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Blogging for the enjoyment of sharing information about all aspects of the Art of Photography and Photoshop Design. I also add links and information about Art in general that I find inspirational. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

After Capture Magazine Free

This is a nice magazine that gets delivered to your house for free. Just go in and subscribe. Nice.. Share/Bookmark

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Little Green on the Hunt

Little Green on the Hunt
Originally uploaded by melepix
Went out to Loxahatchee today.Cool clear a bit breezy Looking for the perfect shot to enter into the contest. Last day is Sunday. Check out the rules and submission guide below. Took this one at Green Cay, wish he had been at Lox. Share/Bookmark

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Flypaper Textures_Learn Texturing with Paul and Jill

 Paul Grand is British but lives in France and Jill (Borealnz) is from New Zealand, they met via Flickr and have been collaborating to create beautiful sets of textures with " how to" explanation an great before and after shots of there work. It is a great teaching blog about texture art. I purchased both sets of high resolution textures and love them because I can experiment following along with their directions and have an idea what the final outcome may somewhat resemble. But remember no two images are the same and every textured piece with have its own personality.
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Flypaper Textures Share/Bookmark

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bill Cross's Walkabout Blog

The wandering Flickr blog for your viewing pleasure:
Flickr Walkabout

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Night of Fashion for Photographers

166 SE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444

On Saturday March 6th from 8:00 to 12:00pm; SFAA is hosting our first art/fashion/music themed event...and we hope you will mark your calendar and plan to attend. The event will feature five fashion photographers (Tara Hauck, Gregory Ross, Gary Kane, Tracey Ahrendt and Michele Eve Sandberg). Karen Reinstatler of Pink Slip Threads will be introducing a new funky clothing collection for the first time. Throughout the evening, the models will surf through the crowd, so let the cameras begin flashing!!

Please be sure to invite anyone you may know in the fashion industry as well....we'd love to open the invitation to any makeup artists, models, hairstylists and others "in the biz".

We will enjoy the original music of Alex Nelson and Roxanne LaMendola. Both are fantastic local singer/songwriters that you won't want to miss!

This is also planned to be the first fundraiser since SFAA has registered as a non-profit organization. In order for us to develop more opportunites for the creative industries, we could really use your support. So, if you have benefitted in anyway within the last 3 1/2 years from this meetup, we really hope that you can make it a priority to attend this particular event! 100% of the $5.00 door charge will go to develop programming and workshops to assist the local arts community! Bring friends...we need you!

Thanks again for your help spreading the word, and we continue to strive to support and provide opportunites for the local arts! Share/Bookmark

Friday, February 19, 2010

My Photo "Stormy Light" on Exhibit

Rainy Day At Peggy's Light
Originally uploaded by melepix
 "Stormy Light" is a photomontage of images I took last summer at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia.

GardensArt presents
Artists of Palm Beach County Juried Exhibition
February 24, 2010 Through April 8, 2010

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall
10500 Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Open Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm, Closed Holidays
Ample parking in rear.

Opening Reception: Sat, March 13th - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Founded in 1989, the GardensArt program is a unique program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community. The rotating exhibits are loaned to the City for approximately six to eight weeks and provide contact with a broad spectrum of high quality artwork through varied techniques and mediums. GardensArt has earned and maintained an exceptional reputation among professional artists and the community as a whole. The program offers workshops, artist demonstrations, musical performances, and community partnerships in order to make the program more interactive. All of the exhibits are free and open to the public.
City Hall Lobby
10500 N Military Trail Share/Bookmark

My Photo "Old Florida Soul" is on Exhibit in Southeast Gallery

 Florida Soul
Southeast Gallery of Photographic Art
Old Florida .  Exhibition Dates: January 2 to February 27, 2010Public and Artists Reception: Wednesday January 6, 2010   7pm to 9pm
Old Florida is disappearing fast. If it's not termites and hurricanes, development has mowed through old schools, churches, and homes. Preservation is not easy and too often economics wins over conserving old buildings. This exhibition will feature pictures of architecture and landmarks, styles and colors, life in a slower time.      

 I created this photomontage for the exhibit Old Florida after meeting Willie Anderson an " Old Florida Soul" in downtown WPB playing the saxahone on the street. After I took some pictures of him I  interviewed him. He told me about his long life in Fl living on a farm , his mother the horses he loved and how they traveled in wagons to church' but most of all he talked about the music which he dreamed of while he worked. One dream he realize he traveled to Chicago for a time and played in a blues band leraning many instuments.  
Now he is back in Florida and life is harder he says. "Life was hard on the farm but we always knew we had the crops in the field and food on the table". I hope this picture is a tribute to his dreams his music and the life he lived.

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My Photo "Marsh Meditation" is on Exhibit

Marsh Meditation
Originally uploaded by melepix
 Photo taken at Grassy Waters Preserve in WPB
It was also the Grand Prize Winner of their
Annual Photo Contest .

Palm Beach International Airport - Liquid Assets
December 19, 2009 through March 25, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010
5:30 to 7 PM

Artist Reception on Level 2 of the Main Terminal, across from
Travelers Lounge.
Park in Short Term Parking Levels 4 - 7.

Melinda Moore, Esther Gordon, and Barry Seidman are exhibiting photographs or paintings in the winter exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport, sponsored by Palm Beach County Art in Public Places. Share/Bookmark

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bubble Fun


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tom Tracy's Slide Show of Haiti

 My Friend Tom Tracy courageously traveled to Haiti with a group from South Florida shortly after the earthquake. His images are so moving and powerful.  I hope he soon finds them with a wider viewing audience as they are a motivating force for the World to Help in this terrible crisis.
Click on link below to view slideshow:

Please email Tom if you have and advice or just want to tell him what a great job he did with his photojournalism. Share/Bookmark

Valentine's Day

 Yesterday was Valentine's Day, so I am a day late posting. It was a special day for my daughter as she was married one year ago to a great guy. I designed a first year card for them using PS and textures.
The textures I am favoring right now are called Flypapers and you can find a blog link at the bottom of my page .
Be My Valentine Share/Bookmark

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Making a Musical Slide Show with ClipCook

This is a great quick slide show maker with music . You get the codes from your pictures via Flickr or other sources where you have your images.
You can add it to your facebook page or send emails to friends.

I have made two. Hope you enjoy. To see them click on the links not the images

Click Here "Sail Away with Music"

Sail Away

Clip Andalucia with Music

Ronda Bridge at Sunset

There is a Group in Flickr where they share and even have contests with the shows. Share/Bookmark

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Egret in Morning Light

This Grand Great White Egret was standing on the rail at Grassy Waters Preserve , the morning light was illuminating his feathers beautifully and his commanding presence was so elegant .I hoped to capture it in this image.
I warpped the wood some in PS and added a soft texture to give a painterly feel.
In the future of this blog I will share information and links on how this process is done.

Egret in Morning Light Share/Bookmark