Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Flowers from the greenhouse at Hall Place

Flowers from the greenhouse at Hall Place

A photograph of a vibrant orange and purple flower in the Greenhouse at Hall Place in Bexley

Saturday was so lovely being able to walk without excruciating pain in my hips and being able to visit places and above all being able to hold my camera and take photographs.  The flowers in the greenhouse of Hall Place in Bexley are exquisite to photograph.  Hubby took the above photograph of this beautiful orange and purple flower.  I couldn’t believe how large the blooms were. Continue reading →

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Posted by Bren in Floral, Photography, Photography Challenge, 2 comments
WPC – Atop – Overlooking the countryside

WPC – Atop – Overlooking the countryside

Overlooking the countryside at Bodiam

On top of Bodiam Castle overlooking the Countryside.

Another week and another WordPress photography challenge.  And the theme this week is Atop. The above image is my final image processed in Lightroom.  And for this challenge I used an image taken way back in 2014 at the top of Bodiam Castle overlooking the East Sussex Countryside. Continue reading →

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WPC – Path – Wooden Bridge Over the Coe

WPC – Path – Wooden Bridge Over the Coe

Wooden Bridge

Wooden bridge that spans the River Coe at Glencoe in Scotland.

Whilst looking back over previous photo challenges that WordPress curates and I found one called Path. A path comes in many shapes and forms, like the image above. Which is of a wooden bridge.  A path is made by using different materials that enable a person to walk across an area with ease.  It could be concrete, decking, timber planks, paving slabs or even shingle.  A path will lead you from one place to another. Continue reading →

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Wish – Wishing for warmer weather

Weekly Photo Challenge – Wish – Wishing for warmer weather

Wishing for spring and summer days

Wishing of summer days, with a pastel Powder Paint Effect of flowers taken at Belmont House and Gardens

Another week and another photography challenge from the WordPress Team.  And the topic for this week’s challenge is called Wish.  And boy am I wishing for spring and summer to arrive early.  Last year for me was to put it bluntly horrendous.  What with not being able to go out and about. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Floral, Photography, 7 comments
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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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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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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Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle

A photograph of Urquhart Castle located at Loch Ness in Scotland.

On one of our days in Scotland last year… we drove to Loch Ness… and visited Urquhart Castle which is situated on the edge of the Loch… It was beautiful there.. and the scenery of Loch Ness is breath-taking.

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Sheffield Park Gardens Manor

Sheffield Park Gardens Manor

A photograph of the manor house which can be seen from Sheffield Park Gardens in East Sussex.

As you stroll around the grounds of Sheffield Park Gardens, in the distance is this Manor House.. unfortunately you can’t enter the house or the grounds and it is set in picturesque landscaped gardens sitting on a hillside overlooking the lake…

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The Bridge at Eltham Palace Gardens

The Bridge at Eltham Palace Gardens

Yesterday in my post about the moat at Eltham Palace Gardens, I mentioned a bridge that spans the moat which you have to cross before gaining entry into the Palace and Grounds.

A photograph of the bridge at Eltham Palace Gardens that spans the moat.

You can walk around the entire moat with its two-sided water feature and two-sided landscaped gardens.. When we were there on this particular day… the Canadian Geese were putting on a right display of squabbling… and it was quite funny to watch.

A photograph of the bridge at Eltham Palace Gardens that spans the moat.

This above photograph is shot from the other side of the bridge.. and I just love the colour of the stonework and the arches.

A photograph of the bridge at Eltham Palace Gardens that spans the moat.

It was very hard to capture the bridge and some people-removing was carried out in Photoshop.. that bridge has a lot of people standing there looking down on the moat.. and I had to wait until the majority of them moved before taking the shot… To be honest I never thought some of them were ever-moving.. and it took a lot of patience standing there waiting for the minimal amount of people on that bridge. 😀 😀

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