Sunset at Monterey

A photograph of a sunset taken from Monterey Beach Hotel in Monterey, California, processed in Lightroom and Luminar.

Weathered Car from Hackberry

Weathered – WordPress Photo Challenge

Here I am playing catch-up with the WordPress Photo Challenges and last week's challenge was called Weathered.  And I was thinking what image could I use to show how things weather when left to the elements of wind, rain, sun and age. So the image I decided to use was one we took whilst we … Continue reading Weathered – 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

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

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

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

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

Wooden Bridge

WPC – Path – Wooden Bridge Over the Coe

Whilst looking back over previous photo challenges that WordPress curates and I found one called Path. A path comes in many shapes and forms, like the image above. Which is of a wooden bridge.  A path is made by using different materials that enable a person to walk across an area with ease.  It could be concrete, decking, timber planks, … Continue reading WPC – Path – Wooden Bridge Over the Coe

Weekly Photo Challenge Wishing

Another week and another photography challenge from the WordPress Team.  And the topic for this week's challenge is called Wish.  And boy am I wishing for spring and summer to arrive early.  Last year for me was to put it bluntly horrendous.  What with not being able to go out and about. Yes, I had the … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge Wishing

Eltham Palace Moat

The Moat – Eltham Palace Gardens

  One of the places we love to visit is Eltham Palace Gardens in London.. which is owned and maintained by the English Heritage... The Palace is surrounded by a moat, with two of moat being water and the other two sides being formal gardens... To gain access to the Palace you have to cross … Continue reading The Moat – Eltham Palace Gardens

Mixing Filters and Styles on your image

For me Lightroom is my first port of call when processing an image.  I like its simplicity, its versatility and for me the easiest post processing software to use. My main aim of using Photoshop is to remove elements that you can't remove in Lightroom. The above photograph was created by using Lightroom's HDR feature.  … Continue reading Mixing Filters and Styles on your image

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From pink to blue…

On our visit to Great Comp Garden.. within the gardens was these pretty pink flowers... with petals that looked so delicate.  Anyway I processed the photograph in Lightroom and then decided to do another edit.. only this time I lowered the Vibrance, Clarity and Saturation and added a Deep Blue and Gold split tone...  Which in turn … Continue reading From pink to blue…

Photoshop Mix for Tablet

Finally it is here.. Photoshop Mix for Android Tablet.. for many weeks and months I have been moaning that Photoshop Mix was only available for your phone.. now it's available for tablet use and I have created the image above using Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop Mix.  Now let's hope that Adobe adds all features of … Continue reading Photoshop Mix for Tablet

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Rocks

First of all my sincere apologies to Cee for not taking part in her photo challenges lately, time has been of the essence and life got in the way.  Anyway, her challenge this week is about Rocks and I just had the perfect photograph for this. It is my rock hugger photograph.. it is one … Continue reading Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Rocks

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

Trying something new…yet again

  I just love experimenting.. and when you experiment you learn to do new things in Photoshop and Lightroom.  Now on this PC I have a problem the Oil Paint filter refuses to work in Photoshop.  I don't know what the problem is but no way will it play ball.  And today I wanted to … Continue reading Trying something new…yet again

Twirl Effect

My first week on Social Media…

As much as I like blogging... it has been really nice... just processing photographs and uploading them to Social Media... Many years ago I joined 500px and never really posted much to it... but with my new work flow from Lightroom, I have been posting quite a bit to 500px.  In fact I have now … Continue reading My first week on Social Media…

Black and White or Colour – Upnor High Street

One place that is close to us is Upnor... and as you stroll down the High Street of Upper Upnor towards Upnor Castle, the road is made out of cobblestones with a pub at the top of the High Street and another pub further down... The High Street, which is a quaint little street, leads directly to … Continue reading Black and White or Colour – Upnor High Street