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Apples

These very small and very scruffy apples came from a roadside tree, I’d picked them hoping they’d be sour as I had intended making a savoury chilli jelly,  I discovered however that  they’re sweet with very tough skins….definitely not for eating but they made good jelly. I liked how they looked in front of my […]


The Bull on the Hill

This was taken on one of those hot summer days early in the morning when there was thick fog in the valleys. We were travelling to inland Otago via a road known as the Dunstan Trail which was used by the early settlers and miners heading to the Dunstan goldfields in the 1860’s. We were […]


sweet peas

These sweet peas were growing over a neighbours fence and I appropriated a few flowers on my way past for photographic purposes. *notes to self to remember to plant some seeds next year*. Processed as follows: Curves layer to adjust the contrast Archival canvas @ multiply 67% Shargreen Bone @ soft light 100% Apple Blush […]


Life on the edge

Back on a misty autumnal day I visited this Roman excavation site, I’ve written about it before in Pines in the Mist This image is from the top of that hill overlooking the famous l’oppidum d’Enserune, a UNESCO protected medieval cartwheel farm system, here, totally obscured by the sea mist. See Here And that’s Martine […]


winter wheat treescape

Another AutopanoPro merge of two portrait formatted landscapes. I’ve left the base showing where I had a missing bit to clone in. Shot as the sun was setting behind riverbank trees. The first copies of the shot were treated to give a Painterly effect.. Then treated with the following textures: Apple Blush ~ opacity ~ […]


the winter group

The other day on our freezing beach. Shot with my 75-300mm zoom lens, this scene was captured from a great distance of a neighboring beach. Because its from a distance the people look much closer together than they were! Not shown on my base image are a line of fishing rods and a fisherman sat […]


morning mist

I was emailed a few weeks ago, asking how to create a mist effectwith textures. My tardy answer is now shown here (sorry Bob!) This image was captured on the mountains last January.I’d not used these particular images because although I shot them in raw, It still had blown out areas.However, with our new textures […]


Moon tree ~ Bonne année !

From Jill and I we’d like to wish you all a gilded Bonne année!Its funny how the best shots are never planned!Yesterday, as it was sunny, I went for a drive in search of fresh images.Its continually maddening that all the best views are from our motorways and they are impossible to access without doing […]


Geraniums

I’ve kept this one back a few months because it was a first try-out with the as then unpublished; Lost Void & Lime Plaster textures.Its just a shot of Geraniums & ivy on our north facing window ledge.They caught the sunlight glancing off the stone house windows opposite.I liked the way this texture combination gives […]


Christmas Roses

It’s Christmas eve here in New Zealand and my Christmas preparations are largely complete thank goodness!! In some ways I envy you northern hemisphere people your winter Christmas celebrations. As well as preparing for Christmas we have to cope with organising summer holidays as most people take their annual leave after Christmas, the end of […]


fishing trip

On Sunday afternoon just to curb the midwinter ‘Cabin fever’ we drove up towards the mountains. The light was clear and the air was crisp, but this time I diverted, hung a left and drove to ‘Lake Salagou’.Normally its a tourist nightmare, being the biggest and most famous lake in our area of the languedoc, […]


Abundance

Some more roses from my garden, these ones sadly have almost finished flowering and being “old roses” only flower the once each season, but they more than make up for that with the abundance of blossom and wonderful fragrance.I grew the bush from a cutting I’d appropriated from our local historic cemetery 🙂 After my […]


Bust and tree

On the same day but taken just before the last ‘Reflected Light’ posting. This is inside our Beziers Park of the poets, decorated with many stone carved busts. Its made up of two pictures, merged in photoshop, as my Autopanopro was playing up!A more finished/textured version of this image is on my Flickr site. As […]


Flypaper Textures: Cow on the Hill

We visited our “hut” in the country during the weekend, it’s situated beside a river in the midst of farmland so we had sheep over one fence, someone making hay in the paddock over the river and over the road there was a large herd of dairy cows. I processed this lady with Flypaper Textures […]


ape

Whilst on the way to the beach yesterday, with a slight sea mist over the vineyards.I came across this derelict farmhouse in a sea of golden vines.‘Chasse Gardee’ I’m told, means strictly licensed hunters only. Apple Blush – Soft Light Opacity @ 29%Raw Linen – Overlay Opacity @ 100%Necropolis – Overlay Opacity @ 39%Caramel Soft […]


Leave only Footprints…

Hot off the camera….Taken on a lovely walk on the beach this evening -there was some dramatic storm light and the sea looked amazing and even if my photos didn’t do the scene justice, it was great just to be there. This one looked okay before but I thought I’d see what I could do […]


Feeding Out

This was taken on our way to inland Otago in the middle of winter, at the time, the area was in the midst of a spell of hoar fross and there was freezing fog and a thick covering of ice on most things. It was very cold as you might imagine but so beautiful especially […]


Three routes into mist

Another misty ‘Canal du Midi’ shot, just west of Beziers,our famous local French Atlantic coast to the French Mediterranean sea connection. One of the main reasons for its being built was to avoid having to sail around Spain.Because just over two hundred years ago those pesky Spanish Pirates were quite a problem!This in turn brought […]


Daisies

Flowers are my easy option when it comes to photos, they stay still -well the ones inside do anyway, don’t talk back and go well with textures and today I felt like an easy photo to process after several aborted attempts with other photos.I started off adding one texture to this and ended up using […]


A view from a Roman Bridge


Clematis

I put my wonderful but neglected macro lens on this morning and went for a quick expedition round my garden. This Clematis montana is in full bloom, and the flowers were sparkling with droplets after overnight rain. I processed this one by duplicating the background layer and then blurring it using the lens blur filter, […]


Barge through the mist

Another from my misty day shoot!This time along our famous Beziers ‘Canal du Midi’, built by Paul Riquet The most famous son of our city of Beziers. It connects the French Atlantic West-coast with the French Mediterranean, a huge feat of civil engineering for its time. This barge appeared out of the dark mist, looming […]


Pines in the mist

A rare misty day in our part of the world.These mists are so far and few I have to dash out with my camera!This picture was taken on a strange atmospheric hill that sticks out of the old sea marshes, or ‘Etang’ in French.It now rises out of a sea of golden vineyards. On top […]


the sea bobber!

As requested, we now start to tackle live subjects!This image is from a shoot with a charming Danish Family.Its hard to believe that just a month ago we were still sea bathing! I don’t recommend standing in the sea with an expensive camera, but if that’s what it takes to get a natural shot, who […]