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Texture Tuesday 21.05


pomegranate flowers

shared with Kim Klassen’s Textured Tuesdays

Photo Art Friday: light/shadows

This week Bonnie challenged us to work with the optional theme of ‘light/shadows’.


I loved the way the light back-lit these hollyhock flowers so I have given them minimal treatment by adding Bonnie’s texture ‘dream wonder’ which I blended with linear light and reduced the opacity

Photo Art Friday

Sunday Post: natural resources

Jake’s challenge is to share something relating to natural resources. Natural resources are materials and components (something that can be used) that can be found within the environment. Every man-made product is composed of natural resources (at its fundamental level.

According to Wikepedia: “The Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore’s Falls) is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m (541 feet), making it one of the tallest in Europe and the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. Of its 3 sections, the top one is the tallest, at 83 m (272 feet). It is located 7.7 km from Terni, a provincial capital of the Italian region of Umbria.

Its source is a portion of the waters of the river Velino (the rest of the river flows into a hydroelectric power plant), after flowing through Piediluco lake near the community of Marmore. It pours into the valley below formed by the river Nera. Its flow is turned on and off according to a published schedule, to satisfy the needs of tourists and the power company alike. Tourists try to be there the moment the gates are opened to see the powerful rush of water”.


It was obviously a very popular spot with families at the weekend; on the day we visited the falls the car park was soon full and there was standing-room only on the small viewing platform. The water thunders over the ledge and down in the valley far below, sending up plumes of spray with rainbow lights in them.



prickly pear

caper berry bush

yellow courgette flower



bitter gourds – used to cure stomach upsets

weekly photo challenge: renewal

WordPress’ own weekly photo challenge this week was to share a photo featuring “renewal”, however we wished to interpret that.


These photos were taken in the woods near Watersmeet, Lynmouth, North Devon, UK, in the spring of this year and the mosaic of images was created as part of Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers course.

Don’t forget to go and see how other people have interpreted this prompt.

Mandarin Orange Monday no 17

I recently came across a new online challenge called Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorikart. The object of this challenge is to share your photos/photoart/any artwork but the predominant colour must be orange.


Do drop by the MOM site and see how other people have interpreted this wonderful colour – just perfect for a dull wintry morning

Texture Tuesday: free and easy 30 October edition

This weeks’ Texture Tuesday was another free and easy edition as long as we used at least one of Kim’s textures.


I copied the background and used the sketch filter on the copy. I then added Kim’s texture “cool grunge” which I blended in hard light and then reduced the opacity to 83%.

Flower Art Friday #25

I took this photo in the Hautes Alpes de Provence in August this year.



TT-free and easy

This week’s Texture Tuesday is another free and easy edition. I’ve used Kim’s cool grunge texture blended in soft light at 64% opacity. The flowers are eryngium alpinum (blue thistle)


Travel theme: foliage

Ailsa’s theme this week is “foliage”. Here are some of my foliage shots:

autumn colours in Luxembourg

vineyards in Luxembourg

the magic garden, Koh Samui, Thailand

glossy foliage of a clove tree (I never knew this was what cloves looked like in their natural state) in Bali

lotus pond at Pura Taman Ayun, Bali

if you look really hard in the upper left quadrant but close to the centre you’ll see an owl hiding in the foliage, Koh Samui, Thailand

a park in France


autumn foliage and fruit of a persimmon (kaki fruit) tree

Photo Art Friday: nature’s abstractions

This week Bonnie’s challenge was “nature’s abstraction/s”. Here are some of my abstractions from nature:




this is the original photo of grasses covered in freezing fog crystals before I applied a gradient to it



Photo Art Friday photosbyleanne