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A photo a week challenge- Neglected

For my entry into Nancy Merrill’s Weekly photography challenged, with the theme being called neglected this week, I am posting a photograph of an old barn.  This barn happens to be on one of the country roads out in Cliffe,…

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Monochrome Madness – MM – Theme – Seasons

It seems like years since I entered Monochrome Madness Photo Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole – a Fine Art Photographer from Melbourne.  Well now I’m back into the swing of things here is my contribution for the this week’s theme…

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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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Favourite Place WordPress Photo Challenge

I have to say that the topic this week for the WordPress Photo Challenge  called Favourite Place has me thinking of a place that is close to where I live.. called Ashenbank Bank Woods near Cobham in Kent. Just a…

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Out of this world WordPress Photo Challenge

Oh my this week’s challenge has me thinking of Spring… something that is Out of This World is the topic of this week’s challenge and there is nothing like a walk in the woods to take you away from the…

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Weathered – WordPress Photo Challenge

Weathered Car from Hackberry

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…

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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…

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Windows WordPress Photo Challenge

It is Wednesday evening and a new WordPress Photo Challenge called Windows has just been set.  And to be perfectly honest the weather is dank and miserable here and my garden is not in a very good state at the…

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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….

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Windows WordPress Photo Challenge

It is Wednesday evening and a new WordPress Photo Challenge called Windows has just been set.  And to be perfectly honest the weather is dank and miserable here and my garden is not in a very good state at the…

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Lightroom -v- Photoshop -v- Photomatix for Interior HDR Shots

Now if I can stay within one program to do all my processing.. I am one happy bunny.  Simply because a) my computer is not very good at handling loads of photo-editing programs all at one time and b) it…

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Rochester Cathedral Catalpa Tree

    Since I was knee-high to a grasshopper and living in Rochester, I can remember this tree… As we walked through the Vines in Rochester heading towards the Castle we would stop off and play around this wonderful.  The…

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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…

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Ooh, Shiny! WordPress Photo Challenge

The WordPress challenge this week is called Ooh, Shiny! and it asks what distracts you? For me it has to been raindrops on petals.. and how they glisten as the sun’s rays touches them.  Roses are a distraction for me…

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Rework of a Little Egret

Back in 2016, I processed a photograph of a Little Egret which I took at Northward Hill Nature Reserve and processed the image in a blue wash.  Today I decided to rework that image.. and the first thing I did…

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Working on old images and using Twitter

Over the last couple of days, I have shared more of our photography to Twitter, Viewbug and 500px.  All in all it is rather time-consuming.  I’ve been a member of these sites for a few years, especially Twitter.  So I…

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Strolling around Rochester – Street Photography

Over the weekend at Rochester in Kent was the Medieval Merriment Festival which was held in the Castle Gardens, not far from the High Street in Rochester.   With Knights in armour, and period traders, this event gave me the…

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Creating Watercolour Effect Photography

On Sunday we took a trip to Sissinghurst Castle… in Kent.  Albeit under protest at the last controversy surrounding the outing of a squire as being gay, which I didn’t approve of.  Anyway, we decided to go and I shot…

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Delta WordPress Photo Challenge

Well I am still trying to catch up and last week’s WordPress Photo Challenge called Delta and WordPress asks you to share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time. For me there is nothing up change…

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Out of Focus – WordPress Photo Challange

Here I am busy catching up on the Weekly Photo Challenges set by WordPress every Wednesday. Sorry for them not being in date order but the first challenge that I missed and which caught my eye was the theme Out…

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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…

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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…

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When time is of the essence – Rochester Castle

What with Easter just being around the corner and a lot of things to do… today’s photograph is one I took on a windy cold spring evening at  Rochester Castle in March 2017. After a bit of manipulation in Photoshop…

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Topaz Remask… just can’t believe it.

Now I love Lightroom and the majority of my work’s carried out in Lightroom.  However, Lightroom does have its limitations and one of those limitations is that you can’t work with layers or add textures to your images.  So Photoshop is…

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Security of the moat at Leeds Castle near Maidstone

I really can’t get my head around the date change of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge… anyway here is my entry for this weeks challenge Security. The above photograph was taken at Leeds Castle back in September 2016 and shows…

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Processing of A Fallen Tree at Ashenbank Woods

I thought I would give you a guide into the processing I did on the above image.  I knew in my mind I wanted to create a soft but saturated image of a fallen tree at Ashenbank Woods near Cobham. …

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There it stood – one lonely daffodil…

To keep myself out of mischief today I decided to play around with a singular daffodil that was photographed in the greenhouse of Hall Place in Bexley. And believe it or not it is of a miniature daffodil. I wanted…

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WPC – It is easy being green.. when your a weeping willow tree

I must remember that the Weekly Photo Challenge set by WordPress has moved from Friday to Wednesday.. anyway this week’s topic is about being Green. Green is everywhere, in landscape and floral photography.. so this week’s images were easy to…

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WPC – Path – Wooden Bridge Over the Coe

Wooden Bridge

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…

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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…

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