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. ūüėÄ ūüėĬ† Well I suppose you can't…

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Weekly Update 22nd May – New and Updated Portfolios

Well this is my third week into reorganising this blog and to be honest... I have been slightly lazy and I've not done a lot of sorting or adding 22nd May Portfolios . Like with every thing in life, if…

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…

Created using Photoshop Mix and Lightroom Mobile

Using Adobe’s Photoshop Mix App with 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…

Blue Rose

Blue Rose of Belmont House and Gardens

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…

WordPress Photo Challenge – Tiny

  It has been ages since I have entered the WordPress Photo Challenge... so I decided to enter this tiny little flower into this weeks theme called Tiny.

The great debate… Photograph or Digital Art?

Oh yes, the great debate of whether an image is a photograph or digital art erupted in our house last night.. Well it started by me reading a blog post by Glen Hannah about the Toolwiz Pic App and me…

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From pink to blue…

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,…

Floral Photography

Cee‚Äôs Black & White Photo Challenge: It‚Äôs All About Nature

First of all I want to thank Cee for nominating me as one of the featured bloggers of last week's challenge called Rocks.. I am truly humbled. Thank you Cee xx The challenge this week for Cee's Black and White…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hugh‚Äôs Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 28 ‚Äď Glorious

Hugh's weekly Photo Challenge this week is all about 'Glorious'. ¬†Glorious can mean visual or sound... and I have picked two photos for this challenge. ¬†The first being of wildflowers standing proud in the countryside on a glorious summer day…

26 Weeks Letter Challenge: ‘L’ – Lupin

  This week's letter for Lori's Photo Letter Challenge¬†is the letter 'L'. ¬†Originally I was going to post a photograph of a lake.. but then as I was going through my collections I found this Lupin. I didn't like the…

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Close Ups

This week Cee has asked for submissions¬†to¬†her black and white photo challenge to have a close-ups¬†of various items. ¬†With the object of the exercise to show detail in the subjects.... ¬†For my entries to this challenge I am including these…

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…

Ivory and Fuschia

    One of the places we visited in San Francisco was the Conservatory of Flowers... if you ever go to San Francisco make sure you visit this place, especially if you like flowers. Anyway for my Before and After…

Hydrangea in Bud

  Normally I never shoot unless absolutely necessary in a ISO higher than 200... the above image was shot with an ISO of 400.. and there was some noise to the photograph.¬† Initially I thought I might bin it, but…

Soft and Beautiful

When we visited San Francisco last years, we went to the Conservatory of Flowers in the Golden Gate Park... I have never seen such beautiful flowers... truly exquisite and delicate looking petals. As you can see from the picture on…

My favourite tool – the crop tool

I don't know about you but there are times when you think you have taken the perfect shot, only to find when you are back home and importing your photos¬†into Lightroom that the image you've just imported¬†it is not what…

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

The above photograph was taken at Merriment Gardens in East Sussex.. earlier this month... as you can see there are a couple of trunks that distracted your eye away from the tulips... so my first job in Lightroom was to…

Beautiful in White – Flower

Last year we visited Quex Gardens near Birchington in Kent... and I took this picture of a white flower that was planted within the walled gardens. The exposure was all wrong and it was far too bright and I didn't…

Daffodil buds

As we ventured around Ightham Mote the other weekend... my usual lens (which I love) was making my camera feel so heavy that it was playing havoc with my arthritis so the only thing to do was to change to…