RyanPhotography

Archives


Monochrome Madness 221

  My entry for the Monochrome Madness Challenge 221 curated by Leanne Cole. The photograph is of a rose growing within the gardens at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens in Kent. Advertisements

Read More

A photo a week challenge- Neglected

For my entry into Nancy Merrill’s Weekly photography challenged, with the theme being called neglected this week, I am posting a photograph of an old barn.  This barn happens to be on one of the country roads out in Cliffe,…

Read More

Yosemite National Park

I can’t believe it is over three years since we went to Yosemite National Park… And boy was we in for a marvellous surprise.  The landscape is beautiful and the River Merced as it flows through Yosemite is purely enchanting….

Read More

Rochester Cathedral Catalpa Tree

    Since I was knee-high to a grasshopper and living in Rochester, I can remember this tree… As we walked through the Vines in Rochester heading towards the Castle we would stop off and play around this wonderful.  The…

Read More

Ooh, Shiny! WordPress Photo Challenge

The WordPress challenge this week is called Ooh, Shiny! and it asks what distracts you? For me it has to been raindrops on petals.. and how they glisten as the sun’s rays touches them.  Roses are a distraction for me…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Topaz Remask… just can’t believe it.

Now I love Lightroom and the majority of my work’s carried out in Lightroom.  However, Lightroom does have its limitations and one of those limitations is that you can’t work with layers or add textures to your images.  So Photoshop is…

Read More

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…

Read More

Processing of A Fallen Tree at Ashenbank Woods

I thought I would give you a guide into the processing I did on the above image.  I knew in my mind I wanted to create a soft but saturated image of a fallen tree at Ashenbank Woods near Cobham. …

Read More

WPC – It is easy being green.. when your a weeping willow tree

I must remember that the Weekly Photo Challenge set by WordPress has moved from Friday to Wednesday.. anyway this week’s topic is about being Green. Green is everywhere, in landscape and floral photography.. so this week’s images were easy to…

Read More

Blue Rose of Belmont House and Gardens

Blue Rose

I’ve played around with the Oil Paint filter at times in Photoshop before.  However, due to it not working on my desktop I invested in Topaz Impression.  What I like about Impression is that the software applies different styles and  brush strokes to…

Read More

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadows

Shadows

As many of you may have gathered by now I am an avid Lightroom User and if I can do all of my processing in Lightroom I will.  Have WordPress excelled themselves?  You bet they have, but I will get…

Read More

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…

Read More

Photographic Style and a Landscaped Garden

  When you think of a panoramic photograph you think of a landscape orientated photograph looking from left to right.. but sometimes you need to go the other way… and Lightroom will easily merge a panoramic going from top to…

Read More

The great debate… Photograph or Digital Art?

Oh yes, the great debate of whether an image is a photograph or digital art erupted in our house last night.. Well it started by me reading a blog post by Glen Hannah about the Toolwiz Pic App and me…

Read More

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 12 – Face

Stewie the Golden Retriever

This is my first entry into this particular photo challenge.. hosted by ‘The Girl That Dreams Awake’.. and the theme for this week is ‘Face’.  As I am very wary of putting children’s faces on the internet… and I would…

Read More

Bland sky… Use Topaz Texture Effects 2..

Then no worries.. just use a texture Do you have a photograph, with excellent fall colours, or stunning architecture but the sky lets you down?  Well no fear.. by using Topaz Texture Effects 2 you can give your sky the…

Read More

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…

Read More

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature

Floral Photography

First of all I want to thank Cee for nominating me as one of the featured bloggers of last week’s challenge called Rocks.. I am truly humbled. Thank you Cee xx The challenge this week for Cee’s Black and White…

Read More

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…

Read More

On The Loch

Just over a week ago, I received an email from Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs, who had seen my Duck Pond photograph; and she asked if I would be prepared to write an article for the Topaz Labs.. First of all…

Read More

Topaz Texture Effects – Preinstalled Presets

For day 7 of my ‘test before you buy’ of Topaz Texture Effects 2 I thought I would take an image of Leeds Castle, with Lightroom Basic Edits and distractions (people) removed in Photoshop and apply 5 preinstalled Presets of…

Read More

Duck Pond

I really can’t believe how much I am liking this Topaz Texture Effects. The above photograph heading its way to the trash bin; I didn’t like it at all. I didn’t like the sky. I didn’t like the texture of the photograph, so for…

Read More

Leeds Castle in Monochrome

Leeds Castle

This photograph was processed using the same method I used yesterday for my Canary Wharf at night photograph.  And the method being this process was as follows: Within Lightroom I took three photographs of different exposure times and opened them…

Read More

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…

Read More

Apricot Roses

  One of the things I love about photography is post-processing… and taking photos to a whole new dimension.  Lately I have been experimenting using Photoshop… which I am slowly becoming conversant with. The above image started out… being rather…

Read More