting her out of Dodge.

Six months later she got paid 50 cents on the dollar for the design on this mask and other artwork for which she had not been paid for a month at that time.

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Look at the look on her face. It shouts of "is this guy for real or just another ahole".  That pot of coffee was all she had to "eat" that day.

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She walked away from that Euro Maidan nonsense...well actually it was an 18 hour train ride.

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Buzz of the Orient
13.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @13.1    4 months ago

Oh, you're killing me...

 
 
 
TTGA
13.1.2  TTGA  replied to  dave-2693993 @13.1    4 months ago
Her come hither look.

Come on Dave.  Why the hell aren't you going hither, no matter what else might SEEM important.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
13.1.3  dave-2693993  replied to  TTGA @13.1.2    4 months ago

I would love to TTGA, but that would be exchanging long term happiness for short term gratification.

Some time this winter the US Department of State will be satisfied with her most recent exile to the old country and most likely that will be the last time she will need to return as opposed to want to return for a visit.

Additionally, for me to take a trip over there would be a $1K - $2K hit on our savings in airline fairs alone. I simply do not make the kind of money I used to prior to a personal health issue in 2017, so we need to manage our expenses to ensure she has a good return trip home. Then Irina another 6 months to a year later.

But a visit sure sounds tempting.

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

Just a few photos today.

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The kid is saying "Arrest that man."

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

Very nice photos Buzz. Indeed the little fella in the bottom pic looks like he is ratting out someone. jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
dave-2693993
14.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14    4 months ago

LOL, I love that picture.

 
 
 
evilgenius
15  evilgenius    4 months ago

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Raven Wing
15.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @15    4 months ago

Great B/W photo EG. 

 
 
 
dave-2693993
15.2  dave-2693993  replied to  evilgenius @15    4 months ago

EG, you have a great eye and ability.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
16  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

We are lookin' good! Let's keep it going.

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Larkspur Flower

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    4 months ago

Beautiful Larkspur Mac. Love the bright colors and close-up detail. Well done!

 
 
 
dave-2693993
16.2  dave-2693993  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    4 months ago

Beautiful Mac.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
17  author  A. Macarthur    4 months ago

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Years ago, my wife hooked this Lemon Shark off of Key West, Florida … it wore her out and I reeled it in. It was released.

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
17.1  dave-2693993  replied to  A. Macarthur @17    4 months ago

I bet it put up a strong fight.

Many years ago we caught a Mako Shark about that size off the coast of Ocean City Maryland. It put up a pretty good fight.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @17    4 months ago

The only time I went ocean fishing was off the Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) coast in a fishing boat called the Kona Queen.  I caught a Mahi Mahi but all my Hawaii photos were colour slides and are in storage back in Canada.  However, it was not a "catch and release" situation.  The hotel chef prepared it for our dinner, and let me tell you, when Mahi Mahi is cooked when freshly caught, it is a delicacy.

 
 
 
evilgenius
17.2.1  evilgenius  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.2    4 months ago
...when Mahi Mahi is cooked when freshly caught, it is a delicacy.

My mouth is watering thinking about it right now.

 
 
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