Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Journey of the Mind

With access to blogspot.com being blocked from within China, I've decided to switch over to Windows Live Spaces to continue this blog - here is the link: http://journeyofthemind.spaces.live.com

Friday, December 07, 2007

Painting in the Park

I found a website that has free downloads of stock photos. I'm thinking of joining myself and upload my own photos to share. The website is called Stock Vault.

So now instead of relying on my own photos to play around with in Photoshop I can use others; this comes in handy of course when I want to explore with subjects that I may not have taken photos of.

My first stock photo that I've used from the site is by Gary Bydlo; he took a photo of Taylor Park in Largo, Florida, USA.

What I wanted to do with this piece was try to pretend I was at the park and create a painting using traditional media, i.e. paints, paintbrush, and canvas. I wanted to capture a nice summery and dreamy day at the park.

Here's the "before":

And here's the "after" (click on the image for a full-sized view):

Comments welcomed.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Glow Effect

Have been busy and didn't get a chance much to do any photoshopping or photography... but here's a recent work I've done by following a cool tutorial on how to create a nice glow effect in Photoshop.

The tutorial is located here: PSDTuts - Advanced Glow Effects.

Update: 2007-12-06; another work based on the same techniques

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ferris Wheel in the Park

Monday, June 18, 2007

HuangPu River at Night 2

At night, along the HuangPu river one looks over at the base of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower base from the Bund.

This image is the second in a series; the first can be viewed in my previous posting: HuangPu River at Night.

Friday, June 15, 2007

HuangPu River at Night

The HuangPu River at night: looking at the base of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower on the PuDong side across the HuangPu river from the Bund.