Cloudehill Gardens with Velvet 56

I recently went back to Cloudehill Gardens (yes again) this time armed again with my Lensbaby Velvet 56 AND my Sweet 80. I had two cameras so just jumped between the two, I will share the Velvet 56 images and then come back with another post of the Sweet 80 ones. I met up with…

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Gorgeous Spring peonies

I have several different flowers I like to call my favourite and shoot as often as I can find them, peonies are one of those. I adore the soft petals and flowing feel, the soft colour and fragrance. Totally divine. So I found a bunch while out and about and of course, had to have…

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Protea in the gardens

I spent a lovely morning with the protea in the backyard, now a tremendous storm has just gone through. I haven’t been out there to see the damage yet, but I at least have my photos til next season. I captured these beauties with my 90mm macro. I totally adore this lens, whats not to…

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Exploring Australia Gardens with a 90mm macro

I recently changed from a 50mm to a 90mm Sony macro lens. I had been mostly playing in the backyard, but finally I managed to travel up to 15kms from home and it had stopped raining. In fact it was actually a beautiful warm spring day and so many people were out and about, so…

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Autumn Outings – Cloudehill Gardens

I know I have been here before, in fact I go quite often, I am a garden member and why not, it’s local and so beautiful. It was quite late in the day, so the light is really muted, but so wonderful…my favourite kind of light. So nice to capture some Autumn colour. I only…

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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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In the studio – Dahlias

I recently purchased these soft pink and cream dahlias and was playing with them in the studio. natural light and my macro lens, capturing the soft petals and details. Spraying with some water from a spray bottle to add another dimension. So pretty, dahlia are high on my favourite list, as are peony and ranunculis,…

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Busy bees

Sometimes you just have to take what you can get, when you can get it, right? Beautiful patch of weak Winter sun on the front years one afternoon recently. A little chilly, but such lovely light. The bees were very busy in the grevillea, had to grab a few shots. The beauty of the chilly…

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Pink Roses in Macro

Still, with my beautiful pink roses, this time I grabbed my macro lens and went in a bit closer And I am still not finished, I shot these beauties over several days… ~ Julz

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Just for fun – Rain Refraction

Last post I told you all about the weekends photographic challenges my group was doing. Most have been fun…not so much this latest one. Hard on the back, knees and eyes. So we got a sheet of glass (we took the image out of a frame), cleaned it and treat it with rain repellant, then…

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