White Ranunculus Part 1

So I have shared a few of my red flowers with you, here are the white ones. These were captured in front of my studio window in natural light. I did use a reflector to bounce a little light back onto the flowers and brighten them up a bit ~Julz

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Red Ranunculus Part 2

Still with my deep red ranunculus, or is it ranunculi? The first two are with studio lights (Godox AD200 speed light) the last is natural window light. Such a dramatic difference isn’t there? Such a pretty triptych. Sorry I really haven’t got too much else to say. Being in constant lockdown makes life a little…

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Red Ranunculus Part 1

While I was out on one of the few chances I am actually allowed to leave the house (buying bread and milk and such) I found some white and deep red ranunculus flowers. Such an interesting plant, closely related to buttercups. Of course I had to buy them and promptly set up a few shoots…

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A little touch of spring

My daughter received this bunch of flowers for her birthday. Funny thing is she doesn’t really like cut flowers that much, they just die…so sad. She does however enjoy handing them to me, so I can capture them forever. Shooting with my Sony a7R3 and the 28-75mm lens I shot on a tripod anywhere from…

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It’s nearly Spring

I actually left the house, last week and spotted some of the Prunus trees were already in bloom. I had to grab some smaller branches or twiglets (?) and take them home to shoot. I decided to set up three different looks. I set up my black seamless background, placed a black stool. I also…

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Crisp early mornings

Don’t you just love it when a beautiful patch of sunlight streams in through the window first thing in the morning? Everything feels fresh and new and full of possibilities. I love to just sit quietly for a few moments with a cuppa, perhaps a book. What about you? These days feel far too infrequent…

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Monday Musings…

Have you ever had one of those weekends, where you feel like you’ve been super busy, but in fact have done very little? It’s like one step forward, two steps back, right? So frustrating. I did however, get MOST of the house cleaned, MOST of the washing done, I did the food shopping, wrote severalarticles…

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Simple living still life

I grabbed some pretty white roses and set this scene, I wanted to explore simple colour palettes; cool, clean and crisp. Natural light , soft shadows with an almost ethereal glow through the window. Only changing it up a little. On the right is my pretty new room divider, looks so great in images too.…

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Still Life – pink roses and tea cups

Just randomly playing with some beautiful pink roses and gypsophilum in the studio. Played with my 28-75mm lens and aperture from f/2.8 – f/5.0. Soft natural light. Soft cheesecloth (pink and cream), my chippy table and an old chippy stool, as well as the cute little teacup and saucer and my favourite bonsai scissors. I…

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In the studio – Still Life

I recently had a friend visit and we spent some time playing in the studio after buying some lovely fresh flowers. I wanted to create something a little bit cool and funky, so we filled some ice-cream waffle cones with gypsophilum and paper daisies Quite sweet aren’t they? Sometimes you just have to get creative!…

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