WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadows


A shadowed path at Leeds Castle near Maidstone in Kent, processed in Topaz Impression and Powder Paint Effect.

As many of you may have gathered by now I am an avid Lightroom User and if I can do all of my processing in Lightroom I will.  Have WordPress excelled themselves?  You bet they have, but I will get back to that in a moment.  First of all it seems absolutely ages since I did a WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and this week’s theme is called Shadow.  And I found the perfect photograph from Leeds Castle which has loads of shadows in it.

The shadows from the trees as you walked down this path, were astounding, especially when the sun glistened through the tall trees.  Anyway that is my submission for this week’s photography challenge and I hope you like it.  Shadows can be found everywhere.  Sometimes they enhance a picture and sometimes they are a total distraction.  But I do love the way shadows seem to appear and disappear as you walk through wooded landscapes.

Now back to the exciting bit!

One thing I hate about blogging is getting your images from Lightroom to WordPress,  Normally it is a case of you have export your image or images from Lightroom to your hard-drive.  Then you have to upload the image/images via your dashboard, or the super-duper blogging interface that comes with WordPress.  And only then can you start blogging.

Lightroom to WordPress Plugin

This process has now been totally eliminated with the new Lightroom to WordPress Plugin. The plugin is easily installed into Lightroom.  It is brilliant.  Apart from saving disk-space on my Computer, my entire workflow has been cut into half.

You couldn’t wish for a better plugin, and the added advantage is this, it doesn’t just work on blogs; it also works on Self-hosted blogs which are Jetpack enabled.

If you want to keep a track of your images sent to WordPress you can do this via a few ways.

  • Create a collection called ‘WordPress Exported’ and move your images to that collection.
  • Use a Keyboard called ‘WordPress’ – remembering you can set this keyword not to appear in your export details.
  • Use a Smart Collection and either colour-code your image, set a rating, or by using the flagging options in Lightroom.

My website Photos are given the ‘Green‘ Label. By labelling them with that particular colour I know which images are on my website.

On a last note.  From next week, the WordPress Weekly Challenges will be held on Wednesdays instead of Fridays as they are now.

Have a good weekend everyone and Happy Snapping.


Posted by Bren

I am an amateur photographer, blogger and digital artist as well as being the female half of RyanPhotography. We both have a keen interest in landscape and floral photography. And we live in Kent, also known as the Garden of England, in the United Kingdom. We both have a desire to travel and hopefully one day move to somewhere where it is picturesque and a photographer's delight.



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