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Flower of the day – 6th August 2018

My contribution to Cee's flower of the day for the 6th August 2018. Hope you all had a great weekend.. here in the South East of England it was glorious. And oh boy, was it great to pick up a…

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Photo for the Week – 3 – Stream

Whilst culling my Lightroom catalogue and images, I came across an image I took way back in 2013 a wooden bridge crossing a stream at Bateman House. I processed the image in Lightroom and Luminar.  Please feel free to enter…

Flower of the Day – 5th August

It seems to be have been forever since we went out on one of our photography jaunts.. so today we decided to get up at the crack of dawn and head to Bedgebury National Pinetum in Goudhurst, Kent.  As we…

Flower of the Day -3rd August

My contribution to Flower of the Day hosted by Cee Neuner Colour version of a flower taken at Bateman's House in East Sussex Monochrome version I don't know about you... but my preference is the monochrome version.  Again many thanks…

Bodiam Castle

What I love about Luminar is the various tools you get with the software... especially the Orton Effect and Sunrays.  The photograph above is one completed in Luminar before importing back into Lightroom. Once in Lightroom, I decided to create…

A photo a week challenge- Neglected

For my entry into Nancy Merrill's Weekly photography challenged, with the theme being called neglected this week, I am posting a photograph of an old barn.  This barn happens to be on one of the country roads out in Cliffe,…

Flower of the Day – 1st August

Today's flower of the day which is hosted by Cee Neuner is one of the first photographs we ever took as amateur photographers, way back in 2012.  I can't believe that it has been over 6 years since that photograph…

Yosemite National Park

I can't believe it is over three years since we went to Yosemite National Park... And boy was we in for a marvellous surprise.  The landscape is beautiful and the River Merced as it flows through Yosemite is purely enchanting.…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Guided Upright Tool

Many thanks to Scott Kelby of Lightroom Killer Tips for bringing this tip from Benjamin Warde's Lightroom Coffee Break series. I've used the Guided Upright Tool for buildings and never for the life of me did I realise the impact…

Dahlia from Pashley Manor

For the Flower of Day Post - hosted by Cee Neuner I have decided to go with this vibrant lilac and purple dahlia which was photographed at Pashley Manor Gardens in East Sussex. Happy 4th of July to all my…

Monochrome Madness – MM – Theme – Seasons

It seems like years since I entered Monochrome Madness Photo Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole - a Fine Art Photographer from Melbourne.  Well now I'm back into the swing of things here is my contribution for the this week's theme…

A Photo a Week Challenge – From Below

  I am entering this photography into Nancy Merrill's A Photo a Week - From Below as I vividly remember freezing and looking up from below at the sun streaming through the trees, thinking 'My God why aren't you warmer?' …

Photo For the Week – 1 – Hydrangea

  What with WordPress pulling the plug on their weekly photo challenges and daily prompts, I thought I might start a little challenge going, where you either post a photography or write a post if you wish, about your favourite…

Playing around with a Dahlia

On one of our trips to the many gardens we visit, Pashley Manor in East Sussex, in this case; I came across this vibrant dahlia with the grounds.  I liked the image and decided to give it an oil paint…

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Birds

Yesterday one of my lovely readers, reminded me that Cee does do photography challenges, which I had completely forgotten about - sorry Cee ❤ Anyway her challenge for this week's black and white photo challenge was the top of birds.…

Green Pasture of Ashenbank

What with real-life things, some sad and some good, my inspiration for blogging and processing our images has diminished.  I kept thinking I need to do some photographs for our blog... but never felt mentally capable of doing. I seemed…

Oil Paint of Ashehank Woods

Lightroom CC on laptop/desktop

  I have been a stark advocate of Lightroom Classic, and would use Lightroom Mobile now and again on my phone or tablet.  But when it came to processing a photograph in Lightroom CC on my desktop or laptop... well…

Lines WordPress Photo Challenge

One of the challenges in the WordPress Photo Challenge that has been held was on the topic of Lines.  Lines can be straight, crooked, angular and are found everywhere.  So to achieve this challenge I used a photograph taken over…