I do enjoy editing my images to create a piece of art work. Over the years I have tried using textured layers to add another dimension to my work. Some have been less than successul but recently I have been using some seascape images, taken in Norfolk last summer, and I think these have come out rather well. I suspect there will be those who will hate them...a bit like marmite...but then there will be those who love them. Which side do you fall on?
I must admit I do rather like the snow...when I don't have to go to work of course :) This year I have seen some stunning images created by my landscape photographer friends, in particular Tony Higginson, Melvin Nicholson and Thomas Heaton. Each of them visit the Lake District or Scotland on a regular basis to add to their portfolio of image. I stayed rather more local, in and around Dunstable and at Ashridge Forest. Below are just a few of the images I created.
Following on from my previous post I was keen to get printing...but suddenly there appeared vertical lines on my prints, a sure sign of blocked nozzles. This was very odd as I had been printing successfully only a few days before, however I went through the cleaning process time and time again; whilst I could see a slight improvement it was clear that something was not quite right. I contacted Epson and , after a few conversations they decided to replace my printer. I now have replacement which appears to be working well :)
I have often heard about how each snowflake is individually shaped, but I had never seen it. I then learnt abouthow to photograph them and so recently I had a go. These are my very first attempts and I have much to learn, but for about an hour's work I was rather pleased with these.
Whilst I enjoy taking the photograph and creating the image the pinnacle for me is to print the image and mount it to create a final, finished piece. Today I attended a workshop to learn how to get the very best out of my prints, run by Permajet and hosted by Daliah at 42 limited.
It was a very useful day with a few tips to make the printing process just a little more precise.
Well, we are nearing the end of the first month of January and its been a very exciting month for me. Dunstable has a new Art Gallery and I was very pleased to be able to exhibit four of my most popular images there. I was delighted to receive a phone call from the gallery, just a few days later, to say that a customer wished to purchase them and within a few hours the deal had been done and all four were sold. I am told the lady is delighted and they look lovely in her home. Although I don't have any more of these in stock I am very happy to print to order, do contact me if you are interested.
I particularly enjoy creating abstract images, either by focusing on details and close ups or by using many of the techniques available to photographers. I have now added a page dedicated to these images and started off by adding this triptych of images which has proved to be very popular.
It's that strange time in between Christmas and New Year, for some it's an opportunity to catch up, relax and think about the year ahead, but many people are continuing to work hard to provide us with all the services we have come to expect. Whichever group you fall into I hope your Christmas was a good time and that the New Year will be prosperous and that you hopes and dreams for 2018 will come to pass.
I have been using a free few days to update my website and consider other avenues for selling my work. It would be great to hear from anybody who is considering the purchase of artwork during 2018. I am happy to discuss commissioned work if you have ideas but cannot see what you want on my pages.
I wish you and your families all the best for the coming year.
Thank you for popping by and visiting my brand new website. At this stage it is evolving and there will be a lot of additional content added over the coming weeks and months. Those of you who know me know that I am a bit of a butterfly when it comes to photography, flitting about from one genre to another...could say jack of all trades...:) However for me this is part of the joy of photography, the opportunity to experiment and create images. Some of my most successful images have been taken whilst pushing myself to try something new or different. I do hope you will visit on a regular basis and contact me via email, on my Facebook page or through Instagram.