Thursday Doors – 30th September 2021

A monochrome photograph of a front door at Upnor High Street near Rochester in Kent. Camera: Canon EOS 600DLens: Canon EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS F/Number: f/18ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 50 mmShutter Speed: 1/15secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom Classic and PhotoshopPhotographer: Ashley Ryan Posted as Part of Dan's Thursday Doors Photography Challenge.

Fan of…#100 – Resilience

A photograph of Rochester High Street Camera: Samsung A51 PhoneLens: n/aF/Number: f/2.0ISO: 32 Focal Distance: 4.60mmShutter Speed: 1/800 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC On Saturday we took a stroll down Rochester High Street, I am a fan of someone's resilience to overcome tough times and hurdles put in front of us. I was in awe at … Continue reading Fan of…#100 – Resilience

Rochester Castle

The Castle and The Vines

A photograph of Rochester Castle Camera: Samsung A51 5GLens: n/aF/Number: f/2.0ISO: 32 Focal Distance: 4.60mmShutter Speed: 1/710secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC Sitting in all these months, finally got to me... so it was a case of get him to push me around the high street or go mad. 😀 😀 😀 Yep, he pushed me around … Continue reading The Castle and The Vines

Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 25

As you walk from the Cathedral in Rochester towards the High Street you pass through this beautiful archway called College Gate (Jasper's House). There is no theme to this challenge, just as long as the image is monochrome... Last Week's Entries Thank you to all those that submitted images to MWM - 24 Dark Amethyst … Continue reading Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 25

Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 23

Local to us, separating Rochester and Strood is Rochester Bridge.  which replaced earlier versions, was opened back in 1914.  I just love the architecture of this bridge. There is no theme to this challenge, just as long as the image is monochrome... Last Week's Entries The Tall Ship — MWM #22 – Photos by Jez … Continue reading Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 23

Thursday Doors – 9th January 2020

As you leave the Castle Gardens in Rochester via the Boley Hill Entrance, at the bottom of the hill stands a white wooden house, with a black victorian door. Posted as part of Norm's Thursday Doors Photography Challenge.

One Word Sunday – Rush

We had the grandchildren for the weekend and when they went home on Sunday, we decided to have a rest and put our feet up.  With lasagne in the oven and the thought of an afternoon's nap, Sunday would have been completed.  However, it didn't turn out that way! Whilst the lasagne was cooking I … Continue reading One Word Sunday – Rush

Your Daily Word Prompt – Eccentric – December 11, 2019

Here in Rochester, Kent we have Dickensian Christmas and the Dickens Festival, and at both of the events, you can find Miss Haversham a wealthy and eccentric woman from Charles Dickens, Great Expectations. Posted as part of the Your Daily Word Prompt – Eccentric – December 11, 2019

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mist

What a challenge set by Frank... Mist!  Of course, you can create a misty photo in Photoshop, On1 or Luminar but I wanted something natural.  So it was off to the archives and I remember our first photography jaunt in Rochester on a misty, foggy morning in January 2012. Posted as part of the Tuesday … Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mist

Lens-Artists Challenge #75 – Nostalgic

Nostalgic!  What makes me nostalgic?  Well, it has to be Rochester.  For the first ten years of my life, I was born and raised in Rochester, and every time I drive over the bridge to Rochester... I feel as if I'm coming home. Memories of playing in the Castle gardens as a child, walking around … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #75 – Nostalgic

A Photo a Week Challenge: In the Neighborhood

For Nancy's Challenge, I thought I would process an image of Rochester Bridge which is in my neighbourhood.  At the moment the bridge is under repair, which was long overdue in my opinion. Playing around with Topaz Studio 2, I created an impressionistic effect painting... and cropped the image.  Try the topaz software out... you … Continue reading A Photo a Week Challenge: In the Neighborhood

Square October – Lines – Registry Office and Photo a Week – Hands

Asking for her hand in marriage at Rochester Registry Office.  There are lines everywhere, in the bricks, frames of the windows, and the blocks in the paving of the beautiful building used for Registry Office Weddings. Posted as part of Becky's Square October - Lines and Squares and Nancy Merrill's Photo a Week Challenge (a … Continue reading Square October – Lines – Registry Office and Photo a Week – Hands