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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -18 – Landscape – Split-Toning

Firstly, my sincere apologies for PFTM (Photo for the Month) not being done this month, but due to internet problems, and computer problems, I wasn’t able to start posting again until yesterday… and I’ve been playing catchup. So for this…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -17 – Scotney Castle – Stone-Clad Buildings

Firstly my apologies for running late with this month’s Mid-Week Monochrome Challenge, but something came up yesterday and I simply didn’t have time to post this week’s image.  The above image was photographed whilst standing at the rear of the…

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Photo for the Month – 36 – Overlay

First of all many thanks to all those that participated in last month’s challenge.  This week’s challenge is Overlay.  One way of using overlays on an image is to add texture. For the following image, I used Topaz Texture Effects…

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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #46 – Delicate

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge for this week, set by Ann-Christine, is called Delicate. For my first image… I am using new flowers that are just starting to bloom in early March. I love the onset of spring when new flowers…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -16 – Cathedral – From the Platform

Firstly my apologies for running late with this month’s Mid-Week Monochrome Challenge, but something came up yesterday and I simply didn’t have time to post this week’s image.  The above image was photographed whilst standing on the Platform of Rochester…

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Photo for the Month – 35 – Moody

First of all many thanks to all those that participated in last month’s challenge.  This week’s challenge is Moody.  I love moody photographs and one photographer I do follow is Julie Powell who is renowned for her Moody Still life photography. …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #43–Less is More

The Lens-Artists Challenge, this week set by Amy is called Less is more.  And the above daffodil, which was photographed at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne, Kent is ideal for this challenge. Another image where less is more is this dahlia…

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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 #41: Delicious

Delicious Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell. Very pleasant; delightful: There is nothing more delightful and inspiring than seeing a hillside full of bluebells. So for the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge, set by Patti Moed,…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -15 – Flowers

As you may have gathered I love processing floral images as well as Monochrome Photography.  However, some flower images just don’t look right in Monochrome. But I was lucky with this image.  I think due to the simplicity of the…

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Photo for the Week – 34 – In the Pink

First of all many thanks for your spring entries into last week’s photography challenge.  Again my apologies for being late.. but last week I was preoccupied with Brexit, and felt so disillusioned that the majority who voted leave, are having…

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Photo for the Week – 33 – Spring

Another week and another challenge. Here in the South East of England, we have had a few beautiful spring days. So the topic this week is Spring. And what represents spring to you. It could be baby lambs in a…

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Photo for the Week – 32 – Circles

Last week’s challenge was Portrait, and we sure had some lovely entries, check them out, by clicking on the links in the Last Week’s entries section.  The challenge for this week is Circles.  Circles are everywhere and to start this challenge,…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Shimmer

The challenge this week set by Nancy of Nancy Merrill Photography is called Shimmer.  And for my entry, I chose a photograph of Hatchet Pond in the New Forest with the sunlight shimmering on the water.

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Photo for the Week – 31 – Portrait

Last week’s challenge was Landscape, and we sure had some lovely entries, check them out, by clicking on the links in the Last Week’s entries section.  As landscape was last weeks, this week has to be portrait.  Portrait can mean,…

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River Derwent at Cockermouth

A photograph of the River Derwent at Cockermouth in Cumbria.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #37: History

Patti chose the topic history for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.  Here is the South East of England we are steeped in history.  The above house at Nymans in West Sussex was built around 1839 by a man called George…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -14- Low Tide

  For this week’s challenge, I thought I would process another boat image, taken at Hayling Island in Hampshire.  So for the challenge this week, it is anything to do with tides… it could be a photograph of high tide…

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Boats at the Marina

A photograph of boats moored at the Riverside Marina, in Lymington, Hampshire.

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Boggy – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #33: Nature

When in the New Forest one of the places I love to visit is Hatchet Pond, this is due to its wildlife and the many ponies that go there for water.  And because the car park is literally a few…

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Photo for the Week – 30 – Landscape

First of all my sincerest apologies for there being no challenge set for last week.  Well it was our Silver Wedding anniversary and we decided to go away and I completely forgot to do the post for the challenge. Anyway…

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Photo for the Week – 29 – Curves

The challenge for this week is Curves.  Curves are everywhere .. in paths, architecture, even the petals on a flower. So my contribution to this challenge is a selection of images I’ve processed in the past which reflect curves.

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Photo for the Week – 28 – Winter

The challenge for this week is Winter.  Everywhere seems to have had snow… except here in the South East, we got one night of it.. and then by the morning it was gone.  So I have had to delve into…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -13- Dining

On Monday for Photo For The Week Challenge I posted a coloured image of one of the interior rooms at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire.  I also processed it in monochrome and thought it would be a great image for the…

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Photo for the Week – 27 – Time

Again apologies for being late with the challenge, The challenge for this week is Time.  And for the challenge as long as time is reflected anything goes. It could be a watch, clock, the time of a season, or even…

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Photo for the Week – 26 – From the Kitchen

First of all my sincerest apologies for not doing last week’s challenge.  Real life sometimes gets in the way… anyway the challenge set from the previous week is ‘From the Kitchen’. So for this challenge, it can be anything that…

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Photo for the Week – 25- Chimneys and Fireplaces

WOW, what a response to last week’s challenge.  And what a superb gallery of roses.  They were all truly beautiful and thank you all for joining in. This week’s challenge is Chimneys and Fireplaces.  Originally it was only going to…

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Watermarking your images…

And is it really worth it? Only the other day I was asked by a commenter about adding a watermark to  images and how to stop people stealing your images.  Well, to put it bluntly, you can’t unless you add…

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Photo for the Week – 24 – Roses

First of all, my apologies for being a few hours late with this challenge.. rather hectic and boozy weekend.. 😀 😀 😀 Anyway the topic this week is one of my favourite flowers and that is roses. So I thought…

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Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM -12- On the lake

Back in 2017, we spent a couple of days in the Lake District.  And was the scenery spectacular! With hills and lakes and woodland walks, it was an ideal place to take landscape photographs.  The above photograph is of Lakeside…

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