Lotus blossom buds study two

Yesterday I posted images from my natural light studio shoot with my newly acquired lotus buds. This is the next session, still natural light, but this time much darker and more subdued, coming back to my dark and moody. So, so pretty… ~ Julz

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Lotus blossom buds study one

I recently visited Blue Lotus Water Gardens with some friends, such a pretty spot with lots of beautiful water lilies and lotus blossoms. At the end of our visit I decided to purchase some cut lotus buds to take home and really make a study of them. As you can see they are quite large.…

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Summer Outings – Last of the Spring roses

I recently visited Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, in Wandin for a private Christmas luncheon. Apart from the fun and frivolity of our affair, there was also time to wander the grounds with our cameras. I adore the Rose garden, so pretty. Sadly severe hot and windy weather the other week had taken its toll,…

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Spring Outings- Cloude Hill Gardens

Some days the weather is just too good to spend inside working, and fresh air and exercise is good for us, so after I had spent most of a recent workday busy on the PC and in the studio, I could not bear it any longer and just had to get out. Moth was home…

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Mondays Musings…

Oh what a wonderfully relaxing weekend. Should be more of them, but then how do the bills get paid? Especially after a busy and stressful weekend the week before. We had quite a few shoots and days out last weekend with a friend coming to stay from out of town. My camera died on me…

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Regular Random – Ranunculus in macro

I recently bought and then was given some ranunculus, gorgeous flower which I don’t see locally very often. I have two other posts featuring them in full, but I could not resist doing a Regular Random in macro, add some water drops and voila….perfection! Would you like to join in the RegularRandom crew? Here’s how:…

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Regular Random – Spring Cherry Blossoms

I have been waiting weeks for my Cherry Blossom trees to flower, finally, it’s happened, not completely covered…yet. Would you like to join in the RegularRandom crew? Here’s how: Version 1: choose a subject or a scene spend five minutes photographing it – no more! try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it…

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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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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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Regular Random – King White Protea

So last week I featured my King White protea with the fractal prism filters, but I also took some lovely photos, without and I thought I would share those this week. This plant is a rambling bush (well it is in my garden – I have several), with the most enormous cream coloured flowers. They…

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