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 the original image I wanted to create something different and the colour I had in [...]

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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 [...]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflecting

Well the revamping of the blog is going well and I am thoroughly enjoying reworking all photographs. Well with time spare on my hands I now have the opportunity to enter this week's photo challenge called Reflecting.  Reflections are everywhere and the reflections that I love mostly are the reflections in water...  Whether it be [...]

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 Effect to Photos and I used a photograph of a gate that was taken at Eltham [...]

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 photo... so what do I do with it?  Of course, at a texture and use [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 has many petals and I did manage to get most of the rose in focus... [...]

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 perspective... after a few minor edits.  

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

  If you are looking for somewhere to go.. then a trip to Chiddingstone Castle should be on your agenda... and will close on the last day of October this year.... the grounds are spectacular and there is so much to do there... I have to admit the tea-rooms are lovely... Yes the entrance fee [...]

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 beautiful flower which was growing in the World Gardens, which is within the grounds of Lullingstone Castle in Kent.  [...]

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 there were some distractions and I knew I wanted to remove them.  So I did [...]

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 😀 😀  Normally I am posting a day ahead of when Leanne does her post. 😀 [...]

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 in July 2012... still sadly missed.   And for the 'tails' part... this is a [...]

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 of camera... I started off by adding a Preset by Serge Ramelli called 'B&W: Complexed [...]

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 in Photomatix and once the photograph was re-imported back to Lightroom I then adjusted the [...]

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 visiting Bodiam you can also have a nice train ride. When processing a photo, I [...]