Throwback Thursday- Fountains Abbey

A photograph of Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire Camera: Canon EOS 70DLens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 ISF/Number: f/5.6ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 70mmShutter Speed: 1/320 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC Posted as Part of Throwback Thursday #throwbackthursday

A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty

The challenge set by Nancy Merrill's Photo A Week Challenge is called Beauty.  Beauty is all around us.  It doesn't have to be new... it can be old.  Like this image of the ruins of Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire. You can imagine how beautiful this place was when it was first built.  However, to … Continue reading A Photo a Week Challenge: Beauty

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #35: Architecture

Amy's topic for the Lens-Artist Photography challenge is Architecture.  So I thought I would show you a gallery of architecture images photographed at the various locations we have travelled, including the South East of England, Yorkshire, California, Las Vegas and Cambridgeshire. Architecture is everywhere.. especially in old buildings, and we both love to capture historic … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #35: Architecture

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: #16 Big Can Be Beautiful Too!!

For Tina's challenge this week I thought of Big Ben now named as Queen Elizabeth Tower.  But to me and many others, it is still Big Ben. Big can come in many shapes and forms, and there is nothing like a big cat. Whilst in North Yorkshire, Fountains Abbey, was big.  With a little imagination, … Continue reading Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: #16 Big Can Be Beautiful Too!!

Cottage by Fountains Bridge

Just by the entrance of Fountains Abbey, stands Fountains Bridge  on Fountains Lane... And on that road stands this wonderful and quaint English cottage.  It is breathtakingly beautiful and believe it or not that road had a sharp right-hand turn that leads up to the Aldfield.  The entrance is just up from that gate on … Continue reading Cottage by Fountains Bridge

Comparison of HDR Software

Yesterday I processed the above photographed and posted it on this blog.  The image was created using 3 photos and merged into HDR.  Today I thought I would show you comparisons of three different HDR programs I use, Lightroom Merge to HDR, HDR Pro in Photoshop and Aurora 2018. These are the images I used.  … Continue reading Comparison of HDR Software


A photo a week challenge – The fruits of your labour

We are both members of the National Trust, and we love to travel around and see the many stately homes, gardens and ruins the National Trust has to offer.   On our recent trip to North Yorkshire, we visited Fountains Abbey, photographed above. Anyway the challenge for this week's A photo a week, hosted by … Continue reading A photo a week challenge – The fruits of your labour