Autumn Painterly Pack

Roses

Roses

Thought it was time for some more roses to brighten up the blog pages. These are my old favourites Cecile Brunner which are looking particularly beautiful in the garden at the moment, I simply added an old open book et voila!

Key

Key

  It's that busy spring season here in southern NZ  hence the lack of posts here on the blog (Paul has been busy too, slaving away over his scanner 🙂 ). And with it being spring, you'd have thought I'd be posting more photos of spring flowers and suchlike which...

Spoon

Spoon

  It's extraordinarily warm here in southern New Zealand today. It's still technically winter and here we are wearing tee-shirts and sandals and with all the windows open....global warming or just a freakish weather pattern? It's lovely but I'm sure winter will...

On the Beach

On the Beach

  We are so fortunate having such lovely beaches here in southern New Zealand and the fact that so many of them are so accessible and while I love deserted beaches, for my photos I like to have a human element. I tend to lag behind in my beach walks so I can get...

Fishing lures

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...

An apple a day

An apple a day

  Continuing the fruity theme here today.... Usually I don't set out with an idea in mind for a photo, I tend to improvise along the way, adding and subtracting components till I find something that works. I started with a plain apple, added plates and knives...

One

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,...

White rose

White rose

  Winter is starting to show itself here in southern New Zealand so to get my flower fix I had a trawl of my archives and found this rose which cried out for the additon of some texture. It's a lovely easy recipe today utilising just two textures. Aqua Vita @...

Peninsula

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...

The Swimmer

The 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...