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    Are you planning a trip somewhere special? Have you been on one recently? Did you take photos? This is a place to post any photos you took, that would make good reference for artists, and/or that show off some special place . All pic's should be permissible for painting purposes. BE SURE TO STATE THE LOCATION!!!

    I'll be adding a ton of my own photos later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TASmith View Post
    Are you planning a trip somewhere special? Have you been on one recently? Did you take photos? This is a place to post any photos you took, that would make good reference for artists, and/or that show off some special place . All pic's should be permissible for painting purposes. I'll be adding a ton of my own photos later.
    I visited the small farm where I grew up last weekend, and put some photos on my blog. It is winter now, so perhaps not exactly the kind of thing most people would want to paint. But as with everything I put online, anyone is welcome to use these for whatever purpose, no strings attached. These two might be of use as reference:

    [img]"http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa16/brianvds2/Blog/highveldwinterlandscape_small.jpg"[/img]

    [img]"http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa16/brianvds2/Blog/aloeinbloom_small.jpg"[/img]

    Aargh, still can't work out how to create clickable thumbnails. But the links work and will take you to some photos!
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    Cool! Is this South Africa? I should've added you need to state the location.

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    Alright, here's a trip I took to the castle town of Kežmarok, in northern Slovakia. This was during an arts n' crafts fair. There are a few shots of the castle, and some of the crafts. I think sepulvurture here is making leather goods, so I took a shot of some leather bags, and then there're some puppets for people who like handmade toys.

    In America, this would be called a Renaissance fair. Here in Europe, it's just a fair, and instead of dressing up in costumes they bought, they're all wearing what their town ancestors wore for centuries - most were probably sewn up by their grandma.
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    cool thread TA.

    My trip to Kruger in April of this year (South Africa, of course). Some bad quality photos here and there - I'm a terrible shot. If the mods have a problem with the photo of the hyena then let me know and I'll take it down - as a point of interest, it was not run over as a cursory glance at the photo would suggest. It was killed by a lion in the early morning hours, as is evidenced by the blood on it. Effectively, the lion snapped its neck.

    hope this is what you're looking for, TA!
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    Those are some incredible photos! Definitely what I was hoping for. I'll have to look up Kruger on a map! Great trees, along with the animal shots!

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    Love, love, love those colours brendan.

    could you tell me what kind of camera you used, and or settings?
    or did you adjust them in photoshop a lot?

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    I think it's a simple Fuji 5600 FX or something. Used manual exposure to get darker photos (so details don't get overexposed) and then - you guessed it - photoshopped the hell out of them. Was a fun trip so I went overboard on the colour saturation - hope it offends not.

    Like to get photos to look how I sort of remember/experienced the event and not how it actually looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TASmith View Post
    Cool! Is this South Africa? I should've added you need to state the location.
    It is South Africa indeed. I should have remembered t say so without being asked. I usually do. But I was juggling several different message boards. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TASmith View Post
    And the town?
    The place is some 80 or 90 km or so to the east of Pretoria (which you will find on a map seeing as it is the capital city) and about 15km east of a smallish town called Bronkhorstspruit (which will not be on any old map but will be on more detailed ones).

    All of the above in Gauteng province.

    If you haven't done so, you can go check on my blog (URL in my signature) where I give a bit more information about these two photos, and where I put a few more, and in older posts also some other photos taken around here. You'll have to run the gauntlet of my dubious art though... ;-)

    Oh, no, wait, you can use the "photos" tag on the left, then you'll only get the posts with photos. Though I notice now that in some browsers there is something weird with the formatting so that large photos get cut off on their right side.

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    Cool photos.

    For all the gothic architecture fans. Here's the real thing.
    These photos were taken on small trip to the biggest gothic fortress of medieval Europe. It's situated in Malbork (north of Poland) and was founded by Teutonic Order in 1274.

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    Cool Farvus! They used red brick back then? I guess I'm used to all the stone and marble I saw in Italy...

    Here are some pics I took of Spiš Castle, in Slovakia. It's the largest castle in Central Europe, which is pretty much a code word for Slovakia and the Czech Republic, although I suppose it might include Hungary. Anyway it's big and it's a fun place to visit. Too bad it's in ruins. Apparently it was torched in the 19th Century for insurance money. Which is funny because now Slovak insurance companies are notorious for not paying...

    This castle is near Spišske Podhradie, which translates to "Under the Castle". Spiš is the region, so it's added to almost all the town names around here.
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    I have some pictures from last year in Turkey...

    The first one is appearently some sort of graves. Seems to be a lot of work to carry dead people all the way up there

    Second is the second largest ravine in Europe I think (except it's in Asia).

    And also a ghost town that used to belong to the greeks. But the population was swapped with a turkish town i Greece. Only the Greeks took their roofs with them, so the Turks didn't fancy staying there...
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    Vietnam man, shame so few of my photos really make decent ref for painting but still heres some.

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    Those pics of Vietnam and Turkey are incredible! I'd love to see more if you've got 'em.

    Here's a day trip I took with my son to the medieval, walled town of Levoča, near where I live. The church has the largest wooden altarpieces in central Europe. It's a great town to explore. I went during a fair, so I caught a glimpse of some dancers practicing on curtains. The last pics go along the wall of the town.

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    I guess some of these might make good refs. I shot them a while back in New York.



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    i think there might be something useful in my last summer's if youre looking for something from:

    greece/athens
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    France/Paris
    http://blog.koivistik.com/?p=91
    http://blog.koivistik.com/?p=85

    Army time (might be useful for some sci-fi sketches)
    http://blog.koivistik.com/?p=203

    Feel free to draw/manip them.
    and a few examples:
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