Visual Assignment 1674 asks us to, “Make a collage of five pictures from your favorite vacation destinations.” I went a little bit beyond five, but the vacation was so much fun and had so much to see!
I took advantage of all the villagers being on holiday somewhere else during The Prisoner episode 7, “Many Happy Returns”. Wandering the Village, I paused the video (in Windows Media Player, of all things!) at the various photo opportunities, then used the Snipping Tool to capture the scenes. Once enough snapshots were accumulated, I used GIMP to make a collage. The “My Village Vacation” title was created in Word (where my Village font works), saved as a pdf, then opened as a layer in GIMP, sized and placed. Once all the layers were merged together, I still needed to crop the overall image to eliminate some misalignments around the edges.
Wandering around a deserted village has been one of those long-remembered childhood fantasies. Even more grandiose would be a deserted Earth! I used to daydream (about age 12) about being the last person on Earth, able to go anywhere I wanted because of all the abandoned cars and fuel and food.
Two credit units!