mountains

Tilt Shift Village

Tilt Shift Village

  Having finally upgraded my 2008 Imac's system so that I could try the new Photoshop CS6 and use its new filters, I have to say all the expense and disruption was worth it! The image above was taken a couple of years ago in early spring with my old Sony Alpha 5,...

Road to the Sky

This was taken at the top of the Old Man Range, the mountain range that overlooks Alexandra and is over 6000 metres. There's a very steep road to the top, put in to service a TV transmitter. Going up there is like visiting a whole new world, it's remarkably flat on...

fishing trip

On Sunday afternoon just to curb the midwinter 'Cabin fever' we drove up towards the mountains. The light was clear and the air was crisp, but this time I diverted, hung a left and drove to 'Lake Salagou'.Normally its a tourist nightmare, being the biggest and most...

ruined windmill story

Our Southern French countryside is dotted with these ancient stone windmill ruins. There must be hundreds but I've seen only a couple that have been restored. The backdrop being our black mountains, which help to protect our Mediterranean coastal plains from the worst...

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 @...