Daffodil buds

As we ventured around Ightham Mote the other weekend... my usual lens (which I love) was making my camera feel so heavy that it was playing havoc with my arthritis so the only thing to do was to change to…

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Power of Lightroom…

The above photograph was taken at North Greenwich overlooking the River Thames towards Canary Wharf... and it was one of our very first night time photography shoots we did. At the moment I am battling a PMR Flare-up and finding…

Wooden Bridge

One of the places that we love to visit is Sheffield Park Gardens, and since the car park changes at Wakehurst Place, it seems Sheffield Park Gardens has a hell of a lot more visitors than we've ever seen before.…

Bodiam Castle

One of the very first places we visited when we started to take up photography was Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. It is a lovely place to visit and the steam train leaves Bodiam for Tenterden very regular... so whilst…

Kearsney Abbey Gardens

A few weeks ago I watched a video about how to create a sunset glow in Photoshop and thought I would give it a try. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cc9-iQBMSI Even though I didn't go as extreme as the video showed me how to...…

Stacy Fischer One Photo Focus – December

It is that time again for Stacy Fischer's One Photo Focus Photography Challenge, and this being the last one for 2015.... my god where has this year gone.  I can't believe it is December already. I wanted to create something…

Stacy Fischer – One Photo Focus – November

Doesn't a month soon fly by... before I realised it, it was already the end of October and time to think about the November Monthly Photo Challenge set by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing.  When I first looked at this…

Soft petals from Belmont House Gardens

Sometimes you get a photograph and you have shot it either at the wrong angle or there is just something you don't like about it. The photograph from above came from this photograph straight out of the camera, pictured on…

MM 2-29: Monochrome Madness

Yes it is time for Leanne Cole's Monochrome Madness Week Number 29 post.... I missed last weeks entry ... MM 2-28, which I am annoyed with myself about... but I thought I would get this weeks entry to her rather quick...…

Water cascade – Sheffield Park Gardens

The above photograph was taken on Saturday at Sheffield Park Gardens, in East Sussex and is of a metal bridge that spans the cascading water from one lake to a lower lake. The colours were vibrant and I wanted to…

MM 2-27: Monochrome Madness Theme Country

It seems absolutely ages since I submitted an entry to Leanne Cole's Monochrome Madness theme. Every week you can submit an entry (which I must from now on remember to do) and she will post it in her Monochrome Magic…

One Photo Focus – October

As many of you know, Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing Blog runs a monthly one photo focus.  The idea is that, a photo is submitted for that month's challenge by another photographer and we do our edits to it. I loved…

One Photo Focus – Hosted by Stacy Fischer

Just the other day I stumbled across a Photo Challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing.  The challenge is to take a photograph submitted by another photographer and process it in your own style.  The original photograph (set of…

Taken by Bren Ryan

Gazebo

Well you have all guessed by now, my forte in Photography is fine-art... I love adding texture and I love playing around in Photoshop.  But one of the things that I find hard is masking, especially when you get a…

Taken by Bren Ryan

WPC – Express Yourself

In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Express Yourself." I was just about to take Dumplings photo and she decided to stick her tongue out... talk about express yourself about my photography. 😀 😀

Working with smart previews

Now I don't know about you, but I have to keep my original photos on an external drive, due to the size of my photograph library...  Lightroom is great for this because you can build smart previews of your original images and Lightroom allows…

It’s snowing… again

Yesterday I produced a photograph of a snowy landscape and added an effect to the photograph to make it look like it was snowing... Today I wondered if there was a way I could take a photograph I took ages…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette

For this Week's Photo Challenge - Silhouette, I thought I would enter a photograph we took back in July when we visited the New Forest. We sat on a hillside and watched the sun go down and as we were about…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture

  As part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture, I have used the above picture as the texture of the brickwork gives a nice backdrop to this sole yellow flower amongst a mass of purple flowers.

Graduated Filter Tip…

Another tool in Lightroom I use regularly is the graduated filter... again you have many options with this tool, including exposure, contrast, tint, temperature and you can even add colour. But one thing I found with the graduated filter tool…