Topaz Texture Effects Comparison – SOOC -vs – Lightroom Basic Adjustments

Well today is day 6 of my Topaz Texture Effects 'trial before buy' challenge.  So for this challenge I thought I would do a complete comparison of using Lightroom and Topaz Effects and just using Topaz Effects. This is the…

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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…

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle in Monochrome

This photograph was processed using the same method I used yesterday for my Canary Wharf at night photograph.  And the method being this process was as follows: Within Lightroom I took three photographs of different exposure times and opened them…

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…

Reculver Seafront – Monochrome Madness MM3-19

  First of all my sincere apologies to Leanne Cole for not participating much in MM... things in real-life get in the way and I've not been out much lately with my camera... but that will change now.... wheelchair arrived yesterday…

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…

Sheffield Park Gardens

Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Using Colour

You know how you want to intensify colours... and wish certain parts of an image were different layers...  well yes you can use a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer or Levels and Curves... but I use the following method... Create a new…

One Photo Focus – August

  Thank you to Stacy Fischer for hosting the One Photo Focus... and this month's image is of the London Eye taken by Robin Kent.  London is not far from me... and I just love that walk along by the…

Twirl Effect

My first week on Social Media…

As much as I like blogging... it has been really nice... just processing photographs and uploading them to Social Media... Many years ago I joined 500px and never really posted much to it... but with my new work flow from…

Monochrome Madness – MM 3-12 – High

It is Monochrome Madness time again and the theme for this week is High... and I thought I would add this little squirrel who was sitting high in the tree...  Again many thanks to Leanne for hosting these photography weeks..

Scotney Castle

One Photo Focus – July

It is July's One Photo Focus time and this week I feel very honoured that Stacy has picked a photo I submitted to her.  Thank you Stacy xx And I look forward to seeing all the other edits... So why…

Black and White or Colour – Upnor High Street

One place that is close to us is Upnor... and as you stroll down the High Street of Upper Upnor towards Upnor Castle, the road is made out of cobblestones with a pub at the top of the High Street 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…

Monochrome Madness – MM- 3-11

    For this week's Monochrome Madness, I wanted to do something featuring water... and I thought about this seascape and how rough the seas were that day...the waves were just pounding that beach.. and the sound of those waves…

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: #23 Black and White: The Basics

I am so honoured that Cee picked one of my photos entered into Cee's Compose Yourself Challenge #22 to receive a Gold Award... thank you Cee for picking my photo xx  It is one of my favourites too xx ESSAY…

Monochrome Madness – MM 3-10

  First of all my apologies to Leanne, for posting my photo a week earlier... unfortunately it completely slipped my mind that she was on holiday and wouldn't be holding MM that week.. and of course when I went to…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Curve

This weeks photography challenge from WordPress is Curve.  The above photograph was taken at Queen's House in Greenwich.. and is a photograph of the spiral staircase.

26 Weeks Letter Challenge: ‘M’ – Morris Motor

  Doesn't a week fly by so quickly? It hardly seems seven days since the last 26 Weeks Letter Challenge and the letter for this week is 'M'.  Well the above photograph has four M's in it...  It is a Morris…

Monochrome Madness – MM3-9

  It is time for Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole again... and this week's picture was taken at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, on our way back to the car park... I just love how the fence seems to go…

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 28 – 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…