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 →
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 →
Just over a week ago, I received an email from Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs, who had seen my Duck Pond photograph; and she asked if I would be prepared to write an article for the Topaz Labs.. First of all I was gobsmacked… I couldn’t believe that I was being contacted by a renowned company who thought my photographs were worthy of publishing, yet alone asking me to write for their blog… I felt truly humbled and felt like I was on cloud 9 for days. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve come down yet. 😀 😀
You can read the full article with accompanies this above photograph on the link below:
During our holiday in Scotland daily we would travel through Ballachulish to get back to our caravan and we would pass these boats on the Loch. What I love about that photograph is how through those dark clouds the sun just peeped through and shone on the loch.
Another photograph of the lake at Lullingstone Castle, which upon Googling is actually the River Darent. On our previous visit back in June 2014… those little boats on the right-hand side were being used for fishing…
Well not a lot has happened since my last post.. still haven’t been able to get out and about and boy is the boredom starting to set in… I do miss my photography trips… hopefully today will be the day that the Doctor can sort out my hip and knee problem … and if not give me some very strong painkillers to get moving… once again. Anyway this morning I decided to rework a photograph I took earlier this year at East Farleigh in Kent. I decided to only use Photoshop and Lightroom and I merged my three shot HDR in Lightroom, then exported my file to Photoshop to do some sharpening and add a texture.
As my previous posts have stated, lately I have been creating abstract art out of photographs to keep me busy… I have thoroughly enjoyed it and I love the different effects you can created from a single photograph. Playing around with the twirling method in Photoshop is very therapeutic. Here are some of the images I did in the last week.
I just hope that it won’t be long before I am out there clicking away… have a good week everyone xx
On one our our drives back from Fort William to Invercoe, we stopped at Ballachulish to photograph the boats that were moored on the loch… the bridge in the background is the bridge that linked North and South Ballachulish and is the main road from Invercoe to Fort William.
Once I saw this photograph on Stacy’s blog for this month’s One Photo Focus Challenge I was eager to get going… and as soon as her email hit my inbox that was it… I already knew what I wanted to do. So I did some minor edits in Lightroom and then exported the photo to Photoshop where I played around with the healing brush and removed the electricity pylons..
I then did some more adjustments in Camera Raw and then added a texture. I played around with the exposure of the texture and then adding a luminosity mask just remove some of the texture from the boats themselves.
After that back into Lightroom, a few radial filters and a vignette and that was it… I wanted to create a textured darkened feeling to the photo and I do hop I have done justice to the photograph which was original taken by David Croker.
Many thanks to David for supplying this month’s photo and to Stacy for holding this photo Challenge. Have a great weekend. <3 :star:
Well we finally made it! Our first real photography outing of 2016. I don’t know what you feel like when it comes to winter or what the weather is like in your area in winter… but here in the UK… it rains… especially on a weekend. For us here, in the South East of England.. this weekend was cold but bright. Yesterday (Saturday) was glorious but nanny had her little soldier for the day… and boy did she enjoy her cuddles and kisses… so Sunday was our only day of going.
So off we set… and as we drove down the M20 this morning… all wrapped and prepared for the elements.. we did see that some of the fields ad hillsides had received during the night a light dusting of snow… winter is here and boy was it cold.
We headed for Dungeness … it has been years since I had been there… and nothing has changed.
The old boats are still on the shore
And the landscape is still a mix of grasses and pebbles .
And it still has two lighthouses… and shacks that have the weathered look… along with pieces of machinery scattered here and there.
It was lovely getting out today… and I am in the process of making a little list of places to visit… in the winter-time… that is providing we don’t get 10 foot of snow 😀 😀 😀
The above photograph was taken at Leigh-on-Sea in Essex which sits on the Thames Estuary.