Cala Lily

The above picture is of a Cala Lily which was taken at Quex Park in Birchington, Kent. The grounds and gardens are beautiful at Quex Park and there are plenty of picnic areas and places for kids to run around. …

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Second attempt of a silhouette

  Well the above is my second attempt at a silhouette photo.  You see I have a Photoshop book that gives you projects to do.. and one of those projects was silhouettes.. I followed the books instructions of finding two…

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

The above photograph was taken at Merriment Gardens in East Sussex.. earlier this month... as you can see there are a couple of trunks that distracted your eye away from the tulips... so my first job in Lightroom was to…

Beautiful in White – Flower

Last year we visited Quex Gardens near Birchington in Kent... and I took this picture of a white flower that was planted within the walled gardens. The exposure was all wrong and it was far too bright and I didn't…

Hever Castle

Hever Castle in Kent

The above image is the final image which was mainly processed in Lightroom... however I did go to Photoshop to remove some elements of the photograph which I found distracting. The picture on the right is the one straight out…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Half-Light

This is my entry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge - Half-Light.  The photograph was taken of a walkway bridge at Maidstone in Kent.

Yosemite National Park

On the trail

One of my favourite photographers has to be Serge Ramelli and just recently he has been doing tutorials of photographs he has taken at Yosemite National Park and has called them, his "On the trail of Ansel Adams" series. I…

Daffodil buds

As we ventured around Ightham Mote the other weekend... my usual lens (which I love) was making my camera feel so heavy that it was playing havoc with my arthritis so the only thing to do was to change to…

Power of Lightroom…

The above photograph was taken at North Greenwich overlooking the River Thames towards Canary Wharf... and it was one of our very first night time photography shoots we did. At the moment I am battling a PMR Flare-up and finding…

Wooden Bridge

One of the places that we love to visit is Sheffield Park Gardens, and since the car park changes at Wakehurst Place, it seems Sheffield Park Gardens has a hell of a lot more visitors than we've ever seen before.…

Bodiam Castle

One of the very first places we visited when we started to take up photography was Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. It is a lovely place to visit and the steam train leaves Bodiam for Tenterden very regular... so whilst…

Kearsney Abbey Gardens

A few weeks ago I watched a video about how to create a sunset glow in Photoshop and thought I would give it a try. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cc9-iQBMSI Even though I didn't go as extreme as the video showed me how to...…

Soft petals from Belmont House Gardens

Sometimes you get a photograph and you have shot it either at the wrong angle or there is just something you don't like about it. The photograph from above came from this photograph straight out of the camera, pictured on…

Water cascade – Sheffield Park Gardens

The above photograph was taken on Saturday at Sheffield Park Gardens, in East Sussex and is of a metal bridge that spans the cascading water from one lake to a lower lake. The colours were vibrant and I wanted to…

MM 2-27: Monochrome Madness Theme Country

It seems absolutely ages since I submitted an entry to Leanne Cole's Monochrome Madness theme. Every week you can submit an entry (which I must from now on remember to do) and she will post it in her Monochrome Magic…

Taken by Bren Ryan

Gazebo

Well you have all guessed by now, my forte in Photography is fine-art... I love adding texture and I love playing around in Photoshop.  But one of the things that I find hard is masking, especially when you get a…

Taken by Bren Ryan

WPC – Express Yourself

In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Express Yourself." I was just about to take Dumplings photo and she decided to stick her tongue out... talk about express yourself about my photography. 😀 😀

Working with smart previews

Now I don't know about you, but I have to keep my original photos on an external drive, due to the size of my photograph library...  Lightroom is great for this because you can build smart previews of your original images and Lightroom allows…

It’s snowing… again

Yesterday I produced a photograph of a snowy landscape and added an effect to the photograph to make it look like it was snowing... Today I wondered if there was a way I could take a photograph I took ages…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette

For this Week's Photo Challenge - Silhouette, I thought I would enter a photograph we took back in July when we visited the New Forest. We sat on a hillside and watched the sun go down and as we were about…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture

  As part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture, I have used the above picture as the texture of the brickwork gives a nice backdrop to this sole yellow flower amongst a mass of purple flowers.