Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge
A photograph of one of the waterfalls as you drive into Glencoe Village in Scotland.
Today I have been given the opportunity to try Luminar 4 which will be released in a few days time. Well, all I can say is WOW! The Sky Enhancer, Landscape Enhancer, and AI Structure are great tools.
With a revamp of the workflow area, you can easily create stunning images. Read More
Posted as part of Tuesday’s Rag Tag Daily Prompt Photography Challenge – Vast.
Posted as part of Debbie’s One Word Sunday – Light Photography Challenge.
The challenge this week for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, set by Ann-Christine, is called creepy. depending on the light I find churches slightly creepy.
Anyway, the creepy part of the above image was how the preset I use for creating creepy, moody atmospheres, turned the light on the right in this picture to a black and white tint. Read More
First of all, thank you to all those that participated in last week’s challenge. What great images for last week’s challenge. I am truly grateful for to all those that participated.
So the challenge for this week is Woodland Walks.
For Nancy’s Challenge, I thought I would process an image of Rochester Bridge which is in my neighbourhood. At the moment the bridge is under repair, which was long overdue in my opinion.
Playing around with Topaz Studio 2, I created an impressionistic effect painting… and cropped the image. Try the topaz software out… you will be amazed at the different effect you can create. Just click on the link above to trial the software… Maybe you’ll like it and buy it… (by the way, it is on my Xmas list, just in case he is reading 😀 😀 😀 )
Posted as part of Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Photography Challenge – In the Neighbourhood.
In 1159 King Henry II gave the Manor of Strood to the Knights Templar. The Knights Templar were a military and religious order established at the time of the crusades to protect prilgrims on their travels to the Holy Land.
The Hall of Temple Manor was built approximately 70 years after the Templars acquired the estate.
One of the aspects of photography I do love is Monochrome Photography and I am so pleased that the Lens-Artists Challenge this week is Monochrome. Thank you, Patti, for choosing the theme this week.
Posted as part of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome
The south coast of England especially Dorset and Sussex have such beauty. Known as the Jurassic Coastline… believe me, you won’t be disappointed when you visit. There have been numerous rockfalls along this stretch of the coast.. so walking too near the edge is definitely a no-no as well as walking too close to the cliffs. What I love about this area is its unspoilt beauty.
Posted as Part of the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Steep.
First of all, thank you to all those that participated in last week’s challenge. What great images were submitted to the challenge last week, the links are listed below. Go over and have a look, I’m sure you will enjoy them all.. Well, this week’s theme is Square. Your image can be of anything as long as your image is square.
This month’s Before and After photo challenge is a photograph of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex.
To use the image, which is in raw and jpeg, download the zip folder and then extract the image contained in the folder.
For my edits, I wanted to create a dark moody looking image. And a tweaked version of a preset called Bleak Mountain, which I downloaded from a set of presets I purchased from Serge Ramelli. I had previously tweaked this preset to give a lighter version of the preset and saved it as Preset. I also removed some distracting branches using the spot removal tool in Lightroom.
Apart from cropping and using this preset and a couple of tweaks with the radial filters that is all I did to create this moody image.
Have fun with the challenge and I look forward to seeing your entries.
If you wish to participate in this monthly challenge, please feel free to do… my post and photo for the challenge will be published at 11am on the 1st day of every month. The challenge will be called Before and After Challenge # (# representing the number).
The challenge is this. an image will be supplied for the Month for you to download. When you’ve downloaded the image in its ZIP format, extract the file you want to use, (raw or jpeg) and then edit the image using your own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps you use. Within the download file, will be two images, one in jpeg format and the other in its raw format. If the image was originally only shot in jpeg there will just be the jpeg version available to edit.
During our vacation to the USA, on one of our coach trips, we drove through 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach. The Pacific coastline is spectacular. And a great place to photograph seascapes and wildlife.
Posted as part of the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast.