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February 12th, 2009
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Soft as stone



Oamaru stone is soft. It can be worked with woodworking tools, but is easier to carve than wood, because it lacks that pesky grain.


Power!


Unfinished business?






Has to be touched.




Works in progress at the Soft as Stone 2009 Sculpture Symposium.

I need an opinion or several. Do you guys like these multi-image posts? Are they too long? Would you prefer fewer pictures? More pictures? The same pictures split over several days? Please tell me what you think.

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From:janetmiles
Date:February 12th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
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I like both kinds -- a single picture or a series of pictures that are thematically related.
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From:wcg
Date:February 12th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
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I do like the multi image posts, but I think they make a nice exception to your general trend of single images.
From:siliconshaman
Date:February 12th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
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The multi-image posts are fine one in a while, if you're doing a theme like this one.
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From:sarahdotcom
Date:February 12th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
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I like multi image posts. If you're just posting one image I wouldn't mind if you *didn't* put it behind a cut.
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From:madshutterbug
Date:February 12th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Consider. You are always polite, putting your images behind a cut for the bandwidth-challenged amongst us. Which, on week-end days, includes myself.

This in itself speaks softly but waves that proverbial big stick.

I enjoy posts both ways. If one has a theme photo-essay to post, the photo-essay is telling the story. Simply one image does not convey the entire story.

In a slightly different vein (pun intended) my father was a sculptor. While he preferred wood, he worked in many mediums including stone. There are some stones exhibiting softness characteristics on our side of the Big Pond, but I do not recall them having that white-ness that Oamaru Stone shows.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:February 13th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
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Unfortunately Oamaru stone is only that white when it is fresh cut. You can get a surface sealant that turns it a fairly pleasant light golden yellow colour, but if left untreated it weathers to a rather manky grey.
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From:peterfitz
Date:February 12th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
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I like them just fine as long as they're behind a cut. But then I live on super-speedy cable broadband, so massive data flow doesn't really affect me much.
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