Summer Workshops – Still Life

I recently ran my first Still Life workshop in quite a while, it was lovely to get back to basics. Initially, I thought it may not go ahead, due to poor bookings, but a week before the class it was full with a waitlist, funny how things work out. One of the ladies (and this…

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Summer Outings – Ikebana flower arranging

I recently attended a class with Desley to learn how to create Ikebana flower arranging. I knew it was quite regimented and very beautiful, but I guess I didn’t realise just how regimented it was. Desley arrived mid-morning and we had a lovely 45-minute drive to Dromana, which gave us a chance to catch up. We…

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Mondays Musings

My holidays are finished and this morning I am back at work (well my part-time job anyway). We had a most relaxing break, just staying at home. We had a cleanup and declutter around the house. Sadly while we stayed home, many parts of Australia are burning. Above are photos I took on Kangaroo Island,…

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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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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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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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Regular Random – Paper Daisies

I did a recent visit to Australia Gardens (will post more pics soon), I went to shoot the orchids in the orchid house, but there was only one! But then I went to find something else to catch my eye – and found these beauties! I believe they are called Paper Daisies So totally stunning…

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Summer Outings – Balloon Bursting

My first Official VPC outing for the year, we went balloon bursting, a whole gaggle of photographers (I am not sure what you call a large group of us?), about 50 or so. We met at Shwerkolt Cottage (where we had our Christmas Lunch) and split into two groups, for some hilarious Balloon Bursting fun, we…

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