Flypaper Textures

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Nostalgia

Cecille Brunner is such a pretty little rose, I have the bush variety and it’s lovely at this time of the year. My mother used to have the climbing version in her old garden, it was a huge bush which scrambled up an old plum tree and was smothered in blossom and seemed to grow […]


Wall Story

We drove past this windmill many times on the way to the beach,situated on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean salt marshes.Thankfully we managed to stop a few times at sunset on route home to capture it on camera.I was lucky because it was cut down this year, it was really sad to see the top […]


Black Birds ~ Our first guest post !

Lora, who is a semi-professional photographer from Seattle, wrote to say that she loves our new texture pack and has shared her lovely Black Birds images of before and after and even her recipe! We hope to showcase more of your donated images and recipes, just drop us a line! 🙂 Lora used Lightroom to […]


Five

Another shot taken on a walk on the lovely Doctors Point Beach just to the north of Dunedin. These same people appear in a similar shot but I processed this one quite differently which shows how a different textures can give the same scene a whole new look. As well as some Flypaper Textures, I […]


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 […]


reflected light

Walking back from our local ‘Park of the Poets’ in Central Beziers,I came across this dark and narrow bow terrace.The lowering sun reflecting off the opposite houses stucco in an interesting way, lighting the upper apartment windows.You’ll see I’ve removed a mass of visual pollution from the skyline, aerials are the one thing I almost […]


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 […]


red box

Back in early July we made a special trip to the beach at sunset just to photograph the full moon rising over the Mediterranean.The light was superbly opalescent, and I was lucky, as I captured several nice images as well as the later moonrise. This is one, a huge red container, not sure why it […]


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 […]


Life goes on

Another human for our professional readers!Taken on a professional Portrait shoot with French Artist, Martine Roch a couple of years ago. This one was never used but I now like the little surreal looking figure with a bucket in the corner!It was shot in that cold, sharp April light, the shadows being so dark, it […]


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 […]


Flypaper Textures video tutorials

We were contacted by the lovely Kayla from Digiscrap101 a while back, she wanted to do a tutorial using our textures,and of course we were happy to oblige. Here they are, hot off the press and it’s very easy to follow.Enjoy:-) Photoshop CS3 Video Photoshop Elements Video:


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 […]


A view from a Roman Bridge


Mistaken Identity

If you’re thinking this is a tulip then think again -yes Paul, I’m thinking of you here 🙂It is in fact the unopened flower of the clematis that’s brightening a corner of my garden at the moment. Processed simply using Pompeii Stucco Soft Light 72%A colour fill layer #02303f @Exclusion 100%Shagreen bone @Overlay 14%


Voyageur map

I’ve been asked if I also use other ‘enhancement programs’ Both Jill and I have programs such as ‘Lucis’ but I’ve never shown a picture using it. You can use these programs on your images before following our recipes. A while ago I described how I get my painterly look before texturising. I now repeat […]


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 […]


La tour romane

This 10th century Franco Roman tower is just outside the medieval village of Puissalicon.Its just a short 10 min drive north from my coastally situated Beziers.known as a veritable masterpiece of Romanesque art in Languedoc.Its 4.3m wide and stands at 26m.It was built as a bell tower for the church of Saint Etienne de Peazan […]


Gilded

This is in the south of France in my local languedoc area.There were many old windmills, but these are fast disappearing.This one overlooks my old village as seen from a farmers side road.I’d never seen it before the other evening! For this bucolic sunset scene I used three flypaper textures,two of them doubled.Bruised Saffron Soft […]


The castle…

This was taken after a lovely walk on my favourite beach. These two little girls were busily building a sandcastle when a wave came and washed away most of their hard work as often happens. Although this looks warm it was quite chilly but being kids they were obviously too caught up in what they […]


Accumulation

Another rediscovered shot taken in my basement studio, an accumulation of beach treasures.Since the original was fairly dark but had good lighting I decided on a fairly “light” approach when processing and just added texture to give the photo a little more depth.I used Caramel soft which had it’s colour adjusted with a hue saturation […]


nights backcloth

Whilst driving home from Carcassonne one blustery day last January,I came across this tree nursery, growing on the banks of a flooding river near our famous Olive Oil factory, the CoopĂ©rative OlĂ©icole L’Oulibo, Bize-Minervois The setting sun lit up these trees like a stage-set!If you look closely you’ll see I’ve removed the tips of an […]


Harvest Tractor

One for the guys?Found in the corner of a field, this retro tractor seemed abandoned but probably wasn’t. I was struck by its white hand painted bonnet. If you look closer at the ‘before’ image, you’ll see I’ve removed a white twig from the bottom right, as it was catching my eye too much… For […]


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 […]