Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography

Flower of the Day – 15th October 2019

Eltham Palace Gardens

Wisteria at Eltham Palace in London

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

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Photo for the Week – 42 – Windows

Batemans

First of all, thank you to all those that participated in last Week’s challenge, I really loved viewing your Book images.  Some beautiful libraries showcasing beautiful books.  Thank you.

The theme for this week is Windows.  My first image is one I took at Bateman House in East Sussex, of this ornate window. Read More

Flower of the Day – 14th October 2019

 

Hyacinth

A photograph of a hyacinth photographed at Hall Place in Bexley, Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Flower of the Day – 13th October 2019

 

Scotney Castle

Flowers on a dressing table at Scotney Castle.

 

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Flower of the Day – 12th October 2019

 

Frosted Leave

Early morning frost on new leaves of a shrub.

 

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Flower of the Day – 11th October 2019

Tulips from Doddington

A photograph of tulips photographed at Doddington Place in Sittingbourne Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Flower of the Day – 10th October 2019

White Flowers

A photograph of delicate white flowers photographed at Doddington Place in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Flower of the Day – 9th October 2019

Blossom

A photograph of blossom on a tree at Doddington Place in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Flower of the Day – 8th October 2019

Pink Rhododendron

A photograph of a pink rhododendron photographed at Doddington Place in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame

What a great theme this week from Lens-Artists.  Filling the frame.  Have you ever been out and photographed something and thought I wish I had a closer shot of that object.. especially flowers.

Well when we were in the USA, there was this beautiful flower standing proud against the stone of the Palace of Fine Arts.

Not Filling the Frame

Pink Flower

A photograph of new floral buds photographed at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

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One Word Sunday – Dilapidated

Hackberry Cars

A photograph of two dilapidated cars photographed at Hackberry in the USA.

Posted as part of the One Word Sunday Photography Challenge, hosted by Debbie Smyth.

Photo for the Week – 41 – Books

Scotney Castle  - Books

A photograph shot at Scotney Castle Main House of one of the rooms, with a bookcase full of books.

First of all, thank you to all those that participated in last Week’s challenge, WOW what a response and some beautiful images.

The theme for this week is Books.  And my image is of one of the rooms at Scotney Castle where there is a desk laden with books and a bookcase full of literature. Read More

Flower of the Day – 7th October 2019

Orange Dahlia

A vibrant orange dahlia from Great Comp Gardens in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Flower of the Day – 6th October 2019

Red Leaves

A photograph of red leaves on a shrub at Great Comp Gardens in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Flower of the Day – 5th October 2019

Hydrangea from Great Comp

A photograph of a hydrangea just bursting into bloom at Great Comp Gardens.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Square October – Lines – Registry Office and Photo a Week – Hands

Registry Office

A photograph of the registry office in Rochester Kent.

Asking for her hand in marriage at Rochester Registry Office.  There are lines everywhere, in the bricks, frames of the windows, and the blocks in the paving of the beautiful building used for Registry Office Weddings.

Posted as part of Becky’s Square October – Lines and Squares and Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge (a different interpretation of Hands).

Flower of the Day – 4th October 2019

Orchids of Hall Place

A photograph of orchids photographed in the greenhouse at Hall Place in Bexley London.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Square October – 3rd October 2019 – Lines

The roof

A photograph of the roof of the imperial war museum.

Posted as Part of Becky’s Square October – Lines.

Flower of the Day – 3rd October 2019

Flowers from Sissinghurst

Photograph of orange and red flowers from Sissinghurst Gardens in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge

Flower of the Day – 2nd October 2019 and Square October

Yellow Flowers From Emmetts

A photograph of Yellow Flowers photographed at Emmetts Gardens in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge and Becky’s Square October Photo Challenge.

Lightroom CC/Classic, Behance and Portfolio

There is a lot of talk about Adobe and how they have captured the market and various blog posts offering alternatives… however, my Photography Plan is just under £10 a month.  I have thought long and hard, at times, whether or not I renew my contact with Adobe when it comes to the end of the year.  And no matter how close I get to thinking I’ll move away from Adobe, Lightroom Classic always draws me back.

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Before and After Challenge – 1st October 2019

This month’s Before and After photo challenge is a panoramic photograph of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, which I stitched together in Photoshop.

DOWNLOAD FOR THIS MONTH’S PHOTO

To use the image, which is jpeg, download the zip folder and then extract the image contained in the folder.

My Edits

I did two edits for this image.. my first was a coloured version.  All I did was added two sky effects using GRFX Studio Serge free software, as the sky was overcast and boring.  I then added a lot of radial filters using Lightroom’s radial filter set to increase the exposure and clarityin certain areas.

After that, I cropped the image.

My next edit was to convert the image to a black and white version of the image.

For the black and white version, I added a couple of graduated filters, to darken the top and bottom of the image. I didn’t do anything else to the image other than those edits.

Have fun with the challenge and I look forward to seeing your entries.

 


Last month’s entries

Picture without Film
before and after challenge – September 2019 – A Meditative Journey with Saldage


How to join the challenge

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.

  1. Download the image, extract image and edit using whatever software you wish.
  2.  If you wish to submit an image for the challenge, please email me the RAW and Jpeg format (if RAW is available) – with a long edge of max 1000px – or a link to where readers can download the images.  I will then upload your submissions, if necessary to Dropbox for download.
  3. Create a post on your blog or Facebook Page, showing your finished edit.
  4. Caption the image Image supplied by # (Who submitted the original image) – Edited by ~# (# being your name or blog’s name).
  5. It is not necessary but it would be nice if you did a brief explanation as to how you achieved your results, and what software you used.
  6. Tag your posts BAC or Before and After Challenge
  7. Create a pingback to the relevant month.
  8. If you can’t create pingback/trackback, don’t worry, post a comment below so others can find your edited version of the image.
  9. Follow Ryan Photography so you don’t miss out on our photography challenges.

Flower of the Day – 1st October 2019

Ightham Mote

A photograph of a peach coloured rose photographed at Ightham Mote in Kent and an ideal candidate for Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

Photo for the Week – 40 – Metal

Rochester Bridge

First of all, thank you to all those that participated in last Week’s challenge, I really enjoyed viewing your interpretations of Monochrome Fine Art.  We had some great entries.

This week the theme is called Metal. Read More

Flower of the Day – 30th September 2019

Chartwell  Rose

A photograph of a yellow rose photographed at Chartwell in Kent and an ideal candidate for Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

One Word Sunday – Luck

If there weren’t luck involved, I would win every time. ~ Phil Hellmuth

Las Vegas

And there is nothing like trying your luck at the tables in one of the many hotels along The Strip in Vegas.  The above photograph was taken from the Bellagio Hotel where there was a spectacular water display to music just about to take place.

Posted as part of the One Word Sunday – Luck hosted by Debbie Smyth.

Flower of the Day – 29th September 2019

Nymans Daffodil

A photograph of a daffodil photographed at Nymans in West Sussex, and an ideal candidate for Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

Lens-Artists Challenge #65 – Pick a Place

The Lens-Artists challenge this week is called Pick a Place hosted by Tina, and like Tina, I have chosen Scotland as one of the places that I could visit day in and day out.  The long winding roads, the beauty spots and the mountains captivate me and take my breath away.  I could live in the Highlands if it didn’t rain so much. 😀 😀 😀

Old Inverlochy Castle

We stayed at Invercoe and travelled to Fort William to Old Inverlochy Castle.  The scenery was spectacular especially the river flowing through the grounds. Read More

Weekend Reflections # 522 – Dockside

Dockside Marina

For the Weekend Reflection Challenge this week, I thought an image at our local Dockside Marina has the perfect reflection for this challenge.  Especially with the lights, masts, and buildings.

Posted as part of the Weekend Reflection #522 Photography Challenge.

Flower of the Day – 28th September 2019

Crowfoot - Anemone nemorosa

A photograph of an anemone nemorosa photographed at Nymans in West Sussex, and an ideal candidate for Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.