Regular Random – 5 Minutes with exposure settings

Thought I might try something a little different this week. While on holiday we were sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for our driver and I was watching the rain. As there were no window panes I had a clear view of this frangipani just outside and decided to play with exposure settings to see how…

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Regular Random – Springtime Cherry Blossoms

A few years again we updated our gardens and one of the things I was very firm on was an ornamental fish pond in the front yard (Right in front of the loungeroom windows), and two weeping cherry blossom trees on either side, this was mainly to help block the harsh Summer sun in the…

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Regular Random – Hot Pink Gerbera

My Daughter recently received these flowers from her work colleagues (She is transferring interstate), how could I not spend five minutes with these lovely flowers. It was also 5 minutes spent practicing with the new camera on manual focus using the Sony a7ii MF Assist and Peak Reading function. Not too bad for an old…

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Regular Random – Magnolia

Spring is here, which usually means Magnolia blossoms, right? For some strange reason, all of the trees near me have yet to flower (good news I hope), there is one tree in a neighbor’s yard which is almost spent, copious blossoms everywhere and so many fallen petals on the ground. I have been meaning to…

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Regular Random – Timber Scotch Box

I recently picked up this gorgeous timber scotch box, possibly a replica, as it only cost me $5.00, so I really didn’t care, I just wanted it. What is a Scotch Box? It is what they used to transport bottles of scotch in, all lined up and then nailed shut, probably stuffed with straw to prevent…

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Regular Random – Hot Chocolate & Biscotti

OK, a small confession here (I’m sure you have already spotted it), while the main subject has not changed the background did and I swapped out and changed the plates! Apparently, I don’t always play by the rules… I know I am supposed to just move me and the camera, but I was having fun…

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Regular Random – Freeshia

Such an elegant old fashioned plant, I have not seen Freeshia in flower shops in so long and then I came across these beauties, couldn’t resist a quick Five Minutes with them for this week’s Regular Random. Even got the Macro lens out for the inner stamen shots, so pretty and delicate. ~ Julz

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Regular Random – Eggy the Barn Owl

I have an extra-special treat this week, I got to spend an awesome afternoon with some stunning Australian Rescue Birds or Prey and they dedicated handlers. I especially love my five minutes of alone time with Eggy the Barn Owl and Thalia. To be able to stand mere inches away and shoot to my heart’s content…

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Regular Random – Milk and Cookies

So I am still currently battling no internet at home and it is beyond slow at work, making my life one long frustration, but I did manage to get this post up. So I spent quite a bit of time in the studio over the weekend creating, planning and testing some ideas for an upcoming…

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Regular Random – Rose, five minutes with my Macro

Last week I posted my Regular Random with a Gerbera, I also shot a rose and saved it for this week. choose a subject or a scene spend five minutes photographing it – no more! try to see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it have fun!…

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