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by marten
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Teacher and Journals
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Teacher and Journals

Lovely color and composition - a very nice portrait. It could use a little taming back on the highlights, in particular the light coming through the windows which is a little bright and distracting. But overall, very impressive.

Marten
by marten
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Interested
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Interested

Thanks Pauline and Lake! This was taken in Costa Rica at a home I was staying, that bordered a small strip of jungle, which on occasion, is home to families of howler monkeys. Fortunately, this family of howlers came so close I was able to get a photo with a relatively short lens right from the deck...
by marten
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Interested
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Interested

Sitting on the deck when a family of howler monkeys decided to pay a visit.
by marten
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Wave
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Wave

Even better!!
by marten
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Impression
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Impression

Wow Lake! This is marvelous.

Marten
by marten
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Wave
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Wave

Really nice. How did you capture this?

Marten
by marten
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Photo from Ashton Court Estate, red deer park
Replies: 7
Views: 2688

Re: Photo from Ashton Court Estate, red deer park

Great color saturation and detail. Very pleasing bokeh.

Marten
by marten
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: At NSC Art Exhibit
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: At NSC Art Exhibit

Congrats Lake! Nicely done. I too think it could have sold for more.

marten
by marten
Sat May 11, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Ghost Rider
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Ghost Rider

Nice shot! What is the texture in the the sky on the edges, was that created post-production?

Marten
by marten
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Janis
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Janis

by marten
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Fly wing to wing
Replies: 14
Views: 2016

Re: Fly wing to wing

Superb sense of balance in this. Excellent effort. I think the birds make this painting come to life, even though the flowers alone would make for a very worthy painting. Nicely done Lake.

Marten
by marten
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: In Motion
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: In Motion

Thank you Lake. I totally agree about the 'fun' part. Sometimes it just takes a little change in technique and form to reinvent what you are doing and make it fresh again.
by marten
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: To Float (revised)
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: To Float (revised)

Thank you Nunkadesu and welcome to the forum. Lake, thanks, I agree with Suzanne, nice suggestion that I think would work better than the original.

Cheers guys,
Marten
by marten
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: In Motion
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: In Motion

So these shots were the result of long exposures with the camera being the object in motion. By placing a filter on the lens to block some of the available light and stopping down the aperture; normal exposures that would take only fractions of a second are extended to 1-2 seconds and sometimes long...
by marten
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: In Motion
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

In Motion

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by marten
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: To Float (revised)
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: To Float (revised)

Yes, I think the format of the revised is cleaner, but maybe it loses some of its original impact.
by marten
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: This Budding (edit)
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Budding

I really liked this. Lovely writing throughout.

What do you mean by?
...the traditional Scottish grains of escape.
Scotch maybe? The first time I read it I couldn't extract meaning from it.

All the best,

Marten
by marten
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: To Float (revised)
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: To Float

Thank you Suzanne. I took a lot of your suggestions on board, they were helpful in the revised draft.

Cheers,
Marten
by marten
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Proposition (revised)
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Proposition (revised)

I like where the ending is going, but just that last line, and I know this really ties the poem together, I'm just struggling (slightly) with the beep.

marten
by marten
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: To Float (revised)
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: To Float

Thanks so much Mac. Smiled at the fact that you found the mattress. Wasn't sure if it was visible enough.

All the best,
Marten
by marten
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: To Float (revised)
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: To Float

Thank you Suzanne and Mac. I took your advise about the ellipsis and removed that line. The picture added, was taken close to where I live. And that particular home, was somewhat of an inspiration for this poem.

cheers,
marten
by marten
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Proposition (revised)
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Proposition (revised)

There are some great phrases in here...really nice. Outside the chit-chat meanders like a picnic at midnight, in a graveyard, burying bardic silences. and after shedding shells with waves ripping tissue from familiar bone, tossing crustacean beyond the shore, The ending I like, but it doesn't seem t...
by marten
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: To Float (revised)
Replies: 14
Views: 759

To Float (revised)

Revision I looked past cracked windows, at a home that once was nothing special. Existing now with layers of shedded skin and particulate matter, strewn across linoleum floors Where beer bottles float in broken sinks and a mattress turned upright sagging with paint A retired canvas of oil There wer...
by marten
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Spring Draft
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Spring Draft

I like this very much. There was one part that sounded - and maybe this was just the way it was worded - a little generic.
light
and shadow plays on the horizon.
Maybe you could just leave it as "light and shadows play"


All the best,

Marten
by marten
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Golden Wind
Replies: 9
Views: 1127

Re: Golden Wind

That makes a huge difference - looks great!

marten