France

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...

Road to Carcassonne

Road to Carcassonne

mouse-over for before view. Welcome to the first blog with the new Ethereal Textures used! They say all roads lead to Rome, well this one more so as its a typical Roman road that leads from Carcassonne to Rome. I just shot this quick view on my Iphone from the...

Annecy Canal

Annecy Canal

mouse-over for before view. Just back from eastern France, where we visited Annecy, the ancient lakeside mountain town on the Swiss border which, coincidently, during my time as a freelance Getty curator, whilst selecting mostly French imagery, I was delighted to...

Canal walkers

Canal walkers

mouse-over for before view. Low winter light with its dramatic long shadows can be fabulous, it can also be very hard to process. Here’s one of several I shot just before Xmas at our Canal du Midi’s head of the UNESCO protected 17th century Five locks, i've...

Remembering Sam

Remembering Sam

  First of all, we've had a message from Nik regarding the problem some of you were having adding the new presets into Analog 2, they've sent me instructions on a fix with screenshots which we can't figure out how to post here, but we're happy to forward it to...

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

  Without further ado, welcome to our first blog tutorial using the new Fly Nik Anolog Presets! But before I go on, we’d just like to remind you guys that this Analog Preset Pack is for the Nik Analog Pro Plug-in and not for the usual Color Efex Pro. You can...

Cardabelle

Cardabelle

  Over the Easter weekend we drove up into our nearby southern Aveyron mountains to visit Auberge owning friends on the edge of a historic Knights Templars village, Commanderie de Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon a place I’d never been to or heard of before but ideally...

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...

to the sea

to the sea

  Firstly we'd like to say a big thank you to Ben Willmore for helping publicise our Flypaper textures on his very informative live podcast last Monday and Tuesday! I've managed to watch around half of the many hours so far, and I have to say after downloading...

Jousting Horses

Jousting Horses

  Back in the blog chair with a totally fresh image from this morning, I practically tripped over the annual Medieval Camel festival parade at the top of my lane here in the old ancient central area of French Beziers. I love these Mediterranean antique dressed...