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Neodigital Art |Update Thirteen


My first picture today is a little unusual and the view through the entrance to a church. I like this picture and it shows a nice church off, quite well. When you are looking for views, look for the unusual shot. In this case it’s through the archway to the church and shows part of both.

You can see a similar effect with this next picture:

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I’ve gone from an historic church to a graffiti filled concrete tunnel passing under a motorway, but they both have their good points! We can see the contrast here between the ugliness  of the man-made tunnel and the beauty of nature outside.

The river close by looked like it was in the middle of the English Countryside rather than an urban river that is largely undiscovered.

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This is a picture by Simon James and this one is the kind of thing people associate with England.


I’m fairly sure this was taken this week in Droitwich, in the county of Worcestershire

Finally, another nice picture of Droitwich:


Simon travelled down to Droitwich to take his picture but my final picture I simply snipped off Street view and then added a little contrast and warmth using Windows Live Photo gallery. I like it and I saved on fuel for the car! Look for Victoria square, Droitwich on Street view, otherwise it puts you outside the town. If you look for the Post Code WS10 it takes you to Park Lane, near where I live!

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9 responses

  1. Grannelle

    Pretty stuff, dude! Part of the appeal, for me, in the graffiti tunnel was the range of color throughout the composition. Remind me again what type camera, lens, etc., you’re using?

    6, July 2011 at 6:29 pm

  2. Hi Greg,

    It’s a fairly inexpensive bridge camera, nothing fancy for my art! lol. It’s a Fuji Film S5600. I tried to make a point in this blog. It isn’t the camera or the photograph that’s important in Neodigital but we need photographs suitable for manipulation into art. Simon James drove over 100 miles to take photographs and I used one of his. He thought the other one was his too; but I simply snipped that off Streetview and manipulated it! I am using one of his in a before and after next week though and that one is more artistic.

    Thanks for dropping by and the comment. No one likes being first to comment and so I appreciate every one!

    6, July 2011 at 7:34 pm

  3. Mike,

    The first picture of church you show is really unusual and quite special.Church I see in the place I stay is always modern.
    I think the one also looks like a garden,right?Nice,quiet and shows the feel of classical.
    Where is it?

    7, July 2011 at 2:28 am

  4. Hi Ricelin,

    The church is St Paul’s in the town where I live. I’m not sure how old it is. The oldest church here is thought to be up to 800 years old. Many churches have closed, been demolished or have been converted to temples for other religions. I think St Paul’s has recently had the stonework cleaned. I also took a photograph through the arch the other way and that shows a line of cars that had just come off the motorway queuing at the traffic lights! I did give the Post Code for this area in England so you can look around using Streetview! Unusual angles a views give us really interesting pictures. I think next weeks should be more interesting because I’m thinking of doing a ‘before’ and ‘after’ on one of the pictures.

    Thanks again for visiting. Your site is really good. I like Chinese culture.

    7, July 2011 at 9:24 am

    • Mike,

      Thanks for your nice reply and now I am looking forward to your ‘before’ and ‘after’ picture~
      And,happy that you like my site of Chinese culture,welcome here and hope you would enjoy more!

      8, July 2011 at 2:29 am

  5. All of these pictures are amazing, I can appreciate the artistry of your graffiti picture but it stirs an emotion in me of frustration at vandalization. But that’s what artists aim for, isn’t it? Stirring the emotions.

    The peace of the river and the charm of the buildings evoked more fond emotions for me.

    Thanks for a ride on your emotional roller coaster! Your work is fantastic. 🙂

    8, July 2011 at 6:11 pm

  6. I liked the joke in this blog. Simon drives to Droitwich to get pictures and I snip one from Google Streetview! 🙂 Graffiti is annoying it ruins some shots. Simon dislikes me talking to the kids we suspect of doing it too! He thinks we might get mugged for the cameras!

    8, July 2011 at 10:03 pm

  7. I love how you explain the photo and how you chose your shot. It is always good to look at the world in various ways.

    10, July 2011 at 4:11 pm

  8. Hi Sally,

    Thanks for visiting, I’m glad you like the photos – you can find some on photos on Streetview!

    10, July 2011 at 5:45 pm

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