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Drawing from the Bell tower of Giralda Cathedral, Sevilla.

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Here’s a drawing from the top of Giralda Cathedral. The view from the top is spectacular, and overlooks a couple of domes with stone roofs.
I’ve decided to build a stone dome over my house. If you see some rocks that would look good on my roof, please let me know.
On another note, the rocks used for stonehenge were moved 250 miles to the site. I’ve got an idea! let’s move some giant rocks 250 miles today!
This drawing was done with a fountain pen, and then smeared with coffee. It was drawn in a new micro size Moleskin Book which I bought in Barcelona.

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La Giralda y la Catedral

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Here’s a quick sketch from the Cathedral in Sevilla. We climbed to the top a few weeks ago. The tower has a ramp instead of steps to reach the top. I recommend. The Giralda Cathedral is the largest gothic church in Europe.
Sevilla is a beautiful city lost somewhere in time. Ancient moorish buildings mixed in with great shops and restaurants. We took the train to Granada and spent a day at the Alhambra.

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Mr Panoramaman photo of Cazenovia, NY

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I’ve been shooting Panorama photos for a number of years but have never had more fun than the new stitching factor in Photoshop CS3. In fact, it has taken over my life.
I try to go out every day and shoot.
There are some drawbacks with storage, cameras, printing etc. but most have been overcome. I have 13 terrabytes of storage here in the studio and more CF flash cards than most Best Buy Stores.
If you haven’t tried it yet, try this: CS3 photoshop> File> Automate> photomerge> choose open files> Voila!
Then I tone map the images using Photomatix to bring out the lights and darks a bit more.
Take a look at http://www.mrpanoramaman.com
The long image above is about 48 inches wide and nearly a gig in size. It’s made up of 34 individual photos.

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Finished Adirondack Gazebo with fresh snow.

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Well here’s the finished gazebo that my helper and I finished a few weeks ago. It’s made of Cedar, so it will last a long long time. We built the roof of Cedar too.
We made a couple of test arbors to figure out the joining of the logs and cut everything with a band saw. After awhile we were able to “guess” the angles and rough test fit the logs together. Then retrim the logs to fit.
In the spring, I plan to put the rest of the trees in and the vines on the arbors and trellises. My goal is to get the property to look more like a park. Besides, it’s a good hobby working in the fireswamp. I’m going to start work on large R.O.U.S.’s made out of topiary next. ( Rodents of unusual size.) Stay tuned.
This photo is made of 4 photos stitched together, then tone mapped in Photomatix.

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Ant Edna Takes a Vacation book concept

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This is a character and book concept that I recently developed. When you get a chance please visit http://www.antedna.com and drop me a note. Isn’t Edna pretty?
Roger De Muth

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For the birds.

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For the birds.

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Adirondack Style Pagoda for the Fire Swamp.

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When you look at something long enough, eventually the plan becomes so obvious that you wonder why you didn’t see it earlier. “What the hell does that mean?”
Ideas and plan for arbors and Chinese Pagoda to be built in the Fire Swamp.
See earlier post for an explanation.

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Plan for the Fire Swamp.

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About 5 years ago, we purchased the property across the street from our home.
Someone before us bulldozed all the trees and left them in a huge clump and then tried to burn them. Dirt and stumps don’t burn well.
Anyway, we cleaned it up and took 16 dump truck loads of stumps away.
Here is one of the dozens of drawings I’ve done and the plan. It is turned 90 degrees from the panoramic photo below of the site.
In the drawing on the top right is a R.O.U.S. (rodent of unusual size) as my homage to the ‘Princess Bride’ -one of my favorite movies. I’d like to make large topiary rats and place them thoughout the woods some day.
After I do a million drawings of something, I know it intimately, and can proceed with the construction. I culled cedar trees from the property to build the chinese pagoda and arbors. Fall is a good time to start Chinese Pagodas in New York State. Good Feng Shui.
I must have a lot of time on my hands, or forgotten how to sleep. Sleep is for wimps anyway. Stay tuned.

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New lift the flap book by Roger De Muth

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Here’s my newest book that should be on the shelves in September. It’s won the Wacky Award from Publisher’s Weekly!
Here’s a clip from the publisher’s Weekly: Most Impassioned Plea to Embrace Vegetarianism:
Please Don’t Eat Me by Roger DeMuth, in which a fish begs not to become an entreĆ© (Blue Apple)
For autographed copies, please email me, or check your local book store.

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Oak Tree, Joan Green’s Garden

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I shot 1500 pictures of Joan Green’s Garden recently for a book project I’ve been working on. This is an oak on her property. I stole the neighbors views to shoot this image. It’s a composite photograph made up of dozens of images stitched together.
The garden is incredible, and was recently on the Open Days Garden Conservancy tour along with my own garden. She sets a new standard in garden care.
Try this when you get a chance: Photoshop CS3> file> automate> photomerge , you’ll like it. It changed the way I shoot photos. Take a look: www.mrpanoramaman.com

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