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 →
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 →
The scenery surround Castle Stalker is absolutely breath-taking. What I love about the above photograph is the dramatic sky.
If you are in The Highlands of Scotland and would like to visit Castle Stalker they do have days when you can visit as they run limited tours throughout the March-October. Tour dates for 2017 will be announced early 2017. Further information can be found on the Castle Stalker Website.
The above image was created by stacking 5 different exposed shots and then aligning the images and by using stack mode of median, before processing in Lightroom.
The above photograph is a rework of a previous picture called On The River.
I’ve been playing around with this image for the last few days… it was taken last year at Temple Manor in Strood, Kent. Temple Manor was built in the 13th century by the Knights Templar, who were a military and religious order founded during the crusades.
Here is another photograph taken at Maidstone on Saturday night…luckily we were able to park within easy distance of the river… so not much walking for me… lately my hands are finding it very hard to hold a camera steady.. so I am using either a monopod or tripod… however this isn’t at all bad simply because I can now take some long exposure photographs, with thanks to a shutter release cable.
The above photo was composed by using 6 shots taken at different exposures and then merged using Photomatix … the main editing was done in Lightroom, however to add warmth to the photograph I did use the photo filter in Photoshop.
The above photograph was taken as the sun was fading in the background and the street lights started to glow. Those light that are under the bridge change colour.
Tonight we had a little drive to Maidstone in Kent and took these photographs of the wonderful architectural buildings that line the River Medway.
It was nice to get out for a little while and it was very tranquil just by the river there, sitting on a bench and letting the camera do all the hard work.
On a cold Sunday morning when nobody is around…
On the very last Sunday in February, we went from a very casual stroll at Ightham Mote.. Even though my hip and hands were playing up… I had to get out for a while… otherwise I think I would have been climbing the walls.
Holding a camera is now becoming a bit of a struggle…. oh how I hate this arthritis and PMR… and how it debilitates you at times… sometimes you just have to dose yourself up on painkillers and go for it. And that is what I did on this particular Sunday. Already the new shoots of tiny little flowers were becoming vibrant amongst the stone walling that surrounds the Mote.
There were very few people there at the time we arrived and so I managed to get this shot of the stone feature within the courtyard which was taken at the entrance to the house.