• Baden
    6.9k
    Do you paint, draw, write, dance, sing, play, snap, sculpt, or act? If so, please dazzle us with your talents by posting your creative endeavors here in whatever medium you see fit.

    The only rule is: you did it.
  • darthbarracuda
    2.9k
    I used to make stop motion animation movies.

    Now I'm into astrophotography. But I'm not very good at it.

    I want to take up an instrument but haven't gotten around to it.

    Sometimes I write stories or poetry.
  • Baden
    6.9k
    8-) Feel free to put anything you have up.
  • Cavacava
    2.4k
    In a Station of the Metro
    Ezra Pound, 1885 - 1972

    The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
    Petals on a wet, black bough.

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  • invizzy
    70
    Can you tell us more about these Baden? Is your creation the photographs or are these installations/other works?
  • Baden
    6.9k
    Oh, just the photos invizzy. Square and abstract is the format I'm most comfortable with at the moment. Thanks for taking a look anyway, mate. :)
  • invizzy
    70
    No worries, they're nice. How long have you been doing photography? How old are these ones?
  • Baden
    6.9k
    I've been doing photography on and off for almost all my adult life, usually not very consistently. I got into a bit of photojournalism a couple of years back but the past year it's been mostly stuff like the above. So, these are all fairly recent.
  • jamalrob
    1.9k
    I really like square and abstract too. Those are great.

    Me, I started taking photos of people this summer, which I've never done before.
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  • Baden
    6.9k
    8-) Really like the one of the guy on the floor. Great colours and lines. I've got quite a few people pics on my Flickr thread (the one Yahoo in their wisdom have locked me out of because they don't like vpns...)
  • invizzy
    70
    Yeah the guy on the floor is a great one.
  • Cavacava
    2.4k
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    Baltimore, Ireland in September

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    Peel Castle, Peel, Isle of Man in September.
  • Mayor of Simpleton
    392


    Nice Jamalrob! (and not just the location of the Fotos)

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    and elsewhere...

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    Not too sure if I can upload any of the old VCR tapes of my choreography, then again... I'm not too sure it's worth it. That was another lifetime it seems.

    I'll try to photograph some of my attempts at raku(ish) pottery and 'bending porcelain'.

    Meow!

    GREG

    btw... It's a shame I cannot upload some of my creative cooking.
  • Cavacava
    2.4k
    The Red Wheelbarrow
    William Carlos Williams, 1883 - 1963

    so much depends
    upon

    a red wheel
    barrow

    glazed with rain
    water

    beside the white
    chickens.
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  • Monitor
    93
    How are you attaching these photos?
  • Cavacava
    2.4k
    I put them on Tumblr first and then copy the URL on to the image box above.
  • Janus
    6.1k
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    Recently, I was in Centennial Park and the light was just great. I took a series of photographs;three exposures one stop apart for each image, and then produced High Dynamic Range images in Photoshop. I like the fact that, because you see good detail in both the shadows and the highlights of HDR images, looking at them can be more like 'real looking' than with 'ordinary' photographs, producing an almost '3D' kind of effect. (Some HDR images can certainly look 'overblown' though).
  • Monitor
    93
    Thank you Cavacava.
  • shmik
    205
    I'm still a beginner at painting, this was my attempt at a self portrait, left unfinished because I couldn't do the hair at all.
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  • Janus
    6.1k
    Some paintings...

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  • Baden
    6.9k
    Good work @shmik and @Cavacava. I thought I'd add the one below which I took near my place in Thailand where a troop of Macaques live.
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    @Monitor -The best way to upload is just to drag and drop a reasonably sized file in jpg format into the comment box. @John - Your pic is probably just too large in terms of dimensions. It would have to be resized for the screen anyway. I advise you to do a .jpg at 95% and maybe make it 6 or 700 pixels across. It won't be perfect but at least we'll be able to see it. (My pic above is much reduced in quality and size but it still looks OK, I think.) Those paintings are great by the way. 8-)
    .
  • jamalrob
    1.9k
    Shot of a lifetime, that one!
  • Baden
    6.9k
    Cheers, mate. They're an expressive lot. :)
  • bert1
    159
    I really like your paintings Cavacava
  • bert1
    159
    ..and John. Those have a distinctive style. Makes me want to paint.
  • bert1
    159
    I like Shmik's self-portrait too. Sometimes when drawing a picture I struggle to leave out details and simplify. Shmik has made some decisions about where to change from one shade of grey to another, something that I struggle to do because it's somewhat arbitrary, but it makes for a better overall effect than trying to make all the transitions accurate and smooth.
  • Agustino
    11.3k
    The vast azure seascape sparkling under the sun’s roar,
    Is the coming stage of howling thunders and hectic lightning
    To shatter broken ships carelessly along its boundless shore
    And prepare the beds for the millions who come whitening,
    While the eye of heaven indifferently smiles.

    Today one is born, and another viciously brought to his end
    Man is Nature’s straw dog, a ragged plaything, disposable,
    Oh, if I have learned a thing tis that Nature’s no man’s friend;
    It goes along its unchanging course leaving the opposable
    Crushed.

    I cry, but what right have I to make demands of Nature
    Merely cause there’s no suffering in my vain philosophy?
    I curse her for her cruelty, but what right has a creature
    In front of its Creator to spin a phantasmagorical story? -
    Jerusalem is a fiction!

    Oh Jerusalem, what need have I of you or you of me
    For if you exist, then certainly you care not for flies
    And neither can the fly with your perfect purity agree;
    That which is imperfect I understand, all else are lies,
    And salvation too is a terrible lie!

    Like Sisyphus, I pick up my lovely rock, not my cross,
    I follow not the Crucified, but the madness of Dionysus,
    I ascend under the golden galleon to Olympus at a loss,
    Regardless, “non serviam”, thus spake Prometheus,
    For the struggle itself is the joy of the morning star!
    — Agustino

    Wrote this poem a few weeks ago! In the Absurdist vein. Will post a few more soon! :)

    PS: Btw, I don't have a title, so please feel free to suggest :p
  • Mayor of Simpleton
    392
    I once took a class in various pottery techniques...

    ... as is usual I kind of didn't pay attention to what we were being taught and my efforts didn't really reflect the class intention.

    Anyway...

    ... here are a few of my 'misguided efforts':

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    I ended up making about 45 pieces and gave most away, but my wife insisted I keep a few. I think I have another 4 or 5 somewhere in the apartment, but that was sort of the general direction.

    Meow!

    GREG
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