In the Studio – Star Anise

A few shots were taken in the studio on a stinking hot day, of some Star Anise, keeping it super simple, an old timber crate, some vintage brass scoops and my macro lens… Love the details, the heat of the day really brought the aroma out too… ~ Julz

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In The Studio – Rain Drops

Well, water drops actually but raindrops sounded so good, we have not had any rain here for a while…everything is so dry and all the grasses are brown and dying, really are coming into bush fire season now. I had been playing in the studio with my macro lens and wanted to capture the water…

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In The Studio – Summer Cherries

I posted some Blueberries last week, these cherries were part of the same project which got dumped, but still sharing them here, along with a behind the scenes set up shot. Sometimes things don’t always go as planned, but it is OK, because it has made me work harder than ever to create something truly…

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Summer Outings – Australia Gardens (again)

No this is not a duplicate, I did, in fact, go back to the Australia Gardens again this week, 4 days after the last visit. There was a rather large eucalypt seed pods about to burst into bloom and I wanted to go back and photograph it – I wrote a post in it last…

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Friday Flowers – Eucalyptus Macrocarpa

On a recent visit to Australia Gardens in Cranbourne, I came across this magnificent Eucaplyt Seed Pod and took many images. A few days later, I could not resist revisiting the gardens, one lovely cool, Summer morning to see if the pods had opened…I was not disappointed. This is such a stunning plant, if I…

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Summer Outings – Australia Gardens

Another year, another visit, this time armed only with my 50mm macro lens, I really wanted to concentrate on the orchid house, sadly one tiny, lonely little orchid (about the size of your thumb). I was completely mesmerised by some Paper Daisies and a Eucalypt Pod…will give them their own post. These images are from…

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A Little Macro Magic

I have been working almost exclusively with my Sony 50mm Macro lens of late, I adore it, the images are superb. I decided one very hot day to grab some ordinary household items and have a play…this is a kitchen fork on black Perspex (or Plexiglass) and some natural light. ISO100, F/4.5, 1/60 second. I…

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Mondays Musings…

Saturday was Australia Day (Jan 26th) and in the true blue Aussie traditional way,  we get the following Monday as a Public Holiday…I adore this time of year, lots of Public Holidays from Christmas through to the end of April. I wish I could say I slept in, but I have not had a sleep…

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Regular Random – Pink Bromeliad

In my backyard, just near the laundry door, I have two amazing pink Bromeliads, it is the shady side of the house and they are fairly happy there, even if a bit cold in Winter. I was taking some washing out to the line and noticed this morning I have two new blooms, they are…

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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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