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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Scale WordPress Photo Challenge

Scale is the topic for the Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge for the Week beginning the 11th October 2017, and I have only just got around to processing a photograph for this particular challenge. As I said in my previous post…

Glow WordPress Photo Challenge

My God I can't believe it is over a month since I posted to this blog and participated in a WordPress Photo Challenge. Anyway one of the challenges I have missed is called Glow.  Now for me the meaning of…

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…

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…

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…

Iron Gate

The Iron Gate at Eltham Court Palace

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sheffield Park Gardens

Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Using Colour

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…

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…

Monochrome Madness – MM 3-12 – High

It is Monochrome Madness time again and the theme for this week is High... and I thought I would add this little squirrel who was sitting high in the tree...  Again many thanks to Leanne for hosting these photography weeks..

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…

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.

26 Weeks Letter Challenge: ‘L’ – Lupin

  This week's letter for Lori's Photo Letter Challenge is the letter 'L'.  Originally I was going to post a photograph of a lake.. but then as I was going through my collections I found this Lupin. I didn't like the…

Chiddingstone Castle Interior Photography

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – ‘Vintage’

For Hugh's weekly challenge I thought I would post three pictures taken at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent..  The theme was 'Vintage' and there is nothing quite like vintage than an old castle, with its stately rooms.     Within this…

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 :D…

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…

Yosemite National Park

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #21 Landscapes

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…

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – Distance

  Today in my WordPress Reader I came across a post by a blog I follow by Julie Powell and she had written a post about a Photography Challenge set by Hugh of Hugh's Views & News called Distance. So I thought…

Hever Castle

Hever Castle in Kent

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…

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…

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…

Kearsney Abbey Gardens

A few weeks ago I watched a video about how to create a sunset glow in Photoshop and thought I would give it a try. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cc9-iQBMSI Even though I didn't go as extreme as the video showed me how to...…

Taken by Bren Ryan

WPC – Express Yourself

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. 😀 😀