Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The image for "Umbrellas" is based on natures umbrella mushrooms (Google images) and beach scene form Photoshop magazine resource disc.

Natures Umbrellas


Happiness, what makes us happy is it a smile on Henk's face, pusspuss asleep, roses blooming in the garden, the list seems to be endless.  Images are from Shutterstock, quote is from John Barrymore on this subject. Light beams from Color in Motion.


Monday, May 30, 2011


Sorrow is a difficult subject as there are so many things that make us sad.  I have chosen to use an article on the Armenian Genocide, where a mother is mourning the death of her child and a Shutterstock image of a angel statue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia has all the information on this terrible event.



Two photographs by Alvarez Bravo were used in this image, one is a street scene and the other is of Frida Kahlo.  I have added a tear.


Saturday, May 28, 2011


"High in the Jet-stream" is a photograph of the sky that I took as we were driving to Mildura yesterday.  The design element is a Google image of fire-escapes, also used Filter Forge Lomo filter and did a slight twirl.

High In the Jet-stream

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Summer haze was designed on Wacom tablet with boat image from Google and a cloud brush from Blazter.

Summer Haze

"Lake Mist" was designed with tablet, the foreground is Pinnau River from personal collection.

Lake Mist

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011


To me the challenge was not to use an image of a beautiful girl etc.  So I turned to indigenous cultures and found this energetic goddess from the Andes (Wikipedia) and combined her with a painting of birch trees by Zoltan Szabo as the background.  I have included the information from Wilipedia,

Mother nature

The indigenous peoples of the Andes worship the fertility goddess Pachamama. In Inca mythologyPachamama presides over planting and harvesting and causes earthquakes. After conquest by Catholic Spain her image was masked by the Virgin Mary, behind whom she is invoked and worshiped in the Aboriginal ritual in some parts of ArgentinaChileBolivia and Peru.[4] The religion centered in the Pachamama is practiced currently in parallel form to Christianity, to the point that many families are simultaneously Christian and pachamamistas.[5] Pachamama is sometimes syncretized the Virgin of Candelaria.[6]


How mysterious a cave can be.  Two year ago I ventured into a lava cave at Mt Eccles, there is no lighting and what my camera revealed was incredible, so I have taken this photograph and just used a filter or two.

Lava Cave Mt Eccles, Victoria

# 20

Half is based on a statue that I purchased a number of years ago in Ferndale, California, it is titled "Rising Heart" and is hand forged steel by Kramer.  The top half is masked with a rose blending "Difference".  Texture by Jerry Jones.  Here is a link to Kramer's site http://www.kramersculptures.com/


Silver is the challenge, so I have taken a photograph of  a ruined house in Silverton NSW.  Silverton was established during the early mining days out of Broken Hill.


Thursday, May 12, 2011


Well today was cold and raining, so it was appropriate to tackle number 18 "Rain". Photograph is from Shutterstock, I just played with duplicating her reflection and adding rain drops.

Rain, rain go away

Monday, May 9, 2011


Upside down, how appropriate for this day and age. This photograph is from my personal collection. I just love the image of dead red gums standing in water.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Where would we be without colour. Culture dictates how we view colour, for instance the Inuit have many, many word for the colour of snow.  In this composition I have used paint splashes (forgotten my source) and a figure from Deviantart.