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Posts Tagged ‘Spring Painterly Pack’

Late Roses

mouse-over for before view. These are almost the last roses of the season and what a wonderful summer and autumn it’s been here too with sunny days, mild temperatures and not as much rain as usual. Winter has arrived today though as has the rain! Roll on spring! This has very simple processing and the […]


Blue

mouse-over for before view. You’ll be pleased to know that the Hydrangea that I planted last season has remained blue! So I’m happy! I’m now hoping the bush will grow a bit bigger now and have a mass of flowers to brighten a fairly bland corner of my garden. While we’re on the hydrangea subject, […]


Bell Tower

mouse-over for before view. I’ve recently started using my Lensbaby again, with the Optic 80, ideal for tilt shift effects looking down from the mountains, and frankly a lot lighter to carry! Its also great for capturing a moody, painterly effect. Enhanced by the painterly filters in Topaz Impression and finishing with our Flypaper Textures. […]


Paint it Black!

mouse-over for before view. My first apartment in London after moving south with a college friend after graduating in the 1980’s was in the Hasidic north London Jewish area of Stamford Hill. Our charming Anglo German landlord and his wife we discovered to our embarrassment as we were hiding our pet cats, were drinking tea […]


Rubies

  These little jewels of fruit are growing on a small bush in my garden at the moment. They’re Chilean Guava (Myrtus Ugni),  marketed  here in New Zealand as New Zealand Cranberry. They’re delicious little berries tasting like a mix of strawberry, pineapple and apple, so a real fruit salad flavour. They grow well here […]


White Roses

  Sorry it’s been so long since our last post here on the blog, we’ve been busy in the background working on a lovely  new texture pack,  you’ll be pleased to know it’s almost done so if you want to be the first to find out about it  please sign up for our mailing list. […]


Fishing lures

  I’ve built up a collection of old tobacco tins over the years, they’ve mostly been acquired from the family fishing bags and workshops. In their post tobacco lives they’ve held such things as screws and tacks, sinkers and hooks and lures! They’re great to take photos of too. Useful things tins!! We’re often asked […]


Prickly Pears

  It’s a little known fact, but whilst at school I was a nerdy member of the South Yorkshire Cactus and Succulent Society, and wore a cute little prickly pear opuntia sticking out of a house of York white rose enamel badge, unkindly abbreviated to… well, we wont go there! Didn’t do much at the […]


One

  As we’ve often said, its the softer images that are the easiest to texture, that’s not to say that bright ones don’t work with textures, but overcast days with soft light are so much easier to work with. This photo was taken on the very last day of 2012, midsummer here in New Zealand […]


Tintype Jug

  Yet another blog post from me!  Paul has had computer problems recently  but he’s almost back up to speed now with a sparkling new toy so you will be pleased to know there will be blog posts from him again in the not too distant future 🙂 In today’s photo you’ll see my newly […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Swimmer

swimmer

  We are enjoying a lovely hot summer here in southern New Zealand, it makes a change from last year when it was often overcast and cool. It was an especially hot day yesterday and the beach was the place to be, like many New Zealand beaches especially on a week day this one was […]


To the Sea

  Skies are difficult things to get right, I normally use a PL filter on my lens to get darker deeper blues at the cost of the foreground being too dark as above, this is where textures come in handy to lift those dark areas, but I also like to pre-process in Nik Color Efex […]


Still life Photography Pears

  Here is my contribution for the texture chapter in Kevin Best’s wonderful new Still Life Photography ebook. Paul and I were given a selection of photos to choose from to texture and naturally I choose the pears! Read Paul’s previous post for more information about the book which comes highly recommended! Now the recipe […]


Apples

  I love taking photos of fruit and it doesn’t worry me if they’re a bit past their prime, I think all the wrinkles and spots add to the interest. These scruffy little specimens came from a tree growing beside a road which probably undoubtedly started life as an apple core thrown from the car […]


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, […]


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 […]


La Balance

Lighthouse

  In France balance is everything, I live near two coastal volcano’s; looking eastward from our beach we can see Agde and ten miles further along the coast on a clear day we can see Sete, which is an island connected by a spit of land. Back in London we celebrated the 2000 millennium on […]


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 […]


Hydrangea Blues

Paul always manages to write such interesting posts when he blogs, but with my flowers I struggle to think of anything to write, I’m just getting over a nasty bout of the flu at the moment which probably won’t help my blog writing. I especially like blue hydrangeas and have been trying without luck to […]


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 […]


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 […]