Mandarin Orange Monday 65

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A Memorial to Soldiers

An unusual, stark white building stands near the entrance of Callan Park, which was once the site of a psychiatric hospital. Certain sections, the buildings with peaceful views of the bay, once housed traumatised soldiers from both World War 1 and World War 2. I remember walking past and seeing the men sitting looking out at the water when we first moved to the area. It was a sad sight, but hopefully, they were being well looked after.

This memorial was built for them.

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1. Straight from camera. Cropped.

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2. Straight from camera image. Cropped.

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3. Straight from camera. Cropped .

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4. Straight from camera. Cropped.

Linking to NF Inspiring Photography/Catching the Light

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6.Straight from camera. Cropped.

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7. Photoshop Selective Colour Changes. Nik Color Efex – Glamour Glow and Cross Balance.

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8. Photoshop Hue/Saturation Changes and Selective Colour changes.Photoshop FilterGallery – Poster Edges.

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9. Photoshop Selective Colour changes and PS Filter Gallery – Dark Strokes (Vivid Light)

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10.Nik Color Efex – Cross Balance. PS Filter Gallery – Accented Edges. Nik Color Efex – Polaroid Transfer

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12. Topaz Clean Filter – Cartooned. Nik HDR Efex. Nik Color Efex – Bi Color, user defined.

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13. Play. Combination of 4 and 5.

Linking to NF Abstract

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Thanks everyone for your art last week. We actually had 50 this time! I had a busy week, so I apologise for being so late getting back to you. But I believe I did manage to visit everyone eventually. It is surprising..and sometimes annoying…how non art/blog parts of your life get in the way sometimes:) I must say that a lot of those times are good times too though and just make it fuller.  And it means only one post this week!

So, once again, welcome Mandarin Orange Monday 65:)

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17 thoughts on “Mandarin Orange Monday 65

  1. This is a heart rendoring story and pictures … I am reading a book about WWII now and my heart aches for what these men have gone through … and our souldiers today in the Middle East. I pray that man will find a way to solve problems without going to war … That said, as I look at the world we are living in now, we seem to be gettin worse instead of better. As for your art it is beautiful … even more so knowing what it is. I love what you have done with the textures of the buildings … it almost sybolizes the difficulties of the men who have stayed there. Love this post … very moving 🙂

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  2. heisann Lori!

    A good idea, have a walk today and join BSW … sorry for not being commenting so much lately. I try to do my best, but run out of time now and then… Have a nice walk ;:OD)

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