lonely

reflected light

Walking back from our local 'Park of the Poets' in Central Beziers,I came across this dark and narrow bow terrace.The lowering sun reflecting off the opposite houses stucco in an interesting way, lighting the upper apartment windows.You'll see I've removed a mass of...

Quince Trio

Quinces are such beautiful fruit, well not to eat raw, but cooked they're delicious,quince conserve, quince paste....yum!As well as being nice to look at they have such a lovely fragrance -a bowl of quinces can scent a room. Another photo from last autumn, these...

Gilded

This is in the south of France in my local languedoc area.There were many old windmills, but these are fast disappearing.This one overlooks my old village as seen from a farmers side road.I'd never seen it before the other evening! For this bucolic sunset scene I used...

Windswept

These trees are a feature of the coast in the beautiful Catlins area in the south of New Zealand. The wind comes off the sea and sculpts the trees to these wonderfully surreal shapes.I processed this fairly lightly with Soft Caramel soft light 67% , Bruised Saffron...

Patong beach in Phuket

To spice up this Thai beach landscape I used just one Flypaper texture,Apple Crumble @ Full Blur filter mode and Overlay @ 82%.This resort was badly damaged by the tsunami several years ago.Many locals and visitors lost their lives. Patong in Phuket, pictured above...

Mist in the trees tutorial

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 @...