Flowers

The Greenhouse at Walmer Castle

The Greenhouse at Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle Greenhouse

A photograph of the greenhouse at Walmer Castle – Powder Paint Effect

As you stroll around the gardens of Walmer Castle in Kent… you come across this greenhouse where they grow their seedlings… and I had to take its photograph.  I processed the above primarily in Photoshop and Lightroom using the Powder Paint Effect.  To add a difference to the image.. on my second rework I added a pink tint to the background. 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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Flowers From Lullingstone

Flowers From Lullingstone

A photograph of flowers taken at Lullingstone Castle processed in the Powder paint effect.

Still playing with the Powder Paint Effect another subject that this type of processing enhances is the photography of flowers…

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Vase full of flowers

Vase full of flowers

A photograph of a vase full of flowers taken at Hall Place in Bexley, given a powder paint effect.

I played around with this photograph back in October 2016 in a post called The Vase – Take Six and today I thought I would give it the Powder Paint Effect which I am finding very interesting to do…

To the original image I did the following in Photoshop

  • Added a gradient overlay to the background layer
  • Added a gradient overlay, colour overlay and drop shadow to the to Box outline
  • Removed some of the powder effect to bring out more details of the flowers and vase.

I have decided to put most of these powder paint effect photos up for sale on Fine Art America should people wish to buy any prints or greeting cards.

Posted by Bren in Digital Art, Floral, Photography, 6 comments
Dahlia and T Minus 1

Dahlia and T Minus 1

A photograph of a dahlia taken at Pashley Manor processed, in Color Efex Pro and Topaz Impression 2.

Well today is T Minus 1 for me… for tomorrow I finally get my new hip… whey hey… there will be no stopping me then.. and I can finally get back out there on my photography jaunts.. well after I have recuperated, that is.  I can’t wait.. so today to take my mind off of being diced and sliced I thought I would play around with some photos and the plugins I have.

The above photograph of a dahlia was processed in Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik Color Efex and Topaz Impression 2.

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Baubles and Flowers

Baubles and Flowers

A photography of a hydrangea taken at Great Comp Gardens in Kent

 

I just love the pink shade of this hydrangea… which was photographed at Great Comp Gardens in Kent… Hydrangeas are beautiful and they seem to flower all year-long.. well until the frost gets them… but once the weather turns warm again they soon begin the bloom.

A photograph of a flower taken at Great Comp Gardens in Kent.

 

Another flower from Great Comp was this delicate winter flower… sorry I don’t know what it is but I just love how strong that stem is.

Now under my tree I where this bauble hangs..

A photograph of a Christmas Bauble hanging from our tree.

 

Is a space for a soft box and lighting which I hope Santa brings (hint hint)…  that way if I can’t get out and about to take photographs I will be able to photograph objects within my home..

 

Posted by Bren in Floral, Miscellaneous, Photography, 2 comments
One Rose – Three takes

One Rose – Three takes

A photograph of a rose taken at Pashley Manor Gardens in East Sussex.

I wanted a soft blue/pink rose and again I used my scaling technique to increase the rose size.. most of the processing of this image was carried out in Photoshop, with final edits being done in Lightroom.

A photograph of a rose taken at Pashley Manor Gardens in East Sussex.

I added different textures to the photograph and just changed the tone of the colours in Lightroom.

A photograph of a rose taken at Pashley Manor Gardens in East Sussex.

Have a good weekend everyone xx

Posted by Bren in Floral, Photography, 2 comments
Raindrops on Petals

Raindrops on Petals

A photograph of a flower taken at Great Comp Gardens near Sevenoaks in Kent

A photograph of a flower taken at Great Comp Gardens near Sevenoaks in Kent

 

Well being indisposed and not being able to get out and about does have it benefits.. it means I have been able sort out some things on my computer… learn a bit more of Photoshop.. and find a whole new form of art… However, I was going through some old photos to see if there was any images I could process when I came across this vibrant flower which was taken at Great Comp Gardens near Sevenoaks in Kent.

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WordPress Photo Challenge – Tiny

WordPress Photo Challenge – Tiny

A photograph of a tiny little flower taken at Great Comp Gardens, near Sevenoaks in Kent.

A photograph of a tiny little flower taken at Great Comp Gardens, near Sevenoaks in Kent.

 

It has been ages since I have entered the WordPress Photo Challenge… so I decided to enter this tiny little flower into this weeks theme called Tiny.

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Dreamy Flowers

Dreamy Flowers

dreams

 

Way back last year, I purchased the complete set of Presets from Serge Ramelli for a very affordable price .. and one of those presets that I purchased was called Experimental: Dreams which gave your photograph a dreamy looking feel with not much saturation to it.  I loved the look of the Preset but finding the right photograph was proving a bit of a challenge.

Then I found this photograph taken at Great Comp Gardens near Sevenoaks in Kent.  But in true form to me.. I altered the Preset to compliment what I was trying to achieve.. I wanted some clarity in the flowers and I wanted that pale look.

So to do this I played around with the settings in the Basic Panel of Lightroom, added a local adjustment brush and then changed the colour of one of the graduated filters.

One thing I like to do.. when processing photographs is use a Preset and change the values of that particular Preset to make it my own.  Maybe because I have a feeling that I am cheating if I use someone else’s Preset without making any changes.

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