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Old Friday 12th February 2010, 21:53   #76
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I do like weird nature shots that lend themselves to alternative interpretation but I will wait until I am little more sober before I chat about this one ( my excuse is that it is Friday after a tough week)
Chuckle...!

I love/like alternative interpretation 'stuff' too Chrissy...[obviously]...

ps...drop by anytime...[drunk or sober].....! No rules hereabouts....tho i do banish all forms of nastiness in this 'room'....[ i always envisage 'threads' as 'rooms' where folk are having a chin-wag]...i guess other folk do to...?

pps...i guess 'sober-ish' is best time to chat as you may regret saying something the next morning when you read it back....
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Nah, don't be daft I am never nasty (hmmm perhaps to painful work colleagues that display ultimate arrogant bullying behaviours ~ perhaps I do have my moments pmsl ;-)
But when drunk, I am much more likely to turn vocal, very scary but pretty harmless. Just a little more honest ...me thinks with a smile :)
In fact if I was truthful, my drunken thoughts are often rather wonderful
But, perhaps a little too imaginative...I see faces everywhere!
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Old Friday 12th February 2010, 22:38   #78
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Natures art.....[not mine]....!
Yet more brill. I thought the phallus was a seahorse wearing a rucksack, so I am not fully tuned in yet, but I am working on it. Very much liked the curved dark seabird a few posts up.
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Yet more brill. I thought the phallus was a seahorse wearing a rucksack, so I am not fully tuned in yet, but I am working on it. Very much liked the curved dark seabird a few posts up.
Yeah...i was quite pleased with how the 'seabird experimental image' turned out Ed....to me it sort of captures some sort of 'essence/spirit'?..[hopefully that doesn't sound like pretentious crap]...probably does..

ps...'a seahorse wearing a rucksack'..? [chuckle]! I guess some of my more bizarre images are more like a 'Rorschach' test...[it is amazing what different folk will see]...

pps...Chrissy...when i get slightly intoxicated i just get sillier...[if that's possible]....
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I've been watching this thread and have been fascinated. I think because I use photoshop all day at work it has lost it's 'fun' appeal for me...But you may just tempt me to fiddle about a bit sometime.

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Old Thursday 18th February 2010, 18:09   #81
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I've been watching this thread and have been fascinated. I think because I use photoshop all day at work it has lost it's 'fun' appeal for me...But you may just tempt me to fiddle about a bit sometime.

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I always succumb to temptations Woody....[if there is potential for 'fun' to be had]..!

Can understand that if you are using PS all day then the fun-factor will have trickled away a tad...[probably several 'tads']

Perhaps you may be the person to enlighten us novice practitioners on the delights and pitfalls of photoshop..? Having said that...if i were in your situation i would not want to be educating folk on-line here after being on the pc all day....!

Am pleased that you have been fascinated with the 'goings on' here I had hoped that if there were sufficient interest that other folk may contribute some of their 'works' for all to see...

Recently, owing to the forces of 'reality', i haven't had the time lately for much tinkering with images...tho i seem to have been unable to resist 'playing' with an adder 'skin' that i found last year. We watched battling male adders at a local site at this time and it left quite an impression on me....amazing creatures.....
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Been playing around...[as usual]....this time with leopards...

Have only seen this magnificent creature on one unforgettable occasion....!

ps...will perhaps post a few more images based on the 'attacks' of these beautiful beasts....[tho i warn you now...they are a tad bizarre]...still....what would you expect from the likes of me....
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Second one - now that's one eerie image - I won't be able to sleep tonight! It holds all the latent menace of the big cats in a very understated way.
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Second one - now that's one eerie image - I won't be able to sleep tonight! It holds all the latent menace of the big cats in a very understated way.
That's the 'effect' i wanted to achieve with that second image Tim...'latent menace'....!

Am still working on the sheer ferocity of a leopard attack in this image....[not quite happy with it yet]....

ps...sleep well...

pps...i promise to post more relaxing images in the future....
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This one might work better....[for some]...!
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Away from all things 'predatory' for the moment...just thought i'd whack a few pix up that i took today whilst ambling around on my local patch.
As birds were far and few between my attentions were...as usual...diverted by other visual pleasures provided by nature and the winter elements...

ps...the 'odd' black n blue image is melting ice from a skylight inside a drying barn....
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There's definitely something of the Goldsworthy in your work and in your vision, User - very appealing and somewhat challenging too - keep 'em coming!
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Away from all things 'predatory' for the moment...just thought i'd whack a few pix up that i took today whilst ambling around on my local patch.
As birds were far and few between my attentions were...as usual...diverted by other visual pleasures provided by nature and the winter elements...

ps...the 'odd' black n blue image is melting ice from a skylight inside a drying barn....
I saw these chaps again yesterday and thought of you (hope that's not too troubling an idea). They are formed by splashed paint in the underpass to my local train station of all things, but everyday I walk past (over) them I think of tadpoley pondworks and all.

No photoshopping on this one, but I did cheat a little by irrigating them in situ (with a bottle of water rather than other methods time-honoured in this underpass) so the blacks were more shiny..
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I saw these chaps again yesterday and thought of you (hope that's not too troubling an idea). They are formed by splashed paint in the underpass to my local train station of all things, but everyday I walk past (over) them I think of tadpoley pondworks and all.

No photoshopping on this one, but I did cheat a little by irrigating them in situ (with a bottle of water rather than other methods time-honoured in this underpass) so the blacks were more shiny..
Astounding.
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I saw these chaps again yesterday and thought of you (hope that's not too troubling an idea). They are formed by splashed paint in the underpass to my local train station of all things, but everyday I walk past (over) them I think of tadpoley pondworks and all.

No photoshopping on this one, but I did cheat a little by irrigating them in situ (with a bottle of water rather than other methods time-honoured in this underpass) so the blacks were more shiny..
Hey Ed...love those shots...thanks for posting..! [Glad i'm not the only 'bonkers one' who's eye is attracted to such natural 'designs'].....

ps....Tim...to my great and eternal shame i had never heard of the artist 'Goldsworthy'.. Just googled him....superb 'works'....absolutely love his 'stuff'...[he must be a kindred alien spirit o mine]...
Many thanks for bringing him to my attention....
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Altered image from today....[i believe an 'owl' is forming]....

ps....okay...i'm off for a beer now....good health to you all...
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Well...just to inform you that the beer last night was excellent as usual...plus...the journey to the pub produced an unexpected surprise...!
A glimpse of car headlights on a passing line of fence posts revealed an owl like shape that materialized from the gloom. My friend thought 'tawny'...i was unconvinced as there seemed something 'not quite right' about it...so we turned the car round to have another look. Within a few minutes we were gazing right into the eyes of a long eared owl.......flippin 'wow'..!! This bird seemed pretty un-fussed as we 'pulled up' to within a couple of yards..then my mate says...'there's another owl on a post further up....this one was a barn owl...! So after several minutes 'filling our boots' full of 'owl'...we finally...and very merrily....drove off for a celebration pint. Long eared is very rare round these parts so we were well chuffed....[okay...'story over']...

Round about now i was going to load up a load of new images to put before your eyes...but...as the 'management attachment' thingy doesn't seem to be working...[error 404]!....then i guess i'll just have to try again later...

ps..anyone else experiencing difficulties in the picture posting department..?

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Altered image from today....[i believe an 'owl' is forming]....

ps....okay...i'm off for a beer now....good health to you all...
Just back from 3 beers and I'd say more alien child going "oooohhh" than owl...philistine...me?
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Just back from 3 beers and I'd say more alien child going "oooohhh" than owl...philistine...me?
Chuckle...!

You think 'those' images are bizzare Mr.McMadd...?

Have a look at some 'stone and shadow' stuff i've been playing with of late...
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More experimentation with shadows.....[and my fascination with natural forms]....

ps...forgive my self indulgence....
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Waterworld....[but without Kevin Costner]...
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dragonfly is great - interesting how its whole world has become as glasslike as its wings, and the twist in the cormorant is fascinating
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and forgot to comment on the forms and shadows, really enjoying looking, so forget to express that with words.
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Good eyes mate.
Can't say better than that. Just about sums up the incredible visual impact of these er .... um ... this thread! Inspiring in so many ways. A really unique perception resulting in a totally creative interpretation of the world around us. Melting clocks and pipes (that aren't really pipes ) don't begin to describe it!

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That damselfly is just the mutt's nuts - to quote Dr Keeble.
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