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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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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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 – Last of the Spring roses

I recently visited Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, in Wandin for a private Christmas luncheon. Apart from the fun and frivolity of our affair, there was also time to wander the grounds with our cameras. I adore the Rose garden, so pretty. Sadly severe hot and windy weather the other week had taken its toll,…

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Spring Outings- Cloude Hill Gardens

Some days the weather is just too good to spend inside working, and fresh air and exercise is good for us, so after I had spent most of a recent workday busy on the PC and in the studio, I could not bear it any longer and just had to get out. Moth was home…

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