Regular Random – Vintage Peony

I found another bunch of Peony Roses, these ones have more of a vintage vibe, soft cream with blushes of pink, so so pretty… I felt they need a dark and moody vintage treatment, hence the old crate and cheesecloth, deep shadows and subtle highlights. All shot with my Sony a7ii, 50mm F/2.8 Would you…

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Regular Random – Macarons

It has been a while since I did some food photography, I shot some colourful macarons last year, these are vanilla ones, along with a fab new dish I just bought and some lovely soft linen, gave it the old Dark & Moody treatment… I used both the 50mm Prime lens and the 50mm Macro…

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Regular Random – Dark Peonies #2

Sadly my Peonies from last week’s post are looking a little worse for wear, a week on and they are falling apart, but there is beauty in decay, and I feel I must capture that as well. Dark and ethereal the old scratched vintage table, antique brass bowl and old-world pearls The last few shots…

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Regular Random – Dark Peonies #1

I just love dahlias and peonies, no secret there, sadly I do not get to photograph them as often as I would like, for some reason both can be hard to get hold of in my area. So when I saw these lovely soft Peonies at the local supermarket and super cheap, I had to…

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Regular Random – Peonies #2

Last week I featured some lovely peonies I picked up at the grocery store, This week I thought I would feature a few more, this time with a fabulous vintage bottle and a brass dish I picked up at a flea market… Would you like to join  Regular Random? choose a subject or a scene…

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Friday Flowers – More Sunflowers

You didn’t think I was just going to do one post about my Sunflowers, did you? I spent a few days photographing these beauties, I did sadly need to snip off the leaves, as they were not faring too well. This time as well as some more traditional Still Life I also placed them on…

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Regular Random – Peonies

Desley over at Musing of a Frequently Flying Scientist recently featured some stunning images of peonies, they were all so pretty and I said I would love to shoot some myself, as soon as I find some. That very afternoon I popped out to do some grocery shopping…and there they were. See! ask and you shall…

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Friday Flowers – Sunflowers

On a recent day trip, we passed a roadside flower stall, there were the most amazing arrangements of Sunflowers, I had to stop and buy some, sadly I did not get to photograph them until the next day, the flowers still look amazing but the leaves, not so much… I just adore sunny bright sunflowers…all…

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Regular Random – Bottle Brush Tree

As promised last week, here are some photos I took of Bottle Brush (or Callistemon) flowers still on the tree. I tried to shoot as much as I could in shade, bright, harsh afternoon sunlight is not fantastic for photography, but it can create some interesting shadows. I adore the structure of this plant and…

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Regular Random – Bottle Brush in vase

I love Spring in our garden, so many interesting, colourful and architectural plants are in bloom, including this bottle brush, also known as Callistemon. We planted this bush several years ago and this is the first year it has really bloomed. It is covered in tiny seed pods, just waiting to burst open. I cut…

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