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Posts Tagged ‘France’

Horse track into mist

mouse-over for before view. Great to be back to almost normal after moving house a few weeks back. We’re now in a rural area, away from the mountains and near the famous river Soane which is but a few fields away. We’ve moved to a 300 year old half timbered farmhouse with a large treed […]


Road to Carcassonne

mouse-over for before view. Welcome to the first blog with the new Ethereal Textures used! They say all roads lead to Rome, well this one more so as its a typical Roman road that leads from Carcassonne to Rome. I just shot this quick view on my Iphone from the roundabout at Capestang, it was […]


Annecy Canal

mouse-over for before view. Just back from eastern France, where we visited Annecy, the ancient lakeside mountain town on the Swiss border which, coincidently, during my time as a freelance Getty curator, whilst selecting mostly French imagery, I was delighted to finally visit the actual location of the famous Palais de l’Isle canal prison that […]


Canal walkers

mouse-over for before view. Low winter light with its dramatic long shadows can be fabulous, it can also be very hard to process. Here’s one of several I shot just before Xmas at our Canal du Midi’s head of the UNESCO protected 17th century Five locks, i’ve photographed it many times, in fog, mist and […]


Remembering Sam

  First of all, we’ve had a message from Nik regarding the problem some of you were having adding the new presets into Analog 2, they’ve sent me instructions on a fix with screenshots which we can’t figure out how to post here, but we’re happy to forward it to anyone who wants  it, just […]


Fire Truck

  Without further ado, welcome to our first blog tutorial using the new Fly Nik Anolog Presets! But before I go on, we’d just like to remind you guys that this Analog Preset Pack is for the Nik Analog Pro Plug-in and not for the usual Color Efex Pro. You can download it free from […]


Cardabelle

  Over the Easter weekend we drove up into our nearby southern Aveyron mountains to visit Auberge owning friends on the edge of a historic Knights Templars village, Commanderie de Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon a place I’d never been to or heard of before but ideally situated for A75 route national motorists, just a few kilometers south of […]


Snow Trees

  Welcome to the first Paper Painterly Textures Blog Post! Im currently delighted to be staying in the French Jura again, near the Swiss border as a returning guest of my art college friend I recently re-discovered living right here in France;  Amanda! This image was from my last trip up here, but as ive […]


to the sea

  Firstly we’d like to say a big thank you to Ben Willmore for helping publicise our Flypaper textures on his very informative live podcast last Monday and Tuesday! I’ve managed to watch around half of the many hours so far, and I have to say after downloading the HD copy and watching it when […]


Jousting Horses

  Back in the blog chair with a totally fresh image from this morning, I practically tripped over the annual Medieval Camel festival parade at the top of my lane here in the old ancient central area of French Beziers. I love these Mediterranean antique dressed parades, because they have so much rich photographic material! […]


Adobe Pro Panel

  We’re delighted to show you Russell Brown’s new free Pro Texture Panel! Exclusively available to Adobe Cloud paid members only. As you can see from the screenshots texture thumbs its darker, grungier and moodier, even our green Flypaper sales button now has grunge! This time we wanted to offer a totally different palette because […]


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, […]


Montaday Tour aka The Saracens Tower

  On my way back to the car whilst shooting French sunflower fields, I came across this unusual angle of the ‘Tour’, which we normally dont see from the road beneath, I’d already had my Lensbaby Optic 80 on the camera, so this is what I used! In processing I first zapped up the colours […]


Artichokes

  After creating and blogging the original image and recipe several weeks ago, we teamed up with the famous US Artist and print technique innovator, Bonny Pierce Lhotka to host a small taster pack of her highly original textures. To try out Bonny’s Nature bits taster pack, I used my ready flypaper textured image, and […]


Tea cups video tutorial

Tea cups after

  By popular request we publish the full written recipe as seen in Martine Roch’s YouTube video we taped on sunday. Martine had been preparing a video Art lecture about her surrealist imagery to take to Mexico in June, and already had a bit of practice. So I suggested we do a fun little unscripted […]


a vine road less taken

Vine Road

  This week I finally had my car returned from the garage after waiting 2 years to get my front Volvo bumper replaced as I had skidded in the mountain snow and had managed to plough up a stone farm wall and ended up at a 45 degree angle! Thankfully, I had a friend with […]


river bathers

  A couple of summers ago, I drove north east in search of Lavender fields, I didn’t get very far, as I was distracted by the gigantic Pont du Gard, which surely has to be the worlds most famous Roman Aqueduct! Unfortunately this is a view from the Aqueduct and not the landmark, which I’m sure […]


Artichokes

Artichokes

I dont think I ate an artichoke until I was a student? After finishing a water-colour still-life of them, as it would have been a crime to throw them out. I’m not saying we lived on just potatoes and boiled cabbage, but up in Yorkshire such things were frowned upon and were seen as being […]


Dune Path

Dune Path

We’re having major sand-dune renovations! Our coastline isn’t as built up as the more trendy next door Provençal beaches, we’re cut off from their beaches by the Camargue wetlands. The main difference being that ‘Nice’ has no sand, only pebbles and Cannes has to import it every spring, whilst we have plenty! They’re now trying […]


Jug and Bowl

I’ve always been fascinated by large austerely decrepit houses,hankering back to my student house-rental days in Yorkshire. Later in London, after seeing a big Gwen John retrospective exhibition, I was reminded of those poor desolate student days where we’d burn furniture and even old platform shoes to try to keep warm!Gwen John’ssmall Parisian attic room with her […]


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 […]


Chasing the wind

Its always nice to wake up and find another one of your babies gracing a published book cover! Here’s today’s, an American thriller, heavily textured with our flypaper painterly textures. Its just a preview copy as its not yet out, so I expect their colours will hopefully not be as muddled as this one with […]


Thom Cross – Standing on the Edge of the World

Yet another Flypaper product to share, this time an indie pop CD/EP! Several months ago I was contacted by Thom, originally a New Zealander, and now a London based musician who wanted to use one or two of my images, naturally I was delighted to help, and sorted him out with this and another image, […]