Tuesday, May 19, 2009



Sunday, May 17, 2009

sea critters or something

something from the sea?

Timur has a very nice set of staedtler colored pencils. Apart from being very nice to use and just handle even, they produce beautiful shavings when sharpened.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

end of the tunnel


one of those pics that lay around for a long long time before I finally process them. This one is nearly two years old already, and taken on a journey from Wales, in our then-new Mithubishi outlander. Obviously, the original is all shaky, but a little blur helps the pic in this case

Thursday, May 14, 2009

moon grass

moon grass

collage of my two photos - recent of a full moon and today's of grass against murky sky + favourite scanned old paper texture

another version on flickr

a big square crop of panoramic version can be downloaded from hiero.ru (7.9 M), for approximately one week

Saturday, May 09, 2009



I make a few of similar pics each year in dandelion harvest season

big version of this file will be available for approximately one week here

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I spy with my little eye something beginning with c


this cat was a resident in our hotel on Fuerteventura. I am not a great fan of cat normally but I liked the color on this one, and the lazy dignity of its movements

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

pseudo infrared

pseudo IR

first, standard photoshop conversion into monochrome IR was applied. To increase glow of highlights typical to IR, I selected the white and similar areas, copied them over to another layer, blurred it, mixed it with the first layer used "soft light" and played with the transparence of the layer till I liked what I saw.

the flowering tree was on the slope of the cathedral hill in Ely

the color original can be found here

Monday, May 04, 2009

Hunstanton, low tide

low tide in Hunstanton

I first saw a real low tide in Scarborough, on a really hot summer day. Before that my seaside experiences where mostly with Black Sea (no tides as such, warm swimable water), so I naively thought that I would be able to swim there.

Water was relatively high what we came there. I bravely waded in (ankle-high, knee-high) and started walking into (I assumed) deeper water. I walked and I walked and it stayed knee-deep. I turned around. Water edge was moving the same way as me and was close behind. As a bonus, in the distance I saw Kirill, dying of laughter. I never before saw so much sea bottom exposed by low tide.

Low tide on The Wash (above) is even more impressive, but it doesn't cause such surprise as that first even encounter in Scarborough