Powell Gardens 2019 Part 2

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Powell Gardens 2019 Part 2

Post by Roanoker » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:47 pm

My son admires one of the garden pools.
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The hummingbird and flower are made of 61,107 Lego bricks. (I took a picture of the sign.)
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A playground for little kids. We might see them at play in later pictures.
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This picture took a lot of time because I used the pen tool to cut away the too-busy background.
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Closer view of same.
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This cut-away effort was faster because I used the quick-selection tool. But it isn’t as precise.
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This tortoise and finch (on top) is made up of 23, 317 Lego bricks. The Lego Bricks presentation lasted from May 1 through July 28, 2019.
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Orange can be beautiful.
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Here is another cut-away, with a blown-up, small portion of the original image as background.
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This started out as a portrait-oriented image. I used a larger version of the flower’s leaves to fill in the sides.
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I expanded the sky upward to achieve a 4:3 aspect ratio from the 3:2 original.
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This wheelbarrow is only one part of a “crew” display containing 76,840 Lego bricks. I’ll show the rest of the display next time.
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Re: Powell Gardens 2019 Part 2

Post by Roanoker » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:44 pm

This Lego display was part of the scene including the wheelbarrow shown last time. The figures were life-sized.
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This peacock is made of 68,827 Lego bricks. I darkened everything but the peacock so you could see it better.
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What lake scene wouldn’t look better with purple pop flowers?
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You can’t go wrong with a lake, a bridge and trees.
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These rabbits are not made of Legos. They are a permanent fixture.
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I thought about cloning out the green goo on the lake. Just pretend it isn’t there.
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They are all vying for attention.
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Maybe a little tired.
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I have no idea what these things are, but they sure are pretty.
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Even the trees bloom in this place.
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Powell Gardens has a lot of benches, in case you want to sit for a while.
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This heron statue stands on the edge of a fountain’s waterfall. Because the background was ridiculously busy, I grabbed a 4:3 section of the still water and used it for a cleaner background. I cut away everything above the waterline except the heron and an oval, containing his shadow.
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Re: Powell Gardens 2019 Part 2

Post by Roanoker » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:22 pm

See how nicely purple flowers go with faded wood?
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They are nice even up close.
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One stands out.
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Hangin’ in there.
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Taking to water.
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Lakeside beauties.
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Standing alone.
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Another standout.
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At least one columbine is in focus.
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Another view.
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This dragonfly is made up of 27,788 Lego bricks.
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Cone flowers like to pull you in.
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Re: Powell Gardens 2019 Part 2

Post by normalthings » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:34 am

Roanoker wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:47 pm
My son admires one of the garden pools.
Image

The hummingbird and flower are made of 61,107 Lego bricks. (I took a picture of the sign.)
Image

A playground for little kids. We might see them at play in later pictures.
Image

This picture took a lot of time because I used the pen tool to cut away the too-busy background.
Image

Closer view of same.
Image

This cut-away effort was faster because I used the quick-selection tool. But it isn’t as precise.
Image

This tortoise and finch (on top) is made up of 23, 317 Lego bricks. The Lego Bricks presentation lasted from May 1 through July 28, 2019.
Image

Orange can be beautiful.
Image

Here is another cut-away, with a blown-up, small portion of the original image as background.
Image

This started out as a portrait-oriented image. I used a larger version of the flower’s leaves to fill in the sides.
Image

I expanded the sky upward to achieve a 4:3 aspect ratio from the 3:2 original.
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This wheelbarrow is only one part of a “crew” display containing 76,840 Lego bricks. I’ll show the rest of the display next time.
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Do you know how long the LEGO exhibit runs?

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Re: Powell Gardens 2019 Part 2

Post by Roanoker » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:01 am

Yes. The Lego Bricks presentation lasted from May 1 through July 28, 2019. I remember reading in a magazine that another presentation will take place from September 21 through October 20, 2019. It is "Fall Fling: Through the Looking Glass." Here is what their website says about it: "Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and into the magical world of Wonderland where things are not always as they seem! Enjoy an artistic display of nearly 800 pumpkins and other fall botanical favorites, arranged to tell the story of Alice and her topsy turvy trip into Wonderland." I was surprised to see how many events and presentations they have. Their web site is at https://powellgardens.org.

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Re: Powell Gardens 2019 Part 2

Post by Roanoker » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:22 pm

They don’t look like roses, but they are called shrub roses.
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Even spindly cone flowers are nice.
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Must be a relative.
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Roses, visiting the lake on their day off.
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Showoff tree.
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Orange is pretty.
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It looks like a dock, but no water.
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Marriage ceremonies take place in this little chapel.
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Trapped in a glass ball.
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My son is more interested in the sign than in the pretty tree.
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While I do sometimes blur backgrounds, the camera did it this time.
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This is a life-sized deer with her fawn. Along with the stag (to be shown next time) they are made of 84,442 Lego bricks.
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Re: Powell Gardens 2019 Part 2

Post by Roanoker » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:52 pm

This is the last batch of photos for Powell Gardens.

Here, we have the stag made of Lego bricks. The mom and fawn were shown last in the previous post.
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The flowers are real. The background and shadow are fake.
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This flower displays really nice color.
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A Lego butterfly. Let’s see. How many bricks? 39,708.
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Like aliens.
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You can’t hide from me!
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Where’s the lapel?
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Bold statement.
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This little guy is a permanent fixture in the garden.
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Right atcha!
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The birdbath and critters are made of 14,802 Lego bricks.
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Close-up of the critters. Isn’t the squirrel cute?
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