Regular Random – Bearded Iris

A little late this week, been such a busy weekend, apologies, but I know I am forgiven! I managed to grab 5 minutes with these beauties after my workshop was finished yesterday. They were just so beautiful. I hope I get to shoot them a little more over the next few days… This was a…

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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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Friday Flowers – Hydrangea

As a child, the house I grew up in had Hydrangea and Geranium bushes planted all along the drive and near the front door. Whenever I see either of these plants it reminds me of childhood days. I do not have hydrangeas planted in my current garden, as they just don’t suit, but I do…

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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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In the Studio – A New Muse, Emily Soto

I recently came across a new photographic muse – Emily Soto, but not the stuff on her current website, but the deviant art link, the stuff you find on Google images, what she frequently refers to as her California images (as opposed to her current New York images which and more often B&W and much grungier).…

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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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