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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Albion on Sea

From Jill and I, ‘Paul’ hope you all had Happy Holidays! 🙂 As its now midwinter, I thought it might be nice to revisit the summer, last August on a balmy evening on England’s Eastborne beach at sunset. One good thing about post-processing is its always possible to go back and redo images with your […]


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, […]


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 […]


Moon tree ~ Bonne année !

From Jill and I we’d like to wish you all a gilded Bonne année!Its funny how the best shots are never planned!Yesterday, as it was sunny, I went for a drive in search of fresh images.Its continually maddening that all the best views are from our motorways and they are impossible to access without doing […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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%


Quince Trio

Quinces are such beautiful fruit, well not to eat raw, but cooked they’re delicious,quince conserve, quince paste….yum!As well as being nice to look at they have such a lovely fragrance -a bowl of quinces can scent a room. Another photo from last autumn, these quinces are from my tree and were turned into quince paste […]


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 […]