In the Studio – Dark and Moody Workshop

Every year I host this workshop at least 2-3 times, it never seems to fail. I have other new ventures and offerings this year, but I thought I would start off with the same old D&M Workshop. I set everything up pretty much the same, but I like to offer different subjects and change things…

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Tuesday’s Textures…

I found this rather unique and textural plant in several places while we were in New Zealand, apparently, it’s called a Teazel. During a visit to Howick Village, I came across this against a darkened doorway, brilliant sunlight and deep shadows behind…just perfectly framed and displaying the little spikes…just magnificent, how could I not take…

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Auckland’s Domain Winter Garden

I mentioned yesterday about showing some more flowers from this wonderful spot, so here they are… You can see and read more about this wonderful Auckland Garden [here]. Will be back shortly with day 3… ~ Julz

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Tuesday’s Textures…

One thing I did while on our big NZ Adventure was collect textures; sand, rock, plants, walls – all sorts of things and I will hope to eventually create some fabulous new texture packs. So while I was going through some of my photos I decided to have a break and a little bit of…

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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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