WPC – Magic | | RyanPhotography

There is nothing more magical to see than a howling wolf under the moonlight.. Lately I have been doing a lot of composite images… and I decided to create two images… from the wolf and moonlight, with various processing techniques.  And I thought they would be ideal for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Magic. For this set of images I used the Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop before doing my final processing in Lightroom.

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Trump, Brexit – Why?

1000509261001_1813392965001_bio-paul-ryan-random-facts-sfWhy did people vote to leave the EU?  Why did people vote for Donald Trump to be in power?  I think in both cases Paul Ryan hit the nail on the head when he said this yesterday.

It’s an enormous feat in that he heard those voices that were out there that other people weren’t hearing.

It is not that people like Trump or Farage for that matter it is simply because they are fed up with the way their country is going.  They are fed up with immigration…. they are fed up with to put it bluntly Political Correctness.

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Is it cheating to use Photographic Apps? | | RyanPhotography

Yesterday I wrote about photographic manipulation.. and when an image changes from being a photograph of … to digital art and the great debate we had in our household over it. Today I want to explore what do people think about Photographic Apps?… Let us be honest here.. if use shoot in RAW you do need some form of photographic software to enhance your image… simply put if you shoot in jpeg your camera does a certain amount of processing before you even get to see your image.  And to enhance a RAW photograph most people use Lightroom or Photoshop. But.. what about using Apps to enhance your photograph on your phone or tablet?…  Is it cheating? Or is it being creative? A photograph woodland at Shorne Country Park near Gravesend in Kent.   I have seen various comments and posts on the internet where people condemn the use of Apps and to a certain extent over-processing in Photoshop or Lightroom.  Continue Reading

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The great debate… Photograph or Digital Art? | | RyanPhotography

Oh yes, the great debate of whether an image is a photograph or digital art erupted in our house last night.. Well it started by me reading a blog post by Glen Hannah about the Toolwiz Pic App and me downloading it and trying it on some of our photographs. After I processed a couple of photographs and showed him… he came up with a comment, along the lines… “That is no longer a photograph but digital art.” What!!!!! And after he explained his reasoning… I could not falter his logic, especially with this photograph, after I added a water reflection.. A photograph of Ashenbank Woods in Cobham, Kent, processed using ToolWiz Photo App to add a water reflection.   He said… “Even though the original image was taken with a camera.. you have altered the image by putting in water.. so it now becomes digital art because there are no lakes or water features like you have created in the photograph above, at Ashenbank Woods.” So his logic is simply this… Continue Reading

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Monday morning… and Instagram | | RyanPhotography

Well it is Monday morning again.. and due to hip problems.. I still haven’t been able to get out and about… so for me this weekend.. was a weekend of sitting in, and playing with Apps on my tablet, Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop, Monochrome Photography and not forgetting Textures in Topaz Texture Effects 2. I am now using my tablet more and more, due to it being able to run Photoshop Mix.. but for the Oil paint effect photographs.. I did resort to Photoshop for the Oil Paint Filter. My two oil paint photographs, were of a lioness taken at Whipsnade Zoo and daffodils which were just about to bloom at Ightham Mote.   Continue Reading

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The Vase – Take Six | | RyanPhotography

A photograph of a vase full of flowers taken at Hall Place in Kent. – SOOC Experimentation.. is the word here… And on one of the very many visits, we have taken to Hall Place, we decided to go into the house.. as we walked through the corridor.. sitting neatly on a windowsill was this vase full of flowers.  The original photograph was shot with a Panasonic Lumix FZ-48 camera…and was photographed in jpeg. Sitting here today I decided to do some different editing techniques on this photograph… and my first was a ‘Western Looking’ edit, which gave a sepia toned, desaturated colour look to the photograph. A photograph of a vase full of flowers taken at Hall Place in Kent. My next edit for this photograph was created in Topaz Texture Effects 2.. and I wanted a grunge looking feel to the photograph… with a lot of texture. A photograph of a vase full of flowers taken at Hall Place in Kent.   My third edit was a washed looking feel .. kind of edit…  Continue Reading

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Longing for spring… | | RyanPhotography

A monochrome photograph of Narcissus flowers taken at Hall Place in Kent On a cold foggy morning like it is today… I long for spring.  We are only days into winter and it is cold, dank, miserable, grey.. and I am fed up with it already.  The clocks turned back and it seems to have sent the nice weather into never-never land.. never to be seen again. I can handle the cold frosty mornings.. as long as the sun is shining.. but fog and this dismal weather, well to be perfectly honest, is totally depressing. I long for spring.  Did I mention that? 😀 😀 😀 When the spring buds start to burst out of the ground.. and the hyacinths start to bud. A photograph of a hyacinth taken at Hall Place in Kent During our spring visit to Hall Place back in 2013, in the greenhouse was this beautiful bottle-brush plant..  I did have one of these plants in my garden… until two retrievers decided to retrieve it from the earth. A photograph of a bottle brush plant taken at Hall Place in Kent Did I

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