Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wearing your heart on your... sky?

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Fence detail, Howth, Ireland (click to enlarge)

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You'll all be amused (and hopefully smile ruefully but empathetically) when I tell you that I spent an enormous amount of time trying to smooth out the mask of the heart element to avoid those little jagged bits on the inside before I finally realized that they weren't sloppy masking - they were paint drips from the last time it had been painted! Like with actual paint and a paintbrush! Sheesh...
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And if you'll permit me to be a bit of a pest a little while longer, have you starred my Artists Wanted portfolio yet today? Yes? Thanks! No? That's okay, there's still time to do it now :). (Look
here if you haven't heard about the incredible photography contest I'm participating in. To "vote" for me all you need to do is click on the appropriate star (hint: the one on the far right is "fantastic"). That's it, it only takes a second, no registration or identifying details required, and will be very helpful in getting my portfolio in front of as many industry buyers and bigwigs as possible. Thanks so much for your help!)
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Visit Skywatch Friday for more skies from around the world.
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35 comments:

angie said...

I love the paint chipping off. :)

angie said...

Oops. YOu were talking about the top part of the heart. I love how the red looks on the base of the heart....not chipped....but not perfectly covering the surface. Looks so great.

Heckety said...

This is a wonderful image! I love the way metal weathers here, drips, chips, rust etc. Lotsa character!

Mojo said...

Rust is the great equalizer. You could say that the jaggies were the result of sloppy masking... just not yours.

And yeah, I had to give an empathic grin.

bj said...

You are so cute!
I knew it the minute I first saw the name of your blog, which, OF COURSE, made me think of the hula-hula island and then...saw YOUR island !! hahhhaa..PRICELESS..I love it.

Yes, ma'am...I have voted !!
Good good luck..and thanks for stopping by.
xo bj

Jew Wishes said...

What a beautiful and heart-stopping image, Robin! I love the texture blends.

bj said...

Just to say I took your button home with me and suggested everyone come over and VOTE...! :)

Robin said...

That's so sweet of you BJ - thank you!

Rob Inukshuk said...

I heart this pic!

Daryl said...

OH my ... love hearts of all kinds and this sky .. the texture is a perfect compliment!..

EG Wow said...

Nice one, Robin!

Sylvia K said...

I, too, love hearts and this one is perfect, Robin! Beautiful capture! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Gizelle said...

classic! Voted your portfolio too! Have a lovely weekend!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

nice one..goodluck in the competition!

Al said...

Very intriguing photograph, I like it a lot. I'll be sure to visit your portfolio and vote :)

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy it must be living beneath. Please have a wonderful Friday.

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Carver said...

I love the way this shot looks. Details like this one make such good photographs.

eden said...

What a beautiful heart. I love the rusty look of it.

Have a great weekend.

J Bar said...

Great subject for your shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jientje said...

I love that rusted look!

Regina said...

Really nice! Great perspective.
Happy weekend.

Joyful said...

Very nice!

Kcalpesh said...

Really cool composition! :-)

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Spiderdama said...

Great detail and picture!
Wish you a blessed weekend:-)

Laura said...

I'm always drawn to dripping paint and the wear and tear of life viewed on objects...ok, and people too...makes it all so interesting. shabbat shalom :)

VaQueenBee said...

Very cool pic! I like the "rustic" look of the heart.

quilly said...

This is wonderful. The imperfection of the heart is what makes it perfect.

Ann said...

This spiral shape, we call the Koru in New Zealand is our national icon.

bichonpawz said...

Great looking heart! They had some pretty amazing fence detail over there in Ireland!!

shibori girl said...

Hi Robin,

I've been slow to get around here in Blogland, since returning from vacation. Looks like lots going around here... BEAUTFIUL photos of doorways and gates. Love them!

Kate

ilovepink1078 said...

I like this scroll that form into heartshape. Happy weekend.
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Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot.

ρομπερτ said...

Just voted your amazing portfolio. Please have a wonderful start into the new week.

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This Eclectic Life said...

I'm voting! Hope all is going well. I love that heart ... it's awesome just as it is.

Sandy said...

You have a wonderful eye and I love the metal work images.