The project was to alter an existing nature image, and be really creative with processing it and let my imagination go wild. I decided to have a go at a composite (blending and adjusting a number of images in Photoshop to make one). I had an image of a tiger from a visit to The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden and also had a photograph of Sophie from the summer where she is holding sunflowers and I decided to combine both of these and also contrast winter/summer in the image. The other 2 images in the background where rocks from an image in La Palma and also the trees from there too. I followed a You Tube tutorial and whilst it took hours to do, I really learnt a lot about editing and the software and am really pleased with the final result.
Such amazing skies here recently; I couldn't resist capturing this yacht sailing away...
This image was taken with a Lensbaby Velvet lens, resulting in the "soft" effect.
I've really been enjoying watching the local sailors recently, at this image was taken on a particularly windy day, when not many sailors ventured out !
Enjoyed a beautiful sunset walk in the countryside last night, which was made even more perfect by the chalk hill blue butterflies....
It's that time of year again and I have been out in search of butterflies. I was quite surprised when I turned around after hearing a noise to see this lot behind me ! A bit scary as I was on my own...... but I had my tripod in case of need for defence :)
Had a wonderful weeks break in the Loire region, staying at this beautiful gite. Not been to this area before and we were bowled over by how pretty it is. Visited a couple of vineyards and was genuinely surprised at how small Sancerre is as I was expecting it to be much bigger than it is. Images to follow....