One Four Challenge: Week 1

Autumn Seed Heads

One Four Challenge: Week 1

Robyn Gosby from Captivate Me has introduced a great new challenge to celebrate the art of post processing.

“This new challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.  We will all  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week.

Process it however you like…and tell us a bit about it. You don’t even have to show the original image unless you’d like to.  Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.”

This month I’ve chosen a striking, autumnal seed-head. There’s so much scope for creating different moods with a well-lit, structural subject. This week I’m keeping it simple! I processed the image in Lightroom with a soft and bright edit to keep a natural look.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist – Bracken

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist - Bracken

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Among the many sights I love at this time of year when I’m out alongside the Basingstoke Canal, is the new fronds of bracken unfurling. One of natures constantly twisting and changing sculptures!


The Long View

The Long View

We came home today from Shropshire and as it was such a beautiful day we drove over the hills that overlook the cottage where Simon’s mum lives.

This is The Long Mynd and the views really are spectacular!

I’d like to add that this evening Simon’s daughter, Charlotte, gave birth to her second child, a little boy called Matthew Paul. Congratulations to you Charlotte, partner Danny and big brother Callum 🙂

Welcome to the World, Matthew! This is some of the awe-inspiring beauty that awaits you.