Good title for this!
what sort of processing are you using here?
Thanks for commenting … The PP incorporates a few Affinity tools but is mostly based about an old plug-in from Topaz that is no longer available unless you already had bought it … Not sure the tool used there is available in any of the later TOPAZ software. It basically allows me to control the large and fine detail of the file that gives the results shown ...
I came to this image actually by first seeing someone's comments, including a sample of shot of museum visitors, to illustrate what someone called "Norman Rockwell processing".
And I was puzzled, because this above image was NOT included in the conversation, and there was talk of a leash and a puppy...
Imagine my puzzlement while looking at an image of a museum visit with clearly no leash and no puppy...
Ah, the wonders of forum interaction...
But anyway, I got to this image and apart from (yes) the particular processing, what strikes me most is how you framed this image to have the two main characters really at the edges of the frame, and pulling in different directions, as if both of them want to escape from the photo frame. I like that idea.
Thanks for stopping by and the comment, Roel …. I think my comment to Linda is all I have to say about the picture or the processing … As to how these discussion go on .. I try to not include pictures with my response unless they contribute to the conversation.. As to keeping up with any conversation - that can become difficult and time consuming once these threads get longer than two pages and I often neglect to comment as a result hoping a “like” tells the story … For this site I thought the way “Weekly” used the forum as the tread was better as it kept the conversations about each picture together …. It usually didn't work with “C&C” as this thread tends to keep the tribe closer together and “Weekly ultimately moved back to DPR for the same reason, apparently … And, now, of course, with the reworking of the forums that is no longer a desirable solution either ..
But then again I never know if anyone reads any of this so ..
A permanent water hole at the base of Uluru, central Australia.
I'm assuming there must be desert all around this special place? How far away from "civilisation" is it ?
It depends on what you mean by civilization. Yulara is a purpose built tourist town to service Uluru. There is approx 25km between them. Population of Yulara varies seasonally. Staff plus tourists - maybe 2000 people. The closest city is 500km away. Alice Springs. Population. 31000. After that we took over 1000km between Yulara and towns of any size. Yulara has an airport that can handle international flights. Most visitors stay 2-3 days ie, turn over rate is very high.
There is an indigenous community of about 300 people who live in a township close to Uluru but closed off to visitors.
The area around Yulara is technically desert but it isn't barren sand country, although there are areas of sand dunes. There are lots of plants, trees and grasses and the area can be flooded. The plants have adapted to deal with twenty year droughts and high salt levels in the soils.
It seems to me that this photo of this woman is a self-portrait (that is you! isn't). In any case, I have to say that I consider your photos to be among the most creative that I have found here and SimpleJoy who has a different approach of course.
Mike thanks for your extensive summary of bad events associated with the ship Batavia and its crew. However, I was not yet alive during that period and therefore do not feel responsible. Furthermore, apologizing is contemporary and understandable and the fact that this happens at government level can have mitigating effects between peoples and nations.
Absolutely no apologies are required from anyone. It certainly wasn't the fault of the government of the day either. The events are all about human nature at its very worst and best. What happened raises questions in real life similar to those explored by Golding in "The Lord of the Flies." For those who haven't read the story, try this www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y9H0SFfBj8
The Western Australian Maritime Museum in Broome has a very good display of artifacts from the wreck and the subsequent events on the island.
There were many ships that traveled between Holland and Indonesia at the time. The Batavia is mainly famous because of the events of the shipwreck. I'd be interested to know what details of the wreck are given with the replica of the ship today.
In response to the comments that the entire ship could be a little lighter, I complied. However, it does have an effect on the already given comments. "Terrible", what went wrong here is a mystery to me. Apparently the previously requested changes are not yet being worked on by the thread owner. But apparently it seems we can't have everything ;).