Saturday, 30 April 2011


A bank of bluebells at Allen Banks! Well worth a visit with some lovely walks in the area.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Playing with shadows

I took this using my Canon camera and used psp to alter it slightly. I have been using both Paint Shop Pro and Elements 9 and find it useful to have both as each has advantages when it comes to digitally altering an image. I find Photoshop good for layers and layer masks as well as effects, but Paint Shop Pro is much better (in my opinion) for printing out images, accessing folders, photo layouts, frames and borders and using the displacement map effect with two images. It's handy having them (not on the same computer) so I'll continue using them both.
Hope you're all enjoying the great weather we're having here!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! Beautiful weather here and enjoying family visiting us!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Something borrowed, something blue

Ok, so it's stretching it a bit! A borrowed hat and sunglasses and lots of fun! A photo of some seedheads altered in the Corel Painter programme. This programme has lots of possibilities but I'm just dipping my toe in at the moment, so to speak. Anyone else used it?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Something old, something new ...

Something old - yew tree, at least 900 years old, planted in Beltingham graveyard, believed to ward off evil spirits. New growth seen on a walk at Allen Banks, which is said to be a good spot for seeing lots of bluebells. I'll put it in the diary!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Variations on a theme

Two altered images from the rose petal photo - one of these two will be printed onto fabric and stitched (at least that's the intention!). Don't know which I prefer. Hmm ...

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Saturday, 2 April 2011


Seems to be a bit of a flower theme at the moment - here's one I took using my new tripod. I took the coward's way out and used it indoors first!