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Posts Tagged ‘painterly’

Windmills

  Winchelsea is a secluded and hard to get to English channel resort, nestled between its more famous and trendy neighbours of Hastings and Dungeness, so its still delightfully unspoiled. I only came across it after visiting the more cultured hilltop town of Rye, with its illustrious dead writers, the famous American Henry James and […]


Eyam Cows

Elam cows after

  I’m just back from a rewarding few weeks traveling and this is one of my captures from England’s beautiful Derbyshire Dales. This part of the world was my old doorstep, as a student teen I even had driving lessons around these parts as my driving instructor didn’t trust me in city traffic! He said, […]


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 […]


Riders

Horse riding after

  Yesterday afternoon I put the Lensbaby Edge 8o on the camera and went for a walk on a  beach little to the south of the city,  a cold front and rain was predicted so I went armed with a jacket only to find it surprisingly warm. The sky was dramatic though, you could see […]


Play

Play after

  You can definitely feel winter is on its way  here in southern New Zealand. On the day that this photo was taken the wind was decidedly brisk to say the least. As we walked down the beach  I for one  wished I’d brought a jacket.  When we were almost back to the car  I […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sheep on the Hill

First of all, we’d like to thank you all for your support over the past year and to wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas. I’ve just finished wrapping the presents, the baking is done and it’s Christmas eve as I write this. I’m looking forward to a family BBQ followed by a relaxing holiday. […]


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 […]


Another Beach

I textured and posted this one to flickr soon after we launched the spring painterly set, I especially loved the effect the impressionist Sisley texture gives here. Often you can get away with using just one texture in processing, but I tend to build up the layers to add depth, even repeating the same texture […]


Ode

Another photo of one of my favourite photographic subjects, I never get sick of the climbing hydrangea! The photo was taken with my wonderful new Pentax 50-135 f2.8 lens, it produces some lovely bokeh. I textured this on the laptop while I was at our country hut this past weekend  and since our hut isn’t […]


Powder Blue Hydrangea

I am enjoying playing with the new Spring Flypapers, although we trialled them extensively prior to release it’s always fun coming up with new combinations and finding out what works with a certain style of photo.  Over in our Flypaper flickr group there’s a thread where you can tell us which your favourites are from […]


Bouquet

As requested by Debbie, here’s the recipe for my recent rose image. The photo is of the Cecile Brunner roses once again, and rather than give them the soft treatment I used last time, I decided to go for a more visibly textured look. The roses by the way are still flowering, might have to […]


Mirage

I never tire of the beach! I visit this city beach on a regular basis and it’s different every time I go. On this occasion the sea fog combined with a very low tide provided wonderful shooting conditions, if the sun had peeked through the clouds that would have been the icing on the cake […]


English golf course

Back in England, I was held up by gales and so missed the leaf-peak by a few days, but rushed out on the first early morning after the wind had ripped away half of the golden leaves I’d gone over to capture. The golfers were only too happy to inform me I’d just missed the […]


Emerge

I love spring! As well as being beautiful, trees covered with blossom are wonderful to photograph and texture. This is the flowering cherry at our country hut, it was just coming into flower when I took this -unfortunately I’ve missed seeing it in full bloom this year. I decided to go for the painterly effect […]


Harmony

Back to one of favourite subjects, dried climbing hydrangea flowers; this one was taken last autumn in my basement “studio”. The reality of my studio is quite different to how it appears in my photos but I don’t think I’ll go into that or it will ruin the mystique, I will say that dirty windows […]


Symphony

In winter when there aren’t many flowers around you really appreciate anything that even looks like a flower, I spied these at the local botanic garden overhanging a path and couldn’t resist a photo. I have a previous photo of these on Flickr but decided to give this one the Flypaper Summer painterly treatment. The […]


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 […]


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, […]