Quaint Cottage at Battle

Many times we have driven through Battle on our way to East Sussex and time after time we have said that we must stop off and visit Battle.  Well we did one day and we went into Battle Abbey and strolled around the grounds.  Just outside the Abbey entrance is this quaint English Cottage. We [...]

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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 topic of Growth has two meanings for me. Firstly growing our photography portfolio and getting [...]

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. Sheffield Park Gardens is one of my favourite places to visit.. I love autumn colours, [...]

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 moment, so I thought for this challenge I would think about the kind of view [...]

A collection of old photographs

Arthritis is such a pain... and lately my hands have really been hurting and I have noticed that some of my photographs have a lot of camera shake when I am using my heavy DSLR.  I love my Canon EOS70D but by the time you add a lens to the camera... boy is it heavy.  [...]

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 going on with our coastlines here in the UK.  What with coastal erosion and rock [...]

Bland sky… Use Topaz Texture Effects 2..

Then no worries.. just use a texture Do you have a photograph, with excellent fall colours, or stunning architecture but the sky lets you down?  Well no fear.. by using Topaz Texture Effects 2 you can give your sky the boost it needs... to take it from a bland boring sky.. to a sky with [...]

Bateman House – Rework

Today in my email inbox came an email from the curator of the A.C.M.C Flickr Group inviting me to join the group and post one of my photos taken of Bateman House the home of the late Rudyard Kipling taken way, way back when we first started out on our photography journey back in 2012 [...]

Split-Toning

I was playing around today with an image I took at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex.  As soon as I saw the image I knew I wanted to create a monochrome image of this tulip... I loved the shine on the petals. Anyway after processing the image I thought about playing around with the Split [...]

Apricot Roses

  One of the things I love about photography is post-processing... and taking photos to a whole new dimension.  Lately I have been experimenting using Photoshop... which I am slowly becoming conversant with. The above image started out... being rather bland and lacking colour. And I wanted to make those roses more apricot in colour... [...]

Monochrome Madness – MM- 3-11

    For this week's Monochrome Madness, I wanted to do something featuring water... and I thought about this seascape and how rough the seas were that day...the waves were just pounding that beach.. and the sound of those waves crashing was a beautiful sound to hear.  The above photograph was taken just before storm [...]

Sheer Drop

Birling Gap

  The above photograph was taken at Birling Gap in East Sussex, and was shot just by the houses that are very close to the cliffs edge. As you can see from the SOOC photo, there is a fence post that is rather distracting and a piece of fencing that just doesn't seem to belong [...]

Stranger on the Shore

  On Friday we went to Seven Sister and Birling Gap in East Sussex... I have to say the drive down there was beautiful as we headed through the Kent and East Sussex countryside... and the views from Birling Gap are astounding. For the above image I wanted to create a dark image... with a [...]

Monochrome Madness: 3-6

Honestly I can't believe I've managed it twice in a row... this Google reminder is excellent... anyway here is my contribution for this weeks Monochrome Madness curated by Leanne Cole.  The photograph is of the country road that runs alongside Battle Abbey in East Sussex and down towards the fields where the 1066 Battle was [...]

Grazing

When we went to Great Dixter in East Sussex on Saturday, just by the car park was this field that was full of grazing sheep.  I view was spectacular so I asked him indoors to do a panoramic.  So he took 10 shots for me so that I could create a panoramic photo in Photoshop.   [...]

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

The above photograph was taken at Merriment Gardens in East Sussex.. earlier this month... as you can see there are a couple of trunks that distracted your eye away from the tulips... so my first job in Lightroom was to clone those out using 'Spot Removal Tool'.  After that I then cropped the image to [...]

Wooden Bridge

One of the places that we love to visit is Sheffield Park Gardens, and since the car park changes at Wakehurst Place, it seems Sheffield Park Gardens has a hell of a lot more visitors than we've ever seen before. As you stroll around the wooded area of the park you come across little wooden [...]

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 [...]

Water cascade – Sheffield Park Gardens

The above photograph was taken on Saturday at Sheffield Park Gardens, in East Sussex and is of a metal bridge that spans the cascading water from one lake to a lower lake. The colours were vibrant and I wanted to enhance those colours... so I thought I would add a texture... to bring out the [...]