The Sleeping Beauty

I recently was playing with some sheet music and roses with my macro lens, I decided to add one of my lovely crowns…the sheet music is titled “The Sleeping Beauty”, hence the title of the image. This is a black and white version I also have a colour version, which will hopefully be featured in…

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Pink Roses in macro

I showed some images the other day with these pink roses after I had taught a macro class, but I also took these images too. With waterdrops and much closer than the previous shots. These were shot with my new Neweer 660 LED Lights. These are proving invaluable in the studio. Must write a review…

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Regular Random – Magnolia and Bokeh

I adore Spring Magnolia, or at least late Winter Magnolia and on a recent trip to Brisbane we spent a few minutes with a lone Magnolia and some beautiful filtered sunshine. When the sunlight glitters and bounces around it can create the most gorgeous bokeh, I even caught some images of just the bokeh alone.…

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Macro for beginners workshop

I recently ran a Macro for beginners workshop, it is the first time I have run a total beginners workshop, I have run other macro workshops, but people had been requested a back to basics, start from the beginning. So I did. We covered so many technical aspects of cameras and macro photography; exposure triangles,…

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Spring florals

  I took this image on my smartphone, the flowers were so pretty in their flower bed. Not quite Spring but the warmth in Brisbane, had already started to see a few flowers bloom. I then decided to play with it in Photoshop and add some textures and make it all painterly and pretty. ~…

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Regular Random – Flowers on the windowsill

I was staying with my daughter on holidays and she had this sweet posy on her windowsill, I think it may have been a birthday gift from work colleagues. I would stand next to the window and look at the blue sky while making coffee, I felt they needed at least five minutes of my…

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Winter Outings – Mount Coot-tha botanical gardens

Mount Coot-tha botanical gardens, again. It seems we have been here almost every visit to Brisbane over the last few years. We have done a fair bit of exploring around the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast areas. The usual sights and sounds that tourists do, the wheel, the Brisbane sign, the river, the city beach,…

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Regular Randon – pink Gerbera

Not really sure this classifies as a full five minutes for regular random, but some days you just have to take what you can get! I had this sweet little pink gerbera leftover from a class and I just caught a few snaps of it, before it was past it’s prime, a little squirt from…

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Helping Hand – Gerbera

This is the last of the current creations for my Helping Hands series, and I do adore this one, the perfectly imperfect gerbera, the pop of colour, the fingers look so delicate. It took quite a while to get the balance just right on this one, but I was persistent and it paid off. The…

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Regular Random – Sunny daffodils

I spotted these while I was out food shopping, just had to have them, aren’t they a magnificent drop of Spring sunshine? I could not resist a quick Regular Random after work one night, late, weak Winter light. I can feel it…Spring is coming, soon. Good thing too, I am so over Winter and the…

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