Sunny with Showers!!

I just posted this work on a Sunflower to Fineart America and thought you might like to take a look. It was shot during late afternoon as the sun was coming through the window. I used a background layer work and placed a wet layer image over the front to give the water drop effect from Smart Photo. Hope you like it!


Sunny with Showers  by Mike-Hope

Sunny with Showers by Mike-Hope


Thanks for taking a look…



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,


Hi all,

I was inspired to put this together from another picture using wet glass. I took five pictures of the sunflowers with different exposures and fused them in an HDR program. Then I used filter software to create the wet glass layer look and blended it together.  Let me know if you like it!!


Wet Sunflower by Mike-Hope

Wet Sunflower by Mike-Hope

Thanks for checking it out!!



Wet Sunflowers by Mike Hope

Old Manhattan Pier Noir

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a great holiday season.  I just reworked one of my latest photos with some film noir filters and quite like the result. I thought you might like to take a look and let me know what you think.

Old Manhattan Pier Mike-Hope

Old Manhattan Pier Mike-Hope

I have also put it on fineartamerica just in case you feel like putting it on you wall. That would be nice 🙂 Anyway, let me know what you think and have a wonderful holiday season…

Mike Hope