Skinny Man

he stands watch the skinny man the benevolent guardian of hope's illumination


A Family Gathering

laughter and camaraderie found throughout the ages amidst the love of family Those of you who've followed my blog for a while may remember that I used to regularly join in with the One-Four challenge, editing a picture in four different ways over a month. Unfortunately, the challenge changed from being monthly to being quarterly,... Continue Reading →

Moonage Daydream

"Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah..." - David Bowie, 'Moonage Daydream' Like so many others across the world I waited eagerly for the supermoon to rise a few nights ago. Unfortunately I found myself to be disappointed as the overcast sky hid it from view. Luckily for me the sky did clear a few hours later, but... Continue Reading →

CB&W: The Lovers

she leans into his strength knowing he'll support her knowing the roots of their love are secure This post is for Cee's Black and White Challenge. The theme is still trees as Cee is currently taking a well-deserved blogging break. The pictures are of a pair of trees that have grown together beside the stream, leaning out... Continue Reading →

One-Four Challenge: March Week Three

Here's my week three edit for Robyn's One-Four Challenge. This challenge asks that you edit the same picture in four ways over four weeks. For this edit I opened last week's edit in Camera Raw and slightly increased the exposure, highlights and shadows. I then cropped it using Photoshop Elements before opening it in FotoSketcher where I added a mid-strength vintage look with... Continue Reading →

One-Four Challenge: February Week Two

Here's my second edit for Robyn's One-Four Challenge. This week I wanted to create a soft, dreamy effect. I began by opening the original in camera raw on Photoshop Editions (the first time I've ever explored this area of the program). I reduced the contrast, shadows and saturation and increased the exposure, highlights and whites. I then also slightly... Continue Reading →

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