Dahlia from Pashley Manor

For the Flower of Day Post - hosted by Cee Neuner I have decided to go with this vibrant lilac and purple dahlia which was photographed at Pashley Manor Gardens in East Sussex. Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and fellow bloggers. xx

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Photo For the Week – 1 – Hydrangea

  What with WordPress pulling the plug on their weekly photo challenges and daily prompts, I thought I might start a little challenge going, where you either post a photography or write a post if you wish, about your favourite flower. The above photograph was processed in Lightroom and to get the lighting effect I [...]

Playing around with a Dahlia

On one of our trips to the many gardens we visit, Pashley Manor in East Sussex, in this case; I came across this vibrant dahlia with the grounds.  I liked the image and decided to give it an oil paint effect..  And that is where my editing stopped. I knew I wanted to take this [...]

Growth WordPress Photo Challenge

Well last year just seemed to fly by... and our photography took a back seat... now we are in 2018 and we are determined to get our photography back on track.  So for me with the WordPress Photo Challenge the topic of Growth has two meanings for me. Firstly growing our photography portfolio and getting [...]

Glow WordPress Photo Challenge

My God I can't believe it is over a month since I posted to this blog and participated in a WordPress Photo Challenge. Anyway one of the challenges I have missed is called Glow.  Now for me the meaning of glow is something bright.. the sun glows and casts light to enhance things.  Anyway going [...]

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 [...]

Creating Watercolour Effect Photography

On Sunday we took a trip to Sissinghurst Castle... in Kent.  Albeit under protest at the last controversy surrounding the outing of a squire as being gay, which I didn't approve of.  Anyway we decided to go and I shot this photograph of some red flowers and wanted to see if I could create a [...]

Satisfaction WordPress Photo Challenge

Satisfaction So what is satisfaction?  For me it is when I accomplish something that I only dreamed of.  Like taking a photograph and transforming it into something else. My original image was this deep cerise flower. Even though I liked the original image I wanted to create something different and the colour I had in [...]

Evanescent Photography Challenge

Again we are at that point in the week where I participate in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and this week's topic is Evanescent.  And in true form.. I am two days behind. 😀 😀  Well I suppose you can't expect anything less from me at times. One meaning of Evanescent is: soon passing out [...]

There it stood – one lonely daffodil…

To keep myself out of mischief today I decided to play around with a singular daffodil that was photographed in the greenhouse of Hall Place in Bexley. And believe it or not it is of a miniature daffodil. I wanted to enhance the colours of this singular daffodil to make the petals a more vibrant [...]

Using Adobe’s Photoshop Mix App with Lightroom Mobile

Created using Photoshop Mix and Lightroom Mobile

For just under £10 a month, I subscribe to the Creative Cloud and Lightroom Photography Package and personally for me, it suits my needs as I get both Lightroom and Photoshop.  However Lightroom Mobile is another thing.  I do wish Adobe would give Android users the same features that are available to iPad and iPhone users.  Android [...]

Blue Rose of Belmont House and Gardens

Blue Rose

I've played around with the Oil Paint filter at times in Photoshop before.  However, due to it not working on my desktop I invested in Topaz Impression.  What I like about Impression is that the software applies different styles and  brush strokes to your image.  However, for this Blue Rose image I wanted to stick primarily to using [...]

From pink to blue…

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On our visit to Great Comp Garden.. within the gardens was these pretty pink flowers... with petals that looked so delicate.  Anyway I processed the photograph in Lightroom and then decided to do another edit.. only this time I lowered the Vibrance, Clarity and Saturation and added a Deep Blue and Gold split tone...  Which in turn [...]

Trying something new…yet again

  I just love experimenting.. and when you experiment you learn to do new things in Photoshop and Lightroom.  Now on this PC I have a problem the Oil Paint filter refuses to work in Photoshop.  I don't know what the problem is but no way will it play ball.  And today I wanted to [...]

Split-Toning

I was playing around today with an image I took at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex.  As soon as I saw the image I knew I wanted to create a monochrome image of this tulip... I loved the shine on the petals. Anyway after processing the image I thought about playing around with the Split [...]

Apricot Roses

  One of the things I love about photography is post-processing... and taking photos to a whole new dimension.  Lately I have been experimenting using Photoshop... which I am slowly becoming conversant with. The above image started out... being rather bland and lacking colour. And I wanted to make those roses more apricot in colour... [...]

Buttercup colour flowers

A photograph of yellow flowers taken at Lullingstone Castle Word Gardens... what attracted me to these flowers was the buttercup colour of the petals.. The original photograph was shot slightly under-exposed and I was rather concerned as to whether I could bring it back in Lightroom and Photoshop... I did use my 'Deep and Moody' Preset [...]

A hint of colour

  Today I wanted to try something different... I wanted to turn a black and white photograph back into Colour.... I processed my black and white image mainly in Lightroom, however I did resort to Photoshop to remove a stem which was protruding through the main  flower.   When I had finished creating my black and [...]

From Harsh to Delicate

I wanted to create a soft looking flower... and to see how soft and delicate I could make a harsh looking photo by using Lightroom and Photoshop. As you can see from the SOOC photo on the right, that particular rose has many petals and I did manage to get most of the rose in focus... [...]

Rework of Lullingstone Flower

  The above photograph is of a rework of a flower I took at Lullingstone Castle... and never posted because I wasn't happy with it.  Then I put it in a frame and it gave the image a whole new perspective... after a few minor edits.  

Flower Shower

  Well here I am sitting here tonight with two pooches all uptight because they can hear the storms in the distance... looks like I won't be going to bed yet 😀 😀 so I thought I would process this beautiful flower which was growing in the World Gardens, which is within the grounds of Lullingstone Castle in Kent.  [...]

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 is lovely to roam around.  As you can see from the photograph on the right [...]