Posts Tagged ‘rock’

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Resolution Sand Textures 3


10 Jun

We’ve got a fresh batch of FREE high-resolution sand texture images for you this week. Given the infinite possibilities afforded by nature and the waves spilling onto the shore, it’s no wonder we’ve been able to bring you a third set of unique and interesting textures related to it. We even captured the clever work of some local crabs cleaning out their burrows!

This selection of six FREE high-resolution texture images, free for personal and commercial use via the Creative Commons. HOWEVER, as with all Hosking Industries textures, you are not permitted to resell, repackage or redistribute these textures. Their intended use is for creative projects only. If in doubt, please contact us.

If you’d like some of these textures hanging on your wall, we offer selected images as prints and other printed items via our Redbubble.com page! CLICK HERE to check them out!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery or right click each thumbnail to download the high-res files direct.

FREE High-resolution sand textures     FREE High-resolution sand textures

FREE High-resolution sand textures     FREE High-resolution sand textures

FREE High-resolution sand textures     FREE High-resolution sand textures

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-resolution Sand Textures


03 Jun

Armed with our 100mm f2.8L macro lens (150mm equiv. with the 7D) we headed out to our local beach and shot some different grades of sand up nice and close. Even we were surprised by the beauty to be found in the tiny particles. Check them out! We’ve done our best to get corner-corner sharpness, so you at home have the greatest flexibility in how you treat the images in your design projects.

This selection of six FREE high-resolution texture images, free for personal and commercial use via the Creative Commons. HOWEVER, as with all Hosking Industries textures, you are not permitted to resell, repackage or redistribute these textures. Their intended use is for creative projects only. If in doubt, please contact us.

If you’d like some of these textures hanging on your wall, we offer selected images as prints and other printed items via our Redbubble.com page! CLICK HERE to check them out!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery or right click each thumbnail to download the high-res files direct.

FREE High-Resolution Sand Textures     FREE High-Resolution Sand Textures

FREE High-Resolution Sand Textures     FREE High-Resolution Sand Textures

FREE High-Resolution Sand Textures     FREE High-Resolution Sand Textures

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-resolution Water Bubble Textures


27 May

This week’s FREE high-resolution texture pack is all about bubbles – bubbles created by crashing waves. So this set features water, sand, pebbles, rocks and stones… all the good things that make the beach so great! They’re pin sharp and over 5000px wide. Enjoy!

This selection of six FREE high-resolution texture images, free for personal and commercial use via the Creative Commons. HOWEVER, as with all Hosking Industries textures, you are not permitted to resell, repackage or redistribute these textures. Their intended use is for creative projects only. If in doubt, please contact us.

If you’d like some of these textures hanging on your wall, we offer selected images as prints and other printed items via our Redbubble.com page! CLICK HERE to check them out!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery or right click each thumbnail to download the high-res files direct.

High-resolution Bubble textures     High-resolution Bubble textures

High-resolution Bubble textures     High-resolution Bubble textures

High-resolution Bubble textures     High-resolution Bubble textures

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-resolution Stone Textures


13 May

It’s that time again, folks! Wicked Wednesdays is here to brighten your creative day with six FREE high-resolution texture images of glorious stone and rock formations from our local beach. All images are at full, level-12 jpeg resolution, shot with a 100mm f2.8L Canon macro lens. While we couldn’t begin to tell you what each stone type is, they’re all beautiful and ready to be incorporated into your next creative project.

This selection of six FREE high-resolution texture images, free for personal and commercial use via the Creative Commons. HOWEVER, as with all Hosking Industries textures, you are not permitted to resell, repackage or redistribute these textures. Their intended use is for creative projects only. If in doubt, please contact us.

If you’d like some of these textures hanging on your wall, we offer selected images as prints and other printed items via our Redbubble.com page! CLICK HERE to check them out!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery or right click each thumbnail to download the high-res files direct.

FREE High-resolution Stone Textures     FREE High-resolution Stone Textures

FREE High-resolution Stone Textures     FREE High-resolution Stone Textures

FREE High-resolution Stone Textures     FREE High-resolution Stone Textures

Monster Magnet + King of the North @ HiFi Sydney – April 4, 2014


14 Apr

Monster Magnet @ Sydney HiFi - April 4, 2014     Monster Magnet @ Sydney HiFi - April 4, 2014

Monster Magnet @ Sydney HiFi - April 4, 2014     Monster Magnet @ Sydney HiFi - April 4, 2014

Lifemusicmedia.com published our image gallery and review of Monster Magnet‘s headlining gig at Sydney’s HiFi Bar on Friday April 4, 2014 – supported by King of the North and Arrowhead.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to see the entire gallery and read our review below:

To say that we were a little concerned about Monster Magnet’s set upon reaching the HiFi Bar just as the doors were opening would be an understatement. Simply put, there was very little sign of life. Granted, it was a dismal evening with some drizzle and cold Autumn winds blowing through, but there was hot night of raucous rock and roll to be enjoyed inside.

Regardless, Sydney band Arrowhead opened the night’s festivities to an almost empty room, rocking out with an energetic mix of mid-paced stoner/desert/Sabbath vibes. The three-piece made a beautiful racket and the small crowd clearly appreciated their driving, grooving slabs of riffage.

In terms of small outfits making a grand noise, King of the North won’t find many contemporaries coming close to their sonic footprint. The Aussie two-piece (made up of singer/guitarist Andrew Higgs and drummer Danny Leo) utilises a clever guitar rig that channels low frequencies to a bass amp via an octave pedal, creating a thick grind that’s fish-arse tight. It’s a technique put to great use by earlier two-piece groups like Local H, but don’t think for a moment that King of the North are simple clones.

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Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Resolution Stone Textures


27 Jul

As far as we can count, this marks the fifth series of FREE high-resolution stone texture/stock images we’ve brought you since we began providing the Wicked Wednesdays texture-fests over a year ago. Believe it or not, you can actually find well over 60 sets of high-resolution texture images on our Flickr page, all FREE and ready to use in your design projects and this week’s set of stone stock images are no different!

As always, Hosking Industries high-resolution texture images are FREE for personal and commercial use. However, you may not resell, repackage or redistribute these textures or generally pass them off as your own for monetary gain etc. Use them in your design projects, but don’t use them for commercial gain.

Click on the thumbnails to download the super happy high-res versions (you can right click and Save-As, too!):
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Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Res Natural Stone Textures 4


01 Mar

OK, so we’re a touch early this week for our latest round of high-resolution textures, but we’ll be out of the office on Wednesday – so please accept our humble apologies for bringing you a stash of free stuff on a Tuesday! Oh I know, how could we be so callous?! Anyway…

The fourth in our series of high-resolution natural stone texture images; this week we bring you some more from the lovely Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens in NSW, Australia as well as more from Lake Parramatta. You can find innumerable examples of beautiful stone and rock textures on the grounds of the Gardens, including sandstone, granite, marble-type stone and many more. We hope you enjoy the examples we’ve brought you this week.

As usual, all our texture images are FREE for personal and commercial use unless otherwise stated. However, you are not permitted to resell, repackage or redistribute these textures on your own site, CD, DVD or other distribution method.

Click on the thumbnails for the high-resolution experience:
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Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Resolution Stone Textures 3


15 Sep

The third in our series of high-resolution natural stone texture images; this week we bring you some more from the lovely Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens in NSW, Australia. You can find innumerable examples of beautiful stone and rock textures on the grounds of the Gardens, including sandstone, granite, marble-type stone and many more. We hope you enjoy the examples we’ve brought you this week.

As usual, all our texture images are FREE for personal and commercial use unless otherwise stated. However, you are not permitted to resell, repackage or redistribute these textures on your own site, CD, DVD or other distribution method.

Click on the thumbnails for the high-resolution experience:
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Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Resolution Stone Textures


30 Jun

It’s time once again for our Wicked Wednesday FREE high-resolution texture images. This week we take you back to Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens where we found a ton of beautiful stone textures. They’re in full resolution jpeg format from the Canon 7D using a 24-70mm f2.8L.

As usual, all texture images found on the site are totally FREE for personal and commercial use. However, resale and repackaging on disc or your own site is strictly prohibited.

Click the thumbs for the full-res experience:
     

CD Review: Anathema – ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’


18 Jun

Anathema CD ReviewLifemusicmedia.com have just uploaded my review of Anathema’s long-awaited eighth studio album (their first in seven years) – ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’. Read an excerpt below or click the album cover or the link below to read the full review:

…It’s a wonderfully layered, ethereal experience that is as equally uplifting as it is darkly moving. There’s an incredible space in the mix that lets the listener virtually immerse themselves in the music – something very few bands seem to be able to achieve…

CLICK HERE to read the full review.

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