Just for fun – Frozen Roses

My photography group (VPC) is currently running a weekly challenge, something fun to keep us engaged and entertained. We put our images for that theme in a folder on Facebook and then everyone votes. Winners receive points and that is added to our overall total. We get points for weekly challenges, themes, attending events (not…

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Just for fun – Rain Refraction

Last post I told you all about the weekends photographic challenges my group was doing. Most have been fun…not so much this latest one. Hard on the back, knees and eyes. So we got a sheet of glass (we took the image out of a frame), cleaned it and treat it with rain repellant, then…

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In the studio…Kodak and Hydraganeas

Spending some quiet time in the studio and doing some light painting is a great form of mediation and self-soothing. It’s quiet and calming and there is a rhythm required that stills the mind and allows you to concentrate on the task at hand. Plus I really enjoy both the shooting and the editing of…

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In the studio – a little vintage love

I bought this vase, pearls and such for our Gatsby shoot a few weeks ago, so sad that it was still just sitting there. There have been no other shoots. Before I packed it all away I thought I might do a little vintage love and some light painting. That vase and the pearls were…

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Share your world – 24th March 2020

Questions: On A Scale Of 1-10, How Strict Were Your Parents? 7 Maybe hard to tell. Be home by dark, do your homework, no jumping on the beds, go to your room, we got the belt from Dad and scoldings, to be honest the belt hurt less than the scoldings most of the time. What Wastes…

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Light Painting – Disbuds

I can’t believe my disbuds are still going, I featured them a few times in posts and even called them fading flowers last week…and they are still going strong. I adore just the two of them (the rest are long gone) in this beautiful little still life which I light painted. The aim of a…

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Fading flowers in fading light – Sunflowers

Last week I did a post on fading disbuds in fading light, but they weren’t my only leftover flowers. I had run a workshop and I had a student bring a huge bunch of sunflowers for us to use, which were wonderful. I also took these sunflowers to the Alice in Wonderland shoot. But after…

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Fading flowers in fading light – Disbuds

These disbuds were travelling along really nicely, I had used them in a shoot last week, then again in a workshop last weekend. This week had been crazy with ‘life stuff’ and they were left in a bucket of water just outside the studio door. Many of them were well past their prime, but these…

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In the studio – a little vintage

I recently picked up a vintage cupboard door, it is old and worn and has such a lovely look and feel to it. I use it as a backdrop to so many images. Add some vintage linen and my old bonsai scissors and it is starting to get a real vintage feel. I have been…

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In the studio -soft and dreamy

I adore everything about this image, the styling and staging, the lighting, the props…it all totally came together and has been a big hit on social media too. Sometimes it all just works. soft tones and matching colour scheme and soft natural light…just beautiful. It’s images like this that really make me love soft and…

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