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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. Advertisements

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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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Water Colour of Tower Bridge

Way back in 2012 when we were 6 months into our photographic journey, we went to London and visited Tower Bridge.  Whilst processing the image in Lightroom and Photoshop I wanted to take it to another level. 

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FOWC with Fandango – Shelter

We hadn’t been out taking images for months, what with real-life events, some good and some sad, however, rain or shine we were going out.

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FOWC – Fandango – Castle

One of our favourite places to visit is Scotney Castle in Kent.. and for Fandango’s FOWC Challenge – Castle I couldn’t resist posting this image.  Processed in Aurora and Luminar, I like the softness given to the image.

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 6 – Whitstable Castle

I have been to Whitstable many times… to stroll along the beach, have coffee in the little cafe or just to visit the market that is sometimes on.  But it wasn’t until 2013 that I read a road sign leading…

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Photo Challenge – Top of the Hill

Looking down on Urquhart Castle in Scotland, from the top of the hill.

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Whitstable Castle

Whitstable Castle in Kent photographed in August 2018 and processed in Lightroom and Luminar 2018.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Gilded

Canterbury Cathedral

Well, I can’t believe it is Thursday already and time for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week.  And the theme for this week is Gilded.  

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 5 – Windsor Castle

There is nothing like a summer’s day to visit Windsor Castle.  And for this week’s MWM I thought I process a photograph of the front of Windsor Castle.  On the day we visited it was Changing of the Guard and…

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Look Up

Local to us is Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church of Anglian Communion and the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The ceilings within Canterbury Cathedral are exquisite.  The first photo is of a photograph of the Crossing Dome and the…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM 4

It is time for Mid-Week Monochrome again, and this time for my submission I thought I would post a monochrome photo of Smallhythe Place in Tenterden, Kent.  The processing of this photograph was done in ON1 Raw 2018.5 and consisted…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM 3

It is time for Mid-Week Monochrome again, and this time for my submission I thought I would post a monochrome photo of an owl which was photographed at Jamb’s Owls at Hall Place, Bexley in Kent.  If you would like…

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