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Jan McCartney

Art photographer, Nikonian, Wordpresser, Artistic Googler, Lives in a Velvia world.
December 11, 2014 2 comments 1 shares 24 plus ones
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Rosie the shiba inu braves the tail end of the Nor'Easter for a few moments.

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December 10, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 12 plus ones
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Some traditional artwork based on an image taken in the neighbourhood with my iPhone in September and why I haven't been taking more photos. Acrylic on canvas, digital manipulation, oil pastel on mylar, pastel on watercolour. Some pieces are in a show at TSA this weekend.

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December 09, 2014 7 comments 10 shares 90 plus ones
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"Imagine" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist. It was a favourite spot of his and Yoko's.

About Strawberry Fields and the Imagine memorial in Central Park, New York City: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/strawberry-fields.html

In this Peace Garden, one can hope for a world without strife, war and conflict.

Musical accompaniment: John Lennon, "Imagine":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgYAHHkPFs

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/LHl8l enhanced in Topaz Impression Monet, inspired by +Vivienne Gucwa's fabulous images of NYC.

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November 29, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 16 plus ones
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The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't mind happiness
not always being
so very much fun
if you don't mind a touch of hell
now and then

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 
Excerpt: No. 11 from "A Coney Island of the Mind"

Image: Dream and Death from Neil Gaiman's "Sandman"

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November 29, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 8 plus ones
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from its foundations. The lost lake 
crumbling in the hands of brickmakers 
the floor of the ravine where light lies broken 
with the memory of rivers. All the winters 
stored in that geologic 
garden. Dinosaurs sleep in the subway 
at Bloor and Shaw, a bed of bones 
under the rumbling track. The storm 
that lit the city with the voltage 
of spring, when we were eighteen 
on the clean earth. The ferry ride in the rain 
wind wet with wedding music and everything that 
sings in the carbon of stone and bone 
like a page of love, wind-lost from a hand, unread.

Anne Michaels, 
"There is no city that does not dream"
My favourite poem about my city

Image from somewhere on Teh Interwebs, after Korngold's opera, "Die Tote Stadt".

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November 26, 2014 4 comments 1 shares 48 plus ones
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The incredible paintings of Gregory Thielker from his "Under the Unminding Sky" series.

http://www.gregorythielker.com/Under/unmindingsky.html

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November 18, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 12 plus ones
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iColorama update with Coherence filter on probably the first photo I took with my iPhone back in September.

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November 18, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 10 plus ones
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And this splendid musical accompaniment, Zucchero and Pavarotti sing "Va Pensiero" from Nabucco: Va Pensiero - Pavarotti @ Zucchero

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November 17, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 19 plus ones
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"Tierra del Fuego" for +Artistic Google's tour of Argentina, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

At the end of the earth, although there is a lot more going on further south. Although Tierra del Fuego was populated by the Yaghan circa 8,000 BC, it wouldn't have been important to Europeans until Magellan arrived in 1520, citing the fires of the aboriginals visible from the sea where the "Indians" were waiting in the forests to ambush his armada.

Now it's important for petroleum extraction, tourism, manufacturing, and Antarctic logistics.

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

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November 15, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 16 plus ones
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h/t +bojan maraz for this glass and stone piece by Ursula Maren-Fitz.

And a reprise of my waterfall photo taken in Niagara in September.

A life-long fascination with turquoise glass, one of my Rosebuds (from Citizen Kane).

More Maren-Fitz sculptures at http://www.fitzarte.de/objektGlas.htm

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