The Seascape Artist at Great Island Common

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Comments (107)

diannemcd on February 28, 2010

You still havent explained to the slower ones (like me) exactly how it is done, I think I sort of know. Cheers, D.

not1word on February 28, 2010

Dianne, it's like a wooden silhouette cut-out. If we were to walk forward and a bit to the side, this would only be about one inch thick, if that, and flat. If you made something like this, you could tote it around with you, and set it up in front of any neat background for a cool effect.

Of course, one could also make a shape in their computer, and do a layer overlay of any shot, giving the same effect, but I'd think that this "real" method would offer better looking results.

diannemcd on February 28, 2010

Thanks n1w I thought it was something like that, but would it be there permanently or has someone (like Bitsy or kamalyn taken it there. What a smart idea. Cheers, Dianne

kamalyn on March 1, 2010

Welllll, no, I didn't bring it there, but neither was it 'permanent'. It seemed to be a recent temporary art installation made from painted plywood. (I don't think it was there last fall when I visited the spot, though it might have been blocked from my view by cars.)

But it seems highly unlikely that would have survived the storm that smashed the coast a few nights ago with hurricane-force winds. The storm did some horrible damage, and some of the strongest winds were here in Portsmouth New Hampshire where apparently there were 92 mph winds recorded. Since the road that leads to this park is closed due to the heavy damage, it doesn't seem too likely that a freestanding plywood structure right next to the raging surf would still even be there.

So at least it has its little place in history here on Pan.

diannemcd on March 1, 2010

That is a sad end to a lovely little bit of fun. Hope someone gets another one there, an idea for some smart photographer, you always need props. Cheers, D.

diannemcd on March 1, 2010

Definitely a vote for this one

kamalyn on March 1, 2010

Thanks Dianne !

dziwnowik on March 1, 2010


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

greetings from Poland, Peter

Itallica on March 1, 2010

Also voted, good luck.

Norrel on March 1, 2010

So this guy is to blame for the cloudy days! He painted them!

kamalyn on March 2, 2010

LOL Norrel! Given the severity of the storm and the fact that it likely wiped out the painter, that conjures up quite a very M.C. Escher-like image: a painter paints the storm that destroys him....!

Thanks for the Votes Tery and Peter!

Ritva Astikainen on March 2, 2010

Oh how joyful!

Nawitka on March 3, 2010

Isn't that just a treasure! That's a super find kamalyn, I'm so glad you caught it in nice light before the storm flattened it. :)

Nawitka on March 3, 2010

Voted, of course.

kamalyn on March 4, 2010

Thanks Nawitka and Ritva! So ironic I came across it less than a week before the storm. I was so lucky that it was a nice little sunset! But it's occurred to me that during the storm, it could have made a really cool photo: the artist standing there looking like he was painting the surf, and a crashing wave coming through the frame!

((Ospr3y)) on March 4, 2010

Creative shot!! Best Of and Voted!

kamalyn on March 5, 2010

wow - thanks for the BoP and the Vote Liam!

Rudy Pické on March 5, 2010

Superb !!! Voted + best of !

whoelius on March 8, 2010

I'll give you a vote, given how nicely I know you appear in a Lisa Simpson dress! :P

Ritva Astikainen on March 8, 2010

Voted :D Cheers!!

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