Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Guided Upright Tool

Many thanks to Scott Kelby of Lightroom Killer Tips for bringing this tip from Benjamin Warde's Lightroom Coffee Break series. I've used the Guided Upright Tool for buildings and never for the life of me did I realise the impact…

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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…

Monochrome Madness – MM – Theme – Seasons

It seems like years since I entered Monochrome Madness Photo Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole - a Fine Art Photographer from Melbourne.  Well now I'm back into the swing of things here is my contribution for the this week's theme…

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?' …

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…

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…

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Birds

Yesterday one of my lovely readers, reminded me that Cee does do photography challenges, which I had completely forgotten about - sorry Cee ❤ Anyway her challenge for this week's black and white photo challenge was the top of birds.…

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…

Oil Paint of Ashehank Woods

Lightroom CC on laptop/desktop

  I have been a stark advocate of Lightroom Classic, and would use Lightroom Mobile now and again on my phone or tablet.  But when it came to processing a photograph in Lightroom CC on my desktop or laptop... well…

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…

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…

Using several editing programs on an image.

  If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber like myself then you automatically get Photoshop with the Photography Plan. For some Photoshop is rather daunting and people sometimes want to steer clear of it.. and at times I feel that…

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,…

Weathered Car from Hackberry

Weathered – WordPress Photo Challenge

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…

Luminar 2018 Trial and what a Transformation

I have been really busy lately with real-life events, yet again!  And that means my photography has had to take a back burner seat, much to my disapproval, but hey-ho, we can't have it always.  Anyway today I decided to…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Lightroom -v- Photoshop -v- Photomatix for Interior HDR Shots

Now if I can stay within one program to do all my processing.. I am one happy bunny.  Simply because a) my computer is not very good at handling loads of photo-editing programs all at one time and b) it…

Rochester Cathedral Catalpa Tree

    Since I was knee-high to a grasshopper and living in Rochester, I can remember this tree... As we walked through the Vines in Rochester heading towards the Castle we would stop off and play around this wonderful.  The…

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…

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…

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…