Old Analog Santa Monica Pier

This is a photo I took at Santa Monica Pier (see original below) and then re-worked to give an analog black and white vintage effect in TopazLabs.

Analog Pier by Vida Mike-Hope

Analog on the Pier by Mike-Hope

This is the original photo shot into the sun.


Original unprocessed photo

if you’d like to know more just let me know…

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San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies Photograph by Michael Hope


Hi all,

We were down in San Jan Capistrano last weekend and I came across these water lilies in the Mission area. They were so colorful and reminded me of Monet’s famous water lily collection I had viewed earlier in the year whilst visiting the de Young in San Francisco, so I gave it a bit of a painterly feel. Hope you like it…


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Mike Hope Photograph - San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies by Michael Hope

San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies is a photograph by Michael Hope which was uploaded on September 17th, 2017.

Thanks for taking a look,


Hopes of Craighall Scotland

Here is a link I came across to Craighall. It has a very interesting account of the history of the Hopes and thought you might like to take a look if you haven’t seen it already. http://www.ajbhope.net/11-craighall-castle-fife-scot/ All the very best, Mike Hope.


Wedding Video Albums

Hi all,

These unique Wedding Video Albums are for anyone getting married or planning that special occasion and would like a truly unique keepsake for their wedding party and guests…

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Wedding Video Albums is the first product of its kind, allowing you to hold, cherish and share with friends, family and loved ones all of the video footage and digital imagery from your big day. Not only that, each one is individually personalized and printed exactly how you want it, before being hand assembled one by one in the UK and shipped directly to you.

I can personally vouch for the quality and attention to detail of these wonderful keepsakes for all your special occasions. The Wedding Video Albums make the perfect addition to any wedding. If your planning a wedding ask your wedding photographer or wedding planner if they have the Wedding Video Album available. For more information check out the UK website at Wedding-Video-Albums

Thanks for taking a look and don’t forget to check out the site…


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