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Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Basic Panel

Well today's quick tip.. well it isn't that quick, 20 minutes to be exact, but it is very informative.   And it comes from a video created by Laura Shoe from LauraShoe.com that covers the fundamentals of the Basic Panel in Lightroom.    …

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Close Ups

This week Cee has asked for submissions to her black and white photo challenge to have a close-ups of various items.  With the object of the exercise to show detail in the subjects....  For my entries to this challenge I am including these…

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – Letter K

  Lori's challenge for the 26 Weeks Letter Challenge was a hard one.. this week.  I wanted to play along but was getting really stumped at what images I had with objects in that started with the letter 'K'.  I was just…

Chiddingstone Castle Interior Photography

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – ‘Vintage’

For Hugh's weekly challenge I thought I would post three pictures taken at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent..  The theme was 'Vintage' and there is nothing quite like vintage than an old castle, with its stately rooms.     Within this…

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: #22 Guide the Viewer and Flipping Photos

Cee's CCY Challenge is about guiding the viewer to see your image the way you want them to.. Essay Guide the Viewer As a photographer, we have the option of guiding your viewer to see the photo as you want it…

Horse

Monochrome Madness 3-8 – Closed Theme

  This week in Monochrome Madness there is a theme, and the theme for this week is 'Closed'.  Why I picked the above photograph was simply because of the look on the horse's face.. he was looking at me as…

Woodland Walks

Over the Gate and into the Distance

    The above photograph is a HDR composite taken at Northward Hill Nature Reserve... it was only a brief stop and this was taken at an off beaten track near the actual farm.  As it was in a dark…

Stranger on the Shore

  On Friday we went to Seven Sister and Birling Gap in East Sussex... I have to say the drive down there was beautiful as we headed through the Kent and East Sussex countryside... and the views from Birling Gap…

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

  During our visit to America last year, we took a coach trip to Yosemite National Park.  On route to the park the coach stopped at a little place called El Portal, where we came across a disused train and…

Purple Flower of Quex

The above photograph has been processed in both Lightroom and Photoshop.... and was taken at Quex Park Gardens, near Birchington in Kent on the Isle of Thanet.. back in July of 2015. The gardens are spectacular and the wooded area…

Monochrome Madness MM3-7

God I am getting good at this remembering to send Leanne of Leanne Cole Photography a picture for Monochrome Madness.  The above picture was taken at Folkestone Harbour in Kent.  And I've even managed to get the date right :D…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

Cee is running one of her photo challenges which I love, and the theme is called Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture. For my entry to this challenge I thought I would use a photograph taken when we first started to…

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – Letter J

  Today I found another photography challenge which Cee Neuner had entered... I am really loving these... this one is created by Lori and is called 26 Weeks Letter Challenge and the subject letter for this week is J.  For…

WPC – Kensei Taiko

  Jubilant is the theme for this week's WordPress Photo Challenge.. as they played their drums in rhythm these Kensei Taiko drummers were jubilant with the applause they received from the crowd after their rendition...

Ivory and Fuschia

    One of the places we visited in San Francisco was the Conservatory of Flowers... if you ever go to San Francisco make sure you visit this place, especially if you like flowers. Anyway for my Before and After…

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Tongues and Tails Essay This week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (CB&W) topic is Tongues and Tails. For the 'tongues' part of the challenge I have to post a picture of my late dog Bo... who went to Rainbow Bridge…

Yosemite National Park

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #21 Landscapes

Another challenge I came across today is one from a blogger I follow on WordPress called Cee Neuner. Her photography challenge is Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #21 Landscapes. ESSAY Keep your horizon level.  We talked about this during our…

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – Distance

  Today in my WordPress Reader I came across a post by a blog I follow by Julie Powell and she had written a post about a Photography Challenge set by Hugh of Hugh's Views & News called Distance. So I thought…

Monochrome Madness: 3-6

Honestly I can't believe I've managed it twice in a row... this Google reminder is excellent... anyway here is my contribution for this weeks Monochrome Madness curated by Leanne Cole.  The photograph is of the country road that runs alongside…

Hydrangea in Bud

  Normally I never shoot unless absolutely necessary in a ISO higher than 200... the above image was shot with an ISO of 400.. and there was some noise to the photograph.  Initially I thought I might bin it, but…

Deer Little Faces

  Face is this weeks subject for photo challenge set by WordPress Daily Post. And so I thought I would create an oil-looking painting in Photoshop of a photograph that I took at Knole, near Sevenoaks in Kent earlier this year, of these lovely little…

Soft and Beautiful

When we visited San Francisco last years, we went to the Conservatory of Flowers in the Golden Gate Park... I have never seen such beautiful flowers... truly exquisite and delicate looking petals. As you can see from the picture on…

My favourite tool – the crop tool

I don't know about you but there are times when you think you have taken the perfect shot, only to find when you are back home and importing your photos into Lightroom that the image you've just imported it is not what…

Monochrome Madness – 3-5

This week I set up a reminder to enter Leanne Cole's weekly photograph challenge of Monochrome Madness.  It is a weekly theme where you can submit a monochrome photograph and Leanne will host it on her blog.  My picture for…

Surrounded by Bluebells

Today I watched a video that was created by Laura Macky about replacing colours in an image.  And it was one from her expanding horizons tutorials.  I had never thought about using colour range to change parts of an image.   So I…