Before and After Challenge – 1st January 2020

Happy New Year Everyone xx   We hope you had a great Xmas and we wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. This month's Before and After photo challenge is a photograph of Llandudno photographed from the pier. DOWNLOAD FOR THIS MONTH'S PHOTO To use the image, which is in raw and jpeg, download … Continue reading Before and After Challenge – 1st January 2020

Before and After Challenge – 1st December 2019

This month's Before and After photo challenge is a photograph of Canary Wharf taken from across the River at North Greenwich. DOWNLOAD FOR THIS MONTH'S PHOTO To use the image, which is in raw and jpeg, download the zip folder and then extract the image contained in the folder. My Edits In Lightroom, I used … Continue reading Before and After Challenge – 1st December 2019

Before and After Challenge – 1st November 2019

This month's Before and After photo challenge is a photograph of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. DOWNLOAD FOR THIS MONTH'S PHOTO To use the image, which is in raw and jpeg, download the zip folder and then extract the image contained in the folder. My Edits For my edits, I wanted to create a dark … Continue reading Before and After Challenge – 1st November 2019

Before and After Challenge – 1st October 2019

This month's Before and After photo challenge is a panoramic photograph of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, which I stitched together in Photoshop. DOWNLOAD FOR THIS MONTH'S PHOTO To use the image, which is jpeg, download the zip folder and then extract the image contained in the folder. My Edits I did … Continue reading Before and After Challenge – 1st October 2019

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. DOWNLOAD SEPTEMBER IMAGE My Edits Here is the original image. My first task was to … Continue reading Before and After Challenge – September 2019

Before and After Photography Challenge – August 2019

A little while ago I asked which of the three challenges should I keep.  Time is of the essence now and so I am finding hard to keep up with all three challenges as I do love to participate in other people's challenges. Decision So I have decided to stay with the Before and After … Continue reading Before and After Photography Challenge – August 2019

Before and After Photography Challenge – June 2019

This is the third challenge of the Before and After Challenge, and thank you to all those that took part in May's Challenge.  It was lovely seeing your images.  For this month I thought an architectural photo of Old Scotney Castle would be a great image to be creative with. DOWNLOAD IMAGE FOR JUNE Please … Continue reading Before and After Photography Challenge – June 2019

Before and After Photography Challenge – May 2019

This is the second one of the Before and After Challenge, and thank you to all those that took part in April's Challenge.  It was lovely seeing your images.  Keeping with the water theme I thought for this month a photograph of the coastline at Corton in Suffolk would be a great image to be … Continue reading Before and After Photography Challenge – May 2019

Before and After Photography Challenge – April 2019

As you may have gathered the weekly Photo for the Week Challenge has changed to Photo for the Month and will be held on the first Monday of the month. I do hope you all still continue to take part and I do love viewing your entries. New Before and After Challenge Well, a few … Continue reading Before and After Photography Challenge – April 2019

Playing around – Just for fun

It is winter here in the South East of England and with that comes the closure of many gardens and stately homes.  So for images it is delving into the archives and places we have visited during the years. Well today I stumbled across this image.. Marle Place in Kent.  And this image was taken … Continue reading Playing around – Just for fun

Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens

Way, way back before we officially took up photography we went on a holiday to Dorset.  And during our holiday we visited Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens.  As we strolled around the gardens we came across this little wooden structure. The above image is straight out of camera, and was shot in Jpeg format using a Fuji … Continue reading Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens

Testing textures in ON1 Raw 2018.5

Adding a texture is one of the things I love to do to my images.  I like to create artwork and I have a vast array of textures saved on my hard-drive.  Primarily I would have used Photoshop and spent ages, masking and creating luminosity masks to show the texture just where I wanted it … Continue reading Testing textures in ON1 Raw 2018.5

Comparison of HDR Software

Yesterday I processed the above photographed and posted it on this blog.  The image was created using 3 photos and merged into HDR.  Today I thought I would show you comparisons of three different HDR programs I use, Lightroom Merge to HDR, HDR Pro in Photoshop and Aurora 2018. These are the images I used.  … Continue reading Comparison of HDR Software

Critiquing your own image

Must be one of the hardest things to do... I know I have found it hard.  Well, let's start at the beginning. You all know I had a hard-drive failure and one of the images I lost was one I processed in Topaz Studio and Luminar of boats at Folkestone Harbour.   As much as … Continue reading Critiquing your own image

On the beach

Today I decided to use a photograph of an image we took which was just a holiday snap and before we even decided to take up photography as a hobby. I wanted to see how far I could process them image as it was photographed with a Fuji FinePix S5700 way back in August 2011. … Continue reading On the beach

Creating Watercolour Effect Photography

On Sunday we took a trip to Sissinghurst Castle... in Kent.  Albeit under protest at the last controversy surrounding the outing of a squire as being gay, which I didn't approve of.  Anyway, we decided to go and I shot this photograph of some red flowers and wanted to see if I could create a … Continue reading Creating Watercolour Effect Photography

Processing of A Fallen Tree at Ashenbank Woods

I thought I would give you a guide into the processing I did on the above image.  I knew in my mind I wanted to create a soft but saturated image of a fallen tree at Ashenbank Woods near Cobham.  As I was adding a slight texture to my image, I knew I would be … Continue reading Processing of A Fallen Tree at Ashenbank Woods

There it stood – one lonely daffodil…

To keep myself out of mischief today I decided to play around with a singular daffodil that was photographed in the greenhouse of Hall Place in Bexley. And believe it or not it is of a miniature daffodil. I wanted to enhance the colours of this singular daffodil to make the petals a more vibrant … Continue reading There it stood – one lonely daffodil…