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Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW Australia

Posted by barbara on March 12, 2017

Transforming a quick sketch into something of gravitas!
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South Sea Islands and the Supercargos

Posted by barbara on November 12, 2016

In 1915 my grandfather took a 'gap year' of sorts when he joined up with the Burns Philp shipping company and steamed to the South Sea Islands, including the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu).
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Picturing the Bathurst to Ophir (NSW Australia) back road

Posted by barbara on November 5, 2016

The discovery of gold north-east of Orange in 1851 triggered a massive influx of fortune hunting miners from across the globe. 165 years later, my task is to wrangle some 'gold' from a WACOM sketch via a range of Photoshop Filters.
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Bush Stone-curlews in plain sight

Posted by barbara on October 15, 2016

We were driving to a beach north of Cairns when a family gathering of unusual looking stationary birds caught my eye. What bird is that?
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From Cairns to Kuranda and beyond

Posted by barbara on October 8, 2016

A magnificent piece of infrastructure, the rail line to Kuranda and beyond defied the tableland.
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Using the diverse range of Photoshop Filters is a great way to make an original piece of digital artwork go that much further while showing how changes in intensity and saturation can improve the creation's appeal.
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Picturing the Grose Valley, Blue Mountains National Park

Posted by barbara on October 2, 2016

Having fun with Photoshop's Filters, putting a modest digital graphic through its paces. Photoshop magic!
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During a short window of opportunitity in the early 1800s, Aboriginal people fashioned a new kind of existence, clinging onto their country where their presence was tolerated by the Europeans who'd usurped their lands.
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How many Australians have visited the Hume Dam, a nation building project completed in 1936 to regulate the Murray River's history of floods and droughts?
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Arguments aside re the impact of Barangaroo's high rise buildings on public space, this harbourside precinct is an enduring tour de force.
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