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WPC – On The Road – Roadside at Loch Lomond

WPC – On The Road – Roadside at Loch Lomond

On the roadside - Loch Lomond

A photograph of Loch Lomond taken at Inveruglas in Scotland, processed with a Powder Paint Effect

Our holiday last year to Scotland was a little marred by my hip pain and lack of mobility.  I would have loved to walk the Highlands and go off the beaten track a little, just to photograph the amazing scenery.  But unfortunately that was not to be so most of the photos I took were in fact taken by the roadside. And for the WordPress photo challenge called The Road Taken, for me this was a perfect example of a photograph being taken on the road. Continue reading →

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Instagram the social media hub for photographers

Instagram the social media hub for photographers

Prayer Room - Instagram

A photograph of the prayer room at Tilbury Fort processed with a powder paint effect.

Lately I have found myself using Instagram a lot more to showcase our photographs.  Using the Lightroom plugin you can easily export your images to this social network along with the image Title, Caption and Keywords. Continue reading →

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Using Adobe’s Photoshop Mix App with Lightroom Mobile

Using Adobe’s Photoshop Mix App with Lightroom Mobile

For just under £10 a month, I subscribe to the Creative Cloud and Lightroom Photography Package and personally for me, it suits my needs as I get both Lightroom and Photoshop.  However Lightroom Mobile is another thing.  I do wish Adobe would give Android users the same features that are available to iPad and iPhone users.  Android users can’t do local adjustments which is rather annoying.  I keep moaning and I keep being told it is in the pipeline.  But all I can say it must be a friggin big pipeline. 😀 😀

However, I do get to use some of the Apps available as well as Lightroom Mobile and one App I am using quite regular is Photoshop Mix.  By using images from Lightroom Mobile and combining them in Photoshop Mix I can create artwork in layers.  There are adjustments you can do and blending modes in Photoshop Mix as well as in Lightroom. Continue reading →

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Talking Point – Lightroom Presets – Is it cheating or a time-saver?

Talking Point – Lightroom Presets – Is it cheating or a time-saver?

Today I thought I was approach a subject that has many opinions on it.  In my talking point discussion I want to ask is using a Lightroom Preset created by another photographer cheating?  Or just a time-saver?

I have downloaded free Lightroom Presets as well as purchasing Lightroom Presets.  I bought a collection of Lightroom Presets from Serge Ramelli.  And I use these Presets on a regular basis.  But is it cheating to use another photographers collection of Presets on your own work or should you play around with that particular Preset to make it your own?

Talking Point - Lightroom Presets

A photograph of bluebells from Ashenbank Woods near Cobham in Kent.

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Looking down the lock at Allington Locks near Maidstone

Looking down the lock at Allington Locks near Maidstone

Allington Locks

A photograph of the River Medway taken at Allington Locks near Maidstone in Kent

It was so lovely to get out last Monday, even though I didn’t walk far.  However, I did send him off on an expedition down the locks at Allington, near Maidstone in Kent.  The landscape was barren and the trees were still bare but you could see the start of spring slowly appearing in the landscaped area. Continue reading →

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Relaxing by the river at Allington Locks

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. Continue reading →

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Stormy skies on the road to Mallaig

Stormy skies on the road to Mallaig

Stormy Skies

A photograph of a valley taken from the A820 in Scotland as we headed towards Mallaig.

What can anybody say about Scotland and its inhabitants?  Firstly they would have to say the locals are friendly, helpful and very welcoming and the landscape is breath-taking, especially through the Highlands.  The only thing is they have a lot of rain. And with the rain comes some very stormy skies which within themselves are a photographer’s delight. Continue reading →

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Purple Asters From the Gardens of Great Comp

Purple Asters From the Gardens of Great Comp

Purple asters

Purple asters from the Gardens of Great Comp

Great Comp gardens near Sevenoaks in Kent was the last formal gardens we visited.   The location of the gardens in Sevenoaks are  local to us.  Which means a short drive away from where we live. Great Comp caters for the disabled as the gardens are wheelchair friendly.  Which meant with it being local and disabled friendly it was the ideal place to visit. Even though we were dodging the rain showers on that particular day. Within the landscaped gardens were masses of asters gently blowing in the breeze. Continue reading →

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The embankment of the River Coe in Scotland

The embankment of the River Coe in Scotland

On the Embankment of the River Coe

A photograph of the RIver Coe in Glencoe in Scotland processed with a Powder Paint Effect

This image was photographed in July 2016.  At a location near Glencoe where you could access the River Coe. Taken during our summer holiday of touring Scotland.  Continue reading →

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A Bridge – On the road to Mallaig in Scotland

A Bridge – On the road to Mallaig in Scotland

On the road to Mallaig

A photograph of a bridge on the A830 in Scotland processed in a Powder Paint Effect. (Final Image)

Last summer our holiday took us to the Highlands in Scotland.  Staying in Glencoe we headed out each day to photograph the wonderful scenery and spectacular mountains.  On this particular day we headed to Mallaig, a fishing port on the coast of Scotland. Continue reading →

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