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Old 09-07-2006, 08:31 PM
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Some photos taken a few weeks ago on a morning's walk into the bush, then along a black sand beach called Bethel's Beach. The beach features huge sand dunes which are regularly used for All BLack's training. Not an All BLack in sight though the morning I went there.

Hope you enjoy and can find something to inspire the artist in you

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very beautiful pics! I had the good fortune of living in your country for almost a year. Getting on the plane to head back to the us of a was on of the hardest things i ever did! looking forward to seeing more pics.
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Old 09-08-2006, 12:28 AM
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Thank you, therookie :)

I'm blessed to be so close to some very beautiful places. How sad you had to leave.

*whispers to palms*
I have snuck a couple of pieces of photo art into threads, just not this one

I didn't get to see the beefcakes in training, but I did manage to go to a very lovely park with a lake today. All the young birds are hatching around the lakesaide. I'm wondering how Steve likes swans and geese and ducks, not to mention, the Australian Coot!

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Old 09-08-2006, 07:53 AM
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I'm wondering how Steve likes swans and geese and ducks, not to mention, the Australian Coot!

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If he doesn't, I do.

Janet
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:51 AM
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Loved the pampas grass shot! Had to have a play with it.

First desaturated the sky to a softer blue

Then I selected the tops of the stalks, put them on their own layer and used an action that reduces JPEG artifacts (I ran this action 4 or 5 times) and then a 4 pixel gaussian blur. Although artifacting was not a great problem in this photo, the effect of the action reduced color and smeared the selection giving a fluffy effect similar to smudge painting.

Reversed the selection and ran the Spatter filter on the background.
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:37 AM
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Swampy,

I've been gazing at your picture realising that I was waiting for something fluffy to drift across it. The texture is gorgeous.

Janet, the themes seem to have drifted into animals of various types ... I have a cygnet, a pukeko and maybe an ant on a daffodil (or a daffodil with an ant). I'll post them sometime during the week.

I've been playing with a new (old) camera and many of the shots were of birds proving that they were quicker than I, but I did manage to get a few.

*laughs* maybe I should post a few duds and see what can be done!

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Old 09-10-2006, 09:31 AM
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Thank you Leanan. I forgot to mention that I ran that JPEG reducer a several times (maybe 4 or 5) to get the smeary effect. I'll go back and edit my post to reflect that.
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:52 AM
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Another vector simplified watercolor

I added a little bit of Eye Candy glass set to soft light to wetten it a bit. I've attached a very low quality (22%) crop for those on dialup. Here's the link to the full high quality version (869K).
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:03 AM
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I had a play,

with the pompous toitoi. But I'm not sure that I can remember quite what I did. My brain and concentration are in a flu induced haze.

But I remember playing with Impressions then reducing the effects by quite a lot, enough to retain flicky little white bits around the flowers of the toitoi, then ummm ..dry brush and increased the colours-contrasts. I think I may have left a little crosshatch in there and added some noise. Ahhh .. and Virtual Photographer's Glamour filter just after the Impressionist.

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Old 09-12-2006, 11:37 AM
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Leanan,

Very nice picture...


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Old 09-13-2006, 10:27 AM
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with the pompous toitoi. But I'm not sure that I can remember quite what I did. My brain and concentration are in a flu induced haze.

But I remember playing with Impressions then reducing the effects by quite a lot, enough to retain flicky little white bits around the flowers of the toitoi, then ummm ..dry brush and increased the colours-contrasts. I think I may have left a little crosshatch in there and added some noise. Ahhh .. and Virtual Photographer's Glamour filter just after the Impressionist.

leanan
Wow Leanan; very nice and well done. What Impressionist preset did you use?
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