Soft Focus Floral – Preset – Free

As many of you may have gathered, I love Floral Photography.  And I have a particular style to my floral images... I create a soft looking image, with spots of light and clarity. I know some photographer's don't like to…

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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…

Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens

Way, way back before we officially took up photography we went on a holiday to Dorset.  And during our holiday we visited Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens.  As we strolled around the gardens we came across this little wooden structure. The above…

Photo for the Week – 10 – Streets

First of all, thanks go to everyone that entered last week's challenge.. Way back in 2014, we visited Fordingbridge in Hampshire.. on quiet Sunday morning.. before the shops even opened. There was no traffic. No people and I loved the…

Flower of the day – 21st September 2018 – In the pink

For today's Flower of the day hosted by Cee and Becky's Square September - In this pink, I thought I would use this photograph of a pink rose with raindrops on its petals.  The image was photographed at Lullingstone Castle,…

Photo for the Week – 9 – Waterfalls

First of all, thanks go to everyone that entered last week's challenge.. In 2016 we decided to go to Scotland for our week's holiday.  And we stayed in Glencoe.  Just outside of the village as your drive along the main…

Creating the Landscape Soft Glow Look – By Matt K

Today I was reading Matt Kloskowski's blog and one of the topics he covered in a video was Creating the Landscape Soft Glow Look. Using both Lightroom and ON1 Raw 2018, I created the above soft glow look image of…

Flower of the day – 13th September 2018 – In the pink

For today's Flower of the Day hosted by Cee and Becky's Square - In the Pink I thought I would create a piece of artwork in photoshop. To the original photograph, I have added a paint effect and texture to…

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A photo a week challenge – The fruits of your labour

We are both members of the National Trust, and we love to travel around and see the many stately homes, gardens and ruins the National Trust has to offer.   On our recent trip to North Yorkshire, we visited Fountains…

Knaresborough Viaduct

During our visit to North Yorkshire, one of the places we visited was Nidd Gorge.  As we strolled around the wooded area, at the end of the walk was a bridge that crosses the River Nidd. From this bridge, you…

Flower of the day – 7th September 2018

Roses are one of my favourite flowers... something I must have inherited by my late father, whose garden was full of roses.  Like my dad, I love them.. especially the sweet smelling roses.  Wherever we travel.. if there is a…

Flower of the day – 6th September 2018

A photograph of a dahlia flower taken at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire, within the dahlia garden.  The Dahlia garden was spectacular it was full of different types and colours of dahlias.  It was an added bonus that there had been…

Photo for the Week – 7 – Music

First of all thanks goes to everyone that entered last week's challenge.. I really enjoyed viewing your interpretations of Country Roads... Well last week has been hectic... we went to Yorkshire for a few days... hence my not entering many…