Editor's Pick on HDR Spotting

Celebrating just a little today having my ‘Life on the Lake’ chosen as an “Editor’s Pick” on HDR Spotting. Woot!

This is the same image that got to the number 1 most popular spot on 500px.

Here it is on 500px for anyone who’d like to vote for it there ;-):

And the link to HDR Spotting

If you’ve not stopped by make sure you check it out – a superb location to view HDR photography thanks to Trey Ratcliff’s Stuck In Customs.

PLEASE help me help my friend.

PLEASE READ… PLEASE ‘FAVOURITE’… please help if you can…
(EDITthe below auction has ended and the print sold for $325!! However all future profits from the auction image Seaside Awakenings will donated towards the funds to help Mandy and her family’s ongoing costs.

If you would still like to help, you can do so by making a purchase, or by donating directly to the following fund raising links.

  • Iron Online (Mandy belongs to this group and was competing with them in the event she was injured at.)
  • Eventbrite set up by folks in the town where Mandy was injured and the committee organising the “Miles for Mandy” fun run fund raising event.

You can visit the official website to find out more here:


How I make my "View Extra Large" button/option.

I firstly have to apologise as I intended to do this well over a month ago. Life has become a little crazy round here since then and I had just plain forgotten. Anyways, on with the show……

Quite a few people have asked me how I do the “view extra large” button that I include with my descriptions for my images so here is what I hope, is a quick and easy to understand guide.

This feature works because of the new zoom out coding that RB has put into it’s description section at the last update of the layout. I chose to use it to my advantage to allow people to view my images nice and BIG!! Which is what we all really want isn’t it? So, here’s how I do it.

  • 1. Upload your image to RB and check all the usual boxes, set your mark ups etc.
  • 2. In another browser tab, upload a reduced size copy

My personalisation of the 'new layout'.

Ok, so here’s what I’ve worked out I will do to circumvent the restrictions of the new layout which cuts off our description area in a rather ugly manner because I want all of my ‘description’ to be visible without people having to make any additional clicks.…

From now on, I will be uploading my work in the usual manner. I will be redesigning my personal ‘advert banner thingy’ that I have so it fits neatly into (and across) the truncated default description display area. I guess that bit just applies to me. The next bit though can be used/done by anyone.

For the following process to work as I will describe, the most important part is to be certain that YOU MUST BE THE PERSON TO MAKE THE FIRST COMMENT ON YOUR ARTWORK. If you fail to do so, it will just look ugly. ;-)

So… I will try my

A good couple of weeks.

Starting out 12 days ago with a home page feature of my Alpen Emerald

Then a few sales:
A sticker of my first ever RedBubble upload guy and girl graffiti , which is kind of funny to look back on now.

A photographic print sale of When I’m all grow’d up

And today my most popular image Colosseum ticked over to 101 favouritings (and 1186 views).

All that, as well as 60+ features of my various pieces in the past 28 days!


So I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who’s supported me and my work.

EACH & EVERY comment, feature and sale is most genuinely, sincerely and truly appreciated.


Here I am on Google+

I’ve been over there a little while now… kinda like the feel of the place so far, but keen to make more contacts.

So, here I am… just ‘click’ me.

I have all 150 of my invites left if anyone would like one.

Quality Textures, HDR & Photo Manipulation Group "Best of the Best" Challenge

Here’s a bit of a plug for a new challenge we are going to run in a group I co-host.
If you’re not already a member of this group and would like to enter, just head on over HERE and join up! I’d love to see you all in the running.…

Best of the Best – By Nomination
The Challenge

This is a ‘by nomination’ challenge.

To be eligible to enter, members have to have a piece of their work nominated by another group member (using the nomination banner below).

No nomination, no eligibility to enter.

Each group member, can only nominate 2 other members (1 so you can reciprocate when your work is nominated, if you wish, and the second so you can choose someone else).



At this stage we can only have challenges run for a period of 1 month of submissio


Huge thanks to Mandy for her purchases.
2 poster prints:

Many thanks for your support mate. I can’t wait see a pic of them on the walls of your new place.

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