Hay Barn

Becky (the Queen of Squares) is dipping her toes back into blogging this month and encouraging us to get outside and take a few steps each day during November to help survive those endless grey days. And to share a photo or two while we are at it. Square of course. Although going to and…

LAPC #226 – Textures

I am delighted to have been asked to host this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge and wanted to choose a subject that I am particularly interested in. Texture is one method of bringing life to your photos. While the structure of an object is its form, the material from which it is made constitutes its…

something to make you smile

Becky (the Queen of Squares) is dipping her toes back into blogging this month and encouraging us to get outside and take a few steps each day during November to help survive those endless grey days. And to share a photo or two while we are at it. Square of course. Not all walks have…

Saturday Sketches #18

Still Life – Conté Crayon effect (The Conté Crayon filter replicates the texture of dense dark and pure white Conté crayons on an image. This has also had a colour filter applied)

last photo

Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card. The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for November. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed…

July Squares

This month Becky is running her square challenge where the only rule is that the main photo must be square – not rectangular – 4 equal sides. The subject this July is ‘Trees’. You are quite free to interpret that any way you want and post as frequently as you want. As I am running…

Black and White Sketch

I can’t go into much detail as to how this picture was created as it is simply one of the photo editing effects on my phone. Originally taken in colour I simply scroll along to the black and white pencil sketch and save. There are a lot of effects on the phone, my favourite is…

last photo

Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card. The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for April. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed…