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Posts tagged “New Zealand


Lost in Space



Lost in Time


The happy childhood I never had is just over that rise… (:

Background Texture


This is the texture I made to put behind Seri in my last post. The trick to making good background textures is not to make them the main feature. When I construct a texture behind the character, I’m constantly damping the texture down, and concentrating on the character, making sure the texture doesn’t overwhelm her. I’m not making the texture for it’s own sake. When I’m finished, if I like the texture, I delete the character and save the texture to my ever-growing folders of fabulous textures, which make it easier and easier to create new ones… I seldom re-use exactly the same texture. Anyway, sometimes, as with this one, when I remove the main subject, I realise that the texture, itself, is a gorgeous landscape! Usually they’re just that little bit too bland to stand alone, but I think this one does (:

Good Morning Autumn


Another snapshot! My standards are dropping!… actually, I quite like the lomographic feel of this. Beautiful autumn morning out my window, yesterday… autumn is my favourite season (:

Another Day in Paradise


I don’t do ‘snapshots’ as a rule… having been fairly seriously into photography all my adult life, since way back in the analog days, I find the ‘snapshot’, well, embarrassing, to say the least. I also don’t take pictures with my phone, as I’m used to the control of a decent SLR. However… I start work at dawn, and, as the sun comes up, am usually head-down in some involved bit of physical toil… the other day, I glanced up, and saw this; and I just had to whip out my phone and take a ‘snapshot’. I’m glad I did, as it was/is gorgeous (:


Gaia’s Palette 2



Gaia’s Palette