St George’s Church .. Iraq

Sunday, April 29, 2012


red by Steve_Gregory
red, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

A simple flower pic to end the week :-)

the moat

the moat by Steve_Gregory
the moat, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Gone for an old time feel here... I felt the pov along with that old victorian stonework was perfect for this.

Processed completely in Apple Aperture.

Taken at Dunham Massey in Cheshire, England.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


bloom by Steve_Gregory
bloom, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

One from the garden at Dunham Massey in Cheshire, England.

Friday, April 27, 2012


happy by Steve_Gregory
happy, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

It might be raining outside but at least it's sunny here in this picture today ;^)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

clock tower

clock tower by Steve_Gregory
clock tower, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
For some insane reason, yesterdays upload has gotten me 1500 views and also became my most popular image on flickr - something that's never happened before. Well, within **one** day, I mean come on!! Wow.

Normally, I'm lucky to get a couple of hundred views but 1500? Darn!!!! Ok….so a huge thank you from me to you all. Everyone that seemed to have loved that picture and I cannot thank you all enough! :-)

Guess it was a good'un? lol

Kinda hard to top that ….. but ….. here's the entrance to Dunham Massey in Cheshire, England. It's a beautiful clock tower entrance for the entire state.

I love flickr !
Thanks for viewing - really appreciated!! :-)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

another life

another life by Steve_Gregory
another life, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Yesterday we visited Dunham Massey, somewhere that's been on our 'to do' list for far too long. And it's not really all that far from us too, typical! The weather was cloudy to start (as you can see) but really did change later with lots of blue up there along with lovely sunshine! Still, it's raining and cold again today so we definitely picked the right day to go!

Dunham Massey was such a great day out with period costumed actors and lots to see and nice walks. Wanna go back again with the 200mm lens to shoot the squirrels and deers… they kept running away from me! Next time. . . ;)

Ok, here's the first pic walking up alongside the gardens towards the clock tower entrance. Hope you like - thanks for viewing! (go on, press L or just view BIG)

Monday, April 23, 2012


England by Steve_Gregory
England, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Happy St George's Day everyone !!

Friday, April 20, 2012

flower power

flower power by Steve_Gregory
flower power, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Multiple (duplicate) layers applied using photoshop with the first blurred and the second applied using the soft layer style. Then I applied a light source texture and blurred that (again this as a soft layer).

Played around with each layers opacity and then re-imported back into Apple Aperture.

Finally, applied a light Dodge & Burn here and there ... hey presto !

Hope you like !

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Whalley Abbey

Whalley Abbey by Steve_Gregory
Whalley Abbey, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Taken from the grounds of Whalley Abbey in Lancashire, England on a rather lovely spring day!

Yes, that's right - England surely does get some days with blue skies! lol

Monday, April 16, 2012

St John's Church

St John's Church by Steve_Gregory
St John's Church, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Today, I've uploaded 5 pictures to my flickr account and they're all in black and white. I guess I'm just in that mood!

All processed in Apple Aperture 3.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


in-car by Steve_Gregory
in-car, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Shot from the car at Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh, Lancashire. I used an ND8 filter and set the aperture to f8 and then clicked a few shots to see what would happen...

Funky colour and I really like it - hope you do to!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


daze by Steve_Gregory
daze, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

I layered a duplicate image of the main picture here with a slap of gaussian blur too... applied a texture as a soft layer and blurred this also.

Kinda turned out nice!

All done in PSE9 on my iMac.

Monday, April 9, 2012


early by Steve_Gregory
early, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Totally fake light created in photoshop by layering a texture or two on top of the main image.

Then a little dodge & burn here and there and hey presto - a fake morning sunrise! ;o)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

dizzy heights

dizzy heights by Steve_Gregory
dizzy heights, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Marking my return to Flickr, here is an image I made in photoshop by just having a play with layers and filters.

Nothing intended - just having a play - although I do like the end result! :-)

Happy Easter †

Friday, April 6, 2012

Luke 23:34

Luke 23:34 by Steve_Gregory
Luke 23:34, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

I loved this particular shot and always wondered how a film based camera might have taken it.

So I went to work in Apple Aperture and I hoped to recreate that retro feel..

Have a blessed Easter everyone †

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

rest area

rest area by Steve_Gregory
rest area, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

Although I'm on a break from flickr ... due to needing one as much as having lots of other things to do .. here is a pic from a recent trip into norther England.

A landscape shot using a 20mm prime at Orrest Head, Windermere. Filtered in photoshop and layered a little to give the ground a little more colour and variation.

Plus the seat here is quite apt as I'm on a flickr break! ;-)