Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Purple

A photograph of boats at Hyde Park Marina in San Francisco. Camera: Canon EOS 600DLens: Canon EF-18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STMF/Number: f/7.1ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 27 mmShutter Speed: 1/250 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom Classic and PhotoshopPhotographer: Bren Ryan The challenge topic set by Sandy was purple... Well flowers are purple like the image below... but for my … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Purple

Friendly Friday – Junk… not to me!

A still life image of three bottles and petals Camera: Fujifilm X-T100Lens: XC15-55mm Kit LensF/Number: f/16.0ISO: 200 Focal Distance: 15 mmShutter Speed: 0.8 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC One of the places I love trawling around is charity shops. You can find many useful items at such low cost. I think these bottles were under £2-3, … Continue reading Friendly Friday – Junk… not to me!

Friendly Friday Challenge – Surprise

It's been nearly two week's since we have been allowed to drive places here in England.  And then you are restricted to where you go. Anyway, last Saturday we took a trip to Herne Bay and I was surprised, to say the least at the lack of social distancing. People milling around as if it … Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Surprise


For me, the COVID pandemic has made me turn my hand to still life photography.  Not being able to do much landscape photography, I have taken to finding objects in and around my home to photograph. Whether it be artificial flowers, with a purse and glasses thrown in for good measure Or flowers placed in … Continue reading Friendly Friday: COVID DISCOVERIES

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Sea Creatures.

Well, I know my little clownfish isn't in the sea, and the other fishes want to think thank God she's in a tank.  Because she is one bully.  We bought two clownfish and hoped they would get along and breed.  By all accounts, they determine with time what sex they want to be.  And the … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Sea Creatures.

Friendly Friday Drama

One of the ways to create drama in an image is by clouds. The above photograph was taken in York whilst we were on one of the river cruises. It was an overcast day and the sky was bland. So by Luminar's 4 Sky Replacement, I created more drama to the sky. Also by adding … Continue reading Friendly Friday Drama

Friendly Friday – Balconies

For my 60th back in 2018, my hubby arranged for us to go to the West End and see 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, in Drury Lane.  And I thought the balconies of the theatre would be an ideal image for this challenge. Posted as part of the Friendly Friday - Balconies Photography Challenge.

Friendly Friday: Electric

Electric blue... the above photograph is a photograph of Canary Wharf photographed from across the River Thames at North Greenwich.  And with all the lights on the buildings is an ideal candidate for the Friendly Friday challenge. Even a monochrome version of the same photograph is electrifying with its monochrome tones. Posted as part of … Continue reading Friendly Friday: Electric