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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2008, 22:08:27 »
Great photographs there Mutley,

The second shot is nothing short of superb - are you my any chance a professional photographer ?, if not you should certainly be considering it.

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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2008, 00:32:54 »
Thanks.

No, not a professional, i do enjoy it though.

The second shot was my 3rd time out with the camera, i just keep trying different setting and see what works.

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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2009, 13:50:52 »
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2009, 13:53:02 »
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2009, 17:07:05 »
Incredible Artwork!!
Saved the one of the 'Navigator' ;) ;)

Good Find Mutley 8)
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2009, 01:01:33 »
Thought you might like that one  ;)
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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2009, 01:57:27 »
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2009, 16:00:25 »
Great find Mutley!!
That's a painting done of a view of one of annual meets of the IRTA (International Retired Tug Association), and in this view, I'd guess is was held in Poulsbo Washington, USA


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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2009, 13:34:50 »
They look like HDR images, very nice.........

HDR stands for high,dynamic,range, its a effect you can do with digital photography, you take a series of pictures at different AF setting and blend them together (Still experimenting with this)
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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2009, 12:22:31 »






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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2009, 18:58:38 »
Another great painting...from the web
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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2009, 23:41:59 »
I really wish I could paint. I love looking at all this art.
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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2009, 12:42:21 »
For Footski,

Have a go Barry, I never had art lessons, I was inspired by Ship paintings I saw and thought 'I have GOT to do that'
I started in 1977 using modelling brushes and paints, house paints or whatever was to hand. I kept at it for 12 months and then gave it up.
I started again 2 years ago when my granddaughter gave me an easel for Christmas, best present I ever had!

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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2009, 19:22:55 »
Similar story with me as well :)
I took 'Art' all through grade school and College..and just barely passed every year, as I had no interest in drawing or painting horses, portraits, or bowls of fruit...but one day in college...I did a small 'pen & ink' of the vintage tug 'Island Navigator', and the Headmaster of the college spotted it and loved it ;)....and actually bought it off me for $20.00  :o

Kinda lost interest in art after college...then later while I was sailing as D/Hand on the old Seaspan Daring...the engineer spotted a 'doodle' that I did of a tug...and gave me his whole 'painting' kit, which was an assortment of watercolour, oil, and acrylic paints...brushes, and stuff, as he'd had enough of toying with it.

During the 'slow times' here in BC in the late 80's and very early 90's, when the whole marine industry locally went for a poop, ( kinda like now :(), the only guys working on the tugs had major seniority, and lots of us were ashore and 'layed-off', so I took up painting as a 'side-line', and showed a few works to towing firms in Vancouver and Seattle, who not only bought what I showed...but commissioned other works which they bought for their offices, or gave away as retirement gifts to employees.

It got to the point where I had 4 or 5 works on the go at one time, and then after going back to Sea, I kinda phased out of it, as I found it stopped being a hobby, and not all that 'fun' anymore.
Heck, I pumped out 21 paintings in 2 years!!

Anyhow...and sorry to bore you all with this history.....I'd strongly encourage anyone to give it a try at least, cuz you never know what talent you possess until you make the effort ;)....just like model building :)

Cheers
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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2009, 23:25:28 »
Fred,

I did give it a go once and reckon that most 7 year olds can draw or paint better than me.

Mike,

Not seen any of your stuff for a while. Post it up for all to enjoy...
Barry