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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...

Garden Barrow

mouse-over for before view. Another from our French farmhouse garden, thought I’d try out my old lensbaby Optic 80 lens for a change. The rusty old wheelbarrow was left by the previous old lady owner. In the background are felled tree branches I've been trimming from...

Welcome

Welcome

9 July: Welcome to our Midsummer Sale and the launch of a new pack of Nik Color Presets! See for details! 8 May: New Distressed Painterly pack is now launched! 13 April: We're working on a new pack and it will be out soon, so keep an eye out for the mailer with the...

Snow Trees

Snow Trees

  Welcome to the first Paper Painterly Textures Blog Post! Im currently delighted to be staying in the French Jura again, near the Swiss border as a returning guest of my art college friend I recently re-discovered living right here in France;  Amanda! This image...

La Balance

La Balance

  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...

Roses

Roses

The roses in the garden are starting to look slightly bedraggled as they near the end of their season, it being autumn here in the southern hemisphere. The clocks went back this past weekend so I guess it won't be long till we get a frost. I don't mind autumn, the...

Mist trees

Mist trees

It's always nice rediscovering forgotten photos on your hard drive, this one is from this past winter. It was taken early one morning as we were travelling to our winter hut. There had been a frost and the morning mist had just lifted. Scenes softened slightly by mist...