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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. We went to Smallyhythe Place near Tenterden, and true to form, the rain came with…

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…

Canterbury Cathedral

A Photo a Week Challenge: Gilded

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.   However, this week's challenge was not as brain-raking as the previous weeks have been at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cottage by Fountains Bridge

Just by the entrance of Fountains Abbey, stands Fountains Bridge  on Fountains Lane... And on that road stands this wonderful and quaint English cottage.  It is breathtakingly beautiful and believe it or not that road had a sharp right-hand turn…

Abbey

A photo a week challenge – The fruits of your labour

We are both members of the National Trust, and we love to travel around and see the many stately homes, gardens and ruins the National Trust has to offer.   On our recent trip to North Yorkshire, we visited Fountains…

Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM 2

It is time for Mid-Week Monochrome again and I thought I would process another image we took way back in 2012 when we first started on our photography challenge.  It is a photograph of the main house at Bateman's House…

Knaresborough Viaduct

During our visit to North Yorkshire, one of the places we visited was Nidd Gorge.  As we strolled around the wooded area, at the end of the walk was a bridge that crosses the River Nidd. From this bridge, you…

A photo a week – The devil is in the detail

Details are everywhere... no matter where you look. things have detail.  So for Nancy Merrill's Photography Challenge 'The Devil is in the Detail', I thought I would submit two images. My first image is from The Theatre Royal in Drury…