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Old Nov 5, 2010, 4:09 PM   #1
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I hope this pic posts ok. Ive wanted to do something with this pic for a while. Its my favorite seagull shot and my favorite poem. High Flight by John Gillespie Macgee Jr. I hope you can enjoy it. C&C welcome.
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Old Nov 6, 2010, 12:42 AM   #2
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Well done Bynx, a little art in you also me thinks. I find the only thing I personally might consider is a little more contrasting color in the writing against the background. It is not bad as it is,, it is just kind of hard for me to read as I am getting older and my eyesight is not as good as it used to be.

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A favorite of mine also. The poem touches the soul of all fliers, I think, and your accompanying images do it justice. Like Frank, my old eyes have some trouble with the text, though I don't really need to read the words.

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Thanks guys. At the small size presented on the monitor the type isnt that easy to read. But Bickham Script is my favorite typestyle and wanted an excuse to use it. Its such a great poem that touches so many and written by a 19 year old kid who would never get to grow any older. A kid who did more in his short years than I have done in mine.
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Difficult to read (and understand given my poor English) but the image and design work nice.
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I imagine that the text softness has a lot to do with the conversion to web viewing. By the time this is sold in stores for framing in a 24"x36" format it will be easy to read.
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Old Nov 6, 2010, 9:11 AM   #7
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Here are the words at 55% of the original size.
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nice work bynx well presented and the layout works i also like the faded portrait
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Thanks Bynx for the enlargement, it is truly inspiring. I believe the bickham script works wonderfully with the feeling of the piece, great choice, outstanding overall composition. I rarely get emotional, but found a tear welling in the corner of my eye as I read this.

Rats, now I am having to explane to the grandkids why the computer is making me sad......
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Old Nov 7, 2010, 10:37 PM   #10
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The words alone are powerful. But to think they came from a 19 year old who died shortly after he wrote that gives them even more significance to me. Thanks hkmp. I know how you feel.
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