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Square October – Lines – Registry Office and Photo a Week – Hands

Asking for her hand in marriage at Rochester Registry Office.  There are lines everywhere, in the bricks, frames of the windows, and the blocks in the paving of the beautiful building used for Registry Office Weddings. Posted as part of…

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Before and After Challenge – 1st October 2019

This month’s Before and After photo challenge is a panoramic photograph of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, which I stitched together in Photoshop. DOWNLOAD FOR THIS MONTH’S PHOTO To use the image, which is jpeg, download the…

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Friendly Friday: Electric

Electric blue… the above photograph is a photograph of Canary Wharf photographed from across the River Thames at North Greenwich.  And with all the lights on the buildings is an ideal candidate for the Friendly Friday challenge.

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One Word Sunday – Shelter

Within the gardens of Nymans in West Sussex, lies this beautiful stone building.  And it is the perfect shelter from the sun and rain. Posted as part of the One Word Sunday Shelter hosted by Debbie Smyth.

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One Word Sunday – Monumental

The theme this week is monumental… even though it is a bridge in London… Tower Bridge is very monumental and a well-known landmark.  The above image has been given an impressionistic paint-effect using Topaz Impression 2. For more information about…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62: Silhouettes

The topic for this weeks Lens-Artists challenge is called Silhouettes.  And for my entries, I am showcasing a couple of images I took in the past.  And I think monochrome images are great to show off silhouettes. My first is…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #58: Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

This challenge for the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge was set by Patti.  Patti asked for images that were old, new, borrowed and blue.  Well, there is nothing like a blue sky to make you feel good.   Especially on a nice…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: View

One of my favourite views is from the bridge that spans the lake at Old Scotney Castle and I thought this image would be an ideal image for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge called View.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #54: Detail

The challenge that was set by Patti for the Lens-Artists detail challenge, instantly had me thinking about an image that was taken whilst we visited Canterbury Cathedral.  The detailing in this ceiling is exquisite and so beautiful.  Many thanks to…

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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #46 – Delicate

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge for this week, set by Ann-Christine, is called Delicate. For my first image… I am using new flowers that are just starting to bloom in early March. I love the onset of spring when new flowers…

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Palace of Fine Arts – Replacement Sky

Using the free GRFX Studio Serge, I replaced the sky in the above image.  The day we took this photograph, it was grey and dank and the image had a dismal grey sky.  Using the free software in Photoshop, after…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty

The challenge set by Nancy Merrill’s Photo A Week Challenge is called Beauty.  Beauty is all around us.  It doesn’t have to be new… it can be old.  Like this image of the ruins of Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire….

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Worship

The devastation of the fire that ravaged Notre Dame in Paris last week, should be a wake-up call, for all our old Cathedrals, Churches and Historic Places.  Money needs to be invested in restoration to make all these places more…

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge #38 – Weathered or Worn

Ann-Christine’s topic for this week’s Lens-Artist Photography Challenge is Weathered – Worn.  There is nothing more worn than something that has been destroyed by a Fire.  The above image is of the ruins of Nymans House which was destroyed by a…

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Salomons Estate

Not far from Tunbridge Wells, lies Salomons Estate. Salomons is actually a hotel and a museum.  And one thing I like about Salomons Estate is that members of the public can stroll around their gardens and woodland.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37: History

Patti chose the topic history for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.  Here is the South East of England we are steeped in history.  The above house at Nymans in West Sussex was built around 1839 by a man called George…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Cityscape/Townscape

Nancy set this week’s A Photo a Week Challenge as Cityscape/Townscape.  So my entry for this challenge had to be an image of Canary Wharf. Learning something new… I knew that you could click and then shift-click to draw a…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #35: Architecture

Amy’s topic for the Lens-Artist Photography challenge is Architecture.  So I thought I would show you a gallery of architecture images photographed at the various locations we have travelled, including the South East of England, Yorkshire, California, Las Vegas and…

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Combining Presets in Topaz Studio – Penshurst Plance

One of the things I love about Topaz Studio is the ability to combine presets.  By combining various presets together it gives you a vast variety of options when editing images. My original image of Penshurst Place was first of…

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Fountains Abbey – North Yorkshire

A photograph of Fountains Abbey, in North Yorkshire which is owned and maintained by the National Trust.

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Hall Place

When I woke up, eventually, this morning, the sun was shining, so I said to the better half, ‘How about a run up to Hall Place?’.  Naturally, he agreed and so we headed up the A2 to Hall Place. Even…

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Water Colour of Tower Bridge

Way back in 2012 when we were 6 months into our photographic journey, we went to London and visited Tower Bridge.  Whilst processing the image in Lightroom and Photoshop I wanted to take it to another level. 

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FOWC with Fandango – Shelter

We hadn’t been out taking images for months, what with real-life events, some good and some sad, however, rain or shine we were going out.

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Photo Challenge – Top of the Hill

Looking down on Urquhart Castle in Scotland, from the top of the hill.

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Whitstable Castle

Whitstable Castle in Kent photographed in August 2018 and processed in Lightroom and Luminar 2018.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Look Up

Local to us is Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church of Anglian Communion and the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The ceilings within Canterbury Cathedral are exquisite.  The first photo is of a photograph of the Crossing Dome and the…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM 4

It is time for Mid-Week Monochrome again, and this time for my submission I thought I would post a monochrome photo of Smallhythe Place in Tenterden, Kent.  The processing of this photograph was done in ON1 Raw 2018.5 and consisted…

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Knaresborough Viaduct

During our visit to North Yorkshire, one of the places we visited was Nidd Gorge.  As we strolled around the wooded area, at the end of the walk was a bridge that crosses the River Nidd. From this bridge, you…

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Back to Scotney

At the moment I am really liking this soft style of processing and creating images which are a little more saturated.   The above image was photographed at the rear of the visitor centre.  Firstly why I chose the rear…

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Mirrored in the Lake

My entry to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Mirror images or reflections.

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