One of those soft yet mild overcast days in August when the low sea clouds come in over the land from the Mediterranean. In France we call it the ‘Marine’ pronounced Maran it brings damp dark weather that can last for up to two weeks in winter! Luckily in summer it’s short lived, tending to […]
Our Southern French countryside is dotted with these ancient stone windmill ruins. There must be hundreds but I’ve seen only a couple that have been restored. The backdrop being our black mountains, which help to protect our Mediterranean coastal plains from the worst excesses of the northern European winter cold.The field contains freshly planted vines, […]
This photo was taken on the way to Central Otago here in NZ on a freezing winters day. As you can see from the original (mouseover to see) it was an almost monochrome landscape. I used our Tarte Tatin and Antique Liaisons textures to add depth and then toned blue to reflect the cold feel.