Wilson Gardens with a Lens baby Velvet 56

I recently bought myself some new lenses and after sitting on the fence for a long time, I bought the Lens baby Velvet 56, I also got a Composer ii and Sweet 80. I have also had the Omni Creative filters in the past as well. The Velvet 56 is my latest and I instantly…

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White Ranunculus Part 1

So I have shared a few of my red flowers with you, here are the white ones. These were captured in front of my studio window in natural light. I did use a reflector to bounce a little light back onto the flowers and brighten them up a bit ~Julz

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Red Ranunculus Part 2

Still with my deep red ranunculus, or is it ranunculi? The first two are with studio lights (Godox AD200 speed light) the last is natural window light. Such a dramatic difference isn’t there? Such a pretty triptych. Sorry I really haven’t got too much else to say. Being in constant lockdown makes life a little…

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Red Ranunculus Part 1

While I was out on one of the few chances I am actually allowed to leave the house (buying bread and milk and such) I found some white and deep red ranunculus flowers. Such an interesting plant, closely related to buttercups. Of course I had to buy them and promptly set up a few shoots…

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Mothers Day flowers – Red Tulips

Every year my daughters buy me flowers for Mother’s Day, but the last few years they have made sure they have been quite photogenic ones. They are not fancy or expensive, but the fact that they think about what I might also like to photograph is especially nice. I also had a little help in…

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Still Life – pink roses and tea cups

Just randomly playing with some beautiful pink roses and gypsophilum in the studio. Played with my 28-75mm lens and aperture from f/2.8 – f/5.0. Soft natural light. Soft cheesecloth (pink and cream), my chippy table and an old chippy stool, as well as the cute little teacup and saucer and my favourite bonsai scissors. I…

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Share your world – 5th May 2021

Yesterday was Star Wars Day – May the fourth be with you. Sorry I kind of missed it. It’s not like I forgot it, just didn’t post on the blog. I guess I am not here as much as I used to be. Life! Time for more share your world… QUESTIONS: Would you rather be…

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In the studio – Still Life

I recently had a friend visit and we spent some time playing in the studio after buying some lovely fresh flowers. I wanted to create something a little bit cool and funky, so we filled some ice-cream waffle cones with gypsophilum and paper daisies Quite sweet aren’t they? Sometimes you just have to get creative!…

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Blossoms & Bees

Not much of a post as such, just some mid-break pretties I captured on a recent random outing and I had the camera with me. It looks a bit like Milkweed, but it was a small tree, not a grass or shrub? I hope you had a lovely weekend… ~ Julz

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In the studio – Pink Carnations

Soft and delicate, the carnation is a classic. This soft delicate pink went so well with my Grandmothers Royal Albert china teacups (even thought they had roses on them)… I have a small collection of vintage teacups…what about you? Do you collect anything? ~ Julz

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