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Prickly Pears

Prickly Pears

  It’s a little known fact, but whilst at school I was a nerdy member of the South Yorkshire Cactus and Succulent Society, and wore a cute little prickly pear opuntia sticking out of a house of York white rose enamel badge, unkindly abbreviated to… well, we wont...

Medieval

Medieval

  Another image from the grounds of Leeds Castle in Kent, I came across this interesting themed hillside camp-site situated beyond their large vineyard which can be glimpsed in the background, and found they’re now running a new Glamping site! All these lovely...

Tree Sunrise

Tree Sunrise

  Recently Jill pointed out I'd not done a blog entry for months! So here it is, my mea culpa blog! But I must also quickly add that I've not been lying on my laurels, I've been doing loads backstage and this will shortly become evident with new flypaper projects...

To the Sea

To the Sea

  Skies are difficult things to get right, I normally use a PL filter on my lens to get darker deeper blues at the cost of the foreground being too dark as above, this is where textures come in handy to lift those dark areas, but I also like to pre-process in Nik...

Stormy Sea now a book cover

Stormy Sea now a book cover

  It's always exciting to discover  one of your photos used on a book cover so I was very happy to spy this Getty licensed Flypaper textured one being used so beautifully on the cover of this new book,  Miss Fuller by April Bernard. The recipe has been published...

Riders

Riders

  Yesterday afternoon I put the Lensbaby Edge 8o on the camera and went for a walk on a  beach little to the south of the city,  a cold front and rain was predicted so I went armed with a jacket only to find it surprisingly warm. The sky was dramatic though, you...

Dune Path

Dune Path

We're having major sand-dune renovations! Our coastline isn't as built up as the more trendy next door Provençal beaches, we're cut off from their beaches by the Camargue wetlands. The main difference being that 'Nice' has no sand, only pebbles and Cannes has to...

le grand mouche – the big fly!

le grand mouche – the big fly!

A strong dry wind has been blowing through our area for so long, even the palm trees have been wind burnt on their north sides, and our natural beaches have lost much of their lovely dune tops and are now smeared all over the place! Taking a good camera into such...

my own private little vineyard

Sunday morning was misty with freezing fog. Thus not to miss a perfect texturing opportunity, I drove out of town to get some bleak countryside pics. This cute little scene was glimpsed from the car, and so I did a fast 'u' turn to get back to it! The other pictures...

cowscape

As its still winter over here and too cold to get out much, I've been revisiting some of my old images from last summer. I said summer but my visit to England in August was more like our winter in the south of France! This day was freezing, and more so on top of the...