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Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Butterfly Bliss

Just like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and viewers and wish everybody from both of us – Happy Holidays!:-)Here’s an oldie but a Goldie, taken with a 75-300m zoom lens in the summer at a small lavender farm at Barjac in the Gard area of the south of France. Processed first […]


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 […]


ruined windmill story

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, […]


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 […]


Faded Memories

These half dead flowers are the remainder from an earlier photo session but they caught my eye when I was trying out my new 50mm lens. Focusing at f1.4 is very hit and miss I can see even with auto focus 🙂Processed with Flypaper Textures Tarte Tatin @ Soft light 36%and Pompeii Stucco @ screen […]


Baby Blues

Another photo shoot with the forget-me-nots, flowers are so much easier to photograph than people 🙂This was taken with my macro lens and cropped square.I processed it using Tarte Tatin at overlay 22 % and Pompeii Stucco at Screen 40% I used a layer mask to remove some of the texture from the focus flower […]


Grace

The bluebells in my garden are in full bloom at the moment, they may not live up to my dream of an English bluebell wood but they’re lovely anyway. These were processed relatively quickly ( I say quickly because sometimes my processing can take hours and this one took minutes)…with a layer of Shagreen Bone […]


Fresh

These lovely little forget-me-nots grow like a weed in my garden, I can see why they’re so successful at spreading too, as their seeds tend to stick to your clothes in a big way! Of course I don’t mind their weedy tendencies at all, in fact they’re one of my favourite spring flowers, tiny as […]


Golden Daisies (with texture recipe)

I “played” with this photo for hours before coming up with this and thought you might like to know my “recipe”. Though of course you’ll have to treat the instructions as a guide as no two photos react in the same way when treated with texture. First I duplicated my background and did a little […]


Basic Texture Tutorial

In this first tutorial of what we hope will be a continuing series, I’ll show you how to easily transform a photo by adding our Flypaper Textures. Mouseover to see the transformation. The original photo is nice enough, but I thought texture would add more depth and interest. First thing to do is duplicate your […]