This is a "before" shot, taken by my brother Tony. It's of Wenceslas Square, Prague and, as you can see, is full of people. While learning to use Photoshop, I removed all the people. Check out the "After" shot on this board.
I'd already made a 'zombified' version of a selfie and decided to try converting it to a sketch. This time, I pointed the ears. Once it was done and vignetted to get rid of extraneous details, it looked a lot like a Wanted poster, so I gave it a parchment(ish) background and Hey! Presto! Naughty Elf was born - and immediately in trouble. Story of my life!
Being more interested in getting an interesting image rather than a perfect photo, I processed (to Hell and back) this shot of some ugly plywood panels to bring out the grain of the wood and the texture of the stone wall. Maybe I should have added a sky - and may do in the future - but didn't think of it at the time.
"Warp Speed" Having 'mislaid' my tripod since moving house, I now tend to use available objects on which to rest my camera - hence the tilted aspect to this shot. This was about a thirty second exposure, during which, a van shot down the street creating this nice light trail.
"BP Garage Experiment" I've been messing around to find a satisfactory way to process a single shot into an HDR-like photo. This one turned out quite good but I'm not sure I'd call it HDR because of the lack of textures. Also, I've just noticed the haloing around the trees at the left-hand third.
Another pano shot that I had decided to use as a painting. I can see green if it's in sufficient quantity in an image - I should be on safe ground painting this one! It's quite easy to see the dividing lines between the shots. I've got to get better at assembling panos and colour matching!
I may have mentioned that I like to paint. I know - I'm colourblind - so I have to choose images where I can clearly see the colours, otherwise they end up looking shitty. This was a photo of a church in Sedgley which I altered to look like an oil painting as a guide for me when it came time to paint it.
This was intended for use as an illustration for a meme but I forgot the gem of wisdom that should have gone with it. If you can think of one, please use this image and let me know where I can see it in use, or comment below and if I use it, I'll credit you.
This image was taken at the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Aston, Birmingham. I was converting it (!) into a watercolour-effect when I noticed it would make a decent Christmas card. Help yourself if it's useful.
I'm not very good at creating graphics from scratch (although I am getting better). This is an attempt at a birthday card featuring one of the old Birmingham street lights. If you can download it, please use it if it's useful to you. Just don't remove the logo in the left hand panel.