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Posts Tagged ‘Autumn Painterly Pack’

Roses

  Thought it was time for some more roses to brighten up the blog pages. These are my old favourites Cecile Brunner which are looking particularly beautiful in the garden at the moment, I simply added an old open book et voila! In other news Nat from Webucator Photoshop Training has produced a wonderful and […]


Key

  It’s that busy spring season here in southern NZ  hence the lack of posts here on the blog (Paul has been busy too, slaving away over his scanner 🙂 ). And with it being spring, you’d have thought I’d be posting more photos of spring flowers and suchlike which are out in abundance at […]


Spoon

  It’s extraordinarily warm here in southern New Zealand today. It’s still technically winter and here we are wearing tee-shirts and sandals and with all the windows open….global warming or just a freakish weather pattern? It’s lovely but I’m sure winter will return shortly! Anyway, the photo….it was taken the other day, quickly too I […]


On the Beach

  We are so fortunate having such lovely beaches here in southern New Zealand and the fact that so many of them are so accessible and while I love deserted beaches, for my photos I like to have a human element. I tend to lag behind in my beach walks so I can get my […]


Fishing lures

  I’ve built up a collection of old tobacco tins over the years, they’ve mostly been acquired from the family fishing bags and workshops. In their post tobacco lives they’ve held such things as screws and tacks, sinkers and hooks and lures! They’re great to take photos of too. Useful things tins!! We’re often asked […]


An apple a day

  Continuing the fruity theme here today…. Usually I don’t set out with an idea in mind for a photo, I tend to improvise along the way, adding and subtracting components till I find something that works. I started with a plain apple, added plates and knives before settling on a plain partially peeled apple […]


One

  As we’ve often said, its the softer images that are the easiest to texture, that’s not to say that bright ones don’t work with textures, but overcast days with soft light are so much easier to work with. This photo was taken on the very last day of 2012, midsummer here in New Zealand […]


White rose

  Winter is starting to show itself here in southern New Zealand so to get my flower fix I had a trawl of my archives and found this rose which cried out for the additon of some texture. It’s a lovely easy recipe today utilising just two textures. Aqua Vita @ hard light 91% masked […]


Peninsula

  Yesterday afternoon we went for a quick drive out to Otago Peninsula and  got some much needed exercise walking up the hill to the Highcliff War memorial, it was a short but steep climb but the views from the top are wonderful and it was worth the walk. This is one of the shots […]


The Swimmer

swimmer

  We are enjoying a lovely hot summer here in southern New Zealand, it makes a change from last year when it was often overcast and cool. It was an especially hot day yesterday and the beach was the place to be, like many New Zealand beaches especially on a week day this one was […]


Iridescent

  I love finding forgotten images in my archives, I turned this one up yesterday, I think the red background of the original had put me off processing earlier. The shell in the photo was found on a local beach, they’re tiny, only a centimetre or so across but can be found in great numbers […]


Still life Photography Pears

  Here is my contribution for the texture chapter in Kevin Best’s wonderful new Still Life Photography ebook. Paul and I were given a selection of photos to choose from to texture and naturally I choose the pears! Read Paul’s previous post for more information about the book which comes highly recommended! Now the recipe […]


Apples

  I love taking photos of fruit and it doesn’t worry me if they’re a bit past their prime, I think all the wrinkles and spots add to the interest. These scruffy little specimens came from a tree growing beside a road which probably undoubtedly started life as an apple core thrown from the car […]


Dance

  It’s midwinter here in New Zealand and to celebrate the winter solstice Dunedin holds a midwinter festival, the highlight of which is the lantern parade. This years one was held on Sunday night after being cancelled on Saturday due to rain, paper lanterns and rain aren’t a good combination!  It’s a magical evening with […]


Riders

Horse riding after

  Yesterday afternoon I put the Lensbaby Edge 8o on the camera and went for a walk on a  beach little to the south of the city,  a cold front and rain was predicted so I went armed with a jacket only to find it surprisingly warm. The sky was dramatic though, you could see […]


Play

Play after

  You can definitely feel winter is on its way  here in southern New Zealand. On the day that this photo was taken the wind was decidedly brisk to say the least. As we walked down the beach  I for one  wished I’d brought a jacket.  When we were almost back to the car  I […]


Roses

Roses

The roses in the garden are starting to look slightly bedraggled as they near the end of their season, it being autumn here in the southern hemisphere. The clocks went back this past weekend so I guess it won’t be long till we get a frost. I don’t mind autumn, the golden light at this […]


Hydrangea Blues

Paul always manages to write such interesting posts when he blogs, but with my flowers I struggle to think of anything to write, I’m just getting over a nasty bout of the flu at the moment which probably won’t help my blog writing. I especially like blue hydrangeas and have been trying without luck to […]


Sweet Peas

Sweet peas, I love them!  When I was coming home from a walk yesterday afternoon, I ran into a neighbour who was cutting back her sweet peas which grow on a  fence by the footpath and asked if I could have some seeds as hers are particularly nice ones and have looked wonderful for the […]


Albion on Sea

From Jill and I, ‘Paul’ hope you all had Happy Holidays! 🙂 As its now midwinter, I thought it might be nice to revisit the summer, last August on a balmy evening on England’s Eastborne beach at sunset. One good thing about post-processing is its always possible to go back and redo images with your […]


Sheep on the Hill

First of all, we’d like to thank you all for your support over the past year and to wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas. I’ve just finished wrapping the presents, the baking is done and it’s Christmas eve as I write this. I’m looking forward to a family BBQ followed by a relaxing holiday. […]


Roman bridge into mist

Welcome to the Autumn seasons textured images! Here’s another from my misty morning set, our local ancient Roman bridge into our little old Beziers! Of our several crossings Its my favorite bridge, its both narrow and winding and takes just one lane of light traffic. Its also historic as its the bridge that the medieval […]


Voyage through canal mist

A big thanks to Ellen for her kind texture feature on dpreview and a warm welcome to their visiting fans! Once again its the time of year for my favorite misty, foggy mornings in the Mediterranean! As soon as I open my shutters and spy mist outside, I need to work fast, as the sun […]