Regular Random – Last of the Autumn Colour

Just outside my front door, I have two magnificent weeping cherry blossom trees, on either side on a large ornamental fish pond. These trees are dual purpose; in Summer they protect the front windows from harsh early morning – midday sun, in Winter when they have lost all their leaves, they let in the weak…

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Monday’s Musings

We officially hit Winter on Friday…how depressing, and just to celebrate Melbourne turned on the sunshine. Blue Skies, mild temperatures and light winds. The last few weeks have been bitterly cold and grey and drizzly. I am sure there is more horrible to come. We have been getting very cold mornings along with our clear…

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Regular Random – Grevillea

I bought a new toy recently and I will eventually do a post just on that new piece of kit, but for now, I am still playing with it and learning. It is a Macro Light Ring which attaches to the end of the lens. One of the biggest problems with macro is finding enough…

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Autumn Outings – Splash Workshop

One of my photography groups often runs creative workshops, where we get to hang out, play around and enjoy concepts we may not have tried before. Earlier in the year we did Balloon Bursting, and over the years we have done a lot, they are always fun and quite often messy, so it’s great I am…

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Regular Random – Pink Roses

Last week I featured the beautiful flowers my daughter gave me for Mother’s Day, so this week I thought I would feature the sweet pink roses I bought for my Mum for Mother’s Day…I was a bit cheeky and took a few snaps before we went over there. This time I decided to use the…

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Hyacinth in Macro

Recently I visited Desley and she still had her gorgeous hyacinth, which she featured recently; but they had opened up – I had to take a few snaps of those. I took my Nikon D7100 and my Tamron 90mm macro with me, they had not had much use of late, but a recent shoot reminded me how…

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A Day with Desley…

Desley and I had so much fun the other week, we wanted to catch up again soon, real soon. So over Easter, we planned to spend an afternoon with our cameras, some interesting subjects and collaborate on my Dapper Rabbit project, which is now slowly starting to come together. Two years of blood, sweat and…

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Tech Review – Vello 16mm & 10mm Extension Tubes Review

I bought my Sony a7ii back in September last year and have been working with it a lot, especially the last few months. I found working with a full frame mirrorless to be more challenging to swap over than I thought…I have no idea why. Apart from swapping brands I also swapped lenses, which meant a…

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In the Studio – Frozen Grevillea

I am so lucky to live in a country which has so many unusual animals and plants to photograph. I used to sometimes take these things for granted, long for far off exotic places…once I picked up a camera, I released I LIVED in a far off exotic place! In the space of a 2-minute…

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Regular Random – Vintage Pink Roses

On the way home from work I stopped off to get a few things for dinner the other night, and walked past these pretty vintage pink rosebuds, I had to have them and couldn’t wait another minute to photograph them, before they opened up. Shot in late afternoon light by the studio window. I gave…

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