Bateman's National Trust | Getting Some Fresh Air

Bateman's National Trust | Getting Some Fresh Air

Our aim as a family this year is to visit more National Trust properties than we did last year. In 2018 we were very bad at visiting places but we want to correct this for 2019. The first one that we ticked off the list was Bateman's National Trust which is the former home of Rudyard Kipling.

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#MySundayPhoto - National Trust Colours

#MySundayPhoto - National Trust Colours

It's at this time of year when National Trust gardens really come into their own, the flowers, the trees and the wildlife. 

Our local garden Sheffield Park is simply stunning, they have the most beautiful waterlilies filling the ponds. Mix this with the wonderful rhododendrons their really isn't a better sight at this time of the year. 

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All the Colour

All the Colour

National Trust properties and gardens are one of my favourite places to visit, they're always looking so perfect. Just down the road from us is the wonderful Sheffield Park and the other afternoon it was looking stunning. 

Across one of the lakes, the waterlilies were really showing off. Over the next month, they've got their annual waterlily festive and it looks like it will be amazing.

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A Family Day at Penrhyn Castle

A Family Day at Penrhyn Castle

Whilst staying in North Wales we had plans to get out as much as possible and see a lot of different things. We have a soft spot for a castle or two...or rather I do. 

We looked at all the ones local to Bangor and most places seemed to say that Penrhyn Castle is the best one around and the views are also stunning. 

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Happy Place + Lightroom Presets

May Presets

I've been saying for ages that I was going to do this, but finally, I am releasing the first collection of Lightroom presets. 

Here is the original photo

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And below is the same photo using the different presets. 

Boom Boom Boom - Download Here

Just Make it Pop - Download Here

Sky So Wonder - Download Here

Sunglasses at the Ready - Download Here

If you need any assistance importing these presets to Lightroom then this guide will hopefully help you. 

Daily Photo - Happy Place

Sheffield Park is fast becoming my happy place, no matter the season it always offers something.

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Taken : 14 Apr 2017, 10:23:42

Camera: CANON PowerShot G7 X Mark ii

Lens: N/A

Exposure Time: 1/160

Aperture: f/8

ISO: 160

Focal Length: 8.8mm

Peaceful

Photo News Round-Up

A little show that I thought I'd try out. This is a round-up of the photo news that I thought you might find interesting. 

Daily Photo - Peaceful

Hello weekend, I love this spot at Sheffield Park. 

It has a certain peaceful feel to it. I hope you have a happy Saturday

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Taken : 14 Apr 2017, 10:16:18

Camera: CANON PowerShot G7 X Mark ii

Lens: N/A

Exposure Time: 1/160

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 400

Focal Length: 8.8mm

By The Water

Daily Photo - By The Water

I want to see the World...but there's so much to offer in the UK. I've never been to the Lake District, Scotland, Yorkshire...so for now I'll try to explore what we have on these shores. 

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Taken : 14 Apr 2017, 09:23:35

Camera: CANON PowerShot G7 X Mark ii

Lens: N/A

Exposure Time: 1/160

Aperture: f/8

ISO: 640

Focal Length: 8.8mm

Pink Prettiness

Canon G7x ii Review

It has arrived, the Canon G7x ii review that I've been working on. Please pop over and have a read, I'd love to know what you think. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark ii 'Real Life' Review

Daily Photo - Pink Prettiness

Some days you just need to see lots of prettiness. After Tuesday I certainly need to seem some. 

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Taken : 14 Apr 2017, 09:37:32

Camera: CANON PowerShot G7 X Mark ii

Lens: N/A

Exposure Time: 1/160

Aperture: f/10

ISO: 250

Focal Length: 9mm

Favourite Type of Monday

Sample Video

Over the weekend I've been working on a review of the Canon G7x ii and thought I'd share this short video using this camera. 

Daily Photo - Favourite Type of Monday

What type of Monday is the best...that would be a Bank Holiday Monday. 

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Taken : 14 Apr 2017, 09:22:32

Camera: CANON PowerShot G7 X Mark ii

Lens: N/A

Exposure Time: 1/160

Aperture: f/5

ISO: 500

Focal Length: 8.8mm

#MySundayPhoto - Blenheim Palace

Last Sunday we all headed off the Blenheim Palace which was hosting CountryFile Live. It was a good event and the whole family seemed to enjoy themselves. As we were leaving to battle the massive traffic jams over the river Blenheim Palace stood proud. 

Have a great Sunday and I will comment over the week as we're enjoying a childfree weekend in London. 

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The awesome people at PhotoBox have joined in and are offering a 60 x 40cm Classic Canvas as a prize each month until the end of year. I will pick a winner at the end of the month.

The winning photo might not be from the person who took the most amazing photo but perhaps it will be a photo that tells a beautiful story, or a photo that brightened up the day.

Again thank you every much and please feel free to add the badge to the post.

Photalife