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I know it’s November… but…

I know it’s November… but…

I just had to create a digital art piece which involved snow, a Christmas tree and of course a classy lady..

Festive Time

Festive Time

Festive Time

Again I have used three different processing techniques each with varying degrees of light and saturation…

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Posted by Bren in Digital Art, 2 comments
WPC – Magic

WPC – Magic

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.

Howling Wolf

Howling Wolf

Howling Wolf

Howling Wolf

For this set of images I used the Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop before doing my final processing in Lightroom.

Under the moonlight

Under the moonlight

 

Posted by Bren in Digital Art, 3 comments
First buds of spring 2015…

First buds of spring 2015…

A monochrome photograph of a Rhododendron taken at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne in Kent

A monochrome photograph of a Rhododendron taken at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne in Kent

 

Both of our visits to Doddington Place, this year and last year were Easter Time… and back in Spring 2015… the rhododendrons, magnolias and tree blossom were springing into life..

A monochrome photograph of a magnolia bud taken at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne Kent in April 2015

A monochrome photograph of a magnolia bud taken at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne Kent in April 2015

 

As summer fades here in the UK and we are heading towards Autumn and its wonderful fall colours… I think of those cold dismal winter days, were it rains and rains and rains some more… and how I wish spring would arrive.  I love winter on cold frosty mornings and the winter sun… I love the snow (if we ever get any) and how it changes everything… even barren untidy places start to glisten in the newly laid snow, but I hate the heavy rain and dark thunderous clouds… I don’t even mind if we have the odd light but constant rain… no thanks you can keep it.

Have a great weekend everyone…

Posted by Bren in Floral, Monochrome, Photography, 2 comments
Panoramic of a tree..

Panoramic of a tree..

When people talk of panoramic shots they think of landscapes and rolling hills.  Just like I did.  Anyway today I was going through our collection of photographs from Morden Hall Park and I came across these two pictures.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren RYan

 

This tree was absolutely massive and I can remember trying to sit on a bench and capture this tree in one shot and it didn’t work out… anyway I borrowed hubby’s camera as he had the large lens on it and took two photographs of the tree and had the vision of stitching these two photographs together.

Well to cut a long story short when I got home, I made the fateful mistake of not shooting in manual mode and the shutter speeds were different… so I just put away those photographs until today, and then I thought I would try to see if I could do it in Photoshop CC2014.

And lo and behold I did manage to stitch them together, and with a bit of cloning here and there and a few adjustments in Lightroom, I ended up with this finished picture.  Hope you like it.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

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Over the hill and far away…

Over the hill and far away…

As you walk towards the Old Castle at Scotney from the main house, there is an incline down to the castle. Just a few feet down this incline… is a lovely spot with a semi-circular bench where you can take in the views of the countryside.

The photograph below is of those hills in the distance and down in the lower fields are the sheep grazing and getting ready for lambing.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

As I turned to walk back down to the castle there is a tree that is just starting to get its new shoots…  It really felt like spring was in the air… even though it was bitterly cold.

Taken by Bren Ryan

Taken by Bren Ryan

Posted by Bren in Landscape, Photography, 0 comments
Twist

Twist

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This twisted tree as photographed at Sheffield Park Gardens in May 2014 and is entered as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge – Twist

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Apple Blossom

Apple Blossom

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Apple Blossom

Taken: 18th May 2013
Location: Bateman’sHouse
Camera: Canon EOS600D
F Stop: f/4
Exposure: 1/160 sec
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 60mm
Max Aperture: 3

Posted by Bren in Floral, Monochrome, Photography, 0 comments
Standing Tall

Standing Tall

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Standing Tall

Taken: 21st April 2013
Location: Wakehurst Place
Camera: Canon EOS1100D
F Stop: f/7.1
Exposure: 1/160 sec
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18mm
Max Aperture: 3.625

Posted by Bren in Monochrome, Photography, 0 comments
Magnolia

Magnolia

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Magnolia

Taken: 21st April, 2013
Location: Wakehurst Place
Camera: Canon EOS600D
F Stop: f/5.6
Exposure: 1/640sec
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 150mm
Max Aperture: 4.5

Posted by Bren in Floral, Monochrome, Photography, 2 comments
Going back to my roots

Going back to my roots

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Going back to my roots

As we strolled, or more in my case ambled,  around Wakehurst Place on Sunday, I came across this tree and what caught my eye was the bare roots…  amongst the thick roots were these tiny twisted roots that seemed to delicate to hold up this giant tree.

Taken: 21st April, 2013
Location: Wakehurst Place
Camera: Canon EOS11o0D
F Stop: f/11
Exposure: 1/320sec
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 55mm
Max Aperture: 5

Posted by Bren in Monochrome, Photography, 3 comments