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Posts Tagged ‘beach’

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 […]


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 […]


end of the line

  Today I wanted to show how I produced this textural feast of a picture using both texture panels of Russell Brown’s new Pro-panel. Naturally I started off with first texture set 1 or if you have the Taster pack, they are the same textures but in a loose format. Also, if you later want […]


To the Sea

  Skies are difficult things to get right, I normally use a PL filter on my lens to get darker deeper blues at the cost of the foreground being too dark as above, this is where textures come in handy to lift those dark areas, but I also like to pre-process in Nik Color Efex […]


Gentle Annie

  I have just returned from a lovely weeks holiday on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s one of my favourite areas in this country with it’s mountains, temperate rain forests and wonderfully wild and unspoiled beaches. It does get a lot of rainfall but we were lucky in the week we […]


Shell Collectors

  I love these low aspect shots as they can add drama to even the most mundane scene! Here’s a shot from the winter on a semi-cloudy day, just moving towards a dog walking family and captured them several times with the camera almost touching the sand whilst shooting blind, a bit like camera tossing, […]


Windmills

  Winchelsea is a secluded and hard to get to English channel resort, nestled between its more famous and trendy neighbours of Hastings and Dungeness, so its still delightfully unspoiled. I only came across it after visiting the more cultured hilltop town of Rye, with its illustrious dead writers, the famous American Henry James and […]


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 […]


Another Beach

I textured and posted this one to flickr soon after we launched the spring painterly set, I especially loved the effect the impressionist Sisley texture gives here. Often you can get away with using just one texture in processing, but I tend to build up the layers to add depth, even repeating the same texture […]


Daydream

I’m just back from a short holiday at Kaikoura, a lovely coastal town several hundred kilometres north of here. Kaikoura is famed for its whale watching but there’s much more to do…wildlife, fishing seals, wild beaches, walks etc etc…. My holiday coincided with one of the most widespread snow falls we’ve had in New Zealand […]


three girls running

Firstly, Jill and I would like to say a big Hi to the fans of the DPS site! It was a pleasure to answer questions for Mary Andrade’s feature on – ‘Tips for Texturing Photographs’ over on the DPS site. For all newcomers to to Flypaper, simply mouse-over the images for a fast before/after effect! […]


The Art Critic

Another image taken during the recent spring high tides. The model is standing on the shoreline with a sand pool in front. These strange wigwam structures are built from driftwood, we have no idea who makes them or for what purpose, however any structures add photographic opportunities, and we’re all for that! The image shown […]


À la recherche du temps perdu

Welcome to the first Flypaper Spring texture recipe! We’re really pleased to be able to use the freshly named textures, as before naming we used various numbers and joked that they only really come to life once they are named! During the extraordinary high spring tides a few weeks back, I tried out my new […]


Mirage

I never tire of the beach! I visit this city beach on a regular basis and it’s different every time I go. On this occasion the sea fog combined with a very low tide provided wonderful shooting conditions, if the sun had peeked through the clouds that would have been the icing on the cake […]


Sunday Stroll

I’ve got lots of photos like this with distant people walking on the beach, at one stage I’d have wanted an completely deserted beach but now I seek out opportunities like this.  Luckily our beaches down here are often all but deserted, especially at this time of the year. Now the processing, I think I […]


Wish you were here….

This was taken at a lovely little beach called Bobby’s Head about half an hour north of Dunedin which is now a wildlife reserve,  there’s been much planting over the past 15 or so years to restore the area to its natural state after years of farming. The beach has wonderfully golden sands and is […]


Bright Star

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art- Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores, Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains and […]


beach theater

Here for a change, I’m showing an image that has already been desaturated and then textured. Its also been treated to give a slight painterly effect and tower blocks have been removed from the horizon. Taken in the very early morning, with a telephoto, these early fishermen on the horizon like to get in well […]


Watching

Paul is having connection problems at the moment so  yet another photo from me here and one with a human subject for a change 🙂 This is the lovely Katiki beach adjacent to the  main highway north to Oamaru, it’s a beautiful long golden beach and is one of the highlights of the drive north. […]


Dream Beach

This is a view towards the wonderful white limestone cliffs at the end  of  Napenape beach near Cheviot in Canterbury. When we were there it was all but deserted, apart from a woman surf-casting and a small cluster of caravans used by fishermen there wasn’t a soul in site.   The beach is made up of […]


Beach lookout

Back at the beach lookout, the same beach as the red boat picture and on the same day. I’d have to describe this as a bone effect. Firstly, I processed as below then finished with a final colour tweak. This removed the warm tones left by the textures. Finally, I removed the red cross sign […]


Valras from the sea

This is a view of my local resort of Valras. I don’t go too often as its normally crowded with vacationers from up north, but winter offers off-season opportunities of sleepy dereliction! This image is taken from above the sea, on a rock Jetty. Its a kind of view you’d get normally only get from […]


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 […]