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

Photo for the Week – 67 – Circular

I hope everyone is OK and keeping safe in these worrying times. Thank you for your submissions for the last challenge called - Spectacle/Spectacles.  WOW, such beautiful images depicting the colour green.    Thank you all.  This week the topic is called Circular I look forward to seeing your images for this week's challenge. Last … Continue reading Photo for the Week – 67 – Circular

Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 26

Whilst holidaying in San Francisco we took a trip to the Palace of Fine Arts.  And I would love to be able to visit it again.  I just fell in love with the architecture and surroundings. Last Week's Entries Thank you to all those that submitted images to MWM - 25 Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM … Continue reading Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 26

Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 22

Whilst on holiday in the USA, we strolled by the Piers at San Francisco where this beautiful and graceful tall ship, The Balclutha, was moored along with a paddle steamer. There is no theme to this challenge, just as long as the image is monochrome... Last Week's Entries Mid-Week Monochrome – Lots Of Qs – … Continue reading Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 22

Before and After Challenge – 1st October 2019

This month's Before and After photo challenge is a panoramic photograph of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, which I stitched together in Photoshop. DOWNLOAD FOR THIS MONTH'S PHOTO To use the image, which is jpeg, download the zip folder and then extract the image contained in the folder. My Edits I did … Continue reading Before and After Challenge – 1st October 2019

Palace of Fine Arts – Replacement Sky

Using the free GRFX Studio Serge, I replaced the sky in the above image.  The day we took this photograph, it was grey and dank and the image had a dismal grey sky.  Using the free software in Photoshop, after merging the panoramic shots in Photoshop, I add the very dramatic sky. Once back in … Continue reading Palace of Fine Arts – Replacement Sky


Debbie Smyth who hosts Travel with Intent Blog curates a one-word Sunday Challenge and this week her topic is called Memory. For my memory choice, it has to be our 15-day tour of the North-West Coast of America.   Departing from Heathrow early afternoon, we flew over the snowcaps of Greenland. Our first port of … Continue reading Memory