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WHY ART PHOTOGRAPHY IS BEST LEFT TO THE EXPERTS.

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An update, Sunday, 2nd,because I LOVE zany stuff. I’ve just come from Chatoyance
who has a link
http://www.vianegativa.us/2007/08/22/international-rock-flipping-day/
to the site of some guy who’s initiated rock-flipping-day. I am in! Course, I’m also on the fast side of the world so I’d better get flipping…

Some indifferent shots of some of my artwork; these two are lino prints, although I also have two collographs in the current show.

The theme was “Palm and Vine Forest.”

And this is (yet another!) lino print from our light-hearted look at pets, in a local cafe. No, I do not have chooks* now, but I used to keep several breeds and uncounted hybrids.

A few posts back I think I said I would try for some pictures of the Sunbirds…well, I managed to catch Momma Sunbird just before she flew out of the nest,presumably on a quick snacking flight. I’m not sure when she started sitting, so I’m watching frequently and, if my timing is not out of whack, I hope to get shots of the fledglings.
Meanwhile, here is a link for better pics.
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.anhs.com.au/images/Male_Sunbird.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.anhs.com.au/sunbird.htm&h=338&w=188&sz=25&hl=en&start=18&tbnid=p7UmLnQHJXTT6M:&tbnh=138&tbnw=77&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsunbirds%2Baustralia%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG


And my blogging friend,Denise, from across the Tasman, has a link http://ragandbone.com/blogger/ to some absolutely stunning sandwork. The sandcastles are several posts in, but before you scroll to them, have a look at some of the other “oddities.” Those of you who make artists’ books, journals or do “real” bookbinding might be interested.

* In the Antipodes, a chicken is called a chook. Just in case some of you didn’t know!

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Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

8 thoughts on “WHY ART PHOTOGRAPHY IS BEST LEFT TO THE EXPERTS.

  1. no, those are great pix, ackshully.
    nice linos! my daughter the Stainless Steel Amazon does those too. me, i drive the knives into the middle of my hand every time, which is both sad and lame.

    that is the coolest birdnest! is it in your yard? i would be out with a binox all damn day.

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  2. FN…Thankyou. I have made the odd slip with a blade, too.
    The sunbird’s current nest is not so much in the yard as behind the front stairs!Crazy nest, looks like something that lost a fight with a washing machine, but they withstand some pretty wild weather.
    (I’ve added a bit of art info in the comments of the previous post.)

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  3. Behind the front stairs?! Pretty fun. Cool nest and lovely bird (which doesn’t exist over here on the ‘dark side’…)

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  4. tlc…maybe you are a little too far north, but these are a kind of hummingbird.

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  5. I haven’t done a lino print since I was at school and still have the scar! Yours are great and so’s your birdie!

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  6. I like your lino prints. I have little ability with that and watercolour painting so I always enjoy and appreciate the skills of others.

    love the rock flipping idea 🙂

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  7. I love your relief prints. Do you ever do woodblock? (or maybe you’ve told me and the information just leaked out through the sieve…)

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  8. ziggi…apparently, there is a knack!

    jafabrit…yes, but look at all the other great stuff you do.

    andrea…I forget!(No, so far, I have only cut lino and flesh, but will give wood a try when time allows.)

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