Thursday, June 05, 2008

Thursday Challenge: Fun -

"Niece & Nephew, Autumn 1999"
digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
Fun is the theme at Thursday Challenge this week, with the usual sub-topics, one of which is family. A decade ago, when I lived further out and closer to real countryside living, one of our fun, family things was going for a walk. Rain or shine, winter or summer. On this particular day we enjoyed a brilliant autumn day that seemed, then as now, perfect for the activity.

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a different flavor than usual. i am drawn to your "happier" pieces - must be the same thing that makes me love the beach boys...

11:58 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

the charm school dropout:
Yes, a bit different. It's all to do with a new plug-in filter I've been using and I'm usually very careful with my manipulation choices. There's a very spidery, wispy, vein-like quality with most of the adjustments that I find creepily organic. Anyway, I normally keep the heavy patterning subdued and buried within the layers. Here, obviously, I let it fly! :)

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... isn't this one sweet?! But nonetheless, very nice! I like it, it has a very relaxing quality to it.

2:55 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

Th=t's on the sunny side of the street. Lovely.

3:53 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I couldn't agree more. It was one of those lazy Sunday's with all of us out in a group, enjoying a perfect day.

Thanks so much Hélène. The atmosphere was thick and crisp, like buttermilk, with that creamy aftertaste that makes being alive something special on a day like this. :)

5:23 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

I've been away to long! Your blog's looking great. You have some wonderful art works here but this is my favorite! For an Autumn Junkie this is a real treat. Lovely soft focus and muted tones but still warm and beautiful. If you decided to print postcards let me know:) My art budget doesn't allow for anything bigger! lol

11:16 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Oh, this is Tahiti by Gauguin, just the same colours and light! This is great!

Walking is fun:)

6:37 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
Thanks so much for catching up and for your favorable comments on this piece. Please feel free to print this out on some good paper and frame it. All I ask is that you mention it and link to it sometime at your blog. :)

I have to admit that I've never spent a lot of time with Gauguin. Even so, I'm honored by your comment and the reference. :)

8:06 AM  

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