Regular Random – Last of the Autumn Colour

Just outside my front door, I have two magnificent weeping cherry blossom trees, on either side on a large ornamental fish pond. These trees are dual purpose; in Summer they protect the front windows from harsh early morning – midday sun, in Winter when they have lost all their leaves, they let in the weak…

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Monday’s Musings

We officially hit Winter on Friday…how depressing, and just to celebrate Melbourne turned on the sunshine. Blue Skies, mild temperatures and light winds. The last few weeks have been bitterly cold and grey and drizzly. I am sure there is more horrible to come. We have been getting very cold mornings along with our clear…

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Regular Random – Grevillea

I bought a new toy recently and I will eventually do a post just on that new piece of kit, but for now, I am still playing with it and learning. It is a Macro Light Ring which attaches to the end of the lens. One of the biggest problems with macro is finding enough…

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Regular Random – Vintage Roses #3

Another rose set for this week’s Regular Random, I took a 5 minute set each day over Easter, this time I decided to get the Nikon D7100 out of retirement and put the Tamron 90mm Macro on it. I forgot how much I enjoy a proper macro. I love being able to capture all the…

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Hyacinth in Macro

Recently I visited Desley and she still had her gorgeous hyacinth, which she featured recently; but they had opened up – I had to take a few snaps of those. I took my Nikon D7100 and my Tamron 90mm macro with me, they had not had much use of late, but a recent shoot reminded me how…

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Out of the studio – Flowers, Planner and Cupcakes

Flowers, Planners & Cupcakes… Unlike my house or even studio, Desleys apartment has white walls and lots of lovely natural light, it is such fun to shoot there. I went there recently for a lovely lunch, she brought out some cupcakes for dessert, her baker does the prettiest icing. So I snapped a few of…

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In the Studio – Frozen Grevillea

I am so lucky to live in a country which has so many unusual animals and plants to photograph. I used to sometimes take these things for granted, long for far off exotic places…once I picked up a camera, I released I LIVED in a far off exotic place! In the space of a 2-minute…

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In the Studio – Frozen Dogwoods

Still continuing with my fun in the studio with Desley, I had this great idea to grab some flowers from the garden and freeze them in water in containers, then take the ice-block out and capture time-lapse of a sort, while the ice melted. It was not overly hot the day we shot, more comfortable…

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In the Studio – Cryogenic Roses

Cryogenics is a real thing, there are species of frogs who do it, we ourselves can freeze things now, even bodies, but returning them to the land of the living is still science fiction. I guess way back when freezing meat (and other items) for human consumption was sheer witchcraft too. But I am getting…

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In the Studio – Dark and Moody Workshop

I recently ran the first of my 2018 workshops in the studio, booked out as per usual, people just can’t get enough of the dark and moody magic! I ran it earlier in the year than usual and just to be annoying it was hot 35°C – how typical. My studio gets a bit warm,…

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