Middle aged and surrounded by loving friends and family. People who don't sit in judgement and people who care. Well most of the time they do.... Happy to be part of the independent thinking group and a person who refuses to follow others like proverbial sheep. As the saying goes... If you're allergic to bullcrap, drama, head games, liars, & fake people, keep the sneeze going.........I can't wait to see who does all of this next!!!
One of the places, we love to visit is Penshurst Place… within the grounds of Penshurst Place is this cottage.
Taken by Bren Ryan – Canon EOS 600D, f/7/1, 1/60 sec ISO 100
The cottage is secluded yet easily viewed from the main paths… and it stands next door to the main house. If you stand facing those three flower tubs and turn left you can see the main house.
Taken by Bren Ryan – Canon EOS…
I was reading an article today in the Daily Mirror about the thousands of women who have plummeted for letting the hairs on their legs grow.
These ladies are sharing the hairy leg photos on a blog…
Taken by Ashley Ryan, Canon EOS 1100D, f/3.5, 1/30 sec, ISO 3200.At Tonbridge Castle
The above photograph was one of the very first photographs we took back in 2012. The reason I have posted it is simply because I want to point out one of the things we would do today if we were to take the shot again. And that is we would have taken it from a height so we looked down on the Great Hall. And…
I have never done this before so please abide with me… as this is my first attempt to show people how I process a photo.
Here is my original photo..
As you can see it is pretty bland and uninspiring.
We live in Kent and in a built up area… plenty of houses, masses of parked cars and not a field in sight. Yes, we do have historic Rochester to capture… but there are only so many photographs you can take of your local area… before you get totally fed up.
Our dream, in years to come, is to retire somewhere other than this area of Kent… we want to move away from city life and have a total change of scenery.
But the dilemma is this…. do we choose seaside or country side?
Yes even when the skies are grey and gloomy, there is something about the seaside that makes you all happy. I could spend hours watching the boats on the water… and as I love watching storms, there would be nothing more spectacular than watching the storms at sea.
The picture to the left was taken at St Leonard’s near Hastings in West Sussex, in October just as the weather forecasters were telling us all to batten down the hatches. On the Saturday before the storms were due to arrive in earnest, and just as the pressure we changing, already the waves were pounding the shores.
The seaside changes from season to season… and when the rough stormy weather arrives the photographic shots you can get are truly amazing. (Remember though don’t put yourself in danger, as you will be putting those who are tasked with rescuing you, also in danger). But so does the countryside…
But the countryside also have spectacular views to die for… from quaint remote villages, village greens with their ponds, and churches, you are never spoilt for choice as to what to photograph.
Like the seaside, the summer brings the start of the rape seed oil that is in abundance in the fields of Kent. And if you are lucky you can even get a shot of a windmill, or two.
And then there is those cold winter months… when the snow is laid on those fields and you have Christmas Card winter scenes… Trying to get to these places is difficult as the country roads are not cleared for days, but if you lived in a country village, and dressed in decent wellies and warm clothing there would be no stopping you; capturing those fantastic snowy scenes.
Oh what a difficult decision to have to make…. do you, when the day arrives, retire to the countryside or the seaside?Countryside… Seaside… Countryside… Seaside… We live in Kent and in a built up area… plenty of houses, masses of parked cars and not a field in sight.
Speculation is rife as to who will get which job… but we do know that William Hague will no longer be Foreign Secretary and he is not standing for re-election next year at the General Election. I knew there was good news to this reshuffle. :D
So what does the reshuffle have in store for us……
Photography and a disability
First of all I would like to thank Leanne Cole for doing an introduction post on her blog about our photographs. It is a deep honour for us and never in a million years did we ever think a leading professional photographer like Leanne would think our pictures were worthy of a post on her blog… Thank you Leanne xx And I would also like to thank the people who through…