Most of the photos I show you are an attempt to illustrate things of interest or beauty that I've seen. It'd be nice if you could see them for yourselves, or better still go out and find things in your own area. I'm a rough and ready sort of photographer and my shots nearly always need a bit of tidying up on the computer. But every so often I get a bit carried away.....
There's a lot of things you can click on with a photo-editing program and I start to get curious what different combinations might create. The flowers above are the result of combining an in-focus and a blurred version of the same shot and then fiddling about to make what I think is an appealing effect.
I saw some prints by the artist Eric Ravilious and thought it might be possible to recreate the look with a photograph. I still don't know if it's possible; this popped up on the screen before I got there and I thought I'd stop while I was winning.
A sort of pop-art poster of a seedhead. Sort of.
This is a compound image - four separate photos and a black background - of the folk band Lankum (previously known as Lynched). Then I've worked all over the picture with a smudging tool to push the colour around to look a bit like a painting.
One of life's happy accidents. Again it's a blend of an in-focus and a blurred image, but one that came out better than I expected.
A narrow street in Cambridge. I've no idea how it ended up like this!
Most of the time though these "experiments" end up as a murky mess and get deleted! Normal service will be resumed soon - when it stops raining and I get rid of my cold.