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Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:19 pm

Because we've been inundated with politics and because I'm not a writer (by any stretch on the imagination) I thought it my be a nice change of pace to offer up some art of a more visual nature. I'll try and put up new work when I can and strongly encourage other visual artists in Ellison Webderland to share as well.

To start, here are some images I've recently printed:

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All three images are hand printed on watercolor postcard blanks using a process known as vandyke brown (one of several early photo processes created by Sir John Frederick William Herschel) . The paper was hand coated and printed in contact under a UV lightsource then toned with a gold chloride solution for permanence.
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Postby Moderator » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:42 pm

I can't seem to find the Like button, but obviously this appeals to me.
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Chuck Messer » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:28 pm

Very beautiful black & white photography and processing. It looks like we have two talented phtographers here.

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Postby FinderDoug » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:18 am

Andrew - Nice work!

I've never done much with my photography. I enjoy it, and I occasionally capture an image that lives up to the hype in my eyeball; but with so much else going on at any given time, I seldom assemble sets or put them where they can be seen (and with the work that goes into any creative lifting from beginning to end, it's a wonder to me sometimes that anything sees the light of day.)

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Postby Mark Tiedemann » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:29 am

I particularly like the third one. Very good use of the texture and tone. For a moment I thought maybe you'd squirreled away some old R-surfaced Kodabromide and sepia toned them.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:38 am

Okay, I've tried three times now. How do you insert the image directly into the post?

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:54 am

Andrew, you have an eye there fella. Me likes.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Tim Raven » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:08 pm

Mark, to imbed an image on this board you have to upload your image to a site like this:

http://tinypic.com/

It will return with a URL adddress that you then paste into your post here. I think start and end brackets are needed for the link, also, maybe? Click the "Img" button at the top of the text window, it creates two img brackets; paste the pic URL address between the img brackets. I think that was how I did it in the food forum.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:17 pm

Tim Raven wrote:Mark, to imbed an image on this board you have to upload your image to a site like this:

http://tinypic.com/

It will return with a URL adddress that you then paste into your post here. I think start and end brackets are needed for the link, also, maybe? Click the "Img" button at the top of the text window, it creates two img brackets; paste the pic URL address between the img brackets. I think that was how I did it in the food forum.

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Ah. Thank you. That makes sense now.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:29 pm

All:
Thanks for the kind words. I try to capture on film/paper/pixels what my eye insists that it sees. Hopefully the end result pleases others from time to time. :)

Normally I'd have more to say, but I'm currently on the road with really spotty wi-fi coverage in the cheap-ass motels we've been staying in. Also trying to keep my nearly five year old daughter occupied on the now 3 days on-the-road trip to Wisconsin. More hopefully soon.

Mark:
In the tool bar above the text input box where you enter you comments or messages here there's a button labeled "Img". To insert a picture, just click the "img" button and past the link to your image between the resultant tags. Took me a minute to figure it out too.
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

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Mark Tiedemann wrote:http://marktiedemann.com/wordpress/?p=1969



Sweet!
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:42 pm

Images from the Great American Roadtrip:

http://silversunbeam.tumblr.com/post/58 ... d-trip-aka
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Postby FrankChurch » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:23 pm

Kinda creepy, here's the closed down Wizard of Oz themepark:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/2 ... 84445.html

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