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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 […]


lone tree on Christmas day

Another picture from the same Christmas day sunset shoot as the previously blogged snowman. I knelt down in the snow for this shot, and used the same Cokin mild ND2 graduated filter as before. Processing was simple, and with the addition of a slight clone-over, removed the distracting buildings behind the tree. Base copy slight […]


Ent

I don’t think any photographer could have resisted this strangely shaped tree  spotted growing on a river bank one evening. It’s actually a tree being smothered by a vine or creeper of some description and although you can’t really tell from the photo stands at least 4 metres tall. Such vine covered trees are common […]


One!

This wonderful tree sits in the middle of farmland high in the South Otago hills.  From the first time I saw it 3 or so years ago I loved it and now I try and stop each time we go past. My aim is to take a photo from the paddock itself (this was taken […]


The return..

Two years ago just a few hundred metres from this tree I slipped down a tiny grassy slope and broke my ankle. The place is now known as “The Broken Leg Place” and I always tread carefully when I’m there -the pain still being vivid in my mind! There are no houses there now but […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Softly softly….

I took this yesterday when we visited our hut in the country to the south of Dunedin, everything was wonderfully spring-like with the soft greens of the willows, daffodils amongst the grass, little lambs over the fence and the flowering cherry in full glorious bloom.To show that our textures can be used subtly to brighten […]