"Those fortunate enough to visit castle gardens should do so with quiet voice and tentative step, during the early hours of morning. Great care should be taken so as to not disturb the Garden Keepers, whose presence has been well documented in the gardens since medieval times..."
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Ever have one of those days when your feathers get a bit ruffled? This feisty young fellow spent all day guarding his territory, and as a result became a bit worn out. I'm sure there's a lesson to be learned here somewhere...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
When beach-combing in the Pacific Northwest, one never knows what treasures will be waiting around the bend. Last week, I found a beautiful mermaid cummerbund washed up on shore. Perhaps she removed it when sunning herself on the lighthouse rocks? I left it so she could find it again; after all, even mermaids feel like donning a few accessories once in awhile!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Ever wonder what to do with a blurry, strangely-lit, otherwise unusable image of a juvenile pileated woodpecker? Turn him into a stately gryphon, of course!
Although very disappointed with the quality of the original photo, I had fun transforming him into a mythical creature by giving him his own Gothic window ledge from which to survey his kingdom. I believe is personality is well-suited for castle life, don't you?
(The arch photo was taken looking out of the entranceway of Hatley Castle, Victoria, B.C. I deleted the interior scene of Royal Roads Univesity to isolate the frame, played with the contrast and colors of the stone, then layered the frame and woodpecker images on top of 3 color/texture layers.)