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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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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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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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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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Pom Pom Dahlia from Lullingstone – Oil Paint Effect

Pom Pom Dahlia from Lullingstone – Oil Paint Effect

Pom Pom Dahlia Oil Paint Effect

A photograph of a pom-pom dahlia taken at Lullingstone Castle in Kent.

To create the above photograph, I started out in Lightroom.  To the dahlia I cropped the image and then did a few minor edits to the image.  Over-processing the image at this point was one thing I didn’t want to do, as I knew I would be giving it an Oil Paint Effect in Photoshop. Continue reading →

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Flowers on a cold winter’s morn.

Flowers on a cold winter’s morn.

Rose Flower

A photograph of a rose with a raindrop on its petals processed in Lightroom with the Powder Paint Effect.

Rose

For my photography post today I bring you flowers on this cold winter’s morn. It is damp and dismal and very cold here in the South East of England, with temperatures expected to plummet even further over the next few days. Continue reading →

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Yellow Flowers of Lullingstone

Yellow Flowers of Lullingstone

A photograph of yellow flowers taken in the World Gardens at Lullingstone Castle in Kent.

Taking this Powder Paint to another level is something that I wanted to try… I love Topaz Impression 2 and I wondered what the effect would look like after adding a paint effect to the image. Continue reading →

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Great Comp – Main House

Great Comp – Main House

A photograph of the main house at Great Comp Gardens processed in a Powder Paint Effect.

Here is another powder paint effect photograph which is of the main house at Great Comp Gardens near Sevenoaks in Kent..

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