PaulGrand

Vintage Seed Packet Labels

click for bigger image click for bigger image We love collections here at Flypaper HQ and as we’re both keen gardeners we were delighted to come across these two huge sets of vintage French seed pack illustrations at a local flea market store in Burgundy, France....

Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

Because of Covid restrictions, I’ve been going through my back catalogue and came up with this image from 10 years ago. It was taken at the base of the chalk cliffs on the edge of England’s Eastbourne on the south coast.

Luminar ai sky

Luminar ai sky

mouse-over for before view. We'd both like to wish all our fans a very Merry Christmas and Happy virol free New Year! Before the bleak mid-winter sets in, or high summer for our lucky Oz/Nz fans, we thought you'd like to hear about this fab new Luminar ai app which is...

Black Mill

mouse-over for before view. During these strange locked down Coronavirus days its always good to have images to fall back on. Upon finding this image I'd taken 10 years ago, in Rottingdean near Brighton where this huge black Beacon Mill overlooks the English Channel....

Provencal Fountain

mouse-over for before view. Whilst picking up my first two swarms of honeybees in the Provencal town of Bollene I spied this typical French village fountain, I quickly took this picture and dismissed it as I thought I could never use it as it was too cluttered. Only...

Winter Sunset

mouse-over for before view. Jill and I would like to wish all our readers a Happy New year! Here's my first outing of 2019 just yesterday evening during a very dark and damp winter when the sun finally came out just in time for it to to set, so I rushed out to grab a...

Travels with My Aunt – hat and passports

mouse-over for before view. Here's a possible book cover set-up I shot several months ago, It's theme being loosely based on Graham Greene's famous; 'Travels With My Aunt' novel, but I didn't like the final 'before' result as it just didn't 'mesh up' so I filed it...

Table Brushes

mouse-over for before view. Back to work after a long hot, dry summer in France, where i've been busily turning our 300 year old barn into an artist's studio come photo studio. Along with concreting the earth floor I'm also fitting roof windows, the first is up and...

River Saone part two in portrait format

mouse-over for before view. Shot towards the end of the the same Saone river shoot blog we posted the other day, I thought I’d quickly follow it with this similar but also quite different image that was processed in a similar way. I used a poloriser filter on the...

Flooded River Saone

Flooded River Saone

mouse-over for before view. Firstly, a big Happy New year to all our readers! Up here in eastern France we’ve had a very soggy winter, warmer than usual but also much wetter and because of all that rain we’ve not had much chance of getting fresh images, but on Sunday...