Monochrome Madness 221

  My entry for the Monochrome Madness Challenge 221 curated by Leanne Cole. The photograph is of a rose growing within the gardens at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens in Kent.

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Flower of the Day -3rd August

My contribution to Flower of the Day hosted by Cee Neuner Colour version of a flower taken at Bateman's House in East Sussex Monochrome version I don't know about you... but my preference is the monochrome version.  Again many thanks…

Yosemite National Park

I can't believe it is over three years since we went to Yosemite National Park... And boy was we in for a marvellous surprise.  The landscape is beautiful and the River Merced as it flows through Yosemite is purely enchanting.…

Rounded WordPress Photo Challenge

Finally I am getting there... I have am catching up with the WordPress Photo Challenges I have missed.. and boy was there a few.  The final topic, which was last week's topic was called Rounded.  Objects which are rounded and…

Bridge WordPress Photo Challenge

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Bridge.  WordPress ask you to post a photograph of a bridge.  To me, a bridge is something that takes you from one place to another.  Whether it be a void, a river,…

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…

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…

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…

Stewie the Golden Retriever

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 12 – Face

This is my first entry into this particular photo challenge.. hosted by 'The Girl That Dreams Awake'.. and the theme for this week is 'Face'.  As I am very wary of putting children's faces on the internet... and I would…

Floral Photography

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature

First of all I want to thank Cee for nominating me as one of the featured bloggers of last week's challenge called Rocks.. I am truly humbled. Thank you Cee xx The challenge this week for Cee's Black and White…

Scotney Castle

One Photo Focus – July

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…

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 3-10

  First of all my apologies to Leanne, for posting my photo a week earlier... unfortunately it completely slipped my mind that she was on holiday and wouldn't be holding MM that week.. and of course when I went to…

26 Weeks Letter Challenge: ‘M’ – Morris Motor

  Doesn't a week fly by so quickly? It hardly seems seven days since the last 26 Weeks Letter Challenge and the letter for this week is 'M'.  Well the above photograph has four M's in it...  It is a Morris…

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…

Horse

Monochrome Madness 3-8 – Closed Theme

  This week in Monochrome Madness there is a theme, and the theme for this week is 'Closed'.  Why I picked the above photograph was simply because of the look on the horse's face.. he was looking at me as…

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…

Purple Flower of Quex

The above photograph has been processed in both Lightroom and Photoshop.... and was taken at Quex Park Gardens, near Birchington in Kent on the Isle of Thanet.. back in July of 2015. The gardens are spectacular and the wooded area…

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...

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Yosemite National Park

On the trail

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…

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…