St George’s Church .. Iraq

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


gnarly by s†eve
gnarly, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

Take the perfect place = English landscape. Add in the perfect weather = winter and fog.
Now, mix the two up and hey presto you've got fantastic conditions for taking some cool snaps :-)

I thought this would look best as a b/w image!

Thanks for viewing.


shelter by s†eve
shelter, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

Here's a nice summer scene taken in Cheshire, England back when it was dry and warm! Remember those days whilst we enjoy a soggy and wet Christmas!! :/

This image was textured in photoshop after applying a little orton in Perfect Effects 4...

Thanks for viewing and I wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

one from our garden

one from our garden by s†eve
one from our garden, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

It's far too cold and wet today. Miserable! And it's supposed to be winter - where is the snow??

Okay, lets bring back happy summer memories from when we once had blue skies and no rain....

Friday, December 21, 2012

pond life

pond life by s†eve
pond life, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

Sometimes it doesn't matter how long you wait - nothing interesting will happen. Just press the shutter or move on!!! lol

Scottish pond life . . .

Thursday, December 20, 2012

watching me

watching me by s†eve
watching me, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

My latest flickr upload. A pic that I shot in summer but never got around to uploading... It was difficult to meter this as the pot it was on was so bright. Still, turned out quite nice considering I've no macro lens!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

expose this!

expose this! by s†eve
expose this!, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

Things you do when you're out walking..... like point your iPhone directly at the sun! :^)

Simple processing done in Apple Aperture and then I applied it into Topaz Clean (view large to see the fx)

Just 4fun . . . . .

Thursday, December 13, 2012


one by s†eve
one, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

Quite a simple shot but composed to include a little of the castle as a bokeh blur in the background!

Actually, this was quite a tough shot as the flower was low and my back was aching anyhow. Impressed I even got down this low!

Thanks for viewing!

#photography #flowers #Cholomondeley

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

All Saints Church

All Saints Church by s†eve
All Saints Church, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

I've a daft obsession with making photographs look old. As if they've been taken with an ancient film camera or as if it was something that was simply found in the attic after generations passed...

Hope you like this shot of All Saints Church in Runcorn, Cheshire in England.

All processing done in Photoshop on my Mac.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

smooth sailing

smooth sailing by s†eve
smooth sailing, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

An image I shot in the Findhorn area of northern Britain one sunny day. Shame I'd forgotten my polariser this day.... (typical!!!)

Saturday, December 8, 2012


bugs by s†eve
bugs, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

Taken during the summer when it was nice and warm ... here's one pic I never got around to uploading back then. Basically, a load of bugs!

A shot I've done many times before whilst wishing that I had a macro lens! So I wanted a different look this time....

This was processed in Photoshop on my Mac and then tarted up using the funky Topaz Clean. Pretty cool end result? I think so..

#Mac #photography #nature #insects #bugs #Topaz #TopazClean #photoshop

Friday, December 7, 2012


stripy by s†eve
stripy, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

No idea what these little caterpillar - like creatures are called! Can anyone help ID ?

Processed in Apple Aperture and then textured in photoshop on my Mac.

#nature #bugs #textured

Thursday, December 6, 2012


solar by s†eve
solar, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

I think I'm getting addicted to the orton effect lol

Here is another pic and this time I manually created the effect in photoshop on my Mac. Very simple really..

I then applied a texture for a better finish. Like the feeling here.

Comments welcome.

#orton #textured #photoshop #mac

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

formby beach

formby beach by s†eve
formby beach, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

Another panoramic upload taken with the iPhone 5 - but this time I've cropped it down a bit and also applied a little orton effect of my own to ...well.. make it a little different.

I like that effect! Hope you do also? All made on the Mac - comments always welcome.

#Formby #England #beach #iPhone #iPhone5 #iOS #photography

Sunday, December 2, 2012


pano by s†eve
pano, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

We went out today to Formby beach in northern England. Had to have a play with the panoramic option on my iPhone 5 …. neat results for a first attempt? I think so ;^) Can't wait to see if there are any better apps now! (press L key)

That's our daughter in the pic.
(shocked I got her standing still, for once!) :)

Big thanks for viewing.

#iPhone #iPhone5 #panoramic

Saturday, December 1, 2012


tower by s†eve
tower, a photo by s†eve on Flickr.

The tower of Clitheroe Castle in Lancashire, England. I wish the wind would have been blowing a little to make the flag more visible but it was such a gorgeous day - can't complain :)

I've a few pics that i'll upload but I'd love to go back again soon as our time here was a little rushed this day…..

Have a great weekend all.