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.
A sepia toned photograph of a window taken at Bateman’s House
I just can’t believe it has been a whole week since Cee’s last black and white photo challenge.. my god where does the time go? Anyway, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window is the theme for this week’s challenge.
For this challenge I decided to do two photographs.. the photograph above is looking through a window at Bateman’s House in East Sussex looking out towards the gardens.
A photograph of one of the old windows at Old Scotney Castle
And the second photograph is one of a window that is now part of the old ruins of the Old Castle, at Scotney Castle, near Lamberhurst in Kent. I just love how the outside is now creeping in embracing the wooden frame of the old window.
Many thanks to Cee for hosting these challenges it is greatly appreciated.
Taken by Ashley Ryan
This weeks photography challenge from WordPress is Curve. The above photograph was taken at Queen’s House in Greenwich.. and is a photograph of the spiral staircase.