The final 30 Days 30 Songs

It has been fun finding songs for Sarah’s 30 Days 30 Songs Challenge

There is so many more songs I want to share but again I have delved into the past for a band I really like, Roxy Music. I had a man crush on Bryan Ferry. I have included two songs, one from 1973 and one from 1982.

This song is so different from Roxy Musics other songs. This is the original band – Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, Andy McKay, Paul Thompson, John Wetton and Eddie Jobson.

The next one is a rather slicker version of Roxy Music. This band was Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, John Thompson, Alan Spenner, Andy McKay, Jimmy Maelen, Neil Hubbard


Thank you Sarah for organising and providing us room to show our music tastes and styles. You are a legend ❤

Before and After Photograph Challenge – June 2019

Bren’s Before and After Photograph Challenge June 2019
Sue’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Edit

Bren supplies a photo for us to play with and edit as we see fit. I did so many changes and didn’t write down what I did to one photo and the other mainly altered the photo to black and white.

Sue wants to know if we edit our photos before inserting into a post. Sometimes I do but mainly when converting to black and white. Some photos do get cropped to get a better view of the subject or to remove an element that distracts or isn’t part of the image I had in mind.

Here is a combination of both photo challenges. The program I use is Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2019

The original photo supplied by Bren of Old Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle
Photo supplied by Bren at Ryan Photography

This is my first edit. Convert to black and white, increase the black, reduce the overall brightness, increase contrast and add a vignette

Image supplied by Bren Edited by bushboy photos

My second edit. I removed some elements. Can you guess? From then on I just started to look at the effects. I used one called Time Machine which changed the photo to around the 1900’s look, applied selective focus, a bit of colour enhancement and increased the black.

Image supplied by Bren Edited by bushboy photos

Friday Friendly – Floral

The Friday Friendly prompt from Manja: Floral

As you probably have guessed I love photographing flowers It was hard to stop so enjoy the flowers I have  chosen. Did you have a favourite flower?

many flowers spike_home_jan 2012


crinum flowers_home_oct 2008


purple flower2_orchid_home_name_feb 2012


purple star flowers_binna burra_nov 2013


flowers_binna burra_nov 2013


purple flower_bud_named_binna burra_april 2014


silk flower_banora point_named_august 2014


flowers01_binna burra_named_sept 2014


red flowers_binna burra_named_sept 2014


bee01_cats whiskers flower_named_binna burra_nov 2017




geoffs garden_frangipani_apricot_named_oct 2017

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