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On the Road to Betws-y-Coed

Last week, we spent a few days in North Wales.  And boy was the scenery beautiful and breathtaking.  in a way it reminded me of the Scottish and Cumbrian landscapes we’ve visited in the past. My mother-in-law told of us…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: View

One of my favourite views is from the bridge that spans the lake at Old Scotney Castle and I thought this image would be an ideal image for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge called View.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #55: Dreamy

The lens-artists challenge this week is set by Ann-Christine and is called Dreamy.  Even landscape photographs can be given a dreamy feeling to them, by just playing around with the clarity and texture sliders to give the image a soft…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #52: Serenity

Serenity… the topic for last week’s Lens-Artists challenge set by Patti. There is nothing more serene than sitting on a bench in woodland, admiring nature at it’s best and listening to the breeze blowing through the trees as it mingles…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -18 – Landscape – Split-Toning

Firstly, my sincere apologies for PFTM (Photo for the Month) not being done this month, but due to internet problems, and computer problems, I wasn’t able to start posting again until yesterday… and I’ve been playing catchup. So for this…

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Lens-Artists Challenge #48 – WILD

For the lens-artists photo challenge for last week, Tina asked us to show a photograph of something depicting wild as the theme.  So for this challenge, I used a photograph taken way back in 2012 of wildlife, a butterfly, resting…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Elements

The lens-artists challenge curated by Amy for this week is called Elements… and out of the five elements, fire, water, earth, metal and wood, the above image has 4 out of the five elements.  The metal of the window frames,…

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Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Peaceful

The theme this week set by Weekly Prompts for their Photo Challenge is called Peaceful.  For my first image, I am using a photo we took whilst holidaying the beautiful surrounds of Glencoe. I couldn’t believe how peaceful it was.  Even…

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Photo for the Month – 35 – Moody

First of all many thanks to all those that participated in last month’s challenge.  This week’s challenge is Moody.  I love moody photographs and one photographer I do follow is Julie Powell who is renowned for her Moody Still life photography. …

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Photoshop – Saving as a PSD

When working in Photoshop, and adding elements to an image and different layers adjustments, like texture and moon’s/skies etc, when saving the image I always save it as a PSD.  I never flatten or merge the layers before saving. I…

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The River Test at Mottisfont Abbey

The River Test runs through Mottisfont Abbey, and it is a beautiful walk.  If you are in Hampshire, definitely pay this place a visit.  Owned and maintained by the National Trust it is a pure gem. After doing some initial…

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One Word Sunday – Tower

Tower 1. A building or part of a building that is exceptionally high in proportion to its width and length. My interpretation of Debbie Smyth’s One Word Sunday called Tower has to be the bridge that towers over the River…

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Reblog – Burn Out – A Northwest Moment

Originally posted on A Northwest Moment:
Surviving firs stand in stark shilouette above Multnomah Falls. The Eagle Creek wildfire 2 years previous almost claimed all of the forest around the falls. You can see some people standing on an overlook…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #41: Delicious

Delicious Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell. Very pleasant; delightful: There is nothing more delightful and inspiring than seeing a hillside full of bluebells. So for the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge, set by Patti Moed,…

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Nostell Lake – A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunshine

On our holiday to North Yorkshire, we went to Nostell in West Yorkshire.  As we strolled around the grounds we came across this lake. Entered into Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Photography Challenge.

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge #39 – Hello April

April is here… and this week’s Lens Artists Photography Challenge set by Patti, who runs a blog called The World is Book..,  is called Hello April. And my entries for this challenge have to be the start of leaves appearing…

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Processing an image – My Way.

First and foremost I use Lightroom for as much of the editing as I can.  Very rarely do I go to Photoshop to process an image.. unless I want to create something that can’t be achieved in Lightroom. So how…

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Your Daily Word Prompt – Leisure – March 26, 2019

There is nothing more leisurely than walking through open countryside on a summer’s day.  This image is entered into the Your Daily Word Prompt – Leisure – March 26, 2019 Photography Challenge and is of Aria Force in Cumbria.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Shimmer

The challenge this week set by Nancy of Nancy Merrill Photography is called Shimmer.  And for my entry, I chose a photograph of Hatchet Pond in the New Forest with the sunlight shimmering on the water.

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Salomons Estate

Not far from Tunbridge Wells, lies Salomons Estate. Salomons is actually a hotel and a museum.  And one thing I like about Salomons Estate is that members of the public can stroll around their gardens and woodland.

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River Derwent at Cockermouth

A photograph of the River Derwent at Cockermouth in Cumbria.

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Boggy – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #33: Nature

When in the New Forest one of the places I love to visit is Hatchet Pond, this is due to its wildlife and the many ponies that go there for water.  And because the car park is literally a few…

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Photo for the Week – 30 – Landscape

First of all my sincerest apologies for there being no challenge set for last week.  Well it was our Silver Wedding anniversary and we decided to go away and I completely forgot to do the post for the challenge. Anyway…

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Lens-Artists Challenge #32 – Shadows

Tina from Travels and Trifles set the Lens-Artists Photography challenge this week and her subject is Shadows.  On a hot summer’s day with the sun shining brightly throughout woodland you can see the shadows of the trees.  The above image…

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Yosemite

  Yosemite National Park… this is one place I would love to visit when it snows.  It is beautiful on a sunny day.. I can only image how beautiful it would look in the snow.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #31: Landscapes

For my contribution to this week’s challenge, I have to go to my archive of images I photographed whilst in Cumbria.  On one of the days, we visited Lake Windemere. I love the landscaped hills, and the thought these two…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #30 – Unexpected

Leya who curates See the world in a grain of sand blog, set last week’s Lens-Artists photography challenge theme as Unexpected.  What was unexpected of this image was the lack of tourists.  That little bridge at Sheffield Park Gardens is…

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Combining Presets in Topaz Studio – Penshurst Plance

One of the things I love about Topaz Studio is the ability to combine presets.  By combining various presets together it gives you a vast variety of options when editing images. My original image of Penshurst Place was first of…

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Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge Green

If you are like me.. there is nothing more than walking through the woods, especially in spring and summer.  So for Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge – Green, I am going to post a gallery of images from our Woodland Walks.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: The Great Outdoors

Talking Point - Lightroom Presets

Nancy of Nancy Merrill Photography hosts A Photo A Week Challenge, and this week her theme is called The Great Outdoors.  Well, one of my favourite outdoor passions is walking around woodland.  Especially during bluebell season.    

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