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Posts Tagged ‘mist’

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 […]


sunrise through the pines

  Had to get up at the crack of dawn or with the lark as we English say, with the intention of trying to catch any morning mist whilst staying at my sisters house which is situated in woodland in Surrey, England. This occasion happened to be on my birthday, April the 21st – just […]


path through pinewood mist

  Twisty paths are journeys and this kind of imagery is the perfect metaphor for the interesting twists and turns of a life story and thus make perfect book cover images! Over the Christmas period I’d been casually looking for art old college friends on the net after getting back in touch with ‘Lesley’ last […]


trees through the mist

As its abnormally freezing cold outside, here in the French Mediterranean, I thought I’d go through the old pictures that never reached the blog, mostly this happens because the tutorial is either too complicated, lost layers or was produced with pre-released textures. We then forget about them and they tend to get passed over.. Taken […]


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 […]


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, […]


fog after snow

Happy New Year to everyone! A big thanks to Jill for taking care of things whilst I was mostly off-line in the country;-) I’m just back from Surrey in England, where I’ve seen more snow than I have for years! Those pics are yet to come, but first an old favorite of mine, trees in […]


Hoody that caused a rumpus!

I’m delighted to be able to share my latest image which caused one sad individual on Flickr to accuse me of copying his work! Its also in answer to Bobs question showing how we create fake mist with just our flypaper textures. My original goal was just to achieve a nice image of an English […]


morning mist

I was emailed a few weeks ago, asking how to create a mist effectwith textures. My tardy answer is now shown here (sorry Bob!) This image was captured on the mountains last January.I’d not used these particular images because although I shot them in raw, It still had blown out areas.However, with our new textures […]


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 […]


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 […]


Barge through the mist

Another from my misty day shoot!This time along our famous Beziers ‘Canal du Midi’, built by Paul Riquet The most famous son of our city of Beziers. It connects the French Atlantic West-coast with the French Mediterranean, a huge feat of civil engineering for its time. This barge appeared out of the dark mist, looming […]


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 […]


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%


Stormy Sea

Anyone who follows my photos will know I love walking on the beach and we’re so lucky here to have so many readily accessible beaches nearby. This was taken on a stormy day back in May when there was a dramatic big surf and stormy sky. The original photo included the top of a small […]


Fly (with texture recipe)

I took this beach scene on a wintry beach walk a couple of months ago and rediscovered it earlier when I was hunting for a landscape to process.I like my skies big, so I did a little cloning in of new sky at the top….thankfully my rough cloning has been covered with texture:-) Umm…and the […]


Mist in the trees tutorial

For this misty mountain top landscape, I used just two flypaper textures, Raw Linen @ Linear burn setting 46% and opacity at 63% although I liked it, I didn’t need the texture, so I blurred it with Gaussian blur for a smooth finish. Necropolis was used in Overlay @ 55%, Opacity 56% So we come […]


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!


Sentinel

This photo was taken on the way to Central Otago here in NZ on a freezing winters day. As you can see from the original (mouseover to see) it was an almost monochrome landscape. I used our Tarte Tatin and Antique Liaisons textures to add depth and then toned blue to reflect the cold feel.