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…

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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…

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…

Favourite Place WordPress Photo Challenge

I have to say that the topic this week for the WordPress Photo Challenge  called Favourite Place has me thinking of a place that is close to where I live.. called Ashenbank Bank Woods near Cobham in Kent. Just a…

Variation of a Theme – WordPress Photo Challenge

Here I am in February and playing catch-up yet again. Anyway apologies for the long absence in posting but here is my take on the WordPress Photo Challenge for January 24th 2018 called Variation of a Theme. Below is the…

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…

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…

Growth WordPress Photo Challenge

Well last year just seemed to fly by... and our photography took a back seat... now we are in 2018 and we are determined to get our photography back on track.  So for me with the WordPress Photo Challenge the…

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…

Scale WordPress Photo Challenge

Scale is the topic for the Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge for the Week beginning the 11th October 2017, and I have only just got around to processing a photograph for this particular challenge. As I said in my previous post…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ooh, Shiny! WordPress Photo Challenge

The WordPress challenge this week is called Ooh, Shiny! and it asks what distracts you? For me it has to been raindrops on petals.. and how they glisten as the sun's rays touches them.  Roses are a distraction for me…

Elemental Wordpress Photo Challenge

This week's subject for the WordPress Photo Challenge is called Elemental and WordPress asks you to explore the elements of earth, air, water and fire. For my elemental subject I decided to use water. Water can be rough and choppy…

Textures WordPress Photo Challenge

Textures are all around us... whether it be leaves on the ground, or the bark on an old tree.  We don't have to look far before we find textures in a variety of objects. We can also add textures to…

Satisfaction WordPress Photo Challenge

Satisfaction So what is satisfaction?  For me it is when I accomplish something that I only dreamed of.  Like taking a photograph and transforming it into something else. My original image was this deep cerise flower. Even though I liked…

Reflecting WordPress Photo Challenge

Another photography challenge set by the WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Reflecting where they ask you create an image with a reflection. And for my submission to this theme I have used a twirl photo I created and sent…

Unusual WordPress Photo Challenge

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is called Unusual and Lignum Draco has set the following Challenge: For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by…

Bridge WordPress Photo Challenge

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Bridge.  WordPress ask you to post a photograph of a bridge.  To me, a bridge is something that takes you from one place to another.  Whether it be a void, a river,…

Delta WordPress Photo Challenge

Well I am still trying to catch up and last week's WordPress Photo Challenge called Delta and WordPress asks you to share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time. For me there is nothing up change…

Evanescent Photography Challenge

Again we are at that point in the week where I participate in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and this week's topic is Evanescent.  And in true form.. I am two days behind. 😀 😀  Well I suppose you can't…

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

It is time again for the weekly WordPress Photo Challenge and this week's theme is Heritage.  Here in the UK we are steeped with Heritage especially along our shores and waterways.   A lot of our castles are now owned…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflecting

Well the revamping of the blog is going well and I am thoroughly enjoying reworking all photographs. Well with time spare on my hands I now have the opportunity to enter this week's photo challenge called Reflecting.  Reflections are everywhere…

Earth day, a weekly WordPress Photo Challenge

Earth Day was on Saturday and unfortunately we didn't get the chance to go out and photograph any new places, which is more the pity.  But by luck I am still in the process of processing photographs from our Easter Weekend…