Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Crop Tool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asy-bMharpU Well today's tip isn't a 60 second one but about 8.50 minutes, but the bit that I found interesting was within the first 30 seconds.. about leaving space when taking photograhs in order to get a more pleasing crop…

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A photo a week challenge – Attitude

For Nancy Merrill's Photo for the week challenge called attitude, I have choosen a picture I took at Dickensian Christmas back in 2013 of Miss Haversham.  The attitude of Miss Haversham's relatives was one of not caring and only wanting…

Flower of the Day – 16th August 2018

My entry for Cee's flower of the day, is these beautiful bluebells.   At the time when these bluebells were out, I was beginning to suffer from arthritis in my hips and couldn't bend down to photograph them.  So I…

Luminosity colouring in Photoshop by Matt Kloskowski

Today I was reading a blog post by Matt Kloskowski on luminosity colouring in Photoshop.  Anyway here is the video from Matt explaining how it is done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs1iAzHgazQ So for my example I used the image below. By using the…

Flower of the day – 9th August – Hydrangea

One of my favourite flowers, has to be the hydrangea.  And now that my garden is all finished, and when the time is right to plant them, I will be off out and buying a couple of hydrangeas to plant…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Music

For Nadia Merrill's a photo a week challenge called Music, I decided on a photo of one of my mum's favourites singers... Frank Sinatra.  This photograph was shot at Madame Tussauds when we visited Las Vegas back in May 2015.…

Redwoods of Bedgebury Pinetum

We were going through a lot of house renovation over the last few months... and our cameras were gathering dust.  Anyway to cut a long story short... we are finished renovating.. the last bit being done Monday and Tuesday with…

Flower of the Day – 5th August

It seems to be have been forever since we went out on one of our photography jaunts.. so today we decided to get up at the crack of dawn and head to Bedgebury National Pinetum in Goudhurst, Kent.  As we…

Flower of the Day -3rd August

My contribution to Flower of the Day hosted by Cee Neuner Colour version of a flower taken at Bateman's House in East Sussex Monochrome version I don't know about you... but my preference is the monochrome version.  Again many thanks…

Bodiam Castle

What I love about Luminar is the various tools you get with the software... especially the Orton Effect and Sunrays.  The photograph above is one completed in Luminar before importing back into Lightroom. Once in Lightroom, I decided to create…

A photo a week challenge- Neglected

For my entry into Nancy Merrill's Weekly photography challenged, with the theme being called neglected this week, I am posting a photograph of an old barn.  This barn happens to be on one of the country roads out in Cliffe,…

Flower of the Day – 1st August

Today's flower of the day which is hosted by Cee Neuner is one of the first photographs we ever took as amateur photographers, way back in 2012.  I can't believe that it has been over 6 years since that photograph…