Friday, February 27, 2009

Illustration Friday: Breezy -

"Breezy"
digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
- click on image to view full size -

The good folks at Illustration Friday offer up breezy for this week's theme. When I took this photograph it was decidedly a windy day. Storm clouds were scudding across the gray sky like a heavily laden collier hugging the shore for safety while in search of safe haven. It's four bells of the First Dog Watch!

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10 Comments:

Blogger THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

i like the landscape - may be the first one i've seen you do.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT:
Thanks, Sarah ... but, if you scroll back through even this past week, you'll find two more. They're not as large as this one and I don't do a lot of landscapes but that's slowly beginning to change.

7:17 PM  
Blogger INDIGENE said...

One can feel the breeze from the water! Lovely composition!

3:34 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

INDIGENE:
Thanks for dropping by Indi, it's been a while I think. Sorry that I was out of tea ... earlier, I added a little rum to mine and got carried away. You know how we old sailors can be. :)

5:39 AM  
Blogger carla said...

This has a brooding stormy atmosphere - it really sets a mood! lovely piece, Mick! carla

3:24 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Carla:
Since the new year began, I continue to be influenced by a handful of blogs and artists where the work is dark and moody. It's affecting my own work and comments like yours tell me this might not be a bad thing. :)

3:56 PM  
Blogger Shani said...

What a nice sepia look going on here!!!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Shani:
Thank you so much. I'm in one of those phases where I'm moving radically between bodies of work and playfulness. That usually means doing some different things with different filters.

5:32 AM  
Blogger John said...

This is beautiful and the bright line offers much promise.

I sense the breeze and good solitude - a place to think and imagine our place in the universe.

How large are your real files?

5:55 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

John:
Thanks for these kind words. I work small and my normal file size is 400 X 400 pixels - not quite 4" square if I print them out. This piece is 720 X 400.

7:00 AM  

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