Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Mothering Sunday and much more… such a glorious weekend

Mothering Sunday and much more… such a glorious weekend

Mothering weekend for me started on Saturday when my husband bought his mum and I some wonderful flowers … actually our favourite flower place is along the A13 in a layby… they have such beautiful flowers at very reasonable prices. And believe it or not, unlike other places, they don’t hike their prices because it is Mothering Sunday.

After visiting my in-laws on Saturday.. in the evening we decided to have a drive to Rochester Castle… for the sunset.  But unfortunately as the sky was cloud free.. the sunset was nothing to write home about. Anyway I did manage to capture this image of Rochester Castle.

A photograph of Rochester Castle taken on a late Saturday evening in March.

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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, 1 comment
Owl are you? An owl from Jambs Owls

Owl are you? An owl from Jambs Owls

Owl photographed at Jamb's Owls

Photograph of an owl taken at Hall Place in Bexley – Powder Paint Effect without Box Outline

Saturday was the first time in ages that I have been out and our little trip took us to Hall Place.  Anyway as we were leaving we saw a sign for Jambs Owls and decided to pay a visit.  Believe it or not the above photograph of this owl straight out of the camera was bland and boring even after cropping. Continue reading →

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I’m back…. out and about with my camera

I’m back…. out and about with my camera

Bottle Brush Plant taken in the greenhouse of Hall Place in Bexley London.

Finally, life is getting back to some normality… and this weekend has been one of the best weekends in ages.  You see I am back out and about with my camera.  Still having to take things easy has meant my camera has sat in the bag and not seen the light of day for weeks.

This weekend has been filled with mixed emotions for me.  What with clearing my mum’s home and being able to get for the first time in ages with my camera. It has meant a lot of highs and lows over the last 48 hours. Continue reading →

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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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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
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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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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Blue Rose of Belmont House and Gardens

Blue Rose of Belmont House and Gardens

Blue Rose

A blue rose from Belmont House and Gardens give an Oil /Powder Paint Effect.

I’ve played around with the Oil Paint filter at times in Photoshop before.  However, due to it not working on my desktop I invested in Topaz Impression.  What I like about Impression is that the software applies different styles and  brush strokes to your image.  However, for this Blue Rose image I wanted to stick primarily to using the Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop. Continue reading →

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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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