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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"Vintage" – Postcard

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This week’s Take A Word challenge was "Vintage."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.8.

The vintage images are from the Old Design Shop and a DuckDuckGo search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

"Gibson Girls" – Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Gibson Girls."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.8.

The images are from Dover Publications.

The background photo collage template is from Better Homes and Gardens.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry - Photograph

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I took this photograph of the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry as seen from Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT at sunset this past week. It was a long distance shot, so it didn't come out crisp. But it looked like the effect I get when I use the GIMP G'MIC Kuwahara Filter, which I like, so I decided to post it.

Sherwood Island State Park - Photographs

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These are some photographs I took at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT this past week.

Horses - Photographs

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These are some photographs of two of the four horses at the horse farm in Fairfield CT that I sometimes pass while driving.

Pied-billed Grebe - Photographs

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This is 1 of 2 posts of photographs I took at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

I was thrilled to get photographs of what I think is a Pied-billed Grebe. I believe I've seen evidence of these aquatic diving birds in the past, but it was the water ripples left behind after they had vanished underwater. This is the first time I've actually seen what it was.

The first photo is my entry for the following:

Wild Bird Wednesday #71

Tree Reflections - Photograph

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This is 2 of 2 posts of photographs I took at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

"The Renaissance - Astronomy" – Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Renaissance."

This is 1 of 2 postcards I made for this challenge.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.8 which was recently released.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

I got the fonts from www.dafont.com and they are:

Folkard
Traditio AH
Planewalker
Woodgod

"The Renaissance - Vitruvian Man" – Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Renaissance."

This is 2 of 2 postcards I made for this challenge.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.8 which was recently released.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

I got the fonts from www.dafont.com and they are:

Planewalker
BlackChancery Thin
Elementary Gothic Bookhand
Folkard

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Beach Pavilions at Sunset - Photograph

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This is 1 of 5 posts of photographs I took at Burying Hill Beach as the sun was setting in Westport, CT this past week.

This was taken facing toward Sherwood Island State Park.

Beach at Sunset - Photograph

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This is 2 of 5 posts of photographs I took at Burying Hill Beach as the sun was setting in Westport, CT this past week.

This was taken facing toward Sherwood Island State Park.

Seagulls in Sunset Sky - Photographs

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This is 3 of 5 posts of photographs I took at Burying Hill Beach as the sun was setting in Westport, CT this past week.

The first photo was taken facing toward the sun, so the seagull is almost a silhouette. The second photo looks like the background is on fire while the seagull drops a shell.

Pastel Sunset Beach - Photograph

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This is 4 of 5 posts of photographs I took at Burying Hill Beach as the sun was setting in Westport, CT this past week.

This photo was taken facing away from the setting sun, toward Fairfield.

Moon at Sunset - Photographs

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This is 5 of 5 posts of photographs I took at Burying Hill Beach as the sun was setting in Westport, CT this past week.

To my surprise, I spotted the 95% lit moon in the clouds to the East. It was masked by thin clouds and barely visible.

Swan Couple - Photographs

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs I took at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

This Swan couple has been here raising their cygnets since the Spring.

Swan Family - Photographs

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs I took at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

Although I was at a distance, the Swan parents rarely took their eyes off of me while they swam with their cygnets.

Male Hooded Merganser - Photograph

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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs I took at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

This photograph is blurry, but so far it is the best shot I've been able to get of these waterfowl. They are always swimming and diving in the distance. This is the first time I've posted a photograph of a Hooded Merganser.

Thin Layer of Ice - Photograph

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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs I took at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

I was surprised to see this thin layer of ice here. The nights have been below freezing lately, but I thought it had warmed up high enough during the day to melt any ice that formed.

Seagulls Flying Above Waves - Photographs

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I took these photographs at Sasco Beach in Fairfield, CT a few weeks ago.

Waning Fall Colors - Photograph

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I took this photograph at the reservoir in Easton, CT a few weeks ago.

Old Burying Ground - Photographs

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I took these photographs at Old Burying Ground in Fairfield, CT a few weeks ago.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

"Papillon - Butterfly" – Postcard

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I created a butterfly theme postcard.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The words are from the book The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe. I translated them from English into French using an internet tool.

The fonts are
Brannboll Fet Bold
HaloHandletter Medium

"Le Jardin" – Postcard

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I created a butterfly theme postcard.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The words are from the book The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe. I translated them from English into French using an internet tool.

The fonts are
EcuyerDAX Thin
HaloHandletter Medium

Friday, November 8, 2013

Heart – Playing Card / ATC

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This week’s Take A Word challenge was "Hearts."

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search.

The font is QumpellkaNo12 Medium

The words are from the Nine of Diamonds vintage Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Card number 39.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Map" – Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Maps."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.6.

The vintage images are from a DuckDuckGo search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

The font is Segoe Print Bold.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bridge Reflection - Photograph

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This is 1 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT this past week.

Fall is past its peak here, but the landscape still looks beautiful.

Upper Waterfalls - Photographs

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This is 2 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT this past week.

Lower Waterfalls - Photographs

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This is 3 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT this past week.

Fishing Lures - Photographs

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This is 4 of 4 posts of photographs I took at Southford Falls State Park in Southbury, CT this past week.

These fishing lures caught in the trees looked like Christmas ornaments.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead – Tag

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This week's Tag Along challenge #10 was "Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.6.

The vintage images are from Dover Publications and a DuckDuckGo (https://duckduckgo.com/) search.

The fonts are:

Seabird SF
Marketing Script
Segoe Print Bold