Monthly Archives: February 2014

I have always loved big cities. You can get lost in them because of their size or you can get lost in them by being drawn into small pockets of the place that delight with amazing food choices or reveal stories of people who live or have lived in the place. You can wonder at the why of their establishment whether on historic river routes, strategic trade or defence sites or just by chance discoveries.

Taking photographs in cities can be tricky if you’re focusing on the decoration detail of a building or attempting to capture the large scale of a street scape. It is never dull.

Here is a selection of cityscapes (with additives via Grungetastic).


Seattle transitTokyo

Tokyo - Ginza Station nightSalt Lake City

Salt Lake City - Feb 2012Prague

Czech Republic - Prague - views on walk to Prague Castle 2Vancouver 

Vancouver Art Gallery March 2012

We’ve been away for a few days staying at Emerald Beach on the northern New South Wales coast.

We followed up a recommendation to stop in Newrybar on our way home to visit the cafe and delicatessen there.  This small village is just off the Pacific Motorway on the old Pacific Highway.

We shared some starters for a light lunch rather than selecting from the main menu. After a most delicious repast which included a flavoursome terrine on the charcuterie plate and amazing anchovies served from the tin, we walked over to the delicatessen to wonder at their displays of quality local and imported food items.

Here’s the Facebook page of Harvest Cafe in case you’re interested or in the district sometime soon.

Thanks Marg S for the tip!

table settinganchovies - Harvest Cafe Newrybar - FX Turinmozzarella and tomato - Amsterdam effectcharcuteriedelicatessensourdough - Harvest p- Ancient Canvasdeli shelvescheeses et al - Harvest - Lindale effect

Playing with pop on two bird photographs using Grungetastic.  There are hundreds of variations possible. These lend themselves to old-fashioned screen printing.

Great Blue Heron – Stanley Park, Vancouver – March 2012 (Worn Pop effect)

great blue heron 1 - Stanley Park - Worn Pop 18

Seagull – Cape Leveque, Western Australia (Pop Grunge effect)

seagull - Pop Grunge 14

As I browse through my collections, I keep being tempted to give ‘the treatment’ to some of my favourite shots and memories.  Here’s a selection of photographs taken in Madagascar in 2012.

These are all treated with Grunge in Grungetastic, albeit with different strengths and tones.

Madagascar 10 - Grunge 02 Madagascar 9 - Grunge 02 Madagascar 8 - Grunge 02 Madagascar 7 - Grunge 02 Madagascar 6 - Grunge 02 Madagascar 5 - Grunge 02 Madagascar 4 - Grunge 02 Madagascar 3 - Grunge 02 Madagascar 2 - Grunge 02 Madagascar 1 Grunge 02