Photo for the Week – 54 – Water

hank you all for your submissions to last week's challenge - Abstract... what beautiful abstract images were submitted. This week's Photo for the Week Challenge is - Water. For my submission, I have chosen a seascape image that was photographed on Saturday at St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. Which was edited in Lightroom and … Continue reading Photo for the Week – 54 – Water

Lens-Artists Photography Challenge #82 – Westminster London.

A photograph of Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London given a paint effect in Topaz Impression. Posted as Part of the Lens-Artists Photography Challenge #82 hosted this week by Viveka.

Your Daily Word Prompt – Purpose – December 10, 2019

Now I love the formation of these clouds but there was one giant photographic no-no in the image; the horizon.  Instead of it being further down or further up it was smack bang in the middle. I knew I wanted to give the image a paint effect.  So to process this image I used Topaz … Continue reading Your Daily Word Prompt – Purpose – December 10, 2019

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

Boats at Dungeness

On a cold winter's morn, we set out for Dungeness to photograph the boats that sit on the shore. I liked the above image but it was too cluttered for me  What with the black box, little dinghy and the wooden and jump by the little dark blue boat. Lightroom was not going to remove … Continue reading Boats at Dungeness

Combining Presets in Topaz Studio – Penshurst Plance

One of the things I love about Topaz Studio is the ability to combine presets.  By combining various presets together it gives you a vast variety of options when editing images. My original image of Penshurst Place was first of all given a couple of tweaks in Lightroom, mainly cropping, spot removal, and auto transforming … Continue reading Combining Presets in Topaz Studio – Penshurst Plance

Playing around – Just for fun

It is winter here in the South East of England and with that comes the closure of many gardens and stately homes.  So for images it is delving into the archives and places we have visited during the years. Well today I stumbled across this image.. Marle Place in Kent.  And this image was taken … Continue reading Playing around – Just for fun

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

Water Colour of Tower Bridge

Way back in 2012 when we were 6 months into our photographic journey, we went to London and visited Tower Bridge.  Whilst processing the image in Lightroom and Photoshop I wanted to take it to another level.  So, first of all, I tried the Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop I liked what the oil paint … Continue reading Water Colour of Tower Bridge

Playing around with a Dahlia

On one of our trips to the many gardens we visit, Pashley Manor in East Sussex, in this case; I came across this vibrant dahlia with the grounds.  I liked the image and decided to give it an oil paint effect..  And that is where my editing stopped. I knew I wanted to take this … Continue reading Playing around with a Dahlia

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

Rework of Great Comp Gardens and House

I have to say I am really enjoying myself with Topaz Impresssion and it is a wonderful plugin to add to my Topaz Collection.  Again I feel very humbled that Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs asked me to do another tutorial for their blog... which you can read here and it is based on using … Continue reading Rework of Great Comp Gardens and House