Posted on February 25, 2015
I took this photograph a while back now, but got quite excited about it again when a fellow WordPresser, Gary Bolstad, said he’d like to have a go with some editing on it. His results were great and it made me realise just how much you can actually do with just some simple techniques.
This is very different to my usual shots, I mostly tend to avoid such dramatics with landscape – often to me I find the places can end up seeming not quite believable, not as they feel.. Gary’s image inspired me to give it a try though, so here’s my experiment! It’s most obviously a rookie attempt at this kind of thing, and I’d need to learn much more, but I’m kind of pleased with the dark wildness of it, and the highlights on the stone..I’m a little unsure about the sky – this is the actual sky, as it was, but somehow brought out this much I think it almost looks added on..what do you think?
Just for interest, here is my original – such a very different mood!
p.s. I hope you don’t mind the randomness here at the moment – just little thoughts while I’m in and out of other things, but it’s nice to keep a post going every now and then.
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I was excited last weekend to find that my music and photographs were featured on Elsa Mora’s generous and lovely blog, Art is a Way.
The first featured image was one that I had kind of put to the back of my mind, and it was nice to be reminded of it. It inspired me to give this small girl a new view..
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Posted on February 23, 2014
Sleep just didn’t want to happen in this wild and windy night tonight, so I distracted myself and made this collage.
Layer upon layer of golden fossilised fish..
(this is taken from a scan of a Mene rhombeus, which, according to Bristol University (take a look at their brilliant cabinet of curiosities), is a beautifully-preserved fossil fish from the famous Monte Bolca (or Pesciara) site, in Verona, Italy, from some 50 million years ago!)
Posted on August 28, 2013