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Post by St3v3M » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:56 am

This reminds me of a dream, I'm not sure what it meant, but I was happy! Almost missed the shells. Love it! S-
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Post by mikec » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:11 pm

Wonderful concept. Would love to see your setup. Thanks for the inspiration to learn more about the craft.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:26 pm

thanks Min, Chuck, Steve, Mike! Mike, just put the thing on a deck railing and shot some images and then grabbed one of them and went to work. Photoshop is an amazing tool. For me, so long as my heap of ignorance is matched by my perseverance (a large amount required) - it is FUN. I only wish I was not so SLOW.

here is my starting image.
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:29 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
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thanks Min, Chuck, Steve, Mike! Mike, just put the thing on a deck railing and shot some images and then grabbed one of them and went to work. Photoshop is an amazing tool. For me, so long as my heap of ignorance is matched by my perseverance (a large amount required) - it is FUN. I only wish I was not so SLOW.

here is my starting image.
I'd rather be slow than not try at all. Thank you for being an inspiration! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:49 am

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a few months ago, the cat knocked the boat off the bookcase. Which gave me a chance to fix it as best I could and today as a reward I took a picture of it on our back railing next to some shells we had found on the beach.

Also this morning, I looked out the window and the hawk was sitting on a tree branch nearby, so I got a not too good of shot of it. I tried sneaking out the back door and around the house, but it saw me coming... the earlier shot had to do.

And finally, Duck's tutorial made me realize how helpless and hopeless I am with Photoshop, so I watched a lot of you-tube videos about particle brushes.

waves and light pull me
Our travels take us further
Today I feel LOST

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Piet, May I be prissy and over-critical about the haiku? Matt
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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:52 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:49 am
PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:49 am
a few months ago, the cat knocked the boat off the bookcase. Which gave me a chance to fix it as best I could and today as a reward I took a picture of it on our back railing next to some shells we had found on the beach.

Also this morning, I looked out the window and the hawk was sitting on a tree branch nearby, so I got a not too good of shot of it. I tried sneaking out the back door and around the house, but it saw me coming... the earlier shot had to do.

And finally, Duck's tutorial made me realize how helpless and hopeless I am with Photoshop, so I watched a lot of you-tube videos about particle brushes.

waves and light pull me
Our travels take us further
Today I feel LOST

lostS.jpg
Piet, May I be prissy and over-critical about the haiku? Matt
good gosh Matt, you may be "what-ever" regarding the haiku. I am certain you are capable of over-critical, but I don't think you will be. As for Prissy, that just isn't in you, so no matter what you do, it won't be that!

I will delight in what my friend comes up with.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:47 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:52 am
Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:49 am
PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:49 am
a few months ago, the cat knocked the boat off the bookcase. Which gave me a chance to fix it as best I could and today as a reward I took a picture of it on our back railing next to some shells we had found on the beach.

Also this morning, I looked out the window and the hawk was sitting on a tree branch nearby, so I got a not too good of shot of it. I tried sneaking out the back door and around the house, but it saw me coming... the earlier shot had to do.

And finally, Duck's tutorial made me realize how helpless and hopeless I am with Photoshop, so I watched a lot of you-tube videos about particle brushes.

waves and light pull me
Our travels take us further
Today I feel LOST

lostS.jpg
Piet, May I be prissy and over-critical about the haiku? Matt
good gosh Matt, you may be "what-ever" regarding the haiku. I am certain you are capable of over-critical, but I don't think you will be. As for Prissy, that just isn't in you, so no matter what you do, it won't be that!

I will delight in what my friend comes up with.
Well, here you go, Piet. The editor in me cringes when I come across a grammatical or syntactical error in, for heaven's sake, the NYT. But I do. Only once in my many years of reading The New Yorker have I tripped. So, then...

I really relish the thought, moment and emotion in the haiku. The literal elements, however, stop me. E.g., waves push, I think, but don't pull. If they pull, it's on the back sweep. But that concept doesn't allow me to deal with light pulling. May be wrong, but that was my first reaction. (Perhaps "move" might work, suggesting both motion and emotion.)

In the first line, you refer to yourself but in the second you refer to us and in the third you are back to yourself. I tried thinking about you, then the boat, and then you and the boat but couldn't make that work. If your intent was that ambiguity, then that's mighty fine, you done did dat.

And further and farther: farther is for distance, further is for argument, discussion. You may, of course, have intended to argue with your boat, a Young Man and the Sea. If so, I hope you won the argument.

Then I am puzzled by the use of capitals in Our and Today.

For what it's worth....

BTW, love the little boat. Great for all kinds of wondrous, mystical wanderings. Bon voyage.

Matt
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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:56 pm

thank you Matt. I learn from you. The message for today is to be consistent, That would take care of the capitals and it makes me think more about I vs We thing. Staying consistent makes sense. About further, farther... I wanted a "deeper" word than farther. I think Deeper would have been better! About the word Pull - another unfortunate word. It was meant not to be the opposite of push, but rather an attraction, a drawing, a siren. The elements, atmosphere, water, danger, distance, pulling us in deeper and deeper until we are lost. I think I needed better words than waves and light to depict the strange attractions of the endless that causes wanderings and often results in being lost. Pull was ok, but I can tell that I didn't Pull it off.

Matt, you make me think. I thank you!

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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:51 pm

What a pleasure to know both of you......wonderful discussion...

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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:49 am

Piet, I posted something this morning in this thread but I don't see it. Any idea what might have happened? Matt
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