Friday’s Flowers – Leucadendrons

When Dad passed away recently I had wonderful friends who sent me flowers, so thoughtful to know they cared, but also to know they care enough that some still life flower photography would be just the gentle creative therapy I’d need. I was given one bunch so big I could only fit them in a…

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Tea & Roses

Just a simple one today, some of the gorgeous (not quite) white roses sent to me recently, I took a number of different still lifes with them and I am still going… So pretty and so soft, the colour is not quite white, has just a hint of blush to them. ~ Julz

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So, I painted a new background…

One thing that certainly seems to have come out of COVID19 is more people are doing a lot more D.I.Y right? I am not different. I painted a new background for the studio, just and old stained canvas I had hanging around, painted it grey and they sponged black and white over it, looks pretty…

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Looking at light

Just a quick one for today, grabbed Woodrow (my vintage wood duck) and some fresh hellebore from the garden. I was playing with some lovely morning light.in the studio. I hope you are having a wonderful week… ~ Julz

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In the studio – Pink Lady apple

I have been super busy, in the studio this week, putting together some more lessons and preparing for a few presentations. One of the things I was working with was compositional styles and was keeping things rather simple with a single apple, I was rather pleased with how this one turned out. So simple, yet…

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Collectables – Tea Cups

Do you collect anything? Coins, Stamps, spoons? I used to collect stamps as a kid, I think I still have a stamp book somewhere. I must confess I am a bit of a hoarder, especially since I started photographing still life. I try not to be, I try to eradicate all the ‘stuff’ from the…

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In the studio – Gerberas

There is nothing is as bright and cheerful as gerberas, is there? Possibly Daisies or Cosmos, but I cannot get either of them at the moment. But I did recently pick up these bright orange ones! So I spent some time playing with them in the studio… Just popped them on my chippy table in…

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More Pink Roses

I really did try to make the most of my pretty pink roses, I shot them several times, over several days. Even if initially my camera was only on a tripod, it was great to be shooting and editing again. I received these from a friend, who had borrowed some studio equipment, isn’t that nice…

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Playing with something a little different

Still playing with my pink roses, I wanted to mix things up a bit and play with some props too. I really kind of like the weird ice-cream cone thing, I bought a packet cheap, so I love to experiment further with them. I really needed to cut the rose stems shorter, but I didn’t…

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Pink Roses in Macro

Still, with my beautiful pink roses, this time I grabbed my macro lens and went in a bit closer And I am still not finished, I shot these beauties over several days… ~ Julz

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