Sunday, 27 October 2013

Fading beauty

The hydrangea flowers are fading now but still beautiful in a subdued way.  Hope that is true for all of us!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

More of 'nothing is wasted'

A little bit of Photoshop using the previous image, using my own textures, masks and frames.  Yesterday I wanted to do a still life using autumn bits and pieces, eg leaves, dandelion seedhead, chrysanthemums,  but nothing seemed to go right.  I tried various combinations with bottles, wooden bowls and finally decided to give up.  As I was packing away and trying to carry everything to another room, I put some seed heads into the jar to carry them - and voila!  I liked the result! Maybe I was trying too hard!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Monday, 21 October 2013

More of the same

Two more of the dandelion - the first with one of my textures which was a photo of the side of an old boat, the second with  a solid colour adjustment layer added, hue blend mode.  Both with natural light using a piece of cardboard covered with foil to reflect a bit more brightness.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

dent de lion

I love looking at the small detail, especially in natural objects.  There is something so fascinating about the design.  Who could have thought of something so small but effective?!  The name apparently comes from the shape of the leaves which someone decided  looked like lion's teeth, hence 'dent de lion'.  Better not mention the other French name!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Red, white and blue

Red rosehip berries, blueberries and calling on gardening friends to name the  white berries!  Taken with the 100mm lens at the end of the kitchen using light from two windows.