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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A Photo a Week Challenge – From Below

  I am entering this photography into Nancy Merrill's A Photo a Week - From Below as I vividly remember freezing and looking up from below at the sun streaming through the trees, thinking 'My God why aren't you warmer?'  As I stood there freezing, with purple lips and a red-face from the freezing cold [...]

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 [...]

Green Pasture of Ashenbank

What with real-life things, some sad and some good, my inspiration for blogging and processing our images has diminished.  I kept thinking I need to do some photographs for our blog... but never felt mentally capable of doing. I seemed to loose my inspiration and would stare aimlessly at images and then shut the laptop [...]

Lines WordPress Photo Challenge

One of the challenges in the WordPress Photo Challenge that has been held was on the topic of Lines.  Lines can be straight, crooked, angular and are found everywhere.  So to achieve this challenge I used a photograph taken over this Bank Holiday Weekend, went we went for a short stroll around Ashenbank Woods. To [...]

Out of this world WordPress Photo Challenge

Oh my this week's challenge has me thinking of Spring... something that is Out of This World is the topic of this week's challenge and there is nothing like a walk in the woods to take you away from the troubles of the world. So for me.. after last week's bitterly cold days and being [...]

Silence WordPress Photo Challenge

There is nothing like snow... and here in the South East of England we occasionally see the odd flurry but we never have what I would call real snowfall.  Snowfall where places are blanketed from edge to edge with deep, white and crisp snow.  The theme for this week's challenge is Silence. And silence to [...]

Weathered – WordPress Photo Challenge

Weathered Car from Hackberry

Here I am playing catch-up with the WordPress Photo Challenges and last week's challenge was called Weathered.  And I was thinking what image could I use to show how things weather when left to the elements of wind, rain, sun and age. So the image I decided to use was one we took whilst we [...]

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 [...]

Rounded WordPress Photo Challenge

Finally I am getting there... I have am catching up with the WordPress Photo Challenges I have missed.. and boy was there a few.  The final topic, which was last week's topic was called Rounded.  Objects which are rounded and have curves within their structure are all around us, whether it be flowers or architecture. [...]

Scale WordPress Photo Challenge

Scale is the topic for the Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge for the Week beginning the 11th October 2017, and I have only just got around to processing a photograph for this particular challenge. As I said in my previous post I have a lot of catching up to do. 😀 😀 😀 And for my [...]

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 [...]

Layered WordPress Photo Challenge

Layered is the subject for this week's photo challenge curated by WordPress.  And there is nothing like the layers of branches on a tree full of red coloured leaves like this one at Sheffield Park Gardens, taken only last week. Sheffield Park Gardens is one of my favourite places to visit.. I love autumn colours, [...]

Windows WordPress Photo Challenge

It is Wednesday evening and a new WordPress Photo Challenge called Windows has just been set.  And to be perfectly honest the weather is dank and miserable here and my garden is not in a very good state at the moment, so I thought for this challenge I would think about the kind of view [...]

Waiting WordPress Photo Challenge

Honestly, that was me yesterday... Waiting to get some peace and an afternoon nap...  You see the day started out with a loose kitchen tap... yes it needed tightening up and I got a phone call from hubby saying, 'If you clear the under-sink cupboard out and find the monobloc spanners, which are in the [...]

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 [...]

Corner WordPress Photo Challenge

The topic for this week's photo challenge is called Corner and you are asked to type of corner evoke emotion within yourself.  Well for me it has to be corners in Architecture.  Especially when you have such great architecture like the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco with its columns and the intricate mouldings [...]

Elemental WordPress Photo Challenge

This week's subject for the WordPress Photo Challenge is called Elemental and WordPress asks you to explore the elements of earth, air, water and fire. For my elemental subject I decided to use water. Water can be rough and choppy or reflective and calm.  And within a bat of an eyelid elements like wind and [...]

Textures WordPress Photo Challenge

Textures are all around us... whether it be leaves on the ground, or the bark on an old tree.  We don't have to look far before we find textures in a variety of objects. We can also add textures to an image to create more depth.. textures can come from many places, paving slabs, bricks, [...]

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 [...]

Reflecting WordPress Photo Challenge

Another photography challenge set by the WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Reflecting where they ask you create an image with a reflection. And for my submission to this theme I have used a twirl photo I created and sent it to Photoshop, where I created the reflection by using layers, layer masks and blending [...]