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One Word Sunday – Triangles

Debbie’s word this week for the One Word Sunday Photography challenge is Triangles.   Triangular shapes are everywhere, especially in architecture.  You can see in the picture above of St. Mary’s Church in Chiddingstone Kent, the triangular shapes in the roofs…

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The Calibration Panel in Lightroom Develop module

Let me start by saying that is one panel I never play with. Well, that was until today. Today I read an article on Photo Focus written by Serge Ramelli about things he wished he knew when he started to…

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A bit of everything with software

Playing around with various bits of software is one of the things I love doing.  Take this image for instance.. photographed at Riverside Marina at Lymington, I loved the image but it was bland. The sky was bland.. there was…

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Boats at Dungeness

On a cold winter’s morn, we set out for Dungeness to photograph the boats that sit on the shore. I liked the above image but it was too cluttered for me  What with the black box, little dinghy and the…

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Just Playing Around with Photoshop and a Sidmouth Coastline Image

Way before we decided to take up photography, back in 2011, we visited Sidmouth on a windy day.  Anyway this image was taken of the waves crashing over the rocks. There is something about it I like.. so I decided…

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Channel Masks and an Autumn Photo

Today I watched a great tutorial from Matt Kloskowski and as a novice Photoshop user, I’ve never really played around with Channel Masks.  Well, to be honest, I didn’t have much of a clue until I watched this video and…

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #42 – Creativity

The lens-artists challenge set by Anne-Christine is called creativity.  You can be creative in your photography and also creative when editing an image and the software you use.   As I do all my initial edits in Lightroom Classic, I…

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Another twirling project

I’ve been asked how I twirl an image.. The instructions below are courtesy of Julie Powell, a fine art photographer whose work I truly admire. Please take some time to look at her work.. it is truly inspirational and beautiful….

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The pattern within a pattern

  I decided to twirl the above flowers in Photoshop.  And once I did the initial twirling, I created new stamped layers and then flipped them horizontally and vertically, until I got this twirl effect. It was only when I…

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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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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…

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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…

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Moonlight Composite

One of the tasks that I’ve set myself to learn is composite work.  Yes, I add textures to images, but I’ve never in Photoshop taken two images and then used different elements from each image to create another. In this…

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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.

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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,…

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The Lake at West Green

Another photo I found when culling, was this one from West Green Gardens in Hampshire.  A property and gardens which is owned and leased out by the National Trust.  On the day we visited, they were preparing for a special…

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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…

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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…

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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

Abbey

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…

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Flower of the day – 12th September 2018 – Pink Rose

This pink rose was photographed within the gardens of Bateman House in East Sussex.  And I thought it would be a great photo for Cee’s Flower of the Day and Becky’s Square September. Have a good day everyone!!!

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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…

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Quick Tip – Water or Cloud Smoothing

  A quick tip I picked up ages ago from Anthony Fields on Facebook, was one about how to smooth out water and add a sheen to water in Lightroom. You can use any of the tools in the develop…

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Photo for the Week – 8 – Bridges

First of all, thanks go to everyone that entered last week’s challenge.. On our trip to Yorkshire, we did a day trip to York.  Whilst in York we decided to do the river cruise up the River Ouse where I…

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Brimham Rocks

On our last full day in North Yorkshire, before heading home the following morning, I put my foot down and said… those famous girlie words ‘Retail Therapy’.  Oh, the look of disgust that I had mentioned those words was clearly…

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Flower of the Day – 8th September 2018

The above yellow flowers were photographed at Emmett Gardens in Kent and are entered into Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge for the 8th September 2018.

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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…

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September – In The Pink

Entered into Becky’s September Square – In the Pink Photography Challenge.

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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…

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