On this warm spring day I went on the first hiking tour of the season.
The region we went to is of immense natural beauty with its deep blue lakes and snow-capped mountains.
It also has a tradition of salt-mining from which it derived its name “Salzkammergut”.
When I found this old lino plate which I was not quite happy with, I decided to cut away as much as possible and leave only the basic objects of the still life on the plate.
Now I like it somehow better than before…
I also printed some of my floral printing plates on Japanese collage paper and gift tags.
It seemed to be a creative day…
While I was walking around my favourite lake “Eibensee” near my home town today I took some pictures of the blooming nature.
These flowers might not be as colourful and lush like tulips or roses, but they have their own wild beauty.
If you wonder about the bottle cap, this seems to be a remnant of someone’s picnic at the lake including typical Austrian beer…:-)
I selected some of my nature shots to apply some changes in photoshop here and there.
What I like is to play around with slight changes in colour, light or background.
I also like to combine two pictures which are somehow related, like the picture of the lake and the foliage.
Today I printed some of my lino blocks again in this nice blue colour…
The plants on my terrace are blooming so I took some pictures and edited them a bit.
I have developed quite an interest in photography recently so I decided to invest in a good photo editing programme. These are the first tries…