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 strolled around the grounds.  Just outside the Abbey entrance is this quaint English Cottage. We [...]

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A Photo a Week Challenge – From Below

  I am entering this photography into Nancy Merrill's A Photo a Week - From Below as I vividly remember freezing and looking up from below at the sun streaming through the trees, thinking 'My God why aren't you warmer?'  As I stood there freezing, with purple lips and a red-face from the freezing cold [...]

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. Sheffield Park Gardens is one of my favourite places to visit.. I love autumn colours, [...]

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 you clear the under-sink cupboard out and find the monobloc spanners, which are in the [...]

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 was to flip the photograph horizontally. I wanted to do this image in black and [...]

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 but by the time you add a lens to the camera... boy is it heavy.  [...]

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 thought it was about time that I utilised these social platforms for displaying our images. [...]

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 perfect opportunity to practice my Street Photography. And because there were tourists there I didn't [...]

Next Step in Street Photography

Since I wrote my blog post yesterday about lacking confidence in doing Street Photography, the more I've thought about it and the more my passion for doing this type of photography has grown.  So what is my next step. How do I approach this methodically without scaring the living daylights out of myself and talking [...]

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, a road, or a walkway.  And for this week's subject I decided to use a [...]

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 expect anything less from me at times. One meaning of Evanescent is: soon passing out [...]

Mixing Filters and Styles on your image

For me Lightroom is my first port of call when processing an image.  I like its simplicity, its versatility and for me the easiest post processing software to use. My main aim of using Photoshop is to remove elements that you can't remove in Lightroom. The above photograph was created by using Lightroom's HDR feature.  [...]

Monochrome Madness 3:29 – Travel Theme

My god this was a hard monochrome theme this week, especially for me as we are both primarily a landscape and flower photographers, but I was determined to enter Leanne Cole's Monochrome Madness 3:29 - Travel Theme photo challenge. So I had to look in our archive and I came across this photograph which I took when we were [...]

Monochrome Madness – MM:3-28

Twirl Effect

It is time once again for Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole Photography, and for the life of me I couldn't pick a picture for love nor money ... I kept processing one... and then resetting and then picked another photograph and reset it.  Whatever it was causing this non-artistic moment,  somehow I just couldn't [...]

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 way, way back when we first started out on our photography journey back in 2012 [...]

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 Photo Challenge. The above photograph was taken at the weekend at Great Comp Gardens, near [...]

Split-Toning

I was playing around today with an image I took at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex.  As soon as I saw the image I knew I wanted to create a monochrome image of this tulip... I loved the shine on the petals. Anyway after processing the image I thought about playing around with the Split [...]

Reculver Seafront – Monochrome Madness MM3-19

  First of all my sincere apologies to Leanne Cole for not participating much in MM... things in real-life get in the way and I've not been out much lately with my camera... but that will change now.... wheelchair arrived yesterday and it is bank holiday weekend and the sun is going to shine  .... I [...]

Abstract Art

Let's get the sob story out first.... on my poor knee .... I can hardly walk with it at times...  (Now that is quite enough attention-seeking from you young old lady).  Anyway due to this knee we've not been out since we got back from Scotland a couple of weeks ago... and so I am rather [...]

My first week on Social Media…

Twirl Effect

As much as I like blogging... it has been really nice... just processing photographs and uploading them to Social Media... Many years ago I joined 500px and never really posted much to it... but with my new work flow from Lightroom, I have been posting quite a bit to 500px.  In fact I have now [...]

Black and White or Colour – Upnor High Street

One place that is close to us is Upnor... and as you stroll down the High Street of Upper Upnor towards Upnor Castle, the road is made out of cobblestones with a pub at the top of the High Street and another pub further down... The High Street, which is a quaint little street, leads directly to [...]

Monochrome Madness – MM- 3-11

    For this week's Monochrome Madness, I wanted to do something featuring water... and I thought about this seascape and how rough the seas were that day...the waves were just pounding that beach.. and the sound of those waves crashing was a beautiful sound to hear.  The above photograph was taken just before storm [...]