Quick Tip – Using The Flow Control in Lightroom

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=l3AMavaU5uU One of the sites that I regularly visit in Scott Kelby's Lightroom Killer Tips.  And this particular tip I have found very useful.  The tip is about using the Flow Control when making local adjustments. In the past I have just set my Flow to 100 and then lowered or increased the relevant … Continue reading Quick Tip – Using The Flow Control in Lightroom

Favourite Place WordPress Photo Challenge

I have to say that the topic this week for the WordPress Photo Challenge  called Favourite Place has me thinking of a place that is close to where I live.. called Ashenbank Bank Woods near Cobham in Kent. Just a few minutes drive from us is this wondrous place which brings nature to our doorstep.  … Continue reading Favourite Place WordPress Photo Challenge

Rounded WordPress Photo Challenge

Finally I am getting there... I have am catching up with the WordPress Photo Challenges I have missed.. and boy was there a few.  The final topic, which was last week's topic was called Rounded.  Objects which are rounded and have curves within their structure are all around us, whether it be flowers or architecture. … Continue reading Rounded WordPress Photo Challenge

Scale WordPress Photo Challenge

Scale is the topic for the Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge for the Week beginning the 11th October 2017, and I have only just got around to processing a photograph for this particular challenge. As I said in my previous post I have a lot of catching up to do. 😀 😀 😀 And for my … Continue reading Scale WordPress Photo Challenge

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

Layered WordPress Photo Challenge

Layered is the subject for this week's photo challenge curated by WordPress.  And there is nothing like the layers of branches on a tree full of red coloured leaves like this one at Sheffield Park Gardens, taken only last week. Sheffield Park Gardens is one of my favourite places to visit.. I love autumn colours, … Continue reading Layered WordPress Photo Challenge

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

Lightroom sluggish… some tips to speed up Lightroom

Is Lightroom sluggish for you?  Well here are a few tips to speed up Lightroom. Import using at least Standard Previews (if you have enough disk space import using 1:1). This might slow down the import but will benefit you during your workflow. And not for the faint hearted - clear develop history. But don't … Continue reading Lightroom sluggish… some tips to speed up Lightroom

Waiting WordPress Photo Challenge

Honestly, that was me yesterday... Waiting to get some peace and an afternoon nap...  You see the day started out with a loose kitchen tap... yes it needed tightening up and I got a phone call from hubby saying, 'If you clear the under-sink cupboard out and find the monobloc spanners, which are in the … Continue reading Waiting WordPress Photo Challenge

Corner WordPress Photo Challenge

The topic for this week's photo challenge is called Corner and you are asked to type of corner evoke emotion within yourself.  Well for me it has to be corners in Architecture.  Especially when you have such great architecture like the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco with its columns and the intricate mouldings … Continue reading Corner WordPress Photo Challenge

Rework of a Little Egret

Back in 2016, I processed a photograph of a Little Egret which I took at Northward Hill Nature Reserve and processed the image in a blue wash.  Today I decided to rework that image.. and the first thing I did was to flip the photograph horizontally. I wanted to do this image in black and … Continue reading Rework of a Little Egret

A collection of old photographs

Arthritis is such a pain... and lately my hands have really been hurting and I have noticed that some of my photographs have a lot of camera shake when I am using my heavy DSLR.  I love my Canon EOS70D but by the time you add a lens to the camera... boy is it heavy.  … Continue reading A collection of old photographs

Working on old images and using Twitter

Over the last couple of days, I have shared more of our photography to Twitter, Viewbug and 500px.  All in all it is rather time-consuming.  I've been a member of these sites for a few years, especially Twitter.  So I thought it was about time that I utilised these social platforms for displaying our images. … Continue reading Working on old images and using Twitter

Strolling around Rochester – Street Photography

Over the weekend at Rochester in Kent was the Medieval Merriment Festival which was held in the Castle Gardens, not far from the High Street in Rochester.   With Knights in armour, and period traders, this event gave me the perfect opportunity to practice my Street Photography. And because there were tourists there I didn't … Continue reading Strolling around Rochester – Street Photography

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

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Dodge and Burn

When it comes to processing images, one part of my work flow is to dodge and burn an image to depth and highlight light sources and shadow sources. To me dodging and burning gives a new dimension to a photograph. It was only yesterday I was speaking to a friend who runs a blog called … Continue reading Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Dodge and Burn

Textures WordPress Photo Challenge

Textures are all around us... whether it be leaves on the ground, or the bark on an old tree.  We don't have to look far before we find textures in a variety of objects. We can also add textures to an image to create more depth.. textures can come from many places, paving slabs, bricks, … Continue reading Textures WordPress Photo Challenge