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Split-Toning

I was playing around today with an image I took at Merriments Gardens in East Sussex.  As soon as I saw the image I knew I wanted to create a monochrome image of this tulip… I loved the shine on…

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Apricot Roses

  One of the things I love about photography is post-processing… and taking photos to a whole new dimension.  Lately I have been experimenting using Photoshop… which I am slowly becoming conversant with. The above image started out… being rather…

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One Photo Focus – September – Balclutha

  Well it is that time of the month again when we get the chance to edit a photograph in the One Photo Focus Challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer. A challenge that I love doing… especially when you see the…

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Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Dodge and Burn

Yesterday I mentioned this tip and how I had used it… and boy was I glad Matt Kloskowski did this tip… because it made dodging and burning in Photoshop a whole lot easier.  

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Reculver Seafront – Monochrome Madness MM3-19

  First of all my sincere apologies to Leanne Cole for not participating much in MM… things in real-life get in the way and I’ve not been out much lately with my camera… but that will change now…. wheelchair arrived yesterday…

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Buttercup colour flowers

A photograph of yellow flowers taken at Lullingstone Castle Word Gardens… what attracted me to these flowers was the buttercup colour of the petals.. The original photograph was shot slightly under-exposed and I was rather concerned as to whether I…

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A hint of colour

  Today I wanted to try something different… I wanted to turn a black and white photograph back into Colour…. I processed my black and white image mainly in Lightroom, however I did resort to Photoshop to remove a stem which…

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Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Using Colour

Sheffield Park Gardens

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…

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My first week on Social Media…

Twirl Effect

As much as I like blogging… it has been really nice… just processing photographs and uploading them to Social Media… Many years ago I joined 500px and never really posted much to it… but with my new work flow from…

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One Photo Focus – July

Scotney Castle

It is July’s One Photo Focus time and this week I feel very honoured that Stacy has picked a photo I submitted to her.  Thank you Stacy xx And I look forward to seeing all the other edits… So why…

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Black and White or Colour – Upnor High Street

One place that is close to us is Upnor… and as you stroll down the High Street of Upper Upnor towards Upnor Castle, the road is made out of cobblestones with a pub at the top of the High Street and…

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From Harsh to Delicate

I wanted to create a soft looking flower… and to see how soft and delicate I could make a harsh looking photo by using Lightroom and Photoshop. As you can see from the SOOC photo on the right, that particular rose…

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Rework of Lullingstone Flower

  The above photograph is of a rework of a flower I took at Lullingstone Castle… and never posted because I wasn’t happy with it.  Then I put it in a frame and it gave the image a whole new…

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Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Straighten and Crop

A wonderful tip from Scott Kelby on how to go from the Library Module straight to the crop tool in the Develop Module… and that isn’t half of it… from there you can auto straighten…     Thank you Scott…

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Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

  If you are looking for somewhere to go.. then a trip to Chiddingstone Castle should be on your agenda… and will close on the last day of October this year…. the grounds are spectacular and there is so much…

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Flower Shower

  Well here I am sitting here tonight with two pooches all uptight because they can hear the storms in the distance… looks like I won’t be going to bed yet 😀 😀 so I thought I would process this…

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Before and After Monthly Photography Challenge

One of the things I like about Photography is processing an image… I like to see what it looked like before I started to do my edits and what the final image looks like.. so with that in mind I…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Curve

This weeks photography challenge from WordPress is Curve.  The above photograph was taken at Queen’s House in Greenwich.. and is a photograph of the spiral staircase.

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26 Weeks Letter Challenge: ‘M’ – Morris Motor

  Doesn’t a week fly by so quickly? It hardly seems seven days since the last 26 Weeks Letter Challenge and the letter for this week is ‘M’.  Well the above photograph has four M’s in it…  It is a Morris…

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Monochrome Madness – MM3-9

  It is time for Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole again… and this week’s picture was taken at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, on our way back to the car park… I just love how the fence seems to go…

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 28 – Glorious

Hugh’s weekly Photo Challenge this week is all about ‘Glorious’.  Glorious can mean visual or sound… and I have picked two photos for this challenge.  The first being of wildflowers standing proud in the countryside on a glorious summer day…

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26 Weeks Letter Challenge: ‘L’ – Lupin

  This week’s letter for Lori’s Photo Letter Challenge is the letter ‘L’.  Originally I was going to post a photograph of a lake.. but then as I was going through my collections I found this Lupin. I didn’t like the…

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WPC – Numbers

  This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is about Numbers..  For my entry I have used a photograph taken back in May 2015 at the Grand Canyon South Rim Railway Station as we were about to board our train back to…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Spare

Bird

Spare is the theme topic for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.. and for this topic I picked this bird as he sat on the railing by the cafe at Birling Gap wondering if anybody would spare him some food.

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One Photo Focus – June

    Once I saw this photograph on Stacy’s blog for this month’s One Photo Focus Challenge I was eager to get going… and as soon as her email hit my inbox that was it… I already knew what I…

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Close Ups

This week Cee has asked for submissions to her black and white photo challenge to have a close-ups of various items.  With the object of the exercise to show detail in the subjects….  For my entries to this challenge I am including these…

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26 Weeks Letter Challenge – Letter K

  Lori’s challenge for the 26 Weeks Letter Challenge was a hard one.. this week.  I wanted to play along but was getting really stumped at what images I had with objects in that started with the letter ‘K’.  I was just…

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – ‘Vintage’

Chiddingstone Castle Interior Photography

For Hugh’s weekly challenge I thought I would post three pictures taken at Chiddingstone Castle in Kent..  The theme was ‘Vintage’ and there is nothing quite like vintage than an old castle, with its stately rooms.     Within this…

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: #22 Guide the Viewer and Flipping Photos

Cee’s CCY Challenge is about guiding the viewer to see your image the way you want them to.. Essay Guide the Viewer As a photographer, we have the option of guiding your viewer to see the photo as you want it…

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Monochrome Madness 3-8 – Closed Theme

Horse

  This week in Monochrome Madness there is a theme, and the theme for this week is ‘Closed’.  Why I picked the above photograph was simply because of the look on the horse’s face.. he was looking at me as…

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