Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New store for calendars and t-shirts.

A new online store has been set up at Zazzle to enable the purchase of some of our products. We've placed many of our popular calendars here, including several volumes of "Ducks in Flight" and "Whitetail Deer." All of these feature exciting wildlife photography. Also, some of our most popular waterfowl t-shirt designs have been uploaded and more are on the way. These designs are all created from our photographs of ducks in flight. The Zazzle store allows purchasers to customize many of these designs with their own text, such as slogans or names.

create & buy custom products at Zazzle

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wooden Boat Art-2

This image of a speeding wooden boat was created by applying some special effects to a color photograph. The goal was to create an image that resembled a charcoal drawing. Two different artistic filters were blended together with the computer. One filter added most of the shading but lacked the desired detail. The second filter brought back some of the detail but with noticeable loss of the shading. Careful blending of the two allowed the important characteristics to remain.
The boat, PALM BEACH DAYS, was built by Mark Mason of New England Boat & Motor. It is a reproduction of a 1923 Ditchburn racer and identical to the Gold Cup champion EL LAGARTO. We photographed her at speed in the St. Clair River near Algonac, Michigan.