Round Houses of Veryan

Veryan is a village on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, England. There one will find five Round Houses built in the early 19th century, with thatched roofs and a cross on top. A pair stands at either end of the village and one is in the village itself. It is said they were built round so that there was no corner in which the Devil could hide and that the … Continue reading Round Houses of Veryan

St. Raphael’s Ruins

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past This is not the very distant past, but apart from the history of our First Nations people, the history of the settlement of Canada isn’t very distant, and when compared to European history,we just have baby history.  🙂 This is St. Raphael’s Church, and around here that’s pronounced St. Raffles. Building commenced in 1821 making it one of the … Continue reading St. Raphael’s Ruins

ABFriday – Tunnel Vision

Stacy hosts the After/Before Friday on Visual Venturing – we take one of our own photos and show the original and our edit.  I took this photo in Montreal’s underground tunnels because I like this kind of perspective shot. Very ho hum. And here is an earlier version I had attempted, not sure what software I used (but not Sagelight) and this is apparently as much … Continue reading ABFriday – Tunnel Vision

Photo Editing: One Photo Focus June

Stacy hosts One Photo Focus at Visual Venturing.  We all work from the same photo and Stacy displays the myriad of approaches that result.  This is the image she provided –  Apparently it is the house used in Mork and Mindy, for those of us that remember the show where Robin Williams got his start.  I was stumped at first with what approach to take … Continue reading Photo Editing: One Photo Focus June

Photo Editing: Personal touch

I have been experimenting with artistic effects on my photographs.  I have used Fotosketcher in the past, often with enjoyable results, but now I want to make the images more my own and so have been exploring the tools of Sagelight, my preferred editing program.  I’ve done a comparison of the original photo with a Fotosketcher version and then my own version produced with Sagelight.  Having used … Continue reading Photo Editing: Personal touch