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The creation below is actually my first attempt at visual art. It was an idea I had based on our recent travels. This one also has taken several months to get to this point, also about twenty layers in CS5. I call it “Pandora’s Box: the Bats of Cairns”. Here’s the intro:
While visiting Cairns, Australia, some time ago, one of the things that most impressed me about the town was the drama that occurs at dusk every evening. As soon as the sun begins to set, large numbers of fruit bats,
Well, this is my second attempt at visual art. I’ll show the first one some other time. Anyway, this second one, I spent 2 months of labor, 8 attempts, about 20 layers, and a gig and a half of size. I’ll post the image first, and the complete explanation of what I was trying to do at some other time. It is called "Daintree Reclamation." Here’s the intro:
This project for me evolved out of my recent Australian rainforest visit. This was my first rainforest and I was shocked
I’m done. No more photography for me. Why would I do such a thing? Why would I cast aside the years I have labored so hard and so seriously to improve my technique and train my eyes to be more seeing? Here are my reasons.
I have mentioned on numerous occasions in this blog during the past year or two about my growing boredom with “straight” photography. The problem is, that there are so many beautiful and artful pictures out there on the internet, my eye has become jaded. TV ads,
Just recently I downloaded my upgrade to CS5. The reason I upgraded was due to two new features in particular, which for me was worth the price of the upgrade:
Complex selections made easy
This was my number one feature. It allows you select a person against a busy background and actually include her hair very easily!
This is my second most favorite feature. You can make a quick selection, like the area around a lamp post. Select the
I have been experimenting with some of my Australian abstracts. I tried some in color and in black and white. For the most part, these were taken inside the Jenolan Caves or inside of the Sydney Opera House. Assorted others, were reflections from Darling Harbor in Sydney at night, while the rain abstracts were taken on the tour bus. I was bored and not looking forward to the prospect of having a rainout at Port Campbell National Park. Afterall, being able to shoot the famous “12 Apostles” was the
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