Floral Friday – FF#35 – FOTD

A photograph of a blue hydrangea photographed at Beech Court Gardens and Processed in Photoshop and Topaz Studio 2. Camera:  Canon EOS 70DLens:  Canon EF-S18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STMF/Number:  f/8.0ISO:  200 Focal Distance: 135mmShutter Speed:  1/160 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC and Topaz Studio 2Photographer: Bren Ryan Posted as Part of Cee's Flower of the Day Photography … Continue reading Floral Friday – FF#35 – FOTD

Photoshop Express Android App

Camera Settings Camera: Canon EOS 70DLens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-6.6 IS STIMF/Number: f/4.0ISO: 250 Focal Distance: 27mmShutter Speed: 0.4 secSoftware: Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop Express App I thought I would play around with a still life image I took a while back using Lightroom CC and Photoshop Express for Android. I did a few minor edits in Lightroom CC … Continue reading Photoshop Express Android App

Reading Glasses

Camera: Canon EOS 70DLens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-6.6 IS STIMF/Number: f/4.5ISO: 100 Focal Distance: 42mm Shutter Speed: 2.0 secSoftware: Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic Original Image In Photoshop I sent the image from Lightroom to Photoshop where I added a texture layer, selected Hard Light Blending Mode and using a layer mask I masked out the area … Continue reading Reading Glasses

Still Life – Basket of Roses – FOTD

Still life image of artificial roses in a wooden basket. I wanted to create a dreamy feel to the above image.. so I used a texture and Lightroom Presets to create the image. Posted as Part of Cee's Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

Going forward…

Back in July 2018, I set myself a challenge, to make a post every day for a year well, that one year turned into two... so in July I decided to take a well-earned break. Blogging got me through the lockdown.. but I found I was spending more hours on a computer than I really … Continue reading Going forward…

Photo for the Week – 66 – Spectacle/Spectacles

I hope everyone is OK and keeping safe in these worrying times. Thank you for your submissions for the last challenge called - Glass.  WOW, such beautiful images depicting the colour green.    Thank you all.  This week the topic is called Spectacle/Spectacles. 1. spectacle a. Something that can be seen or viewed, especially something … Continue reading Photo for the Week – 66 – Spectacle/Spectacles

A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture

The challenge this week set by Nancy Merrill is called Texture.  And for my image into her challenge, I have selected a photograph taken from the pier at Llandudno in Wales. There is texture, in the clouds, the mountains, trees and even the sea ripples have a texture to them.  I wanted to take this … Continue reading A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture

Photo for the Week – 11 – Textures

First of all, thanks go to everyone who entered last week's challenge.. For this week's challenge, I thought I would choose the subject of Textures.  Textures are all around us.  In sand, brick, even the pavements we walk on have texture. As I been working the last few days with texture with ON1 RAW 2018.5 … Continue reading Photo for the Week – 11 – Textures

Flower of the day – 13th September 2018 – In the pink

For today's Flower of the Day hosted by Cee and Becky's Square - In the Pink I thought I would create a piece of artwork in photoshop. To the original photograph, I have added a paint effect and texture to some pink/red flowers, photographed at Sissinghurst Castle. Have a nice day everyone !!!  

Creating Watercolour Effect Photography

On Sunday we took a trip to Sissinghurst Castle... in Kent.  Albeit under protest at the last controversy surrounding the outing of a squire as being gay, which I didn't approve of.  Anyway, we decided to go and I shot this photograph of some red flowers and wanted to see if I could create a … Continue reading Creating Watercolour Effect Photography

There it stood – one lonely daffodil…

To keep myself out of mischief today I decided to play around with a singular daffodil that was photographed in the greenhouse of Hall Place in Bexley. And believe it or not it is of a miniature daffodil. I wanted to enhance the colours of this singular daffodil to make the petals a more vibrant … Continue reading There it stood – one lonely daffodil…

Eltham Palace Moat

The Moat – Eltham Palace Gardens

  One of the places we love to visit is Eltham Palace Gardens in London.. which is owned and maintained by the English Heritage... The Palace is surrounded by a moat, with two of moat being water and the other two sides being formal gardens... To gain access to the Palace you have to cross … Continue reading The Moat – Eltham Palace Gardens

Fallen Angel

Carrying on from yesterday.. I have found another few sites that offer free png files for download.. Anyway for today's creation I thought I would use these images... and have processed the above image in Lightroom, giving 5 different versions of the image. I think my favourite has to be the second processed photograph (light … Continue reading Fallen Angel

Bland sky… Use Topaz Texture Effects 2..

Then no worries.. just use a texture Do you have a photograph, with excellent fall colours, or stunning architecture but the sky lets you down?  Well no fear.. by using Topaz Texture Effects 2 you can give your sky the boost it needs... to take it from a bland boring sky.. to a sky with … Continue reading Bland sky… Use Topaz Texture Effects 2..