Cash in colour

I've been enjoying colouring some very old black and white photographs. It's been a fun exercise using a cheap (£50) Wacom graphics tablet and pen along with Adobe Photoshop, researching their real life appearances, attempting to restore sharpness and detail in a life-like manner, and extending the canvas outside the crop of the original image so as to look more pleasing to my eye. Johnny Cash was the toughest, the original image was too blurry through movement to be used successfully so I had to do a lot of painting and use my own hand instead of Johnny's own. I took a lot of liberty with this one because I also wanted to remove the distracting figure in the background, open his eyes, pattern his shirt and replace the headstock on the guitar.

Oscar in colour

I've been enjoying colouring some very old black and white photographs. It's been a fun exercise using a cheap (£50) Wacom graphics tablet and pen along with Adobe Photoshop, researching their real life appearances, attempting to restore sharpness and detail in a life-like manner, and extending the canvas outside the crop of the original image so as to look more pleasing to my eye.

Ingrid in colour

I've been enjoying colouring some very old black and white photographs. It's been a fun exercise using a cheap (£50) Wacom graphics tablet and pen along with Adobe Photoshop, researching their real life appearances, attempting to restore sharpness and detail in a life-like manner, and extending the canvas outside the crop of the original image so as to look more pleasing to my eye.

Milky Way over M74 near Johnstonbridge

The night skies are getting darker now, and the air clarity for this picture was superb. I used Google Earth to locate the best local motorway bridge where the galactic plane would be seen to rise directly above the line of traffic. A ten second exposure with a 21 mm lens.

Latitude Festival 2018 (57 new items)

Latitude festival in rural Suffolk, corporate, twee and all very middle(class)-England !

All images taken with a Sony NEX 6 with a P/K adapter and Vivitar 17 f/3.5, Vivitar 28 f/2, and Pentax SMC 50 f/1.7 lenses.

Latitude Festival 2018

Latitude festival in rural Suffolk, corporate, twee and all very middle(class)-England !

All images taken with a Sony NEX 6 with a P/K adapter and Vivitar 17 f/3.5, Vivitar 28 f/2, and Pentax SMC 50 f/1.7 lenses.

Pat and Laura's Wedding (110 new items)

It was a real privilege to be there with Pat and Laura at their wedding in Wales, and a great honour to be asked to record the day for good friends :-)

Pat and Laura's Wedding

It was a real privilege to be there with Pat and Laura at their wedding in Wales, and a great honour to be asked to record the day for good friends :-)

Midsummer sunset over Moffat

Technically, it's past midsummer, and the nights are getting longer now, but after the hottest day of the year so far, it feels like we're in the middle of a real summer at last :-)

Hunterheck Forest

A walk through one of Moffat's many conifer plantations.

Devil Town

Seems that Daniel Johnston has moved back to Devil Town. Or at least, it was a bit of a surprise hearing his song's placement in the latest Apple advert. I didn't think he'd be interested in that kind of exposure, or its connotations.