Swan and Cygnet


I am a great fan of photo challenges, as you may have gathered. Now what is it I love about them?

  • Photo challenges, gives you the opportunity to interact with fellow bloggers, which I love.
  • Photo Challenges gives you inspiration with regards to which images are needed to post for that particular subject.
  • Photo challenges inspire you to post more.

And above all…

  • They improve your photography skills and give you chance to experiment with images.
A photograph of a swan and cygnet photographed at Leybourne Lakes in Kent.ii

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6
F/Number: f/7.1
ISO: 800
Focal Distance: 300 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
Photograph Date: 11.03.2012
Location: Leybourne Lakes, Kent
Photographer: Ash
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic


For instance, every week Jez Braithwaite holds a Water Water Everywhere Photography Challenge every Monday. As long as your image has water in it, you can join in. Whether that water is a river, puddle, lake, waterfall or raindrops, it really doesn’t matter what the subject is… just as long as there is water.

With the above image… I have a preset called experimental dreams. And for the swans and cygnet I used this preset, played around with the masks and then basic edits, added a vignette and a little bit of sharpening. Have a great day!

10 responses to “Swan and Cygnet”

  1. That’s a delightful photo – very calming.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Stunningly elegant in its simplicity. Have a great day My Friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Such a beautiful shot; swans at their best 😃

    Liked by 1 person

  4. absolutely beautiful!!

    Liked by 1 person

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