Wednesday, January 02, 2008

ABC Wednesday - X is for Xania

Xania aka Chania aka Hania is a city in the West of Crete. For an explanation of how it comes to bear three names see this post on the excellent blog A Lemon Tree Of Our Own.



I've already posted a series of sixty photos of Crete at Crete 2006
and a different series of thirty photographs on my photoblog Sithenah beginning with Landau in El Venizelou Square, Chania, which is the location of the first of these four charcoal renditions.



This one shows my wife, Christine and I comfortably seated behind Georgious.



A mixture of ancient and modern walls in Xania.



and finally the lighthouse at the entrance to the Venetian harbour.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Ackworth Born! Did you do these charcoal drawings? They are really terrific! Crete sure would be an amazing place to visit. Happy New Year to you!
    :)

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  2. The charcoals were created from my original photos using PaintShop Pro.
    Photos with a good bit of contrast work quite well - I first tried the technique when a magazine editor wanted some b&w illustrations.
    In the end, the editor chose to use some other ones so these seemed ideal to use here, rather than more photos.

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  3. Congratulation - that was my favourite. I did not dare use because of the uncertainty of the spelling. I was there the in thr first week of September, and it won't be the last. Recommended.


    Creative use of extrusion!

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  4. I imagine these charcoal drawings in your home, reminding you of treasured moments. They're wonderful - and so unique in the presentation of X today.

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  5. Oh, now after reading the comments I see how you did those "charcoals". I must play at something like this myself - but sadly it won't be of scenes from Crete.

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  6. Nice effects on the photos, very creative. Happy New Year.

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  7. Beautiful.....I really like how you made them look like charcoal....obviously you are a pro!!....good "X"

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  8. These look like rubbings. Very cool effect.

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  9. What an amazing "X" post! Beautiful images...I'm going to have to play around with that technique.

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  10. Very creative to have these charcoal renditions of your original photos. I like the drawing of you and your wife on the carriage the best.

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  11. Magnificient charcoal pictures. Very well done. Great post for the letter X.

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  12. Hi Ackworth Born!, this is such an interesting post. I learn new thing from your blog again and thanks for nice post on ABC wednesday. Moreover, you process beautifully and very interesting.

    Cheers
    DSM

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  13. Hi

    You have created very nice pictures. Is there something that a computer can't do? A lot of things, lucky for us!!!!!!!!

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  14. I really like these renditions. Great post

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  15. really nice work, you've inspired me to make some of my own

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