Flypaper Textures

Posts Tagged ‘landscape’

Winnats Pass Lambs

  I shot this English pastoral scene back in June, midsummer, but you’d never know it from the picture, having had such a long wet winter the sun had only just begun to warm to earth up on these Derbyshire moors. Its a favorite visiting haunt of mine because as kids we’d come for the […]


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 […]


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 […]


Light

This was taken one warm summer evening earlier this week when we were visiting family in Alexandra. There’s a lovely track alongside the Manuherikea River and these daisies and some wild poppies were growing in the gravel on the river bank. I processed this by using just two textures, one from Tex Box One and […]


Walking the dog

At this time of the year when our evenings are long and it doesn’t get dark until around 10pm so we often go for a walk on the beach after dinner.We weren’t alone at the beach this night, as well as the few walkers, runners and dogs there was also a solitary sea-lion basking in […]


fishing trip

On Sunday afternoon just to curb the midwinter ‘Cabin fever’ we drove up towards the mountains. The light was clear and the air was crisp, but this time I diverted, hung a left and drove to ‘Lake Salagou’.Normally its a tourist nightmare, being the biggest and most famous lake in our area of the languedoc, […]


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, […]


Midwinter…

Another photo from a day trip to a wonderfully frosty Central Otago last winter -many of my photos that day were taken out the car window, a shooting technique I’m getting very practised at as my driver gets sick of me asking him to stop. Anyway in this photo I cropped off some of the […]


m e s s e n g e r

A dull afternoon on the beach found me on my knees trying to get a low level shot. Overcast days are perfect to try moody, grainy textures.The idea behind this picture was ‘a Message in a bottle’, but from the bottles perspective!The Lime Plaster somehow helps give that ‘old distorted glass effect’ . Tex Pack […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Happy Couple (adding a vignette using render lighting in Photoshop)

About a month ago I visited a local beach with my son, intending to take photos of him but when we looked over the sand dunes we were surprised to see this pair of NZ Sea Lions a short distance away. Naturally I rushed back to the car to exchange my short lens for a […]


Night Surf

Sometimes the most interesting shots happen as accidents. I was playing with moving my camera during a longish exposure at the end of a beach walk and this was one of the resulting photos.My processing was simple, I used a blue toned (with a hue saturation adjustment) and slightly blurred Caramel Soft @ Overlay 100% […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 Coopérative Oléicole 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 […]


Windswept

These trees are a feature of the coast in the beautiful Catlins area in the south of New Zealand. The wind comes off the sea and sculpts the trees to these wonderfully surreal shapes.I processed this fairly lightly with Soft Caramel soft light 67% , Bruised Saffron multiply 17%and a touch of Raw Linen overlay […]


Last snow

For this misty winter farm-track scene I used;Apple blush @ Vivid light – Opacity 37% Fill 34%Grosgrain @ Hard Light – Opacity 27%, Fill 28%Caramel soft @ Opacity 86%, Fill 100%


The Letter

Here I used our ‘Necropolis’ texture very lightly.By simply running your mouse over the image you’ll see before and after the textures were applied!


Dog Day Afternoon

A golden dog on a golden beach, enhanced by our wonderful “Nora Batty” texture 🙂 See it on Flickr