Category Archives: Still Life

The Fun Guy!

Why did the Mushroom go to the party?  Because he’s a FUNGHI!  This little toadstool is called Gus, (Because he’s really such a fun Gus!).  Gus, or Gussy as he is known to his friends, has bravely beaten the odds and grown up to daylight between two heavy railway sleepers that form steps in our garden.  Image made with the Fujifilm X-T2, with 200 mm lens.

ToadstoolUp

Sadly his party-going days are numbered, for he’ll be uprooted in case one of our grandchildren thinks he might be edible! Continue reading The Fun Guy!

Old Technology and New Technology

Remington and Apple!

In a combination of Old and New technology, I made this image on the iPhone, using my brilliant new ‘Hueless’ App.  I noticed this old Remington typewriter sitting on a sideboard at a wedding in Brownlow House, Lurgan.  I suspect it was supplied by the bride or the wedding planner.  Regardless of how or why it was sitting there, it looked like a good subject for a photograph!

I imported it to Photoshop (the iOS version) and tweaked it just a tiny bit, to produce this rather pleasing image, where the manufacturer’s name is nicely highlighted against the low-key natural background …

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Coffee Themed Cards

Coffee Themed Cards

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been designing a new range of greeting cards for http://www.heartworks.biz

As part of the card project I’ve been looking for some ‘coffee’ related images.  My idea is that with the rise in popularity of coffee shops, and with a growing number of the population becoming coffee aficionados, – coffee sells!  here’s my first batch of ‘coffee related images.’

There’ll be more to come!

Bushmills Advertising Project

When I was studying for my HND Photography, one of the modules was Advertising Photography.  As part of the project, we had to select a well known company and create three adverting images that could be presented to that company.  I chose the famous ‘Old Bushmills’ Irish Whisky Distillery.  I researched their existing and previous advertising campaigns, and asked them how they wanted their product to be recognised – what was their unique selling point.  One of their brand images seemed to be the age of the old distillery – It was established early in the seventeenth century.   Continue reading Bushmills Advertising Project

More Charcoal!

I’m really into this ‘charcoal effect’ now that I’ve learned how to apply it in Photoshop.  So here’s another image, captured on a Leica Compact, in our garden shed, and manipulated in Photoshop.  Doesn’t the tongue and groove wall of the shed make a really good background for the Teddy Bear?

Teddy Charcoal