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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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Penshurst Place

Carrying on from Matt’s Luminosity Colouring in Photoshop… I thought I would try this technique on a set of images which I turned into a panoramic shot of Penshurst Place.  Oh boy, can you play around with the colours, using…

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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…

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Quaint Cottage at Battle

Many times we have driven through Battle on our way to East Sussex and time after time we have said that we must stop off and visit Battle.  Well we did one day and we went into Battle Abbey and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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One Photo Focus – July

Scotney Castle

It is July’s One Photo Focus time and this week I feel very honoured that Stacy has picked a photo I submitted to her.  Thank you Stacy xx And I look forward to seeing all the other edits… So why…

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Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

  If you are looking for somewhere to go.. then a trip to Chiddingstone Castle should be on your agenda… and will close on the last day of October this year…. the grounds are spectacular and there is so much…

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: #23 Black and White: The Basics

I am so honoured that Cee picked one of my photos entered into Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge #22 to receive a Gold Award… thank you Cee for picking my photo xx  It is one of my favourites too xx ESSAY…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

Cee is running one of her photo challenges which I love, and the theme is called Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture. For my entry to this challenge I thought I would use a photograph taken when we first started to…

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One Photo Focus – May

It is that time of month again, when we enter the monthly Photo Challenge held by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing… called One Photo Focus. I wanted to create a dreamy looking photograph to this wonderful house.. so I did…

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Hever Castle in Kent

Hever Castle

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…

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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…

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One Photo Focus – Hosted by Stacy Fischer

Just the other day I stumbled across a Photo Challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing.  The challenge is to take a photograph submitted by another photographer and process it in your own style.  The original photograph (set of…

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