I once tried to stick leaves to a board as a collage for my son but no matter what glue I used they fell off. With the aid of a PC I thought it would be easy but they looked too flat, I then discovered by using ‘linear burn’ on each leaf, the images took on a light box effect; I then added the fruits and used the eraser to blend them in.

I live in sunny Southampton,England with my wife June. Retired, I am able to dedicate more time to my hobbies and interests, which are, photography, photo manipulation, cooking, gardening, reading, sightseeing, chess, painting, a variety of music and computing.
Up until I was fifteen, I was known as Les, and as I lived in Hooton in the Wirral, I became known as Les from Hooton, hence my pseudonym “Hootonles”. Since my leaving Hooton I have preferred to use my middle Christian name John.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    This is a beautiful arrangement, the color is awesome, you have done a wonderful job on this, fantastic.

  • There is a warm glow to autumn and after reading your comments, there is a warm glow in my heart :O)

    – hootonles

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 4 years ago

    A gorgeous collage sweetheART ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • I am so very pleased that you like my work; thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • amyrey
    amyreyabout 4 years ago

    Very seasonal…. gorgeous colours.

  • I appreciate your comment; thank you

    – hootonles

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image.

  • Very kind of you to say so; thank you

    – hootonles

  • JuliaWright
    JuliaWrightabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful work

  • Your comment is warmly appreciated; thank you.

    – hootonles

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillabout 4 years ago

    This is tremendos, I like it best from all of your work

  • I am so very pleased that you like my work; Thank you. This particular image, gave me so much pleasure to do.

    – hootonles

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

    Awesome autumn work such warm colors :))

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments

    – hootonles

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image and colors :o}

  • Very kind of you to say so; thank you

    – hootonles

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 4 years ago

    Don’t usually allow fruit into the leaves Group but this is so well blended into the leaves. Nice work. Welcome to the Leaves Group. – Ted

  • Thank you and thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • Heather007
    Heather007about 4 years ago

    Lovely colours. I do work similar, but use the scanner.

  • I often use my scanner too and would do more of these images, if it were not so time consuming

    – hootonles

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