Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography

Category: Architecture


Square October – Lines – Registry Office and Photo a Week – Hands

Asking for her hand in marriage at Rochester Registry Office.  There are lines everywhere, in the bricks, frames of the windows, and the blocks in the paving of the beautiful building used for Registry Office Weddings. Posted as part of…

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Square October – 3rd October 2019 – Lines

Posted as Part of Becky’s Square October – Lines.

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Friendly Friday – Balconies

For my 60th back in 2018, my hubby arranged for us to go to the West End and see 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, in Drury Lane.  And I thought the balconies of the theatre would be an ideal…

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stone

A monochrome photograph of a set of arches at Bayham Old Abbey which is on the Kent and Sussex border. Bayham Old Abbey is an English Heritage property, located near Lamberhurst, Kent, England. Founded c. 1207 through a combination of…

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One Word Sunday – Shelter

Within the gardens of Nymans in West Sussex, lies this beautiful stone building.  And it is the perfect shelter from the sun and rain. Posted as part of the One Word Sunday Shelter hosted by Debbie Smyth.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions

Nancy Merrill, last week, set the Photo A Week challenge as Tradition. One of the traditions this family has is at Christmas time we visit a Christmas Market and buy hot chestnuts. And we normally visit Rochester Christmas Dickens Festival…

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One Word Sunday – Monumental

The theme this week is monumental… even though it is a bridge in London… Tower Bridge is very monumental and a well-known landmark.  The above image has been given an impressionistic paint-effect using Topaz Impression 2. For more information about…

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Focus

I wanted the focus to be on the tall ship and not the building.  So I used a lot of radial filters to highlight the ship by increasing the exposure and a few graduated filters to darken and soften the…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62: Silhouettes

The topic for this weeks Lens-Artists challenge is called Silhouettes.  And for my entries, I am showcasing a couple of images I took in the past.  And I think monochrome images are great to show off silhouettes. My first is…

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One Word Sunday – Triangles

Debbie’s word this week for the One Word Sunday Photography challenge is Triangles.   Triangular shapes are everywhere, especially in architecture.  You can see in the picture above of St. Mary’s Church in Chiddingstone Kent, the triangular shapes in the roofs…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #58: Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

This challenge for the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge was set by Patti.  Patti asked for images that were old, new, borrowed and blue.  Well, there is nothing like a blue sky to make you feel good.   Especially on a nice…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: View

One of my favourite views is from the bridge that spans the lake at Old Scotney Castle and I thought this image would be an ideal image for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge called View.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #54: Detail

The challenge that was set by Patti for the Lens-Artists detail challenge, instantly had me thinking about an image that was taken whilst we visited Canterbury Cathedral.  The detailing in this ceiling is exquisite and so beautiful.  Many thanks to…

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Flower of the Day – 25th May 2019

A photograph of a flower photographed today at Scotney Castle… looking back on our visits, it has been 4 years since we visited the castle.  And it is as beautiful today as it was when we first visited.   And…

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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #46 – Delicate

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge for this week, set by Ann-Christine, is called Delicate. For my first image… I am using new flowers that are just starting to bloom in early March. I love the onset of spring when new flowers…

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Palace of Fine Arts – Replacement Sky

Using the free GRFX Studio Serge, I replaced the sky in the above image.  The day we took this photograph, it was grey and dank and the image had a dismal grey sky.  Using the free software in Photoshop, after…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty

The challenge set by Nancy Merrill’s Photo A Week Challenge is called Beauty.  Beauty is all around us.  It doesn’t have to be new… it can be old.  Like this image of the ruins of Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire….

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Worship

The devastation of the fire that ravaged Notre Dame in Paris last week, should be a wake-up call, for all our old Cathedrals, Churches and Historic Places.  Money needs to be invested in restoration to make all these places more…

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge #38 – Weathered or Worn

Ann-Christine’s topic for this week’s Lens-Artist Photography Challenge is Weathered – Worn.  There is nothing more worn than something that has been destroyed by a Fire.  The above image is of the ruins of Nymans House which was destroyed by a…

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Salomons Estate

Not far from Tunbridge Wells, lies Salomons Estate. Salomons is actually a hotel and a museum.  And one thing I like about Salomons Estate is that members of the public can stroll around their gardens and woodland.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37: History

Patti chose the topic history for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.  Here is the South East of England we are steeped in history.  The above house at Nymans in West Sussex was built around 1839 by a man called George…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Cityscape/Townscape

Nancy set this week’s A Photo a Week Challenge as Cityscape/Townscape.  So my entry for this challenge had to be an image of Canary Wharf. Learning something new… I knew that you could click and then shift-click to draw a…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #35: Architecture

Amy’s topic for the Lens-Artist Photography challenge is Architecture.  So I thought I would show you a gallery of architecture images photographed at the various locations we have travelled, including the South East of England, Yorkshire, California, Las Vegas and…

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Photo for the Week – 27 – Time

Again apologies for being late with the challenge, The challenge for this week is Time.  And for the challenge as long as time is reflected anything goes. It could be a watch, clock, the time of a season, or even…

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Combining Presets in Topaz Studio – Penshurst Plance

One of the things I love about Topaz Studio is the ability to combine presets.  By combining various presets together it gives you a vast variety of options when editing images. My original image of Penshurst Place was first of…

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Playing around – Just for fun

It is winter here in the South East of England and with that comes the closure of many gardens and stately homes.  So for images it is delving into the archives and places we have visited during the years. Well…

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Lens-Artists Challenge #20 – Open Sesame: Doors and Doorways

One of the things I love to photograph is relics.  Places that have aged.  At Nymans in West Sussex, stands the ruins of the house that was destroyed by fire. As you can see in the photograph above, the charm…

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Fountains Abbey – North Yorkshire

A photograph of Fountains Abbey, in North Yorkshire which is owned and maintained by the National Trust.

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Hall Place

When I woke up, eventually, this morning, the sun was shining, so I said to the better half, ‘How about a run up to Hall Place?’.  Naturally, he agreed and so we headed up the A2 to Hall Place. Even…

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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: #16 Big Can Be Beautiful Too!!

For Tina’s challenge this week I thought of Big Ben now named as Queen Elizabeth Tower.  But to me and many others, it is still Big Ben. Big can come in many shapes and forms, and there is nothing like…

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