Ooh, Shiny! WordPress Photo Challenge

The WordPress challenge this week is called Ooh, Shiny! and it asks what distracts you? For me it has to been raindrops on petals.. and how they glisten as the sun's rays touches them.  Roses are a distraction for me anyway, as they are one of my favourite flowers.  And if I see a rose … Continue reading Ooh, Shiny! WordPress Photo Challenge

Rework of a Little Egret

Back in 2016, I processed a photograph of a Little Egret which I took at Northward Hill Nature Reserve and processed the image in a blue wash.  Today I decided to rework that image.. and the first thing I did was to flip the photograph horizontally. I wanted to do this image in black and … Continue reading Rework of a Little Egret

A collection of old photographs

Arthritis is such a pain... and lately my hands have really been hurting and I have noticed that some of my photographs have a lot of camera shake when I am using my heavy DSLR.  I love my Canon EOS70D but by the time you add a lens to the camera... boy is it heavy.  … Continue reading A collection of old photographs

Working on old images and using Twitter

Over the last couple of days, I have shared more of our photography to Twitter, Viewbug and 500px.  All in all it is rather time-consuming.  I've been a member of these sites for a few years, especially Twitter.  So I thought it was about time that I utilised these social platforms for displaying our images. … Continue reading Working on old images and using Twitter

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window

I just can't believe it has been a whole week since Cee's last black and white photo challenge.. my god where does the time go? Anyway, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window is the theme for this week's challenge. For this challenge I decided to do two photographs.. the photograph above is looking through a … Continue reading Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Looking Through a Window

Bateman House – Rework

Today in my email inbox came an email from the curator of the A.C.M.C Flickr Group inviting me to join the group and post one of my photos taken of Bateman House the home of the late Rudyard Kipling taken way, way back when we first started out on our photography journey back in 2012 … Continue reading Bateman House – Rework

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…

Bird

Weekly Photo Challenge – Spare

Spare is the theme topic for this week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.. and for this topic I picked this bird as he sat on the railing by the cafe at Birling Gap wondering if anybody would spare him some food.

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – Letter K

  Lori's challenge for the 26 Weeks Letter Challenge was a hard one.. this week.  I wanted to play along but was getting really stumped at what images I had with objects in that started with the letter 'K'.  I was just about to give up and skip this challenge... (I know that's the chicken's way out) … Continue reading 26 Weeks Letter Challenge – Letter K

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: #22 Guide the Viewer and Flipping Photos

Cee's CCY Challenge is about guiding the viewer to see your image the way you want them to.. Essay Guide the Viewer As a photographer, we have the option of guiding your viewer to see the photo as you want it to be seen.  In some ways that is what composition it all about.   We … Continue reading Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: #22 Guide the Viewer and Flipping Photos

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

Cee is running one of her photo challenges which I love, and the theme is called Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture. For my entry to this challenge I thought I would use a photograph taken when we first started to take up photography and it is of the Observatory in Upper Upnor, which is down … Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

Reworking a rose

I thought I would rework a rose.  As I haven't got my external hard drive here at the moment, and am using my laptop, I had the original blog photo in a folder in Google Drive, so I opened that in Photoshop and used only Photoshop for my edits. I started by duplicating the layer … Continue reading Reworking a rose

Swan

Swanning around on my own

Today I wanted to create a soft looking feel to this photograph, which was taken at Leybourne Lakes in Snodland, Kent.  It is an ideal place for the kids to run around, there is an adventure playground, and of course plenty of dogs on their daily walks, with some even swimming in the lake. My … Continue reading Swanning around on my own

Monochrome Madness – 3-5

This week I set up a reminder to enter Leanne Cole's weekly photograph challenge of Monochrome Madness.  It is a weekly theme where you can submit a monochrome photograph and Leanne will host it on her blog.  My picture for this week is from Nymans in West Sussex....

Taken by Bren Ryan

Reverse Processing

I had read a post about reverse processing on another blog.... and thought I would give it another go. The reverse processing image came out pretty good except for the sky... It was dismal and had no drama to it.. The only bit of drama in the sky was the blue showing up on the … Continue reading Reverse Processing