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Archive for March, 2011

A little while ago, I did a short tutorial on using textures and thought I would add a few more photos I have added a texture to.

Much as I love simple shots, with little or no real editing, I do sometimes enjoy playing around with Photoshop.

Work for sale can be seen here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today went I along with a couple of friends went to visit the Polly Woodside – a Tall Ship built and launched in Belfast, Ireland 1885.

After no less than 17 round the world trips she eventually resided in Melbourne where she is a now a protected museum ship.

I was particularly entranced by the rooms and articles I found inside – and so this post shares some of the things I found.

I shoot with a Pentax K200D, and I used a 50mm Prime lens, generally set at f1.4 or f1.8.

Captains Bed

Captains washstand

Notepad

Sea Tale

Another Deck

Pastimes were important !

Wash time ..think that soap and brush would be a bit rough !

The silverware

All sailors need to learn to tie knots

Most important for a round the world voyger

Sailors bunk

The 26th

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Pelicans are odd birds…almost prehistoric looking, with those enormous beaks (the largest in the avian world) that have been seen with birds and even small dogs in them !

They can live for 20+ years and can be found around the world. These, not surprisingly, are Australian Pelicans

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican. (or belly can)
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I’m damned if I see how the helican. (or hell he can)

I went to Ricketts Point today near my home in Melbourne ..a suburban beach which is home to a large number of terns, gulls, cormorants, albatross and a gang of pelicans

I loved how these guys were all cleaning themselves at the same time.

This one appeared too comfy to be bothered getting up..

This youngster thought the whole world is worth a laugh!

In more contemplative mood.

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