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Flower of the Day – 2nd August

My contribution for Flower of the Day hosted by Cee Neuner. Advertisements

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Flower of the Day – 1st August

Today’s flower of the day which is hosted by Cee Neuner is one of the first photographs we ever took as amateur photographers, way back in 2012.  I can’t believe that it has been over 6 years since that photograph…

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Silence WordPress Photo Challenge

There is nothing like snow… and here in the South East of England we occasionally see the odd flurry but we never have what I would call real snowfall.  Snowfall where places are blanketed from edge to edge with deep,…

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Growth WordPress Photo Challenge

Well last year just seemed to fly by… and our photography took a back seat… now we are in 2018 and we are determined to get our photography back on track.  So for me with the WordPress Photo Challenge the…

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Satisfaction WordPress Photo Challenge

Satisfaction So what is satisfaction?  For me it is when I accomplish something that I only dreamed of.  Like taking a photograph and transforming it into something else. My original image was this deep cerise flower. Even though I liked…

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Weekly Photo Challenge Surprise

Another week and another challenge and this week’s photo challenge set by WordPress is called Surprise.  Of course there was nothing like a surprise cow who wanted to make friends and taste my lens.  Within the grounds of Hole Park…

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Pom Pom Dahlia from Lullingstone – Oil Paint Effect

Dahlia

  To create the above photograph, I started out in Lightroom.  To the dahlia I cropped the image and then did a few minor edits to the image.  Over-processing the image at this point was one thing I didn’t want…

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The Iron Gate at Eltham Court Palace

Iron Gate

As I mentioned way back… I have had 3 blog posts produced on the Topaz Labs Blog.. I have felt very humbled in being asked, by Jodi Robbins, to write articles for them.   Anyway.. the post I wrote was about adding Paint…

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Santa was sure good

  Well Christmas is over and only the New Year celebrations left to get through before I start getting back to my photography… And boy was Santa a good Santa this year… I did get my soft-box and a new…

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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…

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The power of texture

It was cold, it was murky and the sky was absolutely dreadful.. it was dismal and there wasn’t any clouds that gave drama to the sky… but even with the sky as dismal as it was.. I still liked the…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window

I just can’t believe it has been a whole week since Cee’s last black and white photo challenge.. my god where does the time go? Anyway, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window is the theme for this week’s…

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Buttercup colour flowers

A photograph of yellow flowers taken at Lullingstone Castle Word Gardens… what attracted me to these flowers was the buttercup colour of the petals.. The original photograph was shot slightly under-exposed and I was rather concerned as to whether I…

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A hint of colour

  Today I wanted to try something different… I wanted to turn a black and white photograph back into Colour…. I processed my black and white image mainly in Lightroom, however I did resort to Photoshop to remove a stem which…

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Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Using Colour

Sheffield Park Gardens

You know how you want to intensify colours… and wish certain parts of an image were different layers…  well yes you can use a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer or Levels and Curves… but I use the following method… Create a new…

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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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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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From Harsh to Delicate

I wanted to create a soft looking flower… and to see how soft and delicate I could make a harsh looking photo by using Lightroom and Photoshop. As you can see from the SOOC photo on the right, that particular rose…

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Rework of Lullingstone Flower

  The above photograph is of a rework of a flower I took at Lullingstone Castle… and never posted because I wasn’t happy with it.  Then I put it in a frame and it gave the image a whole new…

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Flower Shower

  Well here I am sitting here tonight with two pooches all uptight because they can hear the storms in the distance… looks like I won’t be going to bed yet 😀 😀 so I thought I would process this…

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Hever Castle Lake

Hever Castle Lake

    As you stroll around the grounds of Hever Castle in Kent… you come to this wonderful lake.. and what caught my eye was that red little building beside the lake. As you can see from the original photo…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Curve

This weeks photography challenge from WordPress is Curve.  The above photograph was taken at Queen’s House in Greenwich.. and is a photograph of the spiral staircase.

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Monochrome Madness MM3-7

God I am getting good at this remembering to send Leanne of Leanne Cole Photography a picture for Monochrome Madness.  The above picture was taken at Folkestone Harbour in Kent.  And I’ve even managed to get the date right 😀…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Tongues and Tails Essay This week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (CB&W) topic is Tongues and Tails. For the ‘tongues’ part of the challenge I have to post a picture of my late dog Bo… who went to Rainbow Bridge…

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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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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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Country Roads… take me home

This photograph was taken by St Margaret’s Church in High Halstow, near Rochester, Kent and composed of 6 photos at different exposures. I then merged them in Photomatix and added an autumn tone to the picture, by using a preset…

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Bodiam Castle

One of the very first places we visited when we started to take up photography was Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. It is a lovely place to visit and the steam train leaves Bodiam for Tenterden very regular… so whilst…

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WPC – Express Yourself

Taken by Bren Ryan

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Express Yourself.” I was just about to take Dumplings photo and she decided to stick her tongue out… talk about express yourself about my photography. 😀 😀

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WPC – Rule of Thirds

Taken by Bren Ryan

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Rule of Thirds.” Frosted New Shoots

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