CBWC – Photo A Week – Fences and Gates

Ashenbank Woods near Cobham in Kent. Camera: Canon EOS 70DLens: Canon EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS F/Number: f/8.0ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 28 mmShutter Speed: 1/60 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom ClassicPhotographer: Ashley Ryan The Monochrome image is Posted as Part of Cee's CBWC Photography Challenge - Fences and Gates and the Colour version is for Nancy Merrill's A Photo … Continue reading CBWC – Photo A Week – Fences and Gates

Adding a Radiance Filter in Topaz Studio 2

A photograph of Ashenbank Woods in Cobham Kent Processed in Lightroom, Photoshop and Topaz Studio 2. Camera: Canon EOS 70DLens: Canon EF-S24mm f/2.8 STMF/Number: f/7.1ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 24 mmShutter Speed: 1/60 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC, Topas Studio 2 and PhotoshopPhotographer: Bren Ryan Last night I was playing around with an image I photographed of … Continue reading Adding a Radiance Filter in Topaz Studio 2

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #92: Going Back – the Second Time Around

There are a few places I can go time and time again.  Whatever the season, whatever the weather there is always something new to explore.  Below is just three of my favourite places where I can go back time and time again. Ashenbank Woods in Kent Scotney Castle in Kent Sheffield Park Gardens in East … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #92: Going Back – the Second Time Around

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trees

One of my favourite wooded areas local to us is Ashenbank Woods at Cobham.  Just a couple of miles from us.. and we have pure beauty, especially in bluebell season. Posted as part of Frank's Tuesday Photography Challenge - Trees.  

Motion Blur – Giving it a go

I have seen numerous photographs across the internet of motion blur.  I am beginning to quite like this effect.  So I thought I'd give it a go. For the above shot.  I just sent the image into Photoshop from Lightroom.  Then once in Photoshop, I duplicated the layer. Then I added a motion blur filter … Continue reading Motion Blur – Giving it a go

Photo for the Week – 45 – Woodland Walks

First of all, thank you to all those that participated in last week's challenge.  What great images for last week's challenge.  I am truly grateful for to all those that participated. So the challenge for this week is Woodland Walks. My favourite thing to do is to walk through the woodland.  I just love how … Continue reading Photo for the Week – 45 – Woodland Walks

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

Lens-Artists Challenge #32 – Shadows

Tina from Travels and Trifles set the Lens-Artists Photography challenge this week and her subject is Shadows.  On a hot summer's day with the sun shining brightly throughout woodland you can see the shadows of the trees.  The above image was taken at Ashenbank Woods in Kent. The above image shows the shadow of Bixby … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #32 – Shadows

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

Silent

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

Wednesday RDP – COMEBACK

Now the Ragtag Daily Prompt of Comeback was no problem to me.  When I visit these woods, they also seem to say 'Comeback' to me.  I just love walking around those woods, and as the woods are local to me and renowned for their bluebells, there is no hesitation in hearing their 'Comeback' call.

Green Pasture of Ashenbank

What with real-life things, some sad and some good, my inspiration for blogging and processing our images has diminished.  I kept thinking I need to do some photographs for our blog... but never felt mentally capable of doing. I seemed to loose my inspiration and would stare aimlessly at images and then shut the laptop … Continue reading Green Pasture of Ashenbank

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