Autumn at Cloudehill

I must admit, it’s been a while since I was at Cloudehill Gardens, but it truly is sheer magic in Autumn. Much of Australia is either green all year round, or brown and dry. So to get some bright Autumn colour is something rather exciting and you mostly have to head to higher ground like…

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Walk in the rain

Walking down the garden path to the studio, had me stop and go grab my camera. Tiny little raindrops on plants from recent rain showers, glittering and calling to me. So I grabbed my camera and spent an hour or so just pottering in the backyard, with my cat for company. The dog? He was…

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Summer Outings – Ballarat Botanic Gardens

I recently went to visit a friend of mine who lives near Ballarat. The weather had been quite hot, but was a little cooler this day. Well…we thought it was meant to be lol. If in the shade and the clouds came out it wasn’t too bad, but when the clouds and the shade disappeared…it…

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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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