Photography Challenge

WPC – It is easy being green.. when your a weeping willow tree

WPC – It is easy being green.. when your a weeping willow tree

I must remember that the Weekly Photo Challenge set by WordPress has moved from Friday to Wednesday.. anyway this week’s topic is about being Green. Green is everywhere, in landscape and floral photography.. so this week’s images were easy to find. Especially when it came to a weeping willow tree.

My first two images are flowers where the stems and leaves are green..

A photograph of yellow flowers taken within the gardens of Hall Place.

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Posted by Bren in Floral, Landscape, Photography, Photography Challenge, 0 comments
Flowers from the greenhouse at Hall Place

Flowers from the greenhouse at Hall Place

A photograph of a vibrant orange and purple flower in the Greenhouse at Hall Place in Bexley

Saturday was so lovely being able to walk without excruciating pain and being able to visit places and above all being able to hold my camera and take photographs.  The flowers in the greenhouse of Hall Place in Bexley are exquisite to photograph.  Hubby took the above photograph of this beautiful orange and purple flower.  I couldn’t believe how large the blooms were. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Floral, Photography, Photography Challenge, 2 comments
Falling leaves but I’m still hanging on

Falling leaves but I’m still hanging on

As the winter of 2016 descended on us.. a bare leaf hanging on a branch

 

I am a leaf on this dear tree,
Hanging on, not wanting to be free,
Remembering days when I was just a bud,
Praying I don't fall in the mud.

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WPC – Atop – Overlooking the countryside

WPC – Atop – Overlooking the countryside

Overlooking the countryside at Bodiam

On top of Bodiam Castle overlooking the Countryside.

Another week and another WordPress photography challenge.  And the theme this week is Atop. The above image is my final image processed in Lightroom.  And for this challenge I used an image taken way back in 2014 at the top of Bodiam Castle overlooking the East Sussex Countryside. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Landscape, Photography, Photography Challenge, 7 comments
The week gone by and one step closer

The week gone by and one step closer

Flower of the Week

A photograph of a purple flower taken at Great Comp Gardens with Powder Paint Effect

Slowly and surely I am getting more and more mobile.  And I am counting down the days until the 20th March when I see my consultant and I hope on that particular day he says I can remove these awful surgical stockings and that I am fit enough to drive.  Being copped up is doing my head in to be honest.  With just over one week to go before seeing him, I know these final few days are going to drag. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Floral, Landscape, Photography, Photography Challenge, 4 comments
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadows

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadows

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. Continue reading →

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WordPress Photo Challenge – Tiny

WordPress Photo Challenge – Tiny

A photograph of a tiny little flower taken at Great Comp Gardens, near Sevenoaks in Kent.

A photograph of a tiny little flower taken at Great Comp Gardens, near Sevenoaks in Kent.

 

It has been ages since I have entered the WordPress Photo Challenge… so I decided to enter this tiny little flower into this weeks theme called Tiny.

Posted by Bren in Floral, Photography, Photography Challenge, 0 comments
One Photo Focus – November

One Photo Focus – November

Photography by Julie Powell edited by RyanPhotography

Photography by Julie Powell edited by RyanPhotography

Already it is that time of month where we participate in a Photo Challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing.  Lately I have been working a lot with textures and as soon as I saw this photograph I thought ‘texture’.  And for this challenge I wanted to try something new… I wanted to see if I could do a reasonable edit with only using Lightroom Mobile and Apps on my Tablet.

My processing method was as follows:

  • Import Image into Lightroom Mobile and playing around with the settings.
  • Crop image
  • Save work to ‘Gallery’ on my Tablet
  • Using an app called ‘Photo-Layers’ I first off all added a texture as the background layer…
  • Then I added the Photo as a new layer and lowered the opacity so that the texture came through.
  • After saving and using the ‘Gallery Editing Features’ on my tablet I added a creative preset.
  • Before saving I added a small vignette.

Now I found the process rather time consuming.. and Lightroom Mobile on Android is rather Limited… because you can’t add radial filters or graduated filters… But I am rather pleased with the final image.. even though it has had no local adjustments made to it.

Posted by Bren in Photography Challenge, Still Life, 6 comments
52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 12 – Face

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 12 – Face

Stewie

Stewie – head on pillow.

This is my first entry into this particular photo challenge.. hosted by ‘The Girl That Dreams Awake’.. and the theme for this week is ‘Face’.  As I am very wary of putting children’s faces on the internet… and I would have loved to share photos of my grand children… but for safety’s sake I have opted for the next safest bet.. my dogs..

Dumpling

Dumpling – take my photo mum… please

 

And my last picture is of Stewie looking at what his little sis is getting up to.

Stewie

Stewie – what is she up to?

Posted by Bren in Animals, Monochrome, Photography Challenge, 2 comments
Monochrome Madness 3:29 – Travel Theme

Monochrome Madness 3:29 – Travel Theme

A photograph taken from British Airways A380 plane

A photograph taken from British Airways A380 plane

My god this was a hard monochrome theme this week, especially for me as we are both primarily a landscape and flower photographers, but I was determined to enter Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 3:29 – Travel Theme photo challenge.

So I had to look in our archive and I came across this photograph which I took when we were travelling on an A380 plane back in April 2015, as we flew over the snow-caps of Greenland heading towards San Francisco.

A huge thanks goes out to Leanne for hosting this challenge.. and I am sure I can speak for everyone that enters.. we greatly appreciate the work and effort you put in to making this challenge such a success…. Thank you Leanne xx

Posted by Bren in Monochrome, Photography, Photography Challenge, 2 comments