A Photo a Week Challenge – From Below

  I am entering this photography into Nancy Merrill's A Photo a Week - From Below as I vividly remember freezing and looking up from below at the sun streaming through the trees, thinking 'My God why aren't you warmer?'  As I stood there freezing, with purple lips and a red-face from the freezing cold [...]

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A walk in the woods at Shorne

This morning, hubby decided to check when his car's MOT is and as he now gets the train to and fro work, his car has been sitting, on the drive.  We knew the MOT was July sometime but the exact date... well we had no chance of remembering that. Anyway he wanted to give his [...]

Green Pasture of Ashenbank

What with real-life things, some sad and some good, my inspiration for blogging and processing our images has diminished.  I kept thinking I need to do some photographs for our blog... but never felt mentally capable of doing. I seemed to loose my inspiration and would stare aimlessly at images and then shut the laptop [...]

Lightroom CC on laptop/desktop

Oil Paint of Ashehank Woods

  I have been a stark advocate of Lightroom Classic, and would use Lightroom Mobile now and again on my phone or tablet.  But when it came to processing a photograph in Lightroom CC on my desktop or laptop... well it never happened.  Since downloading the software to my desktop and laptop I don't think [...]

Lines WordPress Photo Challenge

One of the challenges in the WordPress Photo Challenge that has been held was on the topic of Lines.  Lines can be straight, crooked, angular and are found everywhere.  So to achieve this challenge I used a photograph taken over this Bank Holiday Weekend, went we went for a short stroll around Ashenbank Woods. To [...]

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 troubles of the world. So for me.. after last week's bitterly cold days and being [...]

Silence WordPress Photo Challenge

There is nothing like snow... and here in the South East of England we occasionally see the odd flurry but we never have what I would call real snowfall.  Snowfall where places are blanketed from edge to edge with deep, white and crisp snow.  The theme for this week's challenge is Silence. And silence to [...]

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 [...]

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 I have a lot of catching up to do. 😀 😀 😀 And for my [...]

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 Catalpa Tree (American Indian Bean Tree) was planted outside Rochester Cathedral was planted over 150 [...]

Structure WordPress Photo Challenge

Here we are again with another WordPress Photo Challenge and this week's theme is Structure. Structure is all around us and as a photographer I do love to capture the structure of buildings.  Whether they may be. And for me this challenge leads on from last week's challenge of Corner, where I posted a photograph [...]

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.  [...]

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 thought it was about time that I utilised these social platforms for displaying our images. [...]

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 perfect opportunity to practice my Street Photography. And because there were tourists there I didn't [...]

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 this photograph of some red flowers and wanted to see if I could create a [...]

Textures WordPress Photo Challenge

Textures are all around us... whether it be leaves on the ground, or the bark on an old tree.  We don't have to look far before we find textures in a variety of objects. We can also add textures to an image to create more depth.. textures can come from many places, paving slabs, bricks, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Weekly Photo Challenge Surprise

Another week and another challenge and this week's photo challenge set by WordPress is called Surprise.  Of course there was nothing like a surprise cow who wanted to make friends and taste my lens.  Within the grounds of Hole Park near Rolvenden was a field with a herd of cows in it. As we strolled [...]

Blue Rose of Belmont House and Gardens

Blue Rose

I've played around with the Oil Paint filter at times in Photoshop before.  However, due to it not working on my desktop I invested in Topaz Impression.  What I like about Impression is that the software applies different styles and  brush strokes to your image.  However, for this Blue Rose image I wanted to stick primarily to using [...]