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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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 →
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 →
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 →
A photograph of Loch Lomond taken at Inveruglas in Scotland, processed with a Powder Paint Effect
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 →
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 →
There is nothing more magical to see than a howling wolf under the moonlight.. Lately I have been doing a lot of composite images… and I decided to create two images… from the wolf and moonlight, with various processing techniques. And I thought they would be ideal for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Magic.
For this set of images I used the Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop before doing my final processing in Lightroom.
Original Image straight from Photoshop
Carrying on from yesterday.. I have found another few sites that offer free png files for download.. Anyway for today’s creation I thought I would use these images… and have processed the above image in Lightroom, giving 5 different versions of the image.
I think my favourite has to be the second processed photograph which has a pastel and dreamy looking feel to it. I am also entering this into the Daily Post Mythical challenge.
If any of my readers know of any good sites where you can download free png files I would be most grateful if you could leave a link in the comments…
Have a good weekend everyone xx
Taken by Ashley Ryan
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is about Numbers.. For my entry I have used a photograph taken back in May 2015 at the Grand Canyon South Rim Railway Station as we were about to board our train back to Williams. Originally I was going to just process this photo in monochrome…
Taken by Ashley Ryan
But then thought I would try something… in Lightroom… so I just hit the Colour Button in the HSL/Color/BW Panel in the Develop module. I liked the monochrome photo but when it was switched back to colour I just loved the clarity and the colours….