Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography

Flower of the day – 14th November 2019

Hydrangea Blue

A photograph of a blue hydrangea photographed at Beech Court Gardens in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge

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Waterfall

Waterfall at Glencoe

A photograph of one of the waterfalls as you drive into Glencoe Village in Scotland.

A photograph of one of the waterfalls as you drive into Glencoe Village in Scotland.

Luminar 4 – Review

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

RDP Tuesday: vast

Tulips from Dixter

A photograph of pink and white tulips from Dixter House and Gardens in East Sussex.

Posted as part of Tuesday’s Rag Tag Daily Prompt Photography Challenge – Vast.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slope

 

Waterfall

A waterfall coming down the slope of the mountain at Loch Leven in Scotland.

Posted as Part of Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slope, hosted by Frank

 

Flower of the day – 13th November 2019

Whitstable

A photograph of flowers photographed at Whitstable in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge

One Word Sunday – Light

Lights at Northgate

A photograph of windows and car lights photographed at Northgate in Rochester.

Posted as part of Debbie’s One Word Sunday – Light Photography Challenge.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #71 – Creepy

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.

St James' Church -Cooling

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

Photo for the Week – 45 – Woodland Walks

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.

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Flower of the day – 12th November 2019

Orange flowers from Penshurst

A photograph of an orange flower photographed at Penshurst Place in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge

Flower of the day – 11th November 2019

Flower from Penshurst

A photograph of a yellow and orange flower photographed at Penshurst Place in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge

Flower of the day – 10th November 2019

Yellow flower from Penshurst

A photograph of a yellow flower photographed at Penshurst Place in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge

Flower of the day – 9th November 2019

Tulips from Rochester

A photograph of tulips photographed at Rochester Castle in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: In the Neighborhood

Rochester Bridge

A photograph of Rochester Bridge processed in Lightroom.

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.

Rochester Bridge

An abstract impression of Rochester Bridge in Kent, processed in Topaz Studio 2

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.

Flower of the day – 8th November 2019

Textured Daisy

A photograph of a daisy photographed at Scotney Castle in Kent processed with texture in Topaz Studio 2.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Atmospheric

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.

The Great Hall

The Hall at Temple Manor

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Flower of the day – 7th November 2019

Tulip

A monochrome photograph of a tulip photographed at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne in Kent.

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge

Flower of the day – 6th November 2019

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the day photography challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Steep

Cliff face at Birling Gap

A photograph of white chalk cliffs at Birling Gap.

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.

 

Photo for the Week – 44 – Square

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.

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Flower of the Day – 5th November 2019

Poppies

A photograph of poppies from Thames Barrier Park in London.

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

Flower of the Day – 4th November 2019

Penshurst Place

A photograph of yellow and purple flowers from Penshurst Place in Kent.

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

Flower of the Day – 3rd November 2019

Penshurst Place

A photograph of a yellow flower photographed at Penshurst Place in Kent.

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

Flower of the Day – 2nd November 2019

 

Penshurst Place

A photograph of a yellow flower photographed at Penshurst Place in Kent.

 

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

Before and After Challenge – 1st November 2019

This month’s Before and After photo challenge is a photograph of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex.

Bodiam Castle

DOWNLOAD FOR THIS MONTH’S PHOTO

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

My Edits

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.

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle in East Sussex.

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

 


Last month’s entries

Almost Middle Earth – Before and After Photography Challenge – October 2019 | Pictures without film.
Before and After Challenge – October – bushboys world

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 November 2019

Penshurst Place

Photograph of yellow flowers photographed at Penshurst Place in Kent.

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

Flower of the Day – 31st October 2019

Dahlia from Belmont

A photograph of a dahlia photographed at Belmont House and Gardens in Kent.

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

Flower of the Day – 30th October 2019

Dahlia from Belmont

A photograph of an off-white dahlia photographed at Belmont House and Gardens in Kent.

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast

Pacific Coastline

A photograph of the Pacific Coastline taken at 17-mile drive California.

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.