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. On their website…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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. We went to Smallyhythe Place near Tenterden, and true to form, the rain came with…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

When time is of the essence – Rochester Castle

What with Easter just being around the corner and a lot of things to do... today's photograph is one I took on a windy cold spring evening at  Rochester Castle in March 2017. After a bit of manipulation in Photoshop…

Security of the moat at Leeds Castle near Maidstone

I really can't get my head around the date change of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge... anyway here is my entry for this weeks challenge Security. The above photograph was taken at Leeds Castle back in September 2016 and shows…

Lightroom Quick Tip – Scaling

  Have you ever taken a photograph and wished you could have got closer to the subject?  Or you wish that you could crop the image without losing the original size of the image?  Well here is a quick tip…

Bateman House – Rework

Today in my email inbox came an email from the curator of the A.C.M.C Flickr Group inviting me to join the group and post one of my photos taken of Bateman House the home of the late Rudyard Kipling taken…

Monochrome Madness – MM3-27

Well time this week has been on my side and with a spare few minutes and a mind that has remembered to get the photo in before Tuesday, I thought I would do a photograph for Leanne Coles Monochrome Madness…

One Photo Focus – August

  Thank you to Stacy Fischer for hosting the One Photo Focus... and this month's image is of the London Eye taken by Robin Kent.  London is not far from me... and I just love that walk along by the…