The Bridge to Autumn…

Hi all,
Thought you might like to take a look at an autumn photo I took in the UK. The bridge across the river “By Brook” to the Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe UK on the edge of the Cotswolds. A magical “Harry Potter” village. The whole area is a wonderful place to visit and I would recommend it to anyone!!

The Bridge to Autumn by Mike-Hope

Thanks for taking a look,



Mike Hope @ Weebly

Hi all,

I was looking around at good blog site set ups and came across weebly. This is a great alternative to wordpress if you want a lot of features and easy ad ins. I put together a site in around an hour as a test and can easily add content. The great thing is you can get a basic site up for FREE, how good is that. I really like the flow and ease of use and think you should take a look if your considering making your own blog. The site also allows easy upgrade for online store and a host of other options. Of course that’s not to say wordpress isn’t the best!!!

Thanks for checking it out,

Mike Hope 

Mike-Hope New Site on VSCO

Hi all, take a look at this new site from VSCO I have posted some fun pics from my cell phone processed with VSCO film filters to give them that old film look. VSCO FILM actually makes professional filters for Lightroom “The gold standard of digital film emulation for Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Camera Raw.” which I still have to try!! I have downloaded a free pack so I will let you know… I have also started a b&w upload and beach journal of a different take on the beach… It’s fun and it’s free. So if yo have an iPhone or android and enjoy photography you should really give it a go…


Mike-Hope on VSCO

Mike-Hope on VSCO

Petworth House Under Grey Sky

Hi all,

This is a photograph I thought you might like that I took of Petworth house approaching from an old cart track towards an old giant tree. There are two figures in the distance approaching the house. It is late afternoon and the clouds were beginning to gather. It just had that moody effect and classic english country side feel. It reminds me of famous painting but I’m still trying to find it. The grounds were designed by Capability Brown. J. W Turner and Anthony Van Dyck used to hang out there, amongst others, so I am sure one of them painted a similar scene… Let me know if you have any ideas!

Petworth House Grey Sky by Mike Hope

 Petworth House by Mike Hope

I got a really nice reply from Gustavo Moniz Ferreira who saw my photo on 500px and did a little research on a painting I shot displayed at the above  Petworth House. He found out that the painting of the table (below) is called “Gulliver Presented to the Queen of Brobdignag” and the author is Charles Robert Leslie. The picture was painted in 1834/35 and has the dimensions of 100 x 123 cm.

“Gulliver Presented to the Queen of Brobdignag” painted by Charles Robert Leslie. Photo by Mike-Hope


Thanks again for taking a look,

Mike Hope

Sadness of Me iPadart Mesh

Me iPadartPiecesMesh by Mike-Hope
Sadness of  Me Mike-Hope, photoart by Mike-Hope on Flickr.

Hi all,

A drawing I did on the iPad and reworked in Smart Photo with a couple of different process to finally come out like this. I have done a couple of different takes. You can actually get this as an iPhone5 case with other art/photos I have created over on  Check them out and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by,

Mike Hope


Photography Prints

Full Metal Jacket ClapClip Mike Hope

I just uploaded this one to flickr. A picture taken of a Clapper Board for the Full Metal Jacket Movie on show at the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the LACMA LA. It was taken hand held with the Canon EOS-M 22mm with a 40% crop of the original.Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

Mike Hope

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