Friday, January 11, 2013

Playing With Guns......






.......can be dangerous.




30 comments:

  1. Jim, your colour play is great, not sure which I like the best,maybe the second one with pinky tones, the sun seems to reflect lovely there Lots of fun. Cheers from jean.

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    1. Hi Jean. It was fun for me to 'play' with the original photos of this canon, the possibilites are endless. Have a great day and regards to Hugh!

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  2. This kind of play is harmless,
    until you play with it for too long...
    The 3rd pic has a certain interest.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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    1. With all the talk about gun control in the US, I wanted to somehow make a connection and add to the conversation. In the 3rd pic I used Picasa 'soften', then 'cross process' and then a final 'boost'. I am always intrigued what one can do with editing.......speaking to the PRO of editing!!!

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  3. It sure can be. But this type of shooting is harmless. I really like that last image. It looks like lava is flowing through.

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    1. Yes, the only 'shooting' I plan to continue to do is photographic in nature!!
      Yes the last one I wanted to be dramatic to show the power and violence of guns.

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  4. nice - i wonder how difficult guns like that are to use? slow going i bet. ( :

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  5. Hi Beth. This one I believe is from the early 1800's and weighs a TON....probably took some time to load and fire.

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  6. Makes one wonder how something so beautiful could be so very deadly!

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    1. Ironic I guess. Maybe there will be a time in the distant future when humans will not have to resort to the use guns and weapons to resolve their differences.

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  7. Cool edits. I think I like the stark, coldness of the first one. I imagine these cannons at one time played an important part in the defense of Halifax.

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    1. They did for sure Pat. For a while it was the French defending what is now Nova Scotia and then the British took control and here we are.

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  8. Such dramatic colors!! I love the snow covered view-- there is something special about a blanket of snow--
    Vicki

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    1. Yes, the snow will really 'set off' colour! During a typical winter here (which we haven't seen in a couple of years) seeing colour is a treat because of all the snow covering everything up!!

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  9. Very cool !!
    love the edit...

    greetings from Portugal :D

    ajB

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    1. Thanks Arthur! It is good to meet you! Welcome.

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  10. Hi Jim!
    I'm enjoying the different effects you and Ron have been experimenting with. I'm going to get close and personal with Picasa and some other editing sites in the very near future.
    The last photo personifies how I feel about the whole gun thing right now. I'm definitely experiencing some heightened reactions to all the discussions going on. Elementary teachers toting loaded guns in the classroom goes against everything I ever went into teaching for. It's insanity! We'll see how many more people have to die before the gun situation is truly addressed.

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    1. I hope no more people die due to gun violence, Louise. And I see your point about teachers with guns. That is, in my eyes, how fascist states/countries run things for complete control.
      I think you will have a ball playing around with editing on your blog. Hope you are feeling better now and are 100%!! And you have all those socks back to where they came from!! lol

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  11. I don't know how many more days I can come here and look at pictures of snow. I'm so damn JEALOUS!! We STILL have not had any here, and I'm NOT happy about it. >:(

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    1. We only have a tiny bit of snow...it keeps getting washed away! None in Chicago? Now THAT IS strange!!

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  12. I don't think your way of shooting is dangerous though. I like the multicolored one.

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    1. I guess my way is pretty safe, Barb. Wish the real ones were made safer.

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    1. We are Linda, thanks! And I see your veggies are starting to grow! Oh you southerners have it all!! Have a great weekend.

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  14. It's really interesting how different edits allow you to see different things. I didn't notice the crack until the 3rd photo.

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    1. Hi Terry. I believe that edits can be very useful to help get your point across. A photo can be made to look completely opposite from the original.

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  15. This is an interesting opportunity to see the workings of your thoughts, Jim. The gun, historically significant but already sadly ominous in the first photograph, definitely becomes more sinister with the progression of psychedelic colours. Your comment to Jen is one that strikes directly at the heart of my thoughts on the subject of guns.

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    1. Carol, when you make any 'findings' about my mind, please let me know as I have been trying to figure that one out for years!! lol
      I guess my intention was to draw attention to the use of guns. I know they do serve a purpose but in the wrong hands they do become as you said 'sinister'. Yes, my hope is that we humans,if we survive, will evolve enough to not need weapons at all.

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