A bit of everything with software

Playing around with various bits of software is one of the things I love doing.  Take this image for instance.. photographed at Riverside Marina at Lymington, I loved the image but it was bland. The sky was bland.. there was a post I didn't like and a sign on the wooden board.  So from Lightroom, … Continue reading A bit of everything with software

Out of this world WordPress Photo Challenge

Oh my this week's challenge has me thinking of Spring... something that is Out of This World is the topic of this week's challenge and there is nothing like a walk in the woods to take you away from the troubles of the world. So for me.. after last week's bitterly cold days and being … Continue reading Out of this world WordPress Photo Challenge

Using several editing programs on an image.

  If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber like myself then you automatically get Photoshop with the Photography Plan. For some Photoshop is rather daunting and people sometimes want to steer clear of it.. and at times I feel that way too. However, on saying that Photoshop is an ideal place for using your various … Continue reading Using several editing programs on an image.

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

Glow WordPress Photo Challenge

My God I can't believe it is over a month since I posted to this blog and participated in a WordPress Photo Challenge. Anyway one of the challenges I have missed is called Glow.  Now for me the meaning of glow is something bright.. the sun glows and casts light to enhance things.  Anyway going … Continue reading Glow 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 -v- Photoshop -v- Photomatix for Interior HDR Shots

Now if I can stay within one program to do all my processing.. I am one happy bunny.  Simply because a) my computer is not very good at handling loads of photo-editing programs all at one time and b) it is easier for me and I like the easy life.  However, when it comes to … Continue reading Lightroom -v- Photoshop -v- Photomatix for Interior HDR Shots

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

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

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

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

Satisfaction WordPress Photo Challenge

Satisfaction So what is satisfaction?  For me it is when I accomplish something that I only dreamed of.  Like taking a photograph and transforming it into something else. My original image was this deep cerise flower. Even though I liked the original image I wanted to create something different and the colour I had in … Continue reading Satisfaction WordPress Photo Challenge

Reflecting WordPress Photo Challenge

Another photography challenge set by the WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Reflecting where they ask you create an image with a reflection. And for my submission to this theme I have used a twirl photo I created and sent it to Photoshop, where I created the reflection by using layers, layer masks and blending … Continue reading Reflecting WordPress Photo Challenge

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Sharpening using a Mask

One of the edits I do to each photo I process in Lightroom is Sharpening in the Details Panel in the Develop Module. How ever using the masking slider can be hit or miss as it doesn't automatically show a mask. By holding down the Option key on MAC or the Alt key on PC … Continue reading Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Sharpening using a Mask

Bridge WordPress Photo Challenge

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Bridge.  WordPress ask you to post a photograph of a bridge.  To me, a bridge is something that takes you from one place to another.  Whether it be a void, a river, a road, or a walkway.  And for this week's subject I decided to use a … Continue reading Bridge WordPress Photo Challenge