Penshurst Place

Carrying on from Matt's Luminosity Colouring in Photoshop... I thought I would try this technique on a set of images which I turned into a panoramic shot of Penshurst Place.  Oh boy, can you play around with the colours, using Matt's tutorial! The sky was bland, there was little detail there, but by using this [...]

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Leeds Castle

As Leanne Cole is taking a break and there is no Monochrome Madness until possibly next month... I thought I would process and post this image as it was in my list of potential MM Photos.  Again this is an image I found during my culling (which by the way is still on going).  Only [...]

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 black and white version of the image. Naturally, I didn't stop just there... I [...]

Quaint Cottage at Battle

Many times we have driven through Battle on our way to East Sussex and time after time we have said that we must stop off and visit Battle.  Well we did one day and we went into Battle Abbey and strolled around the grounds.  Just outside the Abbey entrance is this quaint English Cottage. We [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lightroom Quick Tip – Scaling

  Have you ever taken a photograph and wished you could have got closer to the subject?  Or you wish that you could crop the image without losing the original size of the image?  Well here is a quick tip for Lightroom Users.. Under the Transform Panel in the Develop Module, there are a set [...]

Bateman House – Rework

Today in my email inbox came an email from the curator of the A.C.M.C Flickr Group inviting me to join the group and post one of my photos taken of Bateman House the home of the late Rudyard Kipling taken way, way back when we first started out on our photography journey back in 2012 [...]

Leeds Castle in Monochrome

Leeds Castle

This photograph was processed using the same method I used yesterday for my Canary Wharf at night photograph.  And the method being this process was as follows: Within Lightroom I took three photographs of different exposure times and opened them as layers in Photoshop. I then aligned the layers using the auto-align feature I then [...]

One Photo Focus – July

Scotney Castle

It is July's One Photo Focus time and this week I feel very honoured that Stacy has picked a photo I submitted to her.  Thank you Stacy xx And I look forward to seeing all the other edits... So why is it so, so hard at times to become inspirational when you are trying to edit your [...]

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

  If you are looking for somewhere to go.. then a trip to Chiddingstone Castle should be on your agenda... and will close on the last day of October this year.... the grounds are spectacular and there is so much to do there... I have to admit the tea-rooms are lovely... Yes the entrance fee [...]

Hever Castle in Kent

Hever Castle

The above image is the final image which was mainly processed in Lightroom... however I did go to Photoshop to remove some elements of the photograph which I found distracting. The picture on the right is the one straight out of camera... I started off by adding a Preset by Serge Ramelli called 'B&W: Complexed [...]

Bridge at the Venetian

The above was taken during our stay in Las Vegas in May last year. I can't believe a year has now gone by .. The Venetian Hotel is spectacular... especially inside with its replica of St Mark's Square. Even though you are inside a hotel... with the blue clouded ceiling that has slight movement to [...]

Bodiam Castle

One of the very first places we visited when we started to take up photography was Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. It is a lovely place to visit and the steam train leaves Bodiam for Tenterden very regular... so whilst visiting Bodiam you can also have a nice train ride. When processing a photo, I [...]

Reverse Processing

Taken by Bren Ryan

I had read a post about reverse processing on another blog.... and thought I would give it another go. The reverse processing image came out pretty good except for the sky... It was dismal and had no drama to it.. The only bit of drama in the sky was the blue showing up on the [...]