We have had such an amazing end to our Summer that I can't resist sneaking in another trip to Camber when it looks like a beautiful sunset and low tide. Unfortunately I didn't get the big skies that I love but there were only about a dozen other people on the whole beach, so it was wonderful. Then a group of riders came out for a gallop on their horses in the sea; such a special treat to watch them :)
hART is a collective of professional artists in the South East and I am delighted to be a guest artist and joining them for their next exhibition in October. Full details are below and it would be lovely to see some familiar faces if you can make it :)
Creative editing in Photoshop was used to create this "Fantasy" effect character portrait which I named Azura. Delighted to be awarded first place by the judge in the club competition for this image.
The project was to alter an existing nature image, and be really creative with processing it and let my imagination go wild. I decided on a "fantasy" 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 a young woman holding sunflowers from the summer and I decided to combine both of these and contrast winter/summer in the image.
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 :)