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...…

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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…

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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…

Graduated Filter – Matt’s tip

Graduated Filter - Matt's tip One of the blogs I follow religiously is Lightroomkillertips, and I would recommend following this blog if you use Lightroom..  Apart from Matt giving you free presets to work with, he also gives some great…