Ashenbank Woods

Ashenbank Woods – Powder Paint Effect

Ashenbank Woods – Powder Paint Effect

I have always liked the photograph I did of Ashenbank woods where I created a water reflection to a landscape to add a different aspect to the photograph.

Anyway today I decided I would try creating a Powder Paint Effect to this photograph.

A photograph of Ashenbank Woods created in Photoshop to create water reflection and given Powder Paint Effect.

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Ashenbank Woods – Bluebell Glade

Ashenbank Woods – Bluebell Glade

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

 

You don’t have to travel far from where we live in springtime to get these wonderful shots of bluebells as they cover the woodland.  Close to us is Ashenbank Woods near Cobham in Kent.. and in springtime there are masses and masses of bluebells.

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Spring in Ashenbank Woods

Spring in Ashenbank Woods

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Here in the South East of England it is freezing; there is a thick frost on the ground and a definite chill in the air.  Winter is coming.. the sun might be shining on this cold, frosty morning, but I long for spring to arrive.

The above photograph was taken back in Spring 2016 at Ashenbank Woods near Cobham in Kent…  The deer and the rabbits… are Photoshop Extras but you can still see how thick those bluebells were as they covered the woodland.

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A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods

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Well it is nearly the weekend… and I am sitting here with two scared pooches because we have a raging storm overhead of us… and I thought I would just do a photograph which showed sunshine… yes that big yellow thing in the sky that we saw for about 2 days before it decided to give up the ghost.

Originally I was going to do this photograph in Black and White but after adding a texture to it in Photoshop, and a coloured graduated filter… plus many little radial filters to enhance the light… I thought I would keep it in colour.

Have a great weekend people and I hope the weather is good to you all…

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The woods

The woods

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

 

Ashenback Woods, Cobham Kent, taken on a sunny Sunday in May.

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Surrounded by Bluebells

Surrounded by Bluebells

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Today I watched a video that was created by Laura Macky about replacing colours in an image.  And it was one from her expanding horizons tutorials.  I had never thought about using colour range to change parts of an image.   So I thought I would give it a go.  So first of all I did my usual edits in Lightroom by opening up the shadows and bringing down the highlights, finding my black and white point, adding some vibrance, saturation and clarity in the ‘Basic Panel’.

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Taken by Ashley Ryan – SOOC

I then went to my ‘Lens Corrections Panel’ and ticked the boxes ‘Enable Profile Corrections’ and ‘Remove Chromatic Aberration’. After that I went to my ‘Camera Calibration Panel’ and selected one of the profiles for my camera.  For this photograph it was the ‘Landscape Profile’.

After that I exported my image to Photoshop and then I followed the instructions in the video by Laura and changed the colour of the trunk of the tree.  I then changed the ‘Levels of the photograph by using a ‘Levels adjustment layer‘. Once I did that I then did the same with the colour of the bluebells except that I didn’t do another ‘Levels adjustment layer’. There were a couple of areas I didn’t like the leaves so I used ‘Spot Healing Brush’ to rectify those areas.

Once I was finished in Photoshop, I exported the photo back into Lightroom and played around with the sliders in the basic panel a little more.  After that I added ‘Graduated Filter’ with a cream tone by clicked on the grey area just beside the photo, so that the cream tone applied to all of the photo. I then did some ‘Dodging’ and ‘Burning’ using the ‘Local Adjustment Brush’ and then added a couple of ‘Radial Filters’ to lighten and bring up the clarity in certain parts of the photo.  After that I added a small ‘Vignette’, did some ‘Sharpening’ and ‘Cropped’ the photo to the size and composition I wanted.

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Bluebells

Bluebells

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Bluebells from Ashenbank Woods in Cobham.  As you can see from the picture below there was masses of them

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

 

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The Glade at Ashenbank Woods

The Glade at Ashenbank Woods

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

Here is another photograph of Ashenbank Woods, near Cobham in Kent… for the above picture I thought I would add a texture and I found this great set of  Free Luminosity Masks by Greg Benz, which makes masking out a whole lot easier when applying textures.  I used both Lightroom and Photoshop to process the above photo, plus I added some filters from ON1 software.

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Ashenbank Woods

Ashenbank Woods

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

The sun was shining and I definitely needed some fresh air… but mobility was a problem and I didn’t feel like travelling too far.. so we went to Ashenbank Woods at Cobham to see the bluebells.

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

And boy was there masses of bluebells, just as you entered into the woods there was a bench is the midst of these amazing bluebells.. of course I parked my bum there and left him to go wondering.

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

And he took some lovely pictures of the bluebells and the wooded area… which I am in the process of processing.

Taken by Ashley Ryan

Taken by Ashley Ryan

As you can see from two of the photos above the bluebells were in their full bloom.  And it is a lovely place to take the dogs for a walk… we met many dog walkers on our little journey and I spoke to a lovely couple who were also sat at the picnic bench I was perched on.

Friendly people, sun shining and dogs roaming… it sure felt good to be alive.

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