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Lens-Artists Challenge #65 – Pick a Place

The Lens-Artists challenge this week is called Pick a Place hosted by Tina, and like Tina, I have chosen Scotland as one of the places that I could visit day in and day out.  The long winding roads, the beauty…

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge #64: Countryside and/or Small Towns

Being landscape photographers this challenge is just up our street.  We just love our countryside. Here in Kent, we have fields upon fields covered in rape-seed flowers and they truly bring such a sunshine colour to our fields.

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Before and After Challenge – September 2019

Well, it is that time of the month again… where I give you an image to play around with for the September Before and After Challenge. You can download the images (RAW and Jpeg) by clicking on the link below….

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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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Flower of the Day – 19th May 2019

A photograph of honeysuckle taken whilst holidaying in Glencoe back in 2016 and entered into Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

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Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Peaceful

The theme this week set by Weekly Prompts for their Photo Challenge is called Peaceful.  For my first image, I am using a photo we took whilst holidaying the beautiful surrounds of Glencoe. I couldn’t believe how peaceful it was.  Even…

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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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Photo for the Week – 17 – Mountains

First of all, thanks go to everyone who entered last week’s challenge.  Back in 2016 we took our annual holiday in Glencoe Scotland.  The weather wasn’t that brilliant but the scenery was spectacular.  The photograph above is of the Three…

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Content aware fill

One of the new powerful features in Photoshop is the Content-Aware Fill tool.  In this video, Julianne Kost explains its concept and what it can do. I wanted to take the content-aware tool a little further. As you can see…

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FOWC with Fandango — Beard

Photograph of a guide at Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland. And entered into Fandangos FOWC Challenge, Beard.

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Your Daily Word Prompt – Rainy

Scotland is renowned for its rain.  Especially in the Highlands.   On our trip to Scotland back in 2016, we strolled by the River Coe just as the rain was coming in from over the mountains.  And I thought this…

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Photo Challenge – Top of the Hill

Looking down on Urquhart Castle in Scotland, from the top of the hill.

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FOWC with Fandango — Stretch

A photograph of a stretch of road in Scotland and entered into Fandango’s FOWC – Stretch Photography Challenge.  Oh PS… by the powers of Lightroom, so your eye was drawn to the road, the image has been flipped in Lightroom….

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On the River at Glencoe – Compsite #3

The above photograph was taken by the River Coe at Glencoe.  The sky on that day was bland and grey.  So for this image, I added a sky overlay and played around with the blending mode and layer mask, in…

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Moonlit Shore – Composite #2

Continuing with my composite work… I thought I would work on an image taken in Scotland back in 2016 as we were heading to Mallaig.  

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RDP # Tuesday: CONTRAST

As we drove to Mallaig on a storm-filled day we stopped in a layby and photographed this image of one of the lochs, called Loch Nan Uamh not far from The Prince’s Cairn as we headed towards Mallaig.

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Weekly Update 22nd May – New and Updated Portfolios

Well this is my third week into reorganising this blog and to be honest… I have been slightly lazy and I’ve not done a lot of sorting or adding 22nd May Portfolios . Like with every thing in life, if…

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

It is time again for the weekly WordPress Photo Challenge and this week’s theme is Heritage.  Here in the UK we are steeped with Heritage especially along our shores and waterways.   A lot of our castles are now owned…

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On The Loch

Just over a week ago, I received an email from Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs, who had seen my Duck Pond photograph; and she asked if I would be prepared to write an article for the Topaz Labs.. First of all…

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Topaz Texture Effects Comparison – SOOC -vs – Lightroom Basic Adjustments

Well today is day 6 of my Topaz Texture Effects ‘trial before buy’ challenge.  So for this challenge I thought I would do a complete comparison of using Lightroom and Topaz Effects and just using Topaz Effects. This is the…

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