Delta WordPress Photo Challenge

Well I am still trying to catch up and last week's WordPress Photo Challenge called Delta and WordPress asks you to share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time. For me there is nothing up change going on with our coastlines here in the UK.  What with coastal erosion and rock … Continue reading Delta WordPress Photo Challenge

Out of Focus – WordPress Photo Challange

Here I am busy catching up on the Weekly Photo Challenges set by WordPress every Wednesday. Sorry for them not being in date order but the first challenge that I missed and which caught my eye was the theme Out of Focus. Not everything has to be in perfect focus... and one Photographer's Work which … Continue reading Out of Focus – WordPress Photo Challange

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

It is time again for the weekly WordPress Photo Challenge and this week's theme is Heritage.  Here in the UK we are steeped with Heritage especially along our shores and waterways.   A lot of our castles are now owned and maintained by Scottish Heritage and English Heritage with a few being owned by the … Continue reading WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Selections

It is Friday again... and another weekend is just around the corner.  And we all know that Friday is Quick Tip Day from RyanPhotography!  I am primarily a Lightroom user and one of the tutors of Lightroom and Photoshop that I honestly think is one of the best of the best is Matt Kloskowski.  You … Continue reading Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Selections

Earth day, a weekly WordPress Photo Challenge

Earth Day was on Saturday and unfortunately we didn't get the chance to go out and photograph any new places, which is more the pity.  But by luck I am still in the process of processing photographs from our Easter Weekend trips firstly to Ashenbank Woods and then Hole Park. Our Countryside is one of the … Continue reading Earth day, a weekly WordPress Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge Surprise

Another week and another challenge and this week's photo challenge set by WordPress is called Surprise.  Of course there was nothing like a surprise cow who wanted to make friends and taste my lens.  Within the grounds of Hole Park near Rolvenden was a field with a herd of cows in it. As we strolled … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge Surprise

When time is of the essence – Rochester Castle

What with Easter just being around the corner and a lot of things to do... today's photograph is one I took on a windy cold spring evening at  Rochester Castle in March 2017. After a bit of manipulation in Photoshop to remove a litter bin and a flagpole without a flag... here is my quick … Continue reading When time is of the essence – Rochester Castle

Security of the moat at Leeds Castle near Maidstone

I really can't get my head around the date change of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge... anyway here is my entry for this weeks challenge Security. The above photograph was taken at Leeds Castle back in September 2016 and shows the security of the moat in protecting the castle from invasion.

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

Atop overlooking the countryside

WPC – Atop – Overlooking the countryside

  Another week and another WordPress photography challenge.  And the theme this week is Atop. The above image is my final image processed in Lightroom.  And for this challenge I used an image taken way back in 2014 at the top of Bodiam Castle overlooking the East Sussex Countryside. As part of the course, as … Continue reading WPC – Atop – Overlooking the countryside


WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadows

As many of you may have gathered by now I am an avid Lightroom User and if I can do all of my processing in Lightroom I will.  Have WordPress excelled themselves?  You bet they have, but I will get back to that in a moment.  First of all it seems absolutely ages since I … Continue reading WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadows

Digital Art – One Step Further

For ages, I have wanted to take my Photoshop Skills to a new level.. and today I decided it was time to venture into the world of digital art.  I have created some forms of art in the past but they have been primarily based on photographs we have taken. Today was the day when … Continue reading Digital Art – One Step Further

Woodland Walks

Is it cheating to use Photographic Apps?

Yesterday I wrote about photographic manipulation.. and when an image changes from being a photograph of ... to digital art and the great debate we had in our household over it. Today I want to explore what do people think about Photographic Apps?... Let us be honest here.. if use shoot in RAW you do need … Continue reading Is it cheating to use Photographic Apps?

Stewie the Golden Retriever

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 12 – Face

This is my first entry into this particular photo challenge.. hosted by 'The Girl That Dreams Awake'.. and the theme for this week is 'Face'.  As I am very wary of putting children's faces on the internet... and I would have loved to share photos of my grand children... but for safety's sake I have opted … Continue reading 52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 12 – Face

The power of texture

It was cold, it was murky and the sky was absolutely dreadful.. it was dismal and there wasn't any clouds that gave drama to the sky... but even with the sky as dismal as it was.. I still liked the photo... so what do I do with it?  Of course, at a texture and use … Continue reading The power of texture

Photoshop – Layer Blending Modes

One of the things that frightened the death out of me in Photoshop was blending modes... and how to use them... For ages I couldn't get to grips with what they did until I read this blog post called Photoshop Blend Modes Explained, which gives a very detailed look into blending modes... As you can … Continue reading Photoshop – Layer Blending Modes

Twirl Effect

Monochrome Madness – MM:3-28

It is time once again for Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole Photography, and for the life of me I couldn't pick a picture for love nor money ... I kept processing one... and then resetting and then picked another photograph and reset it.  Whatever it was causing this non-artistic moment,  somehow I just couldn't … Continue reading Monochrome Madness – MM:3-28

Topaz Texture Effects Comparison – SOOC -vs – Lightroom Basic Adjustments

Well today is day 6 of my Topaz Texture Effects 'trial before buy' challenge.  So for this challenge I thought I would do a complete comparison of using Lightroom and Topaz Effects and just using Topaz Effects. This is the image I started out with... which was taken at Inveruglas on the edge of Loch … Continue reading Topaz Texture Effects Comparison – SOOC -vs – Lightroom Basic Adjustments