ventriloquist dummy

Chuckie 4

Another shot of my father’s ventriloquist dummy Chuckie (see previous post). No textures in this one, just a straight forward conversion to black and white. Although I did add a moderate amount of grain. Curiously, I was showing these pictures to my parents and it […]

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ventriloquist dummy

Chuckie 3

Another shot of my father’s ventriloquist dummy Chuckie (see previous post). I’ve used these shots of Chuckie as an opportunity to experiment with texture layers and I’ve been following some of the excellent tutorials on the Shadowhouse Creations blog, along with using some of the […]

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ventriloquist dummy

Chuckie 2

Another shot of my father’s ventriloquist dummy Chuckie. As with the previous image, I dropped in some texture layers for creative effect.

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ventriloquist dummy

Chuckie

Chuckie is my father’s ventriloquist dummy. My father is not a ventriloquist, but apparently he’d always wanted one. So, a few years back my mother bought one off eBay and gave it to him as a Christmas present. Every now and then my father sits […]

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rolled coffee wafer sat on top of a cup

Coffee wafer

A rolled coffee wafer sat on top of a cup. This shot was taken back in August when we visited my parents t’up north. We sat out in their garden enjoying the fine weather while drinking freshly-ground coffee and eating coffee wafers – the good […]

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Carved wooden lion head on a pub door

Lion head

This caught my eye when I was having a nice pub lunch (and a few beers) in the Lion and Lobster in Hove. It’s a carved wooden lion head adoring the front door.

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Statue at the centre of Brighton Square in the South Laines

Dolphin fountain

Bronze statue in the centre of Brighton Square in the South Laines of Brighton. The statue was created by Brighton-born sculptor James Osborne (1940–1992) and was unveiled in 1992. Coins thrown into the fountain are donated to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children

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The petals of a dried up sunflower

Dead sunflower 3

A close up shot of the dried and decaying petals of a dead sunflower. I managed to get quite a few interesting shots from this bunch of dead flowers (see my previous post) – I feel that I definitely got my money’s worth, not to […]

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