Flower of the day – 15th September 2018

These flowers were photographed within the gardens of Emmett Gardens in Kent when we first took up photography.  And I thought I would include the photo as part of Cee's Flower for the Day photography challenge.

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A Photo a Week Challenge – Water

Now, this may sound weird but I have a fear of water... but I love to see waterfalls, and rivers cascading over rocks.  The above photo was shot from a little bridge that spanned the River Coe near Glencoe Village. …

Rose

Flower of the day – 14th September 2018 – In the Pink

One of the places we have visited was Chiddingstone Castle in Kent.. and within the gardens was this beautiful rose and rosebud.  So I thought I would enter into Cee's Flower of the Day and Becky's Square September - In…

Creating the Landscape Soft Glow Look – By Matt K

Today I was reading Matt Kloskowski's blog and one of the topics he covered in a video was Creating the Landscape Soft Glow Look. Using both Lightroom and ON1 Raw 2018, I created the above soft glow look image of…

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…

Comparison of HDR Software

Yesterday I processed the above photographed and posted it on this blog.  The image was created using 3 photos and merged into HDR.  Today I thought I would show you comparisons of three different HDR programs I use, Lightroom Merge…

Flower of the day – 13th September 2018 – In the pink

For today's Flower of the Day hosted by Cee and Becky's Square - In the Pink I thought I would create a piece of artwork in photoshop. To the original photograph, I have added a paint effect and texture to…

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…

Pink Rose

Flower of the day – 11th September 2018

  One of the first cameras I owned was a Panasonic Lumix FZ-48 and the above rose was photographed using that camera.  Being 6 years old that camera is still used today.. mainly due to my arthritis and not being…

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…

Flower of the day -10th September 2018

Way back when we first started on our photography journey back in 2012, (cor I can't believe it was over six years ago), one of the very first places we visited was a National Trust place in West Sussex called…

Flower of the day – 7th September 2018

Roses are one of my favourite flowers... something I must have inherited by my late father, whose garden was full of roses.  Like my dad, I love them.. especially the sweet smelling roses.  Wherever we travel.. if there is a…

Flower of the day – 6th September 2018

A photograph of a dahlia flower taken at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire, within the dahlia garden.  The Dahlia garden was spectacular it was full of different types and colours of dahlias.  It was an added bonus that there had been…

Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM 1

One of the challenges that I used to love reading was Leanne Cole's Monochrome Madness... however, it is with great sadness that at the present time Leanne will no longer be running this challenge for the foreseeable future.  I know…