Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens

Way, way back before we officially took up photography we went on a holiday to Dorset.  And during our holiday we visited Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens.  As we strolled around the gardens we came across this little wooden structure. The above image is straight out of camera, and was shot in Jpeg format using a Fuji … Continue reading Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens

The Lake at West Green

Another photo I found when culling, was this one from West Green Gardens in Hampshire.  A property and gardens which is owned and leased out by the National Trust.  On the day we visited, they were preparing for a special occasion.. hence the marquees.   The day to day running of West Green gardens is … Continue reading The Lake at West Green

Critiquing your own image

Must be one of the hardest things to do... I know I have found it hard.  Well, let's start at the beginning. You all know I had a hard-drive failure and one of the images I lost was one I processed in Topaz Studio and Luminar of boats at Folkestone Harbour.   As much as … Continue reading Critiquing your own image

Back to Scotney

At the moment I am really liking this soft style of processing and creating images which are a little more saturated.   The above image was photographed at the rear of the visitor centre.  Firstly why I chose the rear was because one there wasn't people hanging around the café, visitor centre and shop and … Continue reading Back to Scotney

Penshurst Place

Carrying on from Matt's Luminosity Colouring in Photoshop... I thought I would try this technique on a set of images which I turned into a panoramic shot of Penshurst Place.  Oh boy, can you play around with the colours, using Matt's tutorial! The sky was bland, there was little detail there, but by using this … Continue reading Penshurst Place

Redwoods of Bedgebury Pinetum

We were going through a lot of house renovation over the last few months... and our cameras were gathering dust.  Anyway to cut a long story short... we are finished renovating.. the last bit being done Monday and Tuesday with the fascia and soffits being done. So Sunday came and we decided that was it... … Continue reading Redwoods of Bedgebury Pinetum

Photo for the Week – 3 – Stream

Whilst culling my Lightroom catalogue and images, I came across an image I took way back in 2013 a wooden bridge crossing a stream at Bateman House. I processed the image in Lightroom and Luminar.  Please feel free to enter the Photo for the Week challenge - the instructions are below. Photo for the Week … Continue reading Photo for the Week – 3 – Stream

A walk in the woods at Shorne

This morning, hubby decided to check when his car's MOT is and as he now gets the train to and fro work, his car has been sitting, on the drive.  We knew the MOT was July sometime but the exact date... well we had no chance of remembering that. Anyway he wanted to give his … Continue reading A walk in the woods at Shorne

Using several editing programs on an image.

  If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber like myself then you automatically get Photoshop with the Photography Plan. For some Photoshop is rather daunting and people sometimes want to steer clear of it.. and at times I feel that way too. However, on saying that Photoshop is an ideal place for using your various … Continue reading Using several editing programs on an image.

Luminar 2018 Trial and what a Transformation

I have been really busy lately with real-life events, yet again!  And that means my photography has had to take a back burner seat, much to my disapproval, but hey-ho, we can't have it always.  Anyway today I decided to get my laptop out and boy what with Windows Updates and Software Updates it hasn't … Continue reading Luminar 2018 Trial and what a Transformation