Tea In The Garden

The Note

The Note

 

The Place

The Place

 

The Gate

The Gate

 

The Path

The Path

 

Along The Path

The Guide

 

Watch Your Step

 

This Way?

Out of Nowhere

 

Only A Garden Pot

 

Ah, The Pergola...Finally

To Be Continued…

37 Comments on “Tea In The Garden

  1. May your ‘silliness’ continue unabated! I instantly fell in love with how you’ve done this ‘story’. I agree, Picasa has some wonderful aspects – including it’s simplicity 🙂

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    • Thanks. I feel a little foolish doing this, but it has been fun. There are so many real photographers and graphics artists out there who know what they are doing. I am just playing! Glad you like it though. Thanks for coming to see me! 🙂

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  2. Love these ! Hard to pick a favourite. Two and five really caught my eye. The set of B&W images remind of the original 1922 Nosferatu movie. The first Red Tea suggests the movie posters and magazine covers of the 20’s & 30’s. H.P. Lovecraft, I presume ? 🙂

    Your comment to Nia about the photograph reminds of how I view digital photography. There are no bad pieces. They are all useful, even if the composition is not up to expectations. If the basic compositional elements are there, then using texture & effects can emphasize the strength, while diminishing the inherent weakness. At worst elements or qualities of the image can be used in some manner with another image, either a layered texture/colour or incorporated as a component into the another image.

    We think of all this manipulation as new. I have a link on my blog to photo-tampering throughout history. One of the photos is of President Lincoln’s generals., problem was they were not all present for the photograph. Then performed an 1800’s photo-shop to insert the missing general.

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    • I never knew that. I will come to see the link on your blog. I laugh at myself when I get mixed up in PhotoShop Pro and totally lose my image! Forget layers and rasters and all of that. I have no concept of any of it. I suppose if I wanted to know badly enough, I’d figure it out. I have a difficult enough time getting a photograph that is remotely in focus!! I should be grateful if I can do that still. Thanks for the information. You always encourage me!

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    • Thank you, Pablo. If I blushed, I’d be doin’ it now! 🙂
      I am just fooling around in the new Picasa software. I know nothing about graphics manipulation. I’m happy you like the results!

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    • Ana, you are a sweetheart for saying such a nice thing! I like to play. That’s all.

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    • Thank you, Mollusk Girl. I have not been to see you yet. Shame on me. I will be over to your place TODAY. I am resolved. I did not forget you.

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      • Tis nice not to be forgotten; though life doesn’t always make it terribly easy, does it?

        My door is always open for you. Take your time. As He wills it, I’ll be here 🙂

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      • I am playing, too. I did get the update the other day, but don’t know that I have everything that you do…can’t find some of the things that you have appear to have done…maybe just need to look and experiment further. 🙂

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        • All I do is apply one effect on top of another and try different combos until I get one I like. Light and shadow application helps along with color boost. What do I know? I’m laughing at myself for even suggesting anything about this. Just experiment. If you got the update with the special effects, all of this is there.

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          • Ok…I do the same…one on top of the other…just haven’t gone so far, I guess. We’ll see how it goes…need to play with it a bit more.

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            • Yep! 🙂 When you do, you’ll find what works best without so many layers. I use a lot of tint and darkening and lightening and color boost.

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              • I used the color boost with the old ore company buildings and liked the way they turned out…and often use the shadows to take down the light a bit…and then “warmify” a bit, too.

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  3. as i scrolled down, using the small screen of my laptop, “Out of Nowhere” seemed to move! VERY cool effect! Lovely photos!

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    • Thank you daisyfae. I noticed that effect too when I scrolled past the image. I am playing with these effects in Picassa. It’s kind of silly, but it’s fun!

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  4. These are such great photos…but of course you have some neat stuff to use!!!

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    • Thanks, Linda. There is a Part II of this silliness. I haven’t posted it yet. I’m playing with some of the features of the free graphics program, Picasa. You can download it at http://www.picasa.com. It’s actually a good, very simple program that you can use to lighten, straighten and generally fix up your photos. Download it and play with it.

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    • Thanks, Michael. I’m still playing with those silly effects. The note has a photograph of the inside of the pergola. That is the only photograph here that I really liked. I am teasing elmeliat. He teases me about Lovecraft. What fun he is!

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      • George – someday you will have to do a one line blog roll on all your amazing friends here in WP land. I would love to know more, I am just too preoccupied and self-focused to do the research 🙂

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        • You are involved in serious work, Michael. I am simply playing. I have no idea how to do a blog roll. I like having a clean space on my page. I don’t know a single person here who is not interesting and does not post fascinating stuff. I am constantly amazed that there are so many wonderfully creative people in the world! That alone makes me feel really good since I live mostly separated from any intellectually stimulating segment of society.

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          • Yeah, I was thinking more of just something like you did for one of the awards. A link to many of your blogs and a 1 sentence description. I think you are like a blogging talent scout and I enjoy your thoughts

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            • Yeah, I could do that. There are so many that I really do enjoy. Talented and creative and intellectual people here! What a pleasure it is!

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    • I am glad you enjoyed it, Lady D. I have one more to post. The finale of The Tea Party. After that, I hope I can resist this silliness.

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  5. Some of them like an abstract images… But I loved them all… “Tea In The Garden” reminds me so many memories… Thank you dear George, have a nice and enjoyable weekend, with my love, nia

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    • You know I am playing with the Picasa program and having a good time at it. I will tire of it soon, but it has been fun. I did what I think is a great photograph of Boy in that program. It is a photograph that I thought was for the trash heap. Now, I love it. I will post it soon. We find interesting things in the most unlikely ways, don’t we? I am reminded of your fascinating rendition of the rose! I do love those photographs!

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    • Thank you, Naomi. It is fun to transform an ordinary photograph into an exotic one with simple keystrokes! I am like a kid in a candy store with this free Picasa program. It is simple enough for me to understand. In other words, Idiot Proof… 🙂

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