Texture Tuesday: The Fairy Fair

I’ve come about these photos by a convoluted route.  This weekend our village had a lovely Heritage Festival – which included a local Norfolk music group called Rig a Jig Jig.  I kept looking at the fiddler (as you do!) and couldn’t help thinking that I’d seen him before.  Finally it came to me –…

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The story of a picture…

The last working week has been very “image heavy” with the Norfolk Show and a wedding happening all with in four days. Getting to grips with sorting and editing hundreds (or even thousands of photos) is sometimes very daunting – especially, as with the Norfolk Show, I was also editing shots from two other photographers. …

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The first wet garlic of Spring

Spring wet garlic

While we were shopping on Saturday I spotted the first wet garlic of the spring on one of the stalls on Norwich market. For the uninitiated, wet or green garlic is the first fresh harvest of the season and it is called  “wet”  because it has not been hung up to dry so does not…

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After the Easter rain

After the Easter rain

Well what a cold and wet Easter it’s been! As I type it’s still pouring with rain outside, the sky is grey and Ben Hur is trending on Twitter as everyone settles down for a bank holiday epic with a cast of thousands!. Traditionally I always like to get out into the garden and get…

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Winter exhibition

Just before Christmas I exhibited a few of my photographs at The Dragonfly Gallery – a small but lovely little exhibiton space in Watton.  As it was a very local exhibition I chose to display photographs taken within walking distance of our house – including some from our garden.  The resulting set of images you…

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Fun with frames, patterns and textures

One of the things I plan to do with the Pixel Chef is to share images that I have developed in Photoshop using a a wide range of techniques such as actions, textures and frames.  There is a huge range of resources on the Internet from photographers and developers – many of who offer things…

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A trip to the seaside down memory lane

We’ve recently been making the effort to frame and display a few of the many hundreds  (no thousands!) of family photographs that we have languishing on our server.   With so many to chose from I decided to go back to the summer of 2004 when we bought our first digital SLR.  I eventually picked these…

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In the bike shed!

Bike shed by The Pixel chef

My husband Geoff is a very keen cyclist and has a shed full of bikes and bike paraphernalia.  One of my favourite things to do is to take the camera into a space like the bike shed and shoot wide open with a prime lens to capture foreground detail and some lovely blurry background shapes. …

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