Fading flowers in fading light – Sunflowers

Last week I did a post on fading disbuds in fading light, but they weren’t my only leftover flowers. I had run a workshop and I had a student bring a huge bunch of sunflowers for us to use, which were wonderful. I also took these sunflowers to the Alice in Wonderland shoot. But after…

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Fading flowers in fading light – Disbuds

These disbuds were travelling along really nicely, I had used them in a shoot last week, then again in a workshop last weekend. This week had been crazy with ‘life stuff’ and they were left in a bucket of water just outside the studio door. Many of them were well past their prime, but these…

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In the studio – Still Life

I really am enjoying the rich deep tones of my new door, and wanted to capture some more pretty still life. All of these captured with lovely soft afternoon natural side light (from camera left) ~ Julz

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Share your world – 22nd January 2020

Time for another Share Your World QUESTIONS: Where do you get your news? Mostly from Facebook, sounds bad I know, but if it’s important people are usually talking about it! But then sometimes it can become a bit too much and I need to switch off from that too. I rarely watch the news as it…

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Mondays Musings

I can pretty much say I am officially back from break lol…it’s been a super busy, but fun weekend. It’s hard to believe we have almost hit the end of January. The weather has been up and down, we had smoke clear and return, we had rain come and go, yesterday some parts of Melbourne…

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Lotus blossom buds study two

Yesterday I posted images from my natural light studio shoot with my newly acquired lotus buds. This is the next session, still natural light, but this time much darker and more subdued, coming back to my dark and moody. So, so pretty… ~ Julz

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Lotus blossom buds study one

I recently visited Blue Lotus Water Gardens with some friends, such a pretty spot with lots of beautiful water lilies and lotus blossoms. At the end of our visit I decided to purchase some cut lotus buds to take home and really make a study of them. As you can see they are quite large.…

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Summer Outings – Blue Lotus Water Gardens

A new year and some trips to old places not seen for a while, and some never before. We escaped the Melbourne heat and smoke (from all the bushfire blowing our way) and went to Yarra Junction in the Yarra Valley to visit the Blue Lotus Water Gardens , such a magical place to visit as…

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In the studio – Apricot Ranunculus

What do they say “it never rains, but it pours” about suddenly getting an overabundance of something you wish for?  Not only did I find the orange ranunculus, but then someone brought me some apricot ones, so back into the studio to capture these in all their glory too, such soft subtle colour. ~ Julz

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Spring Outings – Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens, Formerly known as the National Rhododendron Gardens, but it has so much more than just rhododendrons these days. We went because I was under the impression from various photos online that the Cherry Tree Orchard was in bloom, sadly it was not. However, the Crab Apple Trees were and so pretty too. We…

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