27 March 2009

Bamburgh Castle

I promise this will be the last textured image for a while. I don't want to bore everyone :-)

26 March 2009

24 March 2009


Another texture overlay this time in colour.

22 March 2009


Trying to cut out things and add to other images in photoshop. This is my first attempt at adding a person to an image.

21 March 2009

Durham Cathedral

Another textured layered image. I'm just experimenting in photoshop to see what kind of effects I can get with some textures I have.

19 March 2009

Thornley Woods

Taken at Thornley Woods Nature Reserve

17 March 2009

Clara Vale Bird Hide

Someone said this was a Siskin

Long Tailed Tit

Female Pheasant

Male Pheasant

16 March 2009

Another view of the Cathedral through the modern art on the green.

15 March 2009

Durham Cathedral

I'm 51 years old and I've never been to this part of Durham city before. The viewpoint of the Cathedral and Castle were fabulous.

10 March 2009

St Mary's Island

This is the first time I have ever seen the St Mary's Island causeway flooded with the tide.

8 March 2009

Camera Club Portraits

George our President



These were random shots taken on our portrait studio night at the camera club last week.

6 March 2009


I remember these cigarette veding machines in the streets when I was a kid. Ofcourse nowadays they no longer exist but here's one which still lives in the wall, rusted, worn and disused. Extinct.......

4 March 2009

Birds, birds, birds


Willow Tit

Long Tailed Tit (thanks to Chris for letting me know)


3 March 2009


Another shot from last nights poto shoot at the camera club.

2 March 2009


Taken at the camera club studio night. Thanks to Chloe for sitting for us.

1 March 2009

If you go down to the woods........





Whenever I feel really down and need to get peace into my soul I go to Thornley Woods and watch nature at work. These were all taken at Thornley Woods Nature Reserve, Gateshead.