Relaxing by the river at Allington Locks

Allington Locks

On the River at Allington Locks, Maidstone, Kent.

Whey hey, I am home from hospital.  My right hip has been replaced and I can now walk without that excruciating pain. Taking it careful for the next 6 weeks to stop any chance of dislocation I am finding hard.  However, I am so glad that awful pain has finally gone.  I was only in hospital for 3 nights.  And by Monday I felt good enough to have a little stroll along the banks of the River Medway at Allington Locks, near Maidstone in Kent.

This was the first chance I’ve had to pick up my camera since Christmas.  Oh boy, it sure felt good! This is the first chance I’ve had to use my new 24mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens.  Which of course I love.  Apart from the sharpness of the photographs, it is light and easy to manage. And in my honest opinion is ideal for landscapes.

The sun was shining and the reflections in the water were spectacular.  This lens really captured those reflections.  Of course I couldn’t walk far but hubby did walk further than I could have hoped ; whilst I sat at a bench and talked to the locals whose boats were moored on the river.

Powder Paint Allington Locks

Of course for my effect I continued to use the Powder Paint Effect which I adore.  As usual I started my workflow in Lightroom, moved on over to Photoshop and then back into Lightroom to add my final edits.

Allington Locks

Allington Locks straight out of Photoshop before Lightroom Preset applied

Just to hold my camera and not be in pain was heaven.  Of course I have to take things easy. But that is a small price to pay so that I can walk without severe pain.  There are more photographs from our trip to work on, which should keep me busy for a little while.  Until we can go back out again and resume our photography.

It sure is good to be back with my camera.


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.


Beautiful images as always Bren. Sounds like you’re well on the way to dancing an Irish jig, too 😉 Good.

Hopefully it won’t be long before i am back to normal xx thank you for your lovely comment xx

Fab! Glad you’re fit again 🙂

Thank you xx

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