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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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Posted by Bren in Photography, Woodland Walks, 0 comments
The week gone by and one step closer

The week gone by and one step closer

Flower of the Week

A photograph of a purple flower taken at Great Comp Gardens with Powder Paint Effect

Slowly and surely I am getting more and more mobile.  And I am counting down the days until the 20th March when I see my consultant and I hope on that particular day he says I can remove these awful surgical stockings and that I am fit enough to drive.  Being copped up is doing my head in to be honest.  With just over one week to go before seeing him, I know these final few days are going to drag. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Floral, Landscape, Photography, Photography Challenge, 4 comments
WPC – On The Road – Roadside at Loch Lomond

WPC – On The Road – Roadside at Loch Lomond

On the roadside - Loch Lomond

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 →

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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 →

Posted by Bren in Landscape, 2 comments
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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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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Old Inverlochy Castle Grounds

Old Inverlochy Castle Grounds

Well here I am… on what should have been T+4 day of the hip replacement, sitting here without a new hip and having to go through the dreaded wait, all over again.  Apparently because one of my pre-op test results wasn’t back… the surgeon refused to do it.. which in a way is a godsend because since being sent back home on Thursday I have developed the most horrible cold ever which I think is now turning into a chest infection.  Full steam ahead for mid-February.

Anyway the above photograph was taken at the rear of Old Inverlochy Castle that leads down to the River Lochy…  and I have processed the Photograph in Lightroom, Photoshop as well as using two plug-ins  Nik Color Efext 4 and Topaz Impression 2.

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Unspoilt

Unspoilt

A photograph taken at Loch Leven in Scotland

A photograph taken at Loch Leven in Scotland

During our holiday in Scotland… on the very first day of arriving we drove around Loch Leven… heading towards Kinlochleven… this photograph was taken at Kinlochleven and is a photograph of the wooded area that surrounds the River Leven.  For my landscape photographs, especially of wooded areas, I am finding Topaz Texture Effects 2.. gives the trees a lovely texture to them…. and I used a Preset I created called ‘Autumn Tones’ to enhance this photograph.

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On the Loch

On the Loch

A photograph of boats on Loch Leven in Scotland.

A photograph of boats on Loch Leven in Scotland.

Just over a week ago, I received an email from Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs, who had seen my Duck Pond photograph; and she asked if I would be prepared to write an article for the Topaz Labs.. First of all I was gobsmacked… I couldn’t believe that I was being contacted by a renowned company who thought my photographs were worthy of publishing, yet alone asking me to write for their blog…  I felt truly humbled and felt like I was on cloud 9 for days.  To be honest, I don’t think I’ve come down yet. 😀 😀

You can read the full article with accompanies this above photograph on the link below:

Bren Ryan’s Texture Effects 2 WorkFlow

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