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Jan McCartney

Art photographer, Nikonian, Wordpresser, Artistic Googler, Lives in a Velvia world.
March 06, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 10 plus ones
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Doing some research for a textured acrylic painting, I came across the Toronto Stencil Archive - Martin Reis' fun album on Flickr. He has been documenting wall art since 1999.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinreis/sets/72157594416120413/

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March 03, 2015 2 comments 5 shares 14 plus ones
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"At the Capitoline Museum" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Tarted in Topaz Impression DaVinci, Nik Color Efex and Viveza.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/1xMVo

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February 08, 2015 1 comments 1 shares 17 plus ones
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"Take me to the river"  for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers of the world, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Went looking for Varanasi on Google Street View, but came across this. Bangladesh is starting to get good GSV coverage. This is the River Milik in Dhaka. Looks like a destination for these rickshaws...

Musical accompaniment by Talking Heads: "Take me to the river" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anjT71N4PGM

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/n5goP

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February 07, 2015 2 comments 4 shares 13 plus ones
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"Miss You" for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Listening to Anders Trentemøller's "Miss You" reminded me of a road trip up the Canadian west coast and onto the Alaska highway.  Here we are in Teslin, Yukon Territory, just south of the Nisutlin River Delta National Wildlife Area. Highlights are the Nisutlin Trading Post and the Yukon Motel & Restaurant.

A lot of time spent on bridges on this tour. They take you from one place to another. And you can never step in the same river twice.

Trentemøller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DUCKGyojpE

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/tLpAK

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February 06, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 14 plus ones
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"Storm Over Menai Strait" for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran 

The Menai Strait is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. The differential tides at the two ends of the strait cause very strong currents to flow in both directions through the strait at different times, creating dangerous conditions. One of the most dangerous areas of the strait is known as the Swellies between the two bridges. Here rocks near the surface cause over-falls and local whirlpools, which can be of considerable danger in themselves and cause small boats to founder on the rocks. Entering the strait at the Caernarfon end is also hazardous because of the frequently shifting sand banks that make up Caernarfon bar.

After Alex Colville: http://www.alexcolville.ca/gallery/alex_colville_1954_horse_and_train/

Musical accompaniment: Simon and Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-PNun-Pfb4

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/u6SLx

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February 06, 2015 4 comments 2 shares 26 plus ones
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"River of Tears" for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers of the world, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

New Orleans Ninth Ward

Musical accompaniment: 9 heartfelt minutes of slowhand Eric Clapton "River of Tears" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZgyx_lSakA

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/kh1qk

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February 01, 2015 2 comments 2 shares 11 plus ones
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"Bruges" for +Artistic Google's tour of BENELUX, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and myself, with our special tour guide +Hazel Caplen.

Musical accompaniment: Korngold "Die Tote Stadt" - "Glück, das mir verblieb" - sung by René Kollo and Carol Neblett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSzkJaNxBNQ

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/a4xRZ

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January 22, 2015 1 comments 1 shares 26 plus ones
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A chilly December day, rendered in Topaz Impression and Nik Color Efex. Digital sketch for a graphite wash painting.

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January 19, 2015 2 comments 3 shares 14 plus ones
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"Doorway to a Dream" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me, with our special guest curator for the BENELUX tour, +Hazel Caplen 

Inspired by +Chryssa Kotsanidou, I also visited the Musee d'Art Moderne in Luxembourg and found a door that ostensibly led to a workshop but if you take the blue pill, you end up somewhere in a dream.

Musical accompaniment: My favourite Mendelssohn - Venetian Boat Song op. 30 no. 6 in F sharp minor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re-eu9q_yUU

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/wKO1N

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January 16, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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The McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg is exhibiting "Vanishing Ice" from January 31 - April 26. The exhibition features photographs and paintings from alpine and polar landscapes from 1775 - 2012. Other installations and events at the gallery accompany the exhibit.

The image below is by David Buckland. It is an inkjet print of a projection on the wall of a glacier. 

Have a look at some of the intriguing images in the show:
http://www.mcmichael.com/vanishingice/images.html

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