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Purple Flower of Quex

The above photograph has been processed in both Lightroom and Photoshop…. and was taken at Quex Park Gardens, near Birchington in Kent on the Isle of Thanet.. back in July of 2015. The gardens are spectacular and the wooded area…

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Ivory and Fuschia

    One of the places we visited in San Francisco was the Conservatory of Flowers… if you ever go to San Francisco make sure you visit this place, especially if you like flowers. Anyway for my Before and After…

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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…

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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…

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River Reflection

Today I read a tutorial by Leanne Cole about reflections and how to add them to your photographs. So I thought I would give it a try with a photograph we took back earlier this year when we visited Maidstone.

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Surrounded by Bluebells

Today I watched a video that was created by Laura Macky about replacing colours in an image.  And it was one from her expanding horizons tutorials.  I had never thought about using colour range to change parts of an image.   So I…

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Something Different

Julie Powell who supplied the photograph for this month’s photography challenge, has on her blog, a tutorial for creating twirls.  It was by luck that I found this tutorial.  And luckily Laura Macky decided to use this technique for her…

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Cala Lily

The above picture is of a Cala Lily which was taken at Quex Park in Birchington, Kent. The grounds and gardens are beautiful at Quex Park and there are plenty of picnic areas and places for kids to run around. …

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Second attempt of a silhouette

  Well the above is my second attempt at a silhouette photo.  You see I have a Photoshop book that gives you projects to do.. and one of those projects was silhouettes.. I followed the books instructions of finding two…

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Surfer Girl

Tonight I thought I would try something completely different… I wanted to push the limits and process a photo in a totally different style to what I normally do. The first objective was to find a photo to use ……

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Hever Castle in Kent

Hever Castle

The above image is the final image which was mainly processed in Lightroom… however I did go to Photoshop to remove some elements of the photograph which I found distracting. The picture on the right is the one straight out…

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Bridge at the Venetian

The above was taken during our stay in Las Vegas in May last year. I can’t believe a year has now gone by .. The Venetian Hotel is spectacular… especially inside with its replica of St Mark’s Square. Even though…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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……

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Water cascade – Sheffield Park Gardens

The above photograph was taken on Saturday at Sheffield Park Gardens, in East Sussex and is of a metal bridge that spans the cascading water from one lake to a lower lake. The colours were vibrant and I wanted to…

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Gazebo

Taken by Bren Ryan

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…

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Lets have some orb fun…

  Photography isn’t just about going out and snapping photographs and posting them on a blog… photography has to be about fun… enjoyment and experimentation. Now experimentation doesn’t just to have to be achieved with holding a camera in your…

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Layers in Photoshop for Beginners – PLP #127 – YouTube

Layers in Photoshop for Beginners – PLP #127 – YouTube. http://photoserge.com  

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How to Retouch Monuments in Lightroom & Photoshop – PLP #126 by Serge Ramelli – YouTube

How to Retouch Monuments in Lightroom & Photoshop – PLP #126 by Serge Ramelli – YouTube. http://photoserge.com  

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