Sunset at Monterey

A photograph of a sunset taken from Monterey Beach Hotel in Monterey, California, processed in Lightroom and Luminar.

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Weathered Car from Hackberry

Weathered – WordPress Photo Challenge

Here I am playing catch-up with the WordPress Photo Challenges and last week's challenge was called Weathered.  And I was thinking what image could I use to show how things weather when left to the elements of wind, rain, sun…

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.…

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…

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…

Earth day, a weekly WordPress Photo Challenge

Earth Day was on Saturday and unfortunately we didn't get the chance to go out and photograph any new places, which is more the pity.  But by luck I am still in the process of processing photographs from our Easter Weekend…

Atop overlooking the countryside

WPC – Atop – Overlooking the countryside

  Another week and another WordPress photography challenge.  And the theme this week is Atop. The above image is my final image processed in Lightroom.  And for this challenge I used an image taken way back in 2014 at the…

Wooden Bridge

WPC – Path – Wooden Bridge Over the Coe

Whilst looking back over previous photo challenges that WordPress curates and I found one called Path. A path comes in many shapes and forms, like the image above. Which is of a wooden bridge.  A path is made by using different materials that enable…

Weekly Photo Challenge Wishing

Another week and another photography challenge from the WordPress Team.  And the topic for this week's challenge is called Wish.  And boy am I wishing for spring and summer to arrive early.  Last year for me was to put it bluntly…

Eltham Palace Moat

The Moat – Eltham Palace Gardens

  One of the places we love to visit is Eltham Palace Gardens in London.. which is owned and maintained by the English Heritage... The Palace is surrounded by a moat, with two of moat being water and the other…

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…

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From pink to blue…

On our visit to Great Comp Garden.. within the gardens was these pretty pink flowers... with petals that looked so delicate.  Anyway I processed the photograph in Lightroom and then decided to do another edit.. only this time I lowered the Vibrance,…

Photoshop Mix for Tablet

Finally it is here.. Photoshop Mix for Android Tablet.. for many weeks and months I have been moaning that Photoshop Mix was only available for your phone.. now it's available for tablet use and I have created the image above…

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Rocks

First of all my sincere apologies to Cee for not taking part in her photo challenges lately, time has been of the essence and life got in the way.  Anyway, her challenge this week is about Rocks and I just…

Topaz Texture Effects Comparison – SOOC -vs – Lightroom Basic Adjustments

Well today is day 6 of my Topaz Texture Effects 'trial before buy' challenge.  So for this challenge I thought I would do a complete comparison of using Lightroom and Topaz Effects and just using Topaz Effects. This is the…

Trying something new…yet again

  I just love experimenting.. and when you experiment you learn to do new things in Photoshop and Lightroom.  Now on this PC I have a problem the Oil Paint filter refuses to work in Photoshop.  I don't know what…

Twirl Effect

My first week on Social Media…

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…

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…

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…

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 28 – Glorious

Hugh's weekly Photo Challenge this week is all about 'Glorious'.  Glorious can mean visual or sound... and I have picked two photos for this challenge.  The first being of wildflowers standing proud in the countryside on a glorious summer day…

WPC – Numbers

  This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is about Numbers..  For my entry I have used a photograph taken back in May 2015 at the Grand Canyon South Rim Railway Station as we were about to board our train back to…

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…

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: #22 Guide the Viewer and Flipping Photos

Cee's CCY Challenge is about guiding the viewer to see your image the way you want them to.. Essay Guide the Viewer As a photographer, we have the option of guiding your viewer to see the photo as you want it…

Woodland Walks

Over the Gate and into the Distance

    The above photograph is a HDR composite taken at Northward Hill Nature Reserve... it was only a brief stop and this was taken at an off beaten track near the actual farm.  As it was in a dark…

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…

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – Letter J

  Today I found another photography challenge which Cee Neuner had entered... I am really loving these... this one is created by Lori and is called 26 Weeks Letter Challenge and the subject letter for this week is J.  For…

Surrounded by Bluebells

Today I watched a video that was created by Laura Macky about replacing colours in an image.  And it was one from her expanding horizons tutorials.  I had never thought about using colour range to change parts of an image.   So I…

Second attempt of a silhouette

  Well the above is my second attempt at a silhouette photo.  You see I have a Photoshop book that gives you projects to do.. and one of those projects was silhouettes.. I followed the books instructions of finding two…