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  • Robin Rudolph posted an update 3 months ago

    Title – Through the Woods
    Description – I fell in love with this photo – so silent and dark – but I am not sure I have done the mood justice as I have lightened up a few areas. Also I added a few blues, greys and purples rather than just keeping it black and white. I am also not sure if I could have done more but decided to keep it as is.
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  • MjuterBeaug became a registered member 3 months, 1 week ago

  • Title – Red Shouldered Hawk
    Description – Fell in love with the eyes and expression on this hawks face. I tried out Colour Pencil Picker app for selecting colours and it was very helpful.
    Medium – Caran d’ache luminance, Prisma black for pupil, a touch of Faber-Castell Pitt Pens or the eyes, Panpastel background
    Paper & Size – Strathmore Bristol…

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  • Title – Mr Grumpy (or Angry Frog)
    Description – Fell in love with this angry little fella – he just looks like I feel sometimes – grumpy and fed up haha. I used the app Arty to find the polychromos colours and it really helped with getting closer to the colours of the photo and to add to the realism, of course I still layered from light to dark…

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  • Title – Beneficent Gaze
    Description – I fell in love with the gentle gaze on this birds face and just had to draw her. It took many days to get her to this point and I am calling it done.
    Medium – Holbein Coloured Pencils, FB white, Prisma Black, Faber-Castell Pitt Pen for eye, Derwent coloursoft, Prismas, gamsol to blend cp on the background and…

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  • Title – The Sprinter
    Description – Normally I don’t do bugs but this photo so intrigued me. This Cardinal Meadowhawk Dragonfly looked so much like a human sprinter about to take off from the blocks that I just had to draw him. I even did a colour background!! I hope I have done the photo justice.
    Medium – Prismacolor Premier, Prismacolor Verit…

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  • BJ became a registered member 4 months, 4 weeks ago

  • Stan became a registered member 5 months ago

  • Title – Reflections
    Description – This is my second attempt at re-creating the amazing photo by Brent Knoll, but this time on black paper and I am much happier with the result. I just hope I have done the photo justice.
    Medium – Prismacolor Premier, Prismacolor Verithins, Zest it, Pan Pastel for the Great Egret and its reflection.
    Paper & Size – S…

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  • Title – Dahlia
    Description – Loved the colours in the centre of this flower. Just hope I have done it justice. Decided not to do background as flower stands well on its own (and I didn’t want to ruin it haha)
    Medium – Prismacolor Premier
    Paper & Size – Strathmore Bristol smooth 300 series, 9×12”
    Reference – Photo by Roy Kelley used with his ge…

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  • On May 15, 2018 there were two tornadoes and a macroburst that hit the Hudson Valley. I live in Hopewell Jct, NY and we had the macroburst which produced strong winds and thunderstorms passed through between 3 and 4 p.m.. The electricity went out around 4:30 but luckily we have a gas stove which I was able to continue cooking dinner but in the…[Read more]

  • Now the utility company is clearing the other side of the newly cleared field which is where I enter/exit. They have been clearing brush and small trees along a long stretch of land from my entrance/exit point. I had to leave an hour earlier and enter/exit from another location in the woods and that was just this past week but since they don’t do…[Read more]

  • Larry Easler became a registered member 7 months ago

  • While backpacking I constantly hear a wild Turkey gobbling and making other sounds out in the woods. I have been running into them on several occasions while backpacking but they usually walk or run away from me. I did see a large group of wild turkeys one day but now I see a group of four turkeys and wonder if they were part of the larger group…[Read more]

  • There has been a lot of flooding where I go for my backpacking in the woods so I finally got to use my thigh high waders. At first, I was afraid that they might not work properly and water would leak through the waders but they worked out fine. There were areas of the creek and vernal pools where the mud was so soft that my waders would sink down…[Read more]

  • These photographs were taken on April 14th and April 15th, 2018. I went for my daily backpacking on both mornings and saw how much more clearing the workers did on that area. I have a lot of memories of how that area looked before they devastated it, it was filled with various trees and plants now it’s just an open large dirt space. I can remember…[Read more]

  • This contest has been cancelled.

    Reason: There has not been enough participation and with a month extension. The minimum participation threshold of 50 members has not been met for there to be a fair overall vote. We do apologize for any inconvenience.

  • One day in late March of 2018, I noticed that there were a bunch of tall trees that were cut down in the woods where I hike. I couldn’t understand why they were cut down in that area. I did notice that they were tying boundary tape all around in that one section of the woods last year. When I came back the following day there were men using large…[Read more]

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