Being Mobile
22nd May 2010 - 1 comment
I've just uploaded an image on the front of my webpage of a Black Swan - via wireless.
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Addicted to iApps
22nd April 2010 - 0 comments
I have only had my iPhone for slightly over a month and have become addicted to iApps!
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Back from Laos
16th April 2010 - 0 comments
Well, had a great time in Laos, including Elephant Polo!

The Kings Cup, the final of which took place in the hotel the day we arrived
Images to follow soon

Lots of images to process, a few of which I have already posted.
I have also joined the 'Twitteratie' on @foresaa
Laos - March
20th February 2010 - 0 comments
We are going to Laos in March and I'm really looking forward to the potential for images!
YouTube Presence
06th January 2010 - 0 comments
I have just set up a channel on YouTube!
This all started a few days ago at a family party when my nephew asked if I could design him a channel page
Mandarin image makes BBC website!
27th October 2009 - 0 comments
The image of the Mandarin on my home page was on Scotland's Big Picture on their web on 27th October!

You only get one day of fame but it is still there!!
Red Arrow Retouching Video Tutorial
09th June 2009 - 0 comments
GoView ( is a website for producing online recordings of screen and audio.

I have used it to produce an online video tutorial of the retouching on one of the Red Arrow images.

Click the news title above for more........
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Dalkeith - Old and New!
04th March 2009 - 0 comments
Update on the Dalkeith High Street images.

I went and re-shot the image today 4th March 2009 and I learned a couple of things:

1) It is now dangerous to photograph in the middle of the street!! John was lucky

2) In the grand scheme of things - not much has changed

Somehow that is very comforting :-D
Old Dalkeith Recoloured
02nd March 2009 - 0 comments
Another form of retouching
.....recolouring old photos
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The Red Lion Dalkeith - How I found it
25th February 2009 - 0 comments
With a little bit of luck and detective work.

Last week while taking an image of a rampant lion on a wall in Dalkeith, a passerby advised that the building
(now a bank) used to be a pub called the Red Lion.

Spookily, a member of my camera club had some old images with him at our last meeting, one of which showed Dalkeith High Street and the Red Lion.

John kindly let me borrow his print, which I scanned and I have circled the pub.

The detailed shot below is a little noisy, but you should be able to make out the sign above the door

The bank appears to have extended somewhat to the right.
Retouching - Limited free offer!
24th February 2009 - 0 comments
I am looking to improve my retouching skills and am making a limited time free offer..I must be mad!!

Details here
Happy Days
19th February 2009 - 0 comments
Those I love and who are close to me know I underwent heart surgery recently.
I'm really sorry for the emotional pain I caused them, but my physical pain was something else!!

Today my surgeon Mr Zamvar (he has many hits on google but I like this one the best
declared me 'fit', so I thought I'd share some (probably bad) poetry

Boxing out a Christmas card
12th December 2008 - 0 comments
I'm pleased that this retouch was chosen by the person asking for it on the dpreview Retouch Forum as his Christmas card.

Here is how it developed
Winning Entry!
10th December 2008 - 0 comments
This image won the Winter competion at my local camera club testerday
I'm very pleased!
The Power of Photoshop
12th November 2008 - 0 comments
It is amazing what you can do :-D
Portrait Retouching Tutorial
07th November 2008 - 0 comments
I've produced a tutorial on Portrait retouching and it is
New Portfolio - Retouched Images
04th November 2008 - 0 comments
As I have been working recently with both retouching and digital art, I've created a new portfolio here
A small world
06th October 2008 - 0 comments
I just had to post this....

I use Google Analytics to review who uses my site and recently I had a visitor from Khatmandu in Nepal!

I think that is so cool :-D

Mind you, I also had a visitor from Walnut Creek in California and I remember it well as I used to work in Concord
Speed Viewing....
24th September 2008 - 0 comments
Speed dating is too slow!!
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Media RSS
11th September 2008 - 0 comments
Media RSS is now supported on my images
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