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Lens-Artists Challenge #65 – Pick a Place

The Lens-Artists challenge this week is called Pick a Place hosted by Tina, and like Tina, I have chosen Scotland as one of the places that I could visit day in and day out.  The long winding roads, the beauty…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found on a Farm

This week the topic is Things Found on a Farm. One of the most beautiful gardens we have visited has to be Belmont House and Gardens near Throwley in Kent.  Adjacent to the gardens is the farmland.  And for Cee’s…

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge #64: Countryside and/or Small Towns

Being landscape photographers this challenge is just up our street.  We just love our countryside. Here in Kent, we have fields upon fields covered in rape-seed flowers and they truly bring such a sunshine colour to our fields.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Stacked

A photograph of stacked rocks at Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire.  Posted as part of the Photo A Week Photography Challenge hosted by Nancy Merrill.

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Red Sky at Nostell

As we headed towards North Yorkshire we stopped at a place called Nostell in West Yorkshire.  We strolled around the grounds and headed towards the lake where the red sky caught my eye.

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Weekend Reflection – Lullingstone Lake

The above lake is at Lullingstone Castle in Kent, and has been processed in Luminar and Lightroom. Posted as part of Weekend Reflection

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62: Silhouettes

The topic for this weeks Lens-Artists challenge is called Silhouettes.  And for my entries, I am showcasing a couple of images I took in the past.  And I think monochrome images are great to show off silhouettes. My first is…

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall

I love fall and one of my favourite places to visit for autumn colours in Sheffield Park Gardens in East Sussex.  The trees as they turn to their autumn foliage are spectacular and I processed this image in Lightroom by…

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Before and After Challenge – September 2019

Well, it is that time of the month again… where I give you an image to play around with for the September Before and After Challenge. You can download the images (RAW and Jpeg) by clicking on the link below….

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #60 – Framing the Shot

The challenge this week’s Lens-Artists Photography Challenge, set by Amy, is called Framing the shot.  My first image is one I took at Northward Hill Nature Reserve, where the trees are framing the gate and beyond.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #58: Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

This challenge for the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge was set by Patti.  Patti asked for images that were old, new, borrowed and blue.  Well, there is nothing like a blue sky to make you feel good.   Especially on a nice…

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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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