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

The River Test at Mottisfont Abbey

The River Test runs through Mottisfont Abbey, and it is a beautiful walk.  If you are in Hampshire, definitely pay this place a visit.  Owned and maintained by the National Trust it is a pure gem. After doing some initial edits on the first image, I processed it further in Luminar 3. Once again when … Continue reading The River Test at Mottisfont Abbey

One Word Sunday – Tower

Tower 1. A building or part of a building that is exceptionally high in proportion to its width and length. My interpretation of Debbie Smyth's One Word Sunday called Tower has to be the bridge that towers over the River Nidd at Knaresborough in Yorkshire. I processed the image primarily in Lightroom and then sent … Continue reading One Word Sunday – Tower

Channel Masks and an Autumn Photo

Today I watched a great tutorial from Matt Kloskowski and as a novice Photoshop user, I've never really played around with Channel Masks.  Well, to be honest, I didn't have much of a clue until I watched this video and what you could do with them. So the image I used for this experiment … Continue reading Channel Masks and an Autumn Photo

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

A Photo a Week: On the Horizon

For Nancy Merrill's A Photo A Week Photography Challenge, I decided to use an image I photographed whilst at Cliftonville Bay in Kent.  I wanted to do something different with this image... I knew I wanted a paint-effect but was unsure of what type of effect I was trying to achieve. So I used Topaz … Continue reading A Photo a Week: On the Horizon

The Lake at West Green

Another photo I found when culling, was this one from West Green Gardens in Hampshire.  A property and gardens which is owned and leased out by the National Trust.  On the day we visited, they were preparing for a special occasion.. hence the marquees.   The day to day running of West Green gardens is … Continue reading The Lake at West Green

Critiquing your own image

Must be one of the hardest things to do... I know I have found it hard.  Well, let's start at the beginning. You all know I had a hard-drive failure and one of the images I lost was one I processed in Topaz Studio and Luminar of boats at Folkestone Harbour.   As much as … Continue reading Critiquing your own image

Green Pasture of Ashenbank

What with real-life things, some sad and some good, my inspiration for blogging and processing our images has diminished.  I kept thinking I need to do some photographs for our blog... but never felt mentally capable of doing. I seemed to loose my inspiration and would stare aimlessly at images and then shut the laptop … Continue reading Green Pasture of Ashenbank

Favourite Place WordPress Photo Challenge

I have to say that the topic this week for the WordPress Photo Challenge  called Favourite Place has me thinking of a place that is close to where I live.. called Ashenbank Bank Woods near Cobham in Kent. Just a few minutes drive from us is this wondrous place which brings nature to our doorstep.  … Continue reading Favourite Place WordPress Photo Challenge

Out of this world WordPress Photo Challenge

Oh my this week's challenge has me thinking of Spring... something that is Out of This World is the topic of this week's challenge and there is nothing like a walk in the woods to take you away from the troubles of the world. So for me.. after last week's bitterly cold days and being … Continue reading Out of this world WordPress Photo Challenge