Quick Tip – Using The Flow Control in Lightroom

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=l3AMavaU5uU One of the sites that I regularly visit in Scott Kelby's Lightroom Killer Tips.  And this particular tip I have found very useful.  The tip is about using the Flow Control when making local adjustments. In the past…

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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…

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…

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…

Lightroom sluggish… some tips to speed up Lightroom

Is Lightroom sluggish for you?  Well here are a few tips to speed up Lightroom. Import using at least Standard Previews (if you have enough disk space import using 1:1). This might slow down the import but will benefit you…

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…

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…

Rework of a Little Egret

Back in 2016, I processed a photograph of a Little Egret which I took at Northward Hill Nature Reserve and processed the image in a blue wash.  Today I decided to rework that image.. and the first thing I did…

A collection of old photographs

Arthritis is such a pain... and lately my hands have really been hurting and I have noticed that some of my photographs have a lot of camera shake when I am using my heavy DSLR.  I love my Canon EOS70D…

Working on old images and using Twitter

Over the last couple of days, I have shared more of our photography to Twitter, Viewbug and 500px.  All in all it is rather time-consuming.  I've been a member of these sites for a few years, especially Twitter.  So I…

Strolling around Rochester – Street Photography

Over the weekend at Rochester in Kent was the Medieval Merriment Festival which was held in the Castle Gardens, not far from the High Street in Rochester.   With Knights in armour, and period traders, this event gave me the…

Creating Watercolour Effect Photography

On Sunday we took a trip to Sissinghurst Castle... in Kent.  Albeit under protest at the last controversy surrounding the outing of a squire as being gay, which I didn't approve of.  Anyway, we decided to go and I shot…

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…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom to Photoshop – Smart Object

Well the weekend is nearly upon us and hopefully the weather will be good to us. And gives us photographers, both professional and amateur, good weather to go out and shoot our images. For this week's Friday Quick Tip I…

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…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Sharpening using a Mask

One of the edits I do to each photo I process in Lightroom is Sharpening in the Details Panel in the Develop Module. How ever using the masking slider can be hit or miss as it doesn't automatically show a…

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,…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Customising Before View

Sometimes when I work on Photos I want to do a couple of edits, for instance a colour version and black and white... However, if you use the 'back slash' key to look at your before photograph it takes you…

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…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Grid Overlays

A very short post from me today.. as real-life is taking back over and I have a hundred and one things to do before the weekend arrives. Anyway this tip is great, I knew about cycling through the different grid…

Out of Focus – WordPress Photo Challange

Here I am busy catching up on the Weekly Photo Challenges set by WordPress every Wednesday. Sorry for them not being in date order but the first challenge that I missed and which caught my eye was the theme Out…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Adjusting Multiple Sliders

Here is a quick tip that I use all the time.. especially if I am using an adjustment where I use multiple sliders to make an adjustment to my image. It works both in the Basic panel, Graduated Filter, and…

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…

Tutorial – Exporting to WordPress directly from Lightroom

Now I am all for saving time... and if I can upload images to Social Media and my blog without having to first save the image on my computer ... all the better.  Now to be able to publish directly…