Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -10 – Stately Homes

We are both members of the National Trust.. and one of the places I used to love visiting was Wakehurst Place.  However, they have now decided that car parking at Wakehurst would become hugely expensive with extortionate prices.  So we…

Advertisements

Flower of the day – 31st October 2018

For today's Flower of the Day hosted by Cee Neuner, I thought I would process this hydrangea bloom that was starting to go into full bloom.  This hydrangea was planted at Sheffield Park Gardens in East Sussex which is owned…

City Sonnet – October 17th 2018 – Landscape

On our way to North Yorkshire, we stopped off at a place called Nostell, which is owned and maintained by the National Trust.  And I thought this image was perfect for City Sonnet's October Photography Challenge for today called Landscape.

Canterbury Cathedral

A Photo a Week Challenge: Gilded

Well, I can't believe it is Thursday already and time for Nancy Merrill's Photo a Week.  And the theme for this week is Gilded.   However, this week's challenge was not as brain-raking as the previous weeks have been at…

Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM 4

It is time for Mid-Week Monochrome again, and this time for my submission I thought I would post a monochrome photo of Smallhythe Place in Tenterden, Kent.  The processing of this photograph was done in ON1 Raw 2018.5 and consisted…

Abbey

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…

Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM 2

It is time for Mid-Week Monochrome again and I thought I would process another image we took way back in 2012 when we first started on our photography challenge.  It is a photograph of the main house at Bateman's House…

Flower of the Day – 16th August 2018

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…

Creating Watercolour Effect Photography

On Sunday we took a trip to Sissinghurst Castle... in Kent.  Albeit under protest at the last controversy surrounding the outing of a squire as being gay, which I didn't approve of.  Anyway we decided to go and I shot…

The power of texture

It was cold, it was murky and the sky was absolutely dreadful.. it was dismal and there wasn't any clouds that gave drama to the sky... but even with the sky as dismal as it was.. I still liked the…

Sheffield Park Gardens

Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Using Colour

You know how you want to intensify colours... and wish certain parts of an image were different layers...  well yes you can use a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer or Levels and Curves... but I use the following method... Create a new…

Monochrome Madness – 3-5

This week I set up a reminder to enter Leanne Cole's weekly photograph challenge of Monochrome Madness.  It is a weekly theme where you can submit a monochrome photograph and Leanne will host it on her blog.  My picture for…