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Security of the moat at Leeds Castle near Maidstone

I really can’t get my head around the date change of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge… anyway here is my entry for this weeks challenge Security. The above photograph was taken at Leeds Castle back in September 2016 and shows…

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WPC – Atop – Overlooking the countryside

Atop overlooking the countryside

  Another week and another WordPress photography challenge.  And the theme this week is Atop. The above image is my final image processed in Lightroom.  And for this challenge I used an image taken way back in 2014 at the…

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Using Adobe’s Photoshop Mix App with Lightroom Mobile

Created using Photoshop Mix and Lightroom Mobile

For just under £10 a month, I subscribe to the Creative Cloud and Lightroom Photography Package and personally for me, it suits my needs as I get both Lightroom and Photoshop.  However Lightroom Mobile is another thing.  I do wish Adobe would…

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Talking Point – Lightroom Presets – Is it cheating or a time-saver?

Talking Point - Presets

Today I thought I would approach a subject that has many opinions on it.  In my talking point discussion I want to ask is using a Lightroom Preset created by another photographer cheating?  Or just a time-saver? I have downloaded…

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Blue Rose of Belmont House and Gardens

Blue Rose

I’ve played around with the Oil Paint filter at times in Photoshop before.  However, due to it not working on my desktop I invested in Topaz Impression.  What I like about Impression is that the software applies different styles and  brush strokes to…

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadows

Shadows

As many of you may have gathered by now I am an avid Lightroom User and if I can do all of my processing in Lightroom I will.  Have WordPress excelled themselves?  You bet they have, but I will get…

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Pom Pom Dahlia from Lullingstone – Oil Paint Effect

Dahlia

  To create the above photograph, I started out in Lightroom.  To the dahlia I cropped the image and then did a few minor edits to the image.  Over-processing the image at this point was one thing I didn’t want…

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The Iron Gate at Eltham Court Palace

Iron Gate

As I mentioned way back… I have had 3 blog posts produced on the Topaz Labs Blog.. I have felt very humbled in being asked, by Jodi Robbins, to write articles for them.   Anyway.. the post I wrote was about adding Paint…

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Rework of Great Comp Gardens and House

I have to say I am really enjoying myself with Topaz Impresssion and it is a wonderful plugin to add to my Topaz Collection.  Again I feel very humbled that Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs asked me to do another…

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Lightroom Quick Tip – Scaling

  Have you ever taken a photograph and wished you could have got closer to the subject?  Or you wish that you could crop the image without losing the original size of the image?  Well here is a quick tip…

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Fallen Angel

Carrying on from yesterday.. I have found another few sites that offer free png files for download.. Anyway for today’s creation I thought I would use these images… and have processed the above image in Lightroom, giving 5 different versions…

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WordPress Photo Challenge – Tiny

  It has been ages since I have entered the WordPress Photo Challenge… so I decided to enter this tiny little flower into this weeks theme called Tiny.

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Mixing Filters and Styles on your image

For me Lightroom is my first port of call when processing an image.  I like its simplicity, its versatility and for me the easiest post processing software to use. My main aim of using Photoshop is to remove elements that…

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Is it cheating to use Photographic Apps?

Woodland Walks

Yesterday I wrote about photographic manipulation.. and when an image changes from being a photograph of … to digital art and the great debate we had in our household over it. Today I want to explore what do people think about…

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The great debate… Photograph or Digital Art?

Oh yes, the great debate of whether an image is a photograph or digital art erupted in our house last night.. Well it started by me reading a blog post by Glen Hannah about the Toolwiz Pic App and me…

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From pink to blue…

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On our visit to Great Comp Garden.. within the gardens was these pretty pink flowers… with petals that looked so delicate.  Anyway I processed the photograph in Lightroom and then decided to do another edit.. only this time I lowered the Vibrance,…

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One Photo Focus – November

Already it is that time of month where we participate in a Photo Challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing.  Lately I have been working a lot with textures and as soon as I saw this photograph I thought…

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Photoshop Mix for Tablet

Finally it is here.. Photoshop Mix for Android Tablet.. for many weeks and months I have been moaning that Photoshop Mix was only available for your phone.. now it’s available for tablet use and I have created the image above…

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 12 – Face

Stewie the Golden Retriever

This is my first entry into this particular photo challenge.. hosted by ‘The Girl That Dreams Awake’.. and the theme for this week is ‘Face’.  As I am very wary of putting children’s faces on the internet… and I would…

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Monochrome Madness 3:29 – Travel Theme

My god this was a hard monochrome theme this week, especially for me as we are both primarily a landscape and flower photographers, but I was determined to enter Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 3:29 – Travel Theme photo challenge. So I had to look…

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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…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window

I just can’t believe it has been a whole week since Cee’s last black and white photo challenge.. my god where does the time go? Anyway, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window is the theme for this week’s…

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Bland sky… Use Topaz Texture Effects 2..

Then no worries.. just use a texture Do you have a photograph, with excellent fall colours, or stunning architecture but the sky lets you down?  Well no fear.. by using Topaz Texture Effects 2 you can give your sky the…

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Monochrome Madness – MM:3-28

Twirl Effect

It is time once again for Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole Photography, and for the life of me I couldn’t pick a picture for love nor money … I kept processing one… and then resetting and then picked another…

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Bateman House – Rework

Today in my email inbox came an email from the curator of the A.C.M.C Flickr Group inviting me to join the group and post one of my photos taken of Bateman House the home of the late Rudyard Kipling taken…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature

Floral Photography

First of all I want to thank Cee for nominating me as one of the featured bloggers of last week’s challenge called Rocks.. I am truly humbled. Thank you Cee xx The challenge this week for Cee’s Black and White…

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Monochrome Madness – MM3-27

Well time this week has been on my side and with a spare few minutes and a mind that has remembered to get the photo in before Tuesday, I thought I would do a photograph for Leanne Coles Monochrome Madness…

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On The Loch

Just over a week ago, I received an email from Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs, who had seen my Duck Pond photograph; and she asked if I would be prepared to write an article for the Topaz Labs.. First of all…

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Topaz Texture Effects Comparison – SOOC -vs – Lightroom Basic Adjustments

Well today is day 6 of my Topaz Texture Effects ‘trial before buy’ challenge.  So for this challenge I thought I would do a complete comparison of using Lightroom and Topaz Effects and just using Topaz Effects. This is the…

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Trying something new…yet again

  I just love experimenting.. and when you experiment you learn to do new things in Photoshop and Lightroom.  Now on this PC I have a problem the Oil Paint filter refuses to work in Photoshop.  I don’t know what…

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