St George’s Church .. Iraq

Saturday, February 11, 2012


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

Here's what can be done with a little patience and a lot of spare time! lol

There's never any birds near our house as there's only the one tree. The birds just ain't interested - especially so in winter when numbers are lower!

Well, I waited besides an open window for half an hour or so ... freezing my **** off and eventually one turned up. And then another and another!!! So I got some shots off and I think this is the nicest of the lot?

Basically, I processed this in Apple Aperture 3, but doing nothing more than changing the white balance and colours slightly until I was happy.

But there was a huge amount of boring white space called the sky in here.... So I exported the pic into Photoshop as normal and began to search for a texture that worked best.

I think I did ok? Hope you guys like it - comments always welcome :-)

two pints

two pints by Steve_Gregory
two pints, a photo by Steve_Gregory on Flickr.

This was probably my simplest upload to flickr for a long while. A minor crop before selecting the Aperture preset Dramatic Black & White. Increased the exposure a little.. and that's that!

Hope you guys like it? :-)

Wouldn't it be cool to live here? Geo-tagged on flickr also. Thanks for viewing.