Woodland Walk at Rosemoor

Woodland Walk at Rosemoor Gardens in Devon - Two different edits. Camera: Canon EOS 600DLens: Canon EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS IIF/Number: f/4.5ISO: 200 Focal Distance: 55 mmShutter Speed: 1/30 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom Classic and Luminar A1Photographer: Bren Ryan Yesterday was the release of Lightroom Version 11 and oh boy am I excited. I love the new … Continue reading Woodland Walk at Rosemoor

Pull Up at Seat Photo Challenge Week 32

A photograph of the woodlands at Rosemoor Gardens in Devon processed in Photoshop and Topaz Studio Camera: Canon EOS 70DLens: Canon EF-S18-200mm f3.5-5.6 ISF/Number: f/5.6ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 20 mmShutter Speed: 1/60 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC, Topas Studio 2 and PhotoshopPhotographer: Ashley Ryan You can even find a seat even in the woods... there are … Continue reading Pull Up at Seat Photo Challenge Week 32

Sunday Catchup

Camera: Canon EOS 70DLens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 ISF/Number: f/8.0ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 50 mmShutter Speed: 1/8 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC First of all my sincere apologies for not posting or doing our challenges for the last couple of weeks, but unfortunately our minds have been elsewhere as we have suffered a bereavement in the … Continue reading Sunday Catchup

Woodland Walk – Free Preset

A photograph of the woodland at Emmett's Gardens in Kent. Camera Settings Camera: Canon EOS600 DLens: EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USMF/Number: f/4.5ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 60mmShutter Speed: 1/160 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC One of our very first photography trips was to Emmett's Gardens in Kent. For the processing of this image I used my Brown and Cream Preset and … Continue reading Woodland Walk – Free Preset

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63 – Magical

“There is a secret garden where miracles and magic abound, and it’s available to anyone who makes the choice to visit here.” ~Dr Wayne Dyer To me, the 'secret garden' has to be woodlands.  Where you never know what is around the corner or the next tree. And when you stumble on bluebells growing proudly … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63 – Magical

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #39 – Hello April

April is here... and this week's Lens Artists Photography Challenge set by Patti, who runs a blog called The World is Book..,  is called Hello April. And my entries for this challenge have to be the start of leaves appearing on trees. Bluebells carpeting the woodland floor. And daffodils blooming Welcome April... the start of … Continue reading Lens Artists Photo Challenge #39 – Hello April

Oil Paint of Ashehank Woods

A Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point

Every week Nancy of Nancy Merrill Photography hosts a photography challenge and this week her theme is called Vanishing Point. Well as you know I love woodland walks and there is nothing like the vanishing point of a path or trail through woodland.. so I thought I would showcase some woodland paths that have vanished … Continue reading A Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point

Pooh Bridge

Yesterday, the sun was shining and we decided to take a drive out.  As we are now in the winter months, some places we like to visit are closed for the winter.  Anyway,  one of the things I love doing is going for woodland walks. Normally we stick to woods that are close to home.  … Continue reading Pooh Bridge

Leaves, overgrown and fenced

The above photo was shot at Ashenbank Woods, near Cobham in Kent.  One of my favourite places to visit and very local to me. It is very rare that one image is suitable for three challenges on the same day.. but the above image fits these three challenges perfectly. FOWC with Fandango — Fence Your Daily … Continue reading Leaves, overgrown and fenced

Oil Paint of Ashehank Woods


Woods I part the out-thrusting branches and come in beneath the blessed and the blessing trees. Though I am silent there is singing around me. Though I am dark there is vision around me. Though I am heavy there is flight around me. by Wendell Berry One of my favourite places to visit is Ashenbank … Continue reading Silent

Redwoods of Bedgebury Pinetum

We were going through a lot of house renovation over the last few months... and our cameras were gathering dust.  Anyway to cut a long story short... we are finished renovating.. the last bit being done Monday and Tuesday with the fascia and soffits being done. So Sunday came and we decided that was it... … Continue reading Redwoods of Bedgebury Pinetum

A walk in the woods at Shorne

This morning, hubby decided to check when his car's MOT is and as he now gets the train to and fro work, his car has been sitting, on the drive.  We knew the MOT was July sometime but the exact date... well we had no chance of remembering that. Anyway he wanted to give his … Continue reading A walk in the woods at Shorne

Oil Paint of Ashehank Woods

Lightroom CC on laptop/desktop

I have been a stark advocate of Lightroom Classic, and would use Lightroom Mobile now and again on my phone or tablet.  But when it came to processing a photograph in Lightroom CC on my desktop or laptop... well it never happened.  Since downloading the software to my desktop and laptop I don't think I've … Continue reading Lightroom CC on laptop/desktop

Windows WordPress Photo Challenge

It is Wednesday evening and a new WordPress Photo Challenge called Windows has just been set.  And to be perfectly honest the weather is dank and miserable here and my garden is not in a very good state at the moment, so I thought for this challenge I would think about the kind of view … Continue reading Windows WordPress Photo Challenge

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