Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Effect On or Off

  Sometimes when editing a photograph, you might want to add some radial filters... but you don't want them to really stand out... you just want a hint of light.. For instance take this photograph. I didn't want to add…

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Monochrome Madness – MM 3-12 – High

It is Monochrome Madness time again and the theme for this week is High... and I thought I would add this little squirrel who was sitting high in the tree...  Again many thanks to Leanne for hosting these photography weeks..

Scotney Castle

One Photo Focus – July

It is July's One Photo Focus time and this week I feel very honoured that Stacy has picked a photo I submitted to her.  Thank you Stacy xx And I look forward to seeing all the other edits... So why…

Black and White or Colour – Upnor High Street

One place that is close to us is Upnor... and as you stroll down the High Street of Upper Upnor towards Upnor Castle, the road is made out of cobblestones with a pub at the top of the High Street and…

From Harsh to Delicate

I wanted to create a soft looking flower... and to see how soft and delicate I could make a harsh looking photo by using Lightroom and Photoshop. As you can see from the SOOC photo on the right, that particular rose…

Monochrome Madness – MM- 3-11

    For this week's Monochrome Madness, I wanted to do something featuring water... and I thought about this seascape and how rough the seas were that day...the waves were just pounding that beach.. and the sound of those waves…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Straighten and Crop

A wonderful tip from Scott Kelby on how to go from the Library Module straight to the crop tool in the Develop Module... and that isn't half of it... from there you can auto straighten...     Thank you Scott…

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: #23 Black and White: The Basics

I am so honoured that Cee picked one of my photos entered into Cee's Compose Yourself Challenge #22 to receive a Gold Award... thank you Cee for picking my photo xx  It is one of my favourites too xx ESSAY…

Monochrome Madness – MM 3-10

  First of all my apologies to Leanne, for posting my photo a week earlier... unfortunately it completely slipped my mind that she was on holiday and wouldn't be holding MM that week.. and of course when I went to…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Curve

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.

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Virtual Copies or Snapshots

Here is another video for you where Julieanne Kost explains the difference between Virtual Copies and Snapshots.  I do use both, but I do like using the Virtual Copies the most.. simply because I can reset the photo and start…

26 Weeks Letter Challenge: ‘M’ – Morris Motor

  Doesn't a week fly by so quickly? It hardly seems seven days since the last 26 Weeks Letter Challenge and the letter for this week is 'M'.  Well the above photograph has four M's in it...  It is a Morris…

Monochrome Madness – MM3-9

  It is time for Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole again... and this week's picture was taken at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, on our way back to the car park... I just love how the fence seems to go…

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 28 – Glorious

Hugh's weekly Photo Challenge this week is all about 'Glorious'.  Glorious can mean visual or sound... and I have picked two photos for this challenge.  The first being of wildflowers standing proud in the countryside on a glorious summer day…

26 Weeks Letter Challenge: ‘L’ – Lupin

  This week's letter for Lori's Photo Letter Challenge is the letter 'L'.  Originally I was going to post a photograph of a lake.. but then as I was going through my collections I found this Lupin. I didn't like the…

WPC – Numbers

  This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is about Numbers..  For my entry I have used a photograph taken back in May 2015 at the Grand Canyon South Rim Railway Station as we were about to board our train back to…

Bird

Weekly Photo Challenge – Spare

Spare is the theme topic for this week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.. and for this topic I picked this bird as he sat on the railing by the cafe at Birling Gap wondering if anybody would spare him some food.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Close Ups

This week Cee has asked for submissions to her black and white photo challenge to have a close-ups of various items.  With the object of the exercise to show detail in the subjects....  For my entries to this challenge I am including these…

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – Letter K

  Lori's challenge for the 26 Weeks Letter Challenge was a hard one.. this week.  I wanted to play along but was getting really stumped at what images I had with objects in that started with the letter 'K'.  I was just…

Chiddingstone Castle Interior Photography

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – ‘Vintage’

For Hugh's weekly challenge I thought I would post three pictures taken at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent..  The theme was 'Vintage' and there is nothing quite like vintage than an old castle, with its stately rooms.     Within this…