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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…

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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…

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Sheer Drop

Birling Gap

  The above photograph was taken at Birling Gap in East Sussex, and was shot just by the houses that are very close to the cliffs edge. As you can see from the SOOC photo, there is a fence post…

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Monochrome Madness – MM3-9

  It is time for Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole again… and this week’s picture was taken at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, on our way back to the car park… I just love how the fence seems to go…

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Close Ups

This week Cee has asked for submissions to her black and white photo challenge to have a close-ups of various items.  With the object of the exercise to show detail in the subjects….  For my entries to this challenge I am including these…

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Stranger on the Shore

  On Friday we went to Seven Sister and Birling Gap in East Sussex… I have to say the drive down there was beautiful as we headed through the Kent and East Sussex countryside… and the views from Birling Gap…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

  During our visit to America last year, we took a coach trip to Yosemite National Park.  On route to the park the coach stopped at a little place called El Portal, where we came across a disused train and…

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WPC – Kensei Taiko

  Jubilant is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge.. as they played their drums in rhythm these Kensei Taiko drummers were jubilant with the applause they received from the crowd after their rendition…

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Ivory and Fuschia

    One of the places we visited in San Francisco was the Conservatory of Flowers… if you ever go to San Francisco make sure you visit this place, especially if you like flowers. Anyway for my Before and After…

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #21 Landscapes

Yosemite National Park

Another challenge I came across today is one from a blogger I follow on WordPress called Cee Neuner. Her photography challenge is Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #21 Landscapes. ESSAY Keep your horizon level.  We talked about this during our…

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Monochrome Madness: 3-6

Honestly I can’t believe I’ve managed it twice in a row… this Google reminder is excellent… anyway here is my contribution for this weeks Monochrome Madness curated by Leanne Cole.  The photograph is of the country road that runs alongside…

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Hydrangea in Bud

  Normally I never shoot unless absolutely necessary in a ISO higher than 200… the above image was shot with an ISO of 400.. and there was some noise to the photograph.  Initially I thought I might bin it, but…

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Deer Little Faces

  Face is this weeks subject for photo challenge set by WordPress Daily Post. And so I thought I would create an oil-looking painting in Photoshop of a photograph that I took at Knole, near Sevenoaks in Kent earlier this year, of these lovely little…

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Soft and Beautiful

When we visited San Francisco last years, we went to the Conservatory of Flowers in the Golden Gate Park… I have never seen such beautiful flowers… truly exquisite and delicate looking petals. As you can see from the picture on…

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My favourite tool – the crop tool

I don’t know about you but there are times when you think you have taken the perfect shot, only to find when you are back home and importing your photos into Lightroom that the image you’ve just imported it is not what…

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Cala Lily

The above picture is of a Cala Lily which was taken at Quex Park in Birchington, Kent. The grounds and gardens are beautiful at Quex Park and there are plenty of picnic areas and places for kids to run around. …

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Beautiful in White – Flower

Last year we visited Quex Gardens near Birchington in Kent… and I took this picture of a white flower that was planted within the walled gardens. The exposure was all wrong and it was far too bright and I didn’t…

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Bridge at the Venetian

The above was taken during our stay in Las Vegas in May last year. I can’t believe a year has now gone by .. The Venetian Hotel is spectacular… especially inside with its replica of St Mark’s Square. Even though…

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On the trail

Yosemite National Park

One of my favourite photographers has to be Serge Ramelli and just recently he has been doing tutorials of photographs he has taken at Yosemite National Park and has called them, his “On the trail of Ansel Adams” series. I…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Time

This week’s theme is Time… the picture above depicts the change in time that winter brings to leaves that were once green and vibrant and full of life.

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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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Wooden Bridge

One of the places that we love to visit is Sheffield Park Gardens, and since the car park changes at Wakehurst Place, it seems Sheffield Park Gardens has a hell of a lot more visitors than we’ve ever seen before….

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MM 2-27: Monochrome Madness Theme Country

It seems absolutely ages since I submitted an entry to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness theme. Every week you can submit an entry (which I must from now on remember to do) and she will post it in her Monochrome Magic…

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Gazebo

Taken by Bren Ryan

Well you have all guessed by now, my forte in Photography is fine-art… I love adding texture and I love playing around in Photoshop.  But one of the things that I find hard is masking, especially when you get a…

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It’s arrived….

Stewie the Golden Retriever

I love my Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens and my Canon EF-S 18-55mm standard kit lens… but I wanted something that would be in between those ranges, so that I didn’t have to keep changing lenses…. So I…

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