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Posted on 19/04/22 3:04:06 PM
Mariner
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Thanks Mariner - Devilish you mean?




Posted on 19/04/22 3:07:52 PM
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Posted on 20/04/22 6:09:52 PM
michael sinclair
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Re: Challenge 903: Welcome to Tombstone
Thanks Frank.

wot no blood!




Posted on 20/04/22 10:24:06 PM
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josephine harvatt wrote:



I love this one. Well done


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Posted on 20/04/22 10:25:28 PM
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michael sinclair wrote:
Thanks Frank.

wot no blood!





I wish



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Posted on 21/04/22 00:14:48 AM
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Posted on 21/04/22 00:59:36 AM
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That's very clever, Jo Terrific video, Frank. Mariner your image is so peaceful. The couple look like they belong in the scene.

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Posted on 21/04/22 01:23:48 AM
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You must be feeling better Anna, glad to see you here...!


Posted on 21/04/22 10:03:11 AM
Mariner
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tooquilos wrote:
...Mariner your image is so peaceful. The couple look like they belong in the scene.


Anna, that is exactly what I was trying to achieve. You can almost hear the music.



Posted on 21/04/22 11:54:48 AM
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Posted on 21/04/22 11:08:19 PM
Frank
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Thanks Anna, nice entries all, we all wish Michael S. : peaceful Mariner.

Posted on 21/04/22 11:11:17 PM
Frank
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Mariner, just to show not all devilish or ghoulish





Posted on 22/04/22 06:43:39 AM
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Sadly missing, presumed dead.

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Posted on 22/04/22 07:46:50 AM
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Re: Challenge 903: Welcome to Tombstone
First to get stone carving this week was DavidMac, with a fun gag. I’ve been trying to work out why the face on the left hand stone looks wrong; is it just that the shadows are too dark?

Good to see tooquilos back from Covid, just as I succumb to it myself. I like the graveyard setting, but shouldn’t that lamp be casting some light on the tombstones? I love the idea of a ouija board that lets you communicate with the dead - and the animated version gets that across neatly.

A beautiful Easter image from dwindt, with splendid lighting and the tastiest crown of thorns. A tremendous image.

I’m glad Dennis’s entry inspired michael sinclair, with a rather fine image - of course, the odd tombstone here or there might have made it relevant to the subject. But the animated version is particularly impressive. Tough politics in the Putin animation - and I like the fact that he misses the grave. Powerful stuff, if somewhat disturbing.

Topical stuff from Josephine Harvatt, and a message neatly conveyed. I like the flying masks.

Satanic horror from Frank - now that’s a really startling image! A Stephen King scene in the animated version, full of ghostly wraiths and demons. This really is a case of better out than in! Beautifully done, Frank. I particularly like the way you’ve kept the thickness of the opening door. A rather glorious second entry.

A serene pastoral idyll from Mariner, with splendid lighting - the opposite of Frank’s doom-laden entry. My only small criticism is the hardness of the shadows on the grass: I think that spiky surface would produce a much more ragged-edged shadow.

A fine cemetery setting from lwc - I’d like to see more of that tree trunk stone behind. Should I recognise those quotes?

I applaud the sentiment in Ant Snell’s anti-war entry, but I do have to point out two errors: the top of the gravestone should surely be sloping down towards the horizon, not up away from it; and there’s an e on Ukraine.

An understated political message from Vibeke. I like the woodland setting, and the excellent integration of the elements, Small point: text on a vertical surface should be sheared, never rotated:




Posted on 22/04/22 08:29:08 AM
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...My only small criticism is the hardness of the shadows on the grass: I think that spiky surface would produce a much more ragged-edged shadow.

Quite right Steve. Thanks for your critique. I thought so myself but after making a false start and spending a great deal of time on this entry I was getting a bit tired of it so I decided to let it go.


Posted on 22/04/22 08:31:26 AM
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Re: Challenge 903: Welcome to Tombstone
Steve Caplin wrote:
I’ve been trying to work out why the face on the left hand stone looks wrong; is it just that the shadows are too dark?

…………… back from Covid, just as I succumb to it myself.



First off look after yourself and get well Steve. What bad luck.

Now you’ve got me trying to examine it too. Could be shadows maybe. Is it perhaps a tad too soft for stone engraving?

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Posted on 22/04/22 09:20:17 AM
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Thanks much Steve - sorry to hear the dreaded Covid found you - hope it's mild and speedy recovery.

Posted on 22/04/22 10:28:55 AM
josephine harvatt
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Thanks Steve - Sorry to hear you are poorly and hope you get off with a light dose

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Posted on 22/04/22 2:23:42 PM
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Steve Caplin wrote:

Should I recognise those quotes?



Not at all, I couldn't think of anything to do with the image. Then I happened to see a clip from an old interview with Peter O'Toole. He related a story of sending a heavily soiled jacket to the cleaners, when it was returned, a note was pinned to it stating "It distresses us to return items that are not perfect". O'Toole said... "that shall be on my tombstone".

"Suddenly Last Summer" is just the name of an old movie


Posted on 22/04/22 7:15:41 PM
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Thanks Steve, best wishes for a speedy recovery with no lasting effects. Resting is important.

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