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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The Family Cookbook

This post may seem a little random but bare with me. I have a cookbook, it’s quite old I think it was given to me when I first moved out of home, some 35 years ago. I have handwritten recipes in it, I used to cook ALL the time, cakes and slices and lasagna and…

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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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Regular Random – Red Velvet Cupcake

I recently bought some red velvet cupcakes for a sweet treat for a photography group meet up, I could not resist a quick little 5 minute set up while I waited for people to arrive… Would you like to join in the RegularRandom crew? Here’s how: choose a subject or a scene spend five minutes…

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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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In the Studio – Blueberries

I took these blueberry shots a little while ago and was saving them for a project, apparently, another photographer felt they have a monopoly on blueberries and took a dislike to my using them, sadly they are a no go on my little project, they are still pretty so I thought I would share them…

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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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Share Your World – 3rd Feb 2019

I almost laughed aloud when I read this week’s questions, you see it’s been a bit of a trying week, someone has been making my life awkward. I won’t go into details in case they somehow get wind of this, they really have a beef with me so it’s possible. It’s kind of my own…

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