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Posted by Dave Bull at 12:11 AM, May 22, 2007

Continued from [River in Summer - 9] | Starting point of the thread is [River in Summer]

Haven't posted an update for a couple of days, but there has been plenty of work getting done! Here are a couple of snapshots of the growing stack of colour blocks. (Not great photos ... it's kind of late this evening, and it would be better to shoot these by natural light instead of under the flash, but anyway, this should serve to give an idea ... )

Six pieces of wood so far, covering most of the greenery and the rocks (more to come later for the water ...), carved on both sides (2nd photo shows them flipped over). Not all of these are actually finished; if you look closely here and there (click for enlargements), you will see quite a few areas that still need finishing work in places. I do it this way - getting them all to roughly the same stage together - so that it will be easier to compare back and forth when doing that final trimming/cutting.


The thread continues in [River in Summer - 11] ...


Following comment posted by: Marc Kahn on May 22, 2007 4:16 AM

Hi Dave,

Thank you for sharing the process with us. I find it to be very interesting.

I'm thinking that you are probably working from a photograph. Is that the case? If so, could you post that here. I think it would be interesting to look closely at the transition from photo to print... how you go about it; what is lost; what is gained.


Following comment posted by: Dave on May 22, 2007 8:55 AM

you are probably working from a photograph. Is that the case?

As you can guess from the 'realistic' aspects of the image, I have indeed used my camera to help me 'set up' the design.

And I will certainly be showing it ... but not just yet. Here's the scenario that I hope (!) will unfold:

  • David gets the print finished, and shows it here.
  • It looks wonderful; look how well he caught the morning light!
  • Applause, applause ...
  • Dave then shows some photos of the original scene.
  • The world gasps in amazement - how did he get such a wonderful print from such a prosaic image?

In reality, my print will neither be as wonderful as that, nor is the scene quite so boring. But anyway, that's my little game ... :-)

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