Carrying on from Matt's Luminosity Colouring in Photoshop... I thought I would try this technique on a set of images which I turned into a panoramic shot of Penshurst Place. Oh boy, can you play around with the colours, using Matt's tutorial! The sky was bland, there was little detail there, but by using this [...]
My entry for Cee's flower of the day, is these beautiful bluebells. At the time when these bluebells were out, I was beginning to suffer from arthritis in my hips and couldn't bend down to photograph them. So I gave orders to the other half to kneel down and take the shot. So pleased [...]
As Leanne Cole is taking a break and there is no Monochrome Madness until possibly next month... I thought I would process and post this image as it was in my list of potential MM Photos. Again this is an image I found during my culling (which by the way is still on going). Only [...]
For today's flower of the day Cee posted a photograph of a rose. So I thought I would keep within her theme for today's flower, and have posted a photo of a yellow rose which was photographed within the Rose Garden at Nymans.
For today's entry to Cee's Flower of the Day - I thought I would use this photograph of delicate white flowers photographed at Kearsney Abbey Gardens.
My contribution to Cee's Flower of the Day - 13th August 2018
Another image I found whilst culling my Lightroom Catalogue, was this image of the harbour Lighthouse at Folkestone in Kent. One advantage of this culling is I am finding images to work on that I had completely forgot about. Please feel free to enter the Photo for the Week challenge - the instructions are [...]
For the flower of the day, curated by Cee Neuner, I thought I would process a photograph of a chrysanthemum which was photographed at the home of the late Sir Winston Churchill, located at Chartwell in Kent.
One of my favourite flowers, has to be the hydrangea. And now that my garden is all finished, and when the time is right to plant them, I will be off out and buying a couple of hydrangeas to plant in tubs. So for todays flower of the day hosted by Cee Neuner, it has [...]
A monochrome photograph of Rochester Castle and Cathedral, taken from across the River Medway at Strood.
The lake opposite the visitor centre at Bedgebury Pinetum near Goudhurst in Kent. This photo was made up of a set of images to create a panoramic view of the lake, and was processed in Photoshop and Lightroom.
We were going through a lot of house renovation over the last few months... and our cameras were gathering dust. Anyway to cut a long story short... we are finished renovating.. the last bit being done Monday and Tuesday with the fascia and soffits being done. So Sunday came and we decided that was it... [...]
For my flower of the day challenge, hosted by Cee Neuner, I decided to post a photograph that we shot way back in March 2017 at Hall Place near Bexley in Kent. This little viola just struck me... with its vibrant colours and the deepness of its dark purple tones. In winter, I love seeing [...]
Whilst culling my Lightroom catalogue and images, I came across an image I took way back in 2013 a wooden bridge crossing a stream at Bateman House. I processed the image in Lightroom and Luminar. Please feel free to enter the Photo for the Week challenge - the instructions are below. Photo for the Week [...]
It seems to be have been forever since we went out on one of our photography jaunts.. so today we decided to get up at the crack of dawn and head to Bedgebury National Pinetum in Goudhurst, Kent. As we strolled around this beautiful place, I came across this wildflower and thought for I would [...]
My contribution to Cee Neuner's flower of the day. Have a good weekend everyone xx
What I love about Luminar is the various tools you get with the software... especially the Orton Effect and Sunrays. The photograph above is one completed in Luminar before importing back into Lightroom. Once in Lightroom, I decided to create a black and white version of the image. Naturally, I didn't stop just there... I [...]
My contribution for Flower of the Day hosted by Cee Neuner.
For my entry into Nancy Merrill's Weekly photography challenged, with the theme being called neglected this week, I am posting a photograph of an old barn. This barn happens to be on one of the country roads out in Cliffe, Rochester, Kent.
Today's flower of the day which is hosted by Cee Neuner is one of the first photographs we ever took as amateur photographers, way back in 2012. I can't believe that it has been over 6 years since that photograph was taken... and we still love our hobby. Have a good day everyone...
Many thanks to Scott Kelby of Lightroom Killer Tips for bringing this tip from Benjamin Warde's Lightroom Coffee Break series. I've used the Guided Upright Tool for buildings and never for the life of me did I realise the impact it would have on seascapes. Many thanks Scott and Benjamin xx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-bsJLDN9bM
For the Flower of Day Post - hosted by Cee Neuner I have decided to go with this vibrant lilac and purple dahlia which was photographed at Pashley Manor Gardens in East Sussex. Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and fellow bloggers. xx
It seems like years since I entered Monochrome Madness Photo Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole - a Fine Art Photographer from Melbourne. Well now I'm back into the swing of things here is my contribution for the this week's theme called Seasons. I have chosen this photograph of spring tulips as spring is one of [...]
On one of our trips to the many gardens we visit, Pashley Manor in East Sussex, in this case; I came across this vibrant dahlia with the grounds. I liked the image and decided to give it an oil paint effect.. And that is where my editing stopped. I knew I wanted to take this [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A photograph of a sunset taken from Monterey Beach Hotel in Monterey, California, processed in Lightroom and Luminar.
I have to say there is some advantage to having a husband who works on site.. and that is to be able to get views across the City of London. Yes he was about 19 floors up in a man-rider when he took this shot across Stratford in London on his Samsung S6 Edge Mobile [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=l3AMavaU5uU One of the sites that I regularly visit in Scott Kelby's Lightroom Killer Tips. And this particular tip I have found very useful. The tip is about using the Flow Control when making local adjustments. In the past I have just set my Flow to 100 and then lowered or increased the relevant [...]
I have to say that the topic this week for the WordPress Photo Challenge called Favourite Place has me thinking of a place that is close to where I live.. called Ashenbank Bank Woods near Cobham in Kent. Just a few minutes drive from us is this wondrous place which brings nature to our doorstep. [...]