Coronation Avenue, Anglesey Abbey

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This image was taken a couple of weeks ago in the grounds of Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge. For those who are interested, I used a Canon 5D2 with a 17-40 lens; the camera was on a tripod and I took 3 bracketed exposures to capture a wider range of tonal values. I only needed 2 of the files to achieve the balance I wanted between the sky and the land. The final effect was created with at least 2 additional texture layers, desaturation and selective sharpening, enhancing the illustrative quality.

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Ely Cathedral in 4 sections

Ely Cathedral

This photograph consists of 4 high resolution digital files; they have been combined to create a highly detailed recording of the Gothic cathedral of Ely. This image can be printed to poster scale without loss of resolution. The sky has been removed to create a strong graphic quality and to focus attention on the rich shapes and elaborate structure of the façade.

The Artisan

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This is a digital drawing combining photography and hand drawn layers using a Wacom Tablet. The figure you see here is called ‘the artisan’ and he can be found wandering the flat open Fenlands and marshes in search of suitable subjects to draw and paint. You can find other drawings under the illustration section of my site.

Falling Debris

Digital photography Technical Details Canon EOS 5D2 Canon 24 - 105mm f4 Sigma 105mm f2.8 Post processing: Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop The capital city of Cyprus, Nicosia, is encircled by stone walls shaped like a star with eleven heart-shaped bastions that once served as military fortification for the Venetians who were one in the long line of occupiers on the island. The old city is also bisected by the infamous “green line” making it the only divided capital in the world, the South side part of the Greek Republic of Cyprus and the EU, the North side the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and recognized as an autonomous region only by Turkey. Near the 'green line' in the old city, abandoned and semi derelict, Greek Cypriot workshops.....decline and decay with perfect grace. This image has been created using textured layers in Photoshop
Digital photography
Technical Details
Canon EOS 5D2
Canon 24 – 105mm f4
Sigma 105mm f2.8
Image and texture layers edited in Photoshop

The capital city of Cyprus, Nicosia, is encircled by stone walls shaped like a star with eleven heart-shaped bastions that once served as military fortification for the Venetians who were one in the long line of occupiers on the island. The old city is also bisected by the infamous “green line” making it the only divided capital in the world, the South side part of the Greek Republic of Cyprus and the EU, the North side the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and recognized as an autonomous region only by Turkey.

Near the ‘green line’ in the old city, abandoned and semi derelict, Greek Cypriot buildings once used as workshops…..decline and decay with a casual grace.

Illustration Work:

Illustration created in Photoshop using a combination of photographic textured layers and direct drawing with a graphics tablet
Digital Illustration created in Photoshop using a combination of photographic textured layers and direct drawing with a graphics tablet. This  is one of a series of related drawings taken from a short story with the title, ‘Gargoyle’s’. Available as Kindle edition on Amazon