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. Read more “Looking down the lock at Allington Locks near Maidstone”
Whey hey, I am home from hospital. My right hip has been replaced and I can now walk without that excruciating pain. Taking it careful for the next 6 weeks to stop any chance of dislocation I am finding hard. However, I am so glad that awful pain has finally gone. I was only in hospital for 3 nights. And by Monday I felt good enough to have a little stroll along the banks of the River Medway at Allington Locks, near Maidstone in Kent. Read more “Relaxing by the river at Allington Locks”
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. Read more “Stormy skies on the road to Mallaig”
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. Read more “The embankment of the River Coe in Scotland”
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. Read more “A Bridge – On the road to Mallaig in Scotland”
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. Read more “WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadows”
As I mentioned way back… I have had 3 blog posts produced on the Topaz Labs Blog.. I have felt very humbled in being asked, by Jodi Robbins, to write articles for them. Anyway.. the post I wrote was about adding Paint Effect to Photos and I used a photograph of a gate that was taken at Eltham Palace in London.
I wanted to give the image some different processing techniques using Lightroom and of course my new found craze of the Powder Paint Effect method of processing.
Another place we like to visit is Russell Gardens near Kearsney Abbey Gardens, Dover, Kent… It is about a 40 min drive for us, so within easy access via the M20 Motorway. Apart from there being a lake at Kearsney Abbey just across the road from Kearsney Abbey Gardens.. there is a lovely stream at Russell Gardens.. and a huge lake.