The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Fri May 10, 2013 1:21 pm

Cheers chaps. I can't take all the credit for the image. It's based on a picture of a painting I found, but I don't know the artist. The original pic seems to have a number of other floating islands all connected together with telegraph poles and wires. I took the image of the central island/ hill to work with and see what shading I could do with only a couple of basic nibs. I'm quite pleased with the result.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby jaznbonnie » Fri May 10, 2013 3:36 pm

Looks fantastic, Chilli! :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby raisindot » Fri May 10, 2013 5:06 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Strangely, I'm reminded of the guy making the suit in Silence of the Lambs. :? :lol:


"It puts on the fur and stuffing." :o
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Fri May 10, 2013 5:47 pm

Mad, your shop windows look great! Although I have to admit that the one lying down (a monkey) gives me the creeps. :shock:

Chilli, that is so cool! The original artwork sounds really interesting.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby jaznbonnie » Fri May 10, 2013 10:58 pm

Went grocery shopping this afternoon and found this in the parking lot. Tillamook is doing a Tasting Tour:

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It's much smaller than Jose. ;)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Square12 » Fri May 10, 2013 11:01 pm

Somehow the thing in the background that I suspect is a trolley bay thing makes me thing skeleton of a van!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby jaznbonnie » Sat May 11, 2013 1:27 am

Square12 wrote:Somehow the thing in the background that I suspect is a trolley bay thing makes me thing skeleton of a van!


Just a place to leave the shopping carts. :)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby =Tamar » Sat May 11, 2013 1:39 am

raisindot wrote:I dunno...to me the whole scene has kind of a torture vibe to it--maybe it's because the doll has kind of a scary killer-doll look to it and seems to be enjoying 'skinning' a poor bear . Sorry--been reading too many horror books lately. :D

It took me a second look to realize that the fur being sewn is not attached to the head of the bear standing in front of the table. Perhaps it would be less disturbing if it were clearer that the fur has no recognizable features at the moment. Also, I sort of want the doll to be looking down at the sewing. To me, the elderly being curled up on the floor is obviously just napping; maybe it could use a little pillow under the head.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Sat May 11, 2013 5:35 am

jaznbonnie wrote:Went grocery shopping this afternoon and found this in the parking lot. Tillamook is doing a Tasting Tour:

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It's much smaller than Jose. ;)


:lol: :lol: :lol:

There's a couple of these doing the rounds of the VW shows in the UK. One was pink/blue and called Dolly Mixture. They are funny to watch racing on the drag strip as well. Cos they are so short they normally manage to pull wheelies :shock: :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby jaznbonnie » Sat May 11, 2013 3:15 pm

chillicamper wrote:
jaznbonnie wrote:Went grocery shopping this afternoon and found this in the parking lot. Tillamook is doing a Tasting Tour:

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It's much smaller than Jose. ;)


:lol: :lol: :lol:

There's a couple of these doing the rounds of the VW shows in the UK. One was pink/blue and called Dolly Mixture. They are funny to watch racing on the drag strip as well. Cos they are so short they normally manage to pull wheelies :shock: :D


I'd love to see them drag racing! :auto-layrubber: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Sun May 12, 2013 11:42 am

And I would love to be there with my camera to capture the moment. :D

Here's more of my holiday pics from day five where we went down to the south west coast of Cornwall;

Firstly, a visit to St. Michaels Mount at Marazion. Unfortunately, the weather here was not great and a bit too hazy for really clear photographs.
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Then we popped over to the Cot Valley with some rugged coastline. The weather was improving by now but still a bit too hazy on the horizon.
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Some shots of Cape Cornwall. The weather had brightened up a bit by this point.
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Then we visited the Botallack Tin Mines, set against a rocky cliff face. It was quite windy and the sea spray obscured the buildings a bit so, again, the pics aren't as sharp and clear as I would have liked. I did manage to 'clean' them up a bit in photoshop, though. :D
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And lastly, after getting advice on locations from a local, we visited a place called Godrevy Point and its lighthouse. The wind was really strong here and I came close to losing both my camera and tripod, with only my quick reactions saving it from being blown over the edge of a rather steep drop. :lol:

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 12, 2013 11:52 am

:clap: I think those are great! You've really caught the 'look' of Cornwall. It's such a distinctive coastline. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun May 12, 2013 12:26 pm

I liked the coastline shots the best Penners, that one with the rocky beach path is my favorite with the waves rolling around the headline.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun May 12, 2013 12:51 pm

Great shots of the tin mines Penners :D
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Square12 » Sun May 12, 2013 1:23 pm

Same area, although I confess they were taken a couple of years ago and it's a different tin mine (Geever):
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