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Fauvist mist

mouse-over for before view. Here in the Languedoc, where the fauvist artistic movement made its home we’re blessed with over 300 days of sun, unfortunately many of those days are windy! It’s that same wind that keeps the clouds away and also makes my job as a landscape photographer harder as the light is very […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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! […]


end of the line

  Today I wanted to show how I produced this textural feast of a picture using both texture panels of Russell Brown’s new Pro-panel. Naturally I started off with first texture set 1 or if you have the Taster pack, they are the same textures but in a loose format. Also, if you later want […]


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 […]


St Pauls

  One of my biggest regrets about having lived in London for almost 20 years is the fact that I never really did the whole tourist thing, never visited the Tower of London, Westminster Cathedral, Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace, Tate Modern, and finally St Paul’s Cathedral – Too busy trying to make a living I guess? So this […]


City Shadows

  Just back after returning from a week in London where I attended a Getty Images get-together and was very privileged to meet several genuine Flypaper fans who were also attending!  Gleaning a bit of face to face feedback was priceless, and I also shared a few ideas we are working on here, much to their approval ! This […]


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, […]


Tilt Shift Village

  Having finally upgraded my 2008 Imac’s system so that I could try the new Photoshop CS6 and use its new filters, I have to say all the expense and disruption was worth it! The image above was taken a couple of years ago in early spring with my old Sony Alpha 5, just before […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]