Mostly candid snapshots, taken leisurely, in and around the Historic Olde Towne Section of Portsmouth, Virginia, sprinkled with news of events and other happenings. Thanks for stopping by. Link to Flickr Photostream on sidebar >
American Civil War Images to Ashokan Farewell Inspired by Ken Burns' documentary series, "The Civil War", this video is a collection of American Civil War images set to the beautiful, stirring "Ashokan Farewell" by Jay Ungar. The rendition in this video is different from that in Burns' documentary—the copyright to the latter is held by Warner Music Group and not permitted to be part of the soundtrack for this video. Old Train Coming - Memorial Day Civil War tribute A video slide show of images and facts about the American Civil War, set to 'Old Train Coming', written and performed by my friend Jim Clare ( www.jimclare.org ). American Civil War Tribute to the Fallen
... and it's time for stopping the snow falling ( I'll save the animation for next year ) and start posting some Spring flowers. As soon as they come alive. For some reason, they're a little late this year. (?)
[ I had forgotten that I had already posted something about my recent projects. I must have short term memory loss. I knew I had on my mind to post as soon as I got a chance. Anyway, here's an update. ]
I have several editions of PSPP since I've updated the software over the years. Some of the older versions had tools, apps and scripts that were dropped to add new features such as new fonts and frames. Some of these are still available as add-ons. Sometimes I would start using the new versions before I explored all the features of the old ones. I happened to stumble into one of the older programs, looking for one of my favorite fonts and found some things I had never tried. The Watercolor script was one of those. Some of the transformations were neat. If I can remember all the steps, I should write a tutorial. I am now using PSPP X7 which is the 17th Edition.
New Tool Found. Actually, it's and old tool, rediscovered. I found it in an old JASC editing program from 1993 that was eliminated when Corel took it over and called it PaintShopPro. It emulates watercolor appearance to a digital photograph. I am now using Corel PaintShopPro Photo X7 which is the 17th level of the software program. I never did much artsy stuff in the beginning and went on to the later versions without knowing what was in the earlier ones. Now I'm going through some old images and applying this treatment to see what happens. I'm getting some nice results. I've posted some on my Flickr Photostream and some here. Comments welcomed.
Cropped, showing detail
I think I'll get some printed and see how they look.
October 10, 2008 -
I am a freelance photographer, with emphasis on 'free.' I like to shoot special events and Boats and share the pictures with anybody interested. Most of my images are captured around Historic Olde Towne, hence the name. Sometimes I slip down to the seashore for therapy, so you'll be treated with a few beach pictures from time to time.
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May you always have a gentle breeze and following seas.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ---------- Mark Twain
"Salt water will cure anything; whether it be from tears, sweat or the sea."
"An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather."-- Washington Irving =================================== Only one life, twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will surely last. ==================================
The difference between the recorder photographer... and the artist photographer... is that the artist will, by experience and learning... force the camera to paint the imagination... the emotion... the concept and the intent... rather than faithfully and truthfully reproduce an unnatractive and unflattering record.
Edward Augustine Cranfield - 1966
When the tide goes out, we'll be able to see who has been swimming naked.
A politician will promise you ice cream but never tells you who has to milk the cow.
“When we talk about settling the world's problems, we're barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It's a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.” ~ Joseph Campbell (1904-1987)
"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might-have-been has never been, but a has-been was once an are."-- Milton Berle