On the Road to Betws-y-Coed

Last week, we spent a few days in North Wales.  And boy was the scenery beautiful and breathtaking.  in a way it reminded me of the Scottish and Cumbrian landscapes we've visited in the past. My mother-in-law told of us…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #55: Dreamy

The lens-artists challenge this week is set by Ann-Christine and is called Dreamy.  Even landscape photographs can be given a dreamy feeling to them, by just playing around with the clarity and texture sliders to give the image a soft…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #52: Serenity

Serenity... the topic for last week's Lens-Artists challenge set by Patti. There is nothing more serene than sitting on a bench in woodland, admiring nature at it's best and listening to the breeze blowing through the trees as it mingles…

Photo for the Month – 36 – Overlay

First of all many thanks to all those that participated in last month's challenge.  This week's challenge is Overlay.  One way of using overlays on an image is to add texture. For the following image, I used Topaz Texture Effects…

Flower of the Day – 30th May 2019

Another favourite flower of mine is the rhododendron... the above pink flower was photographed last Saturday at Scotney Castle in Kent and is entered into Cee's Flower of the Day Photography Challenge. The rhododendron bushes are spectacular and they align…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Elements

The lens-artists challenge curated by Amy for this week is called Elements... and out of the five elements, fire, water, earth, metal and wood, the above image has 4 out of the five elements.  The metal of the window frames,…

Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Peaceful

The theme this week set by Weekly Prompts for their Photo Challenge is called Peaceful.  For my first image, I am using a photo we took whilst holidaying the beautiful surrounds of Glencoe. I couldn't believe how peaceful it was.  Even…

Photo for the Month – 35 – Moody

First of all many thanks to all those that participated in last month's challenge.  This week's challenge is Moody.  I love moody photographs and one photographer I do follow is Julie Powell who is renowned for her Moody Still life photography. …

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #42 – Creativity

The lens-artists challenge set by Anne-Christine is called creativity.  You can be creative in your photography and also creative when editing an image and the software you use.   As I do all my initial edits in Lightroom Classic, I…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #41: Delicious

Delicious Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell. Very pleasant; delightful: There is nothing more delightful and inspiring than seeing a hillside full of bluebells. So for the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge, set by Patti Moed,…

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #39 – Hello April

April is here... and this week's Lens Artists Photography Challenge set by Patti, who runs a blog called The World is Book..,  is called Hello April. And my entries for this challenge have to be the start of leaves appearing…

Boggy – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #33: Nature

When in the New Forest one of the places I love to visit is Hatchet Pond, this is due to its wildlife and the many ponies that go there for water.  And because the car park is literally a few…

Photo for the Week – 30 – Landscape

First of all my sincerest apologies for there being no challenge set for last week.  Well it was our Silver Wedding anniversary and we decided to go away and I completely forgot to do the post for the challenge. Anyway…

Photo for the Week – 28 – Winter

The challenge for this week is Winter.  Everywhere seems to have had snow... except here in the South East, we got one night of it.. and then by the morning it was gone.  So I have had to delve into…

Lens-Artists Challenge #32 – Shadows

Tina from Travels and Trifles set the Lens-Artists Photography challenge this week and her subject is Shadows.  On a hot summer's day with the sun shining brightly throughout woodland you can see the shadows of the trees.  The above image…