Windows WordPress Photo Challenge

It is Wednesday evening and a new WordPress Photo Challenge called Windows has just been set.  And to be perfectly honest the weather is dank and miserable here and my garden is not in a very good state at the moment, so I thought for this challenge I would think about the kind of view [...]

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Rochester Cathedral Catalpa Tree

    Since I was knee-high to a grasshopper and living in Rochester, I can remember this tree... As we walked through the Vines in Rochester heading towards the Castle we would stop off and play around this wonderful.  The Catalpa Tree (American Indian Bean Tree) was planted outside Rochester Cathedral was planted over 150 [...]

Waiting WordPress Photo Challenge

Honestly, that was me yesterday... Waiting to get some peace and an afternoon nap...  You see the day started out with a loose kitchen tap... yes it needed tightening up and I got a phone call from hubby saying, 'If you clear the under-sink cupboard out and find the monobloc spanners, which are in the [...]

Structure WordPress Photo Challenge

Here we are again with another WordPress Photo Challenge and this week's theme is Structure. Structure is all around us and as a photographer I do love to capture the structure of buildings.  Whether they may be. And for me this challenge leads on from last week's challenge of Corner, where I posted a photograph [...]

Corner WordPress Photo Challenge

The topic for this week's photo challenge is called Corner and you are asked to type of corner evoke emotion within yourself.  Well for me it has to be corners in Architecture.  Especially when you have such great architecture like the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco with its columns and the intricate mouldings [...]

Rework of a Little Egret

Back in 2016, I processed a photograph of a Little Egret which I took at Northward Hill Nature Reserve and processed the image in a blue wash.  Today I decided to rework that image.. and the first thing I did was to flip the photograph horizontally. I wanted to do this image in black and [...]

A collection of old photographs

Arthritis is such a pain... and lately my hands have really been hurting and I have noticed that some of my photographs have a lot of camera shake when I am using my heavy DSLR.  I love my Canon EOS70D but by the time you add a lens to the camera... boy is it heavy.  [...]

New Lens Cover Kit for Street Photography

As I said my confidence is lacking in Street Photography so I through I would start off with just my mobile phone... Anyway whilst scouring the internet the other night I came across a Samsung S7 Lens Cover Kit... costing £34.  In this kit you get a wide angled lens, a telephoto lens and a [...]

Working on old images and using Twitter

Over the last couple of days, I have shared more of our photography to Twitter, Viewbug and 500px.  All in all it is rather time-consuming.  I've been a member of these sites for a few years, especially Twitter.  So I thought it was about time that I utilised these social platforms for displaying our images. [...]

Strolling around Rochester – Street Photography

Over the weekend at Rochester in Kent was the Medieval Merriment Festival which was held in the Castle Gardens, not far from the High Street in Rochester.   With Knights in armour, and period traders, this event gave me the perfect opportunity to practice my Street Photography. And because there were tourists there I didn't [...]

Elemental WordPress Photo Challenge

This week's subject for the WordPress Photo Challenge is called Elemental and WordPress asks you to explore the elements of earth, air, water and fire. For my elemental subject I decided to use water. Water can be rough and choppy or reflective and calm.  And within a bat of an eyelid elements like wind and [...]

Creating Watercolour Effect Photography

On Sunday we took a trip to Sissinghurst Castle... in Kent.  Albeit under protest at the last controversy surrounding the outing of a squire as being gay, which I didn't approve of.  Anyway we decided to go and I shot this photograph of some red flowers and wanted to see if I could create a [...]

Next Step in Street Photography

Since I wrote my blog post yesterday about lacking confidence in doing Street Photography, the more I've thought about it and the more my passion for doing this type of photography has grown.  So what is my next step. How do I approach this methodically without scaring the living daylights out of myself and talking [...]

Textures WordPress Photo Challenge

Textures are all around us... whether it be leaves on the ground, or the bark on an old tree.  We don't have to look far before we find textures in a variety of objects. We can also add textures to an image to create more depth.. textures can come from many places, paving slabs, bricks, [...]

No Confidence for Street Photography

A photography chum I have come to known since my journey into photography is Stacy P Fischer from Washington DC.  I got to know Stacy through her One Photo Focus Monthly Challenges and during the years I have seen her grow as a photographer and I love her work in Street Photography.  Her artistic talent [...]

Satisfaction WordPress Photo Challenge

Satisfaction So what is satisfaction?  For me it is when I accomplish something that I only dreamed of.  Like taking a photograph and transforming it into something else. My original image was this deep cerise flower. Even though I liked the original image I wanted to create something different and the colour I had in [...]

Reflecting WordPress Photo Challenge

Another photography challenge set by the WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Reflecting where they ask you create an image with a reflection. And for my submission to this theme I have used a twirl photo I created and sent it to Photoshop, where I created the reflection by using layers, layer masks and blending [...]

Unusual WordPress Photo Challenge

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is called Unusual and Lignum Draco has set the following Challenge: For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide open to interpretation because [...]

Bridge WordPress Photo Challenge

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Bridge.  WordPress ask you to post a photograph of a bridge.  To me, a bridge is something that takes you from one place to another.  Whether it be a void, a river, a road, or a walkway.  And for this week's subject I decided to use a [...]

Delta WordPress Photo Challenge

Well I am still trying to catch up and last week's WordPress Photo Challenge called Delta and WordPress asks you to share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time. For me there is nothing up change going on with our coastlines here in the UK.  What with coastal erosion and rock [...]

Out of Focus – WordPress Photo Challange

Here I am busy catching up on the Weekly Photo Challenges set by WordPress every Wednesday. Sorry for them not being in date order but the first challenge that I missed and which caught my eye was the theme Out of Focus. Not everything has to be in perfect focus... and one Photographer's Work which [...]