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Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #21 Landscapes

Another challenge I came across today is one from a blogger I follow on WordPress called Cee Neuner. Her photography challenge is Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #21 Landscapes. ESSAY Keep your horizon level.  We talked about this during our…

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – Distance

  Today in my WordPress Reader I came across a post by a blog I follow by Julie Powell and she had written a post about a Photography Challenge set by Hugh of Hugh's Views & News called Distance. So I thought…

Deer Little Faces

  Face is this weeks subject for photo challenge set by WordPress Daily Post. And so I thought I would create an oil-looking painting in Photoshop of a photograph that I took at Knole, near Sevenoaks in Kent earlier this year, of these lovely little…

My favourite tool – the crop tool

I don't know about you but there are times when you think you have taken the perfect shot, only to find when you are back home and importing your photos into Lightroom that the image you've just imported it is not what…

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…

One Photo Focus – May

It is that time of month again, when we enter the monthly Photo Challenge held by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing... called One Photo Focus. I wanted to create a dreamy looking photograph to this wonderful house.. so I did…

Beautiful in White – Flower

Last year we visited Quex Gardens near Birchington in Kent... and I took this picture of a white flower that was planted within the walled gardens. The exposure was all wrong and it was far too bright and I didn't…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Half-Light

This is my entry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge - Half-Light.  The photograph was taken of a walkway bridge at Maidstone in Kent.

Wooden Bridge

One of the places that we love to visit is Sheffield Park Gardens, and since the car park changes at Wakehurst Place, it seems Sheffield Park Gardens has a hell of a lot more visitors than we've ever seen before.…

Bodiam Castle

One of the very first places we visited when we started to take up photography was Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. It is a lovely place to visit and the steam train leaves Bodiam for Tenterden very regular... so whilst…

Kearsney Abbey Gardens

A few weeks ago I watched a video about how to create a sunset glow in Photoshop and thought I would give it a try. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cc9-iQBMSI Even though I didn't go as extreme as the video showed me how to...…

Stacy Fischer One Photo Focus – December

It is that time again for Stacy Fischer's One Photo Focus Photography Challenge, and this being the last one for 2015.... my god where has this year gone.  I can't believe it is December already. I wanted to create something…

Stacy Fischer – One Photo Focus – November

Doesn't a month soon fly by... before I realised it, it was already the end of October and time to think about the November Monthly Photo Challenge set by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing.  When I first looked at this…

MM 2-29: Monochrome Madness

Yes it is time for Leanne Cole's Monochrome Madness Week Number 29 post.... I missed last weeks entry ... MM 2-28, which I am annoyed with myself about... but I thought I would get this weeks entry to her rather quick...…

One Photo Focus – Hosted by Stacy Fischer

Just the other day I stumbled across a Photo Challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing.  The challenge is to take a photograph submitted by another photographer and process it in your own style.  The original photograph (set of…

Taken by Bren Ryan

Gazebo

Well you have all guessed by now, my forte in Photography is fine-art... I love adding texture and I love playing around in Photoshop.  But one of the things that I find hard is masking, especially when you get a…

Working with smart previews

Now I don't know about you, but I have to keep my original photos on an external drive, due to the size of my photograph library...  Lightroom is great for this because you can build smart previews of your original images and Lightroom allows…

It’s snowing… again

Yesterday I produced a photograph of a snowy landscape and added an effect to the photograph to make it look like it was snowing... Today I wondered if there was a way I could take a photograph I took ages…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette

For this Week's Photo Challenge - Silhouette, I thought I would enter a photograph we took back in July when we visited the New Forest. We sat on a hillside and watched the sun go down and as we were about…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture

  As part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture, I have used the above picture as the texture of the brickwork gives a nice backdrop to this sole yellow flower amongst a mass of purple flowers.

Graduated Filter Tip…

Another tool in Lightroom I use regularly is the graduated filter... again you have many options with this tool, including exposure, contrast, tint, temperature and you can even add colour. But one thing I found with the graduated filter tool…