Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Teddy Bears, Dolls, Toys

Cee’s Fun Foto challenge this week is Teddy Bears, Dolls and Toys – I don’t really have very many of any of these in the traditional sense and they are all in the studio, the little teddies and one big one are for little kids photoshoots, as is Hoggle the Hedgehog puppet, I have a bunch of Halloween stuff we use for photos and Halloween…

My Models are my toys, I know shocking isn’t it? That is not being mean, just honest think of it dress up dolls for adults. Hey! My models love it too, they get to dress up and I get to put them in different scenes and poses, pick different outfits and accessories and stuff. So my models are my main toys lol


Til next time, have fun and happy snapping…

~ Julz

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Dishes & Silverware…

OK, so Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week really worked to my advantage with dishes and silverware, I was spoilt for choice. Love a dark and moody Still Life photo.

Honestly I could have selected so many different images, but didn’t want to broe everyone to tears 🙂 so just a select few.

Visit out Cee’s page for more info and check out her cool cutlery!

~ Julz

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Hot or Cold

This week’s CFFC is Hot or Cold, I took a bit of a trip down memory lane, some of these shots were from New Zealand; where we saw snow and steaming thermal pools. But also days at the beach, days in the sun or snow and of course hot flaming steel wool.

Oh I have another shoot coming up shortly with flaming steel wool………keep a look out.

~ Julz

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Gardens

I really like Cee’s challenge this week for CFFC – Gardens, I have just visited a new garden on the weekend, one I have been wanting to visit for some time. The Gardens of Tieve Tara at Mount Macedon. I will only showcase a few for now and leave the rest for a post, once I have finished editing all my images.


This is a cool climate garden and it is currently Autumn, although Winter is almost upon us and the leaves have all turned and mostly fallen to the ground, but there was still just enough colour to make it a worthwhile visit.

~ Julz

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – All one colour

green glassI found this week’s challenge…….well a challenge. I rarely take pictures of something all of one colour, monotone or monochromatic as it were. I love pops of colour, even if I am working in one tonal range I still usually add in something,  a little pop to add contrast and depth. So this week’s challenge is all one colour…..I tried and came fairly close 🙂 Mostly my art, but a few actual photos scattered in too.



JuliePowell_On Moonlit Wings

On Moonlit Wings Mother Nature – Original Photo by Anna Karina

Julie Powell_Quieting the storms from withinwp-1489191970833.jpgdsc_7595And yes, being an Aussie I spelt it colour not color…….don’t hate me lol

Have a great week and happy snapping…

~ Julz

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Isolated Subjects

Cee’s CFFC this week is isolated subjects, I have been lucky enough to get up close and personal with some very isolate subjects last month during our travels; from the Australian Outback to the SE Coast………and I loved every minute of it. I don’t really feel comfortable around crowds, so some piece and tranquility in these isolated spots was like a piece of heaven for me.


Love that feeling of being the only person on Earth. Til next time, safe travels and happy snapping…

~ Julz

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Winter and Water

So Cee’s Fun Foto theme this week is Winter or Water.…..water I have plenty of, but I had to hunt down the few Winter photos (well that look like Winter). We don’t get much snow in these parts, just grey skies and drizzle mostly…….but last year we went to the snow regions of Victoria and actually saw a little snow; just enough to make a snowman!

Til next week, safe travels and happy snapping…

~ Julz

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Autumn and Metal

I’m back after a short break, found new photos to use for my challenges! So this week’s Cees Fun Foto Challenge is Autumn and Metal. I love Autumn, one of my favourite times of the year, days are pleasant (mostly) and the nights are cooler. Making sunrise and sunsets all the more spectacular and the night sky so much brighter. So here is my Metal and Autumn photos from a recent trip to the Outback (never tire of saying that, it seems so magical and romantic 🙂 – Blacksmiths, Metal water tanks and windmills, metal train tracks and iron ore mining sites…….. not to mention the sunrise and sunsets over a vast Autumn landscape

Til next time, happy snapping…

~ Julz


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Harvest & Earth

I missed last week’s challenge of Summer and Fire, due to our Outback Adventure, no time to try to catch up, so I’ll just move along to Cee’s theme this week’s of Harvest and Earth. Not sure why, but Harvest makes me think of the Scarecrow Man and pumpkins??

Earth huh? well I just spent a week looking at a LOT of earth, most of it red dirt! Beautiful sunburnt Australian Outback, red dirt, blue skies and nothing to be seen for miles, but more of the same.

We actually passed a lot of wheat fields in out travel, but most have been harvested already and are quite bare like the fields above; although I am not sure what was planted there. I assume wheat as it is near a grain silo.

Til next time, happy snapping…

~ Julz