Tuesday’s Textures

I spent most of last week feeling miserable and trying to sit and concentrate on anything was difficult, so I took this image (Lake Taupo, NZ) and just played with it, I adored the Monotone image, the calmness of the water and I simply made it a little more painterly. ~ Julz, xo

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 11

Due to complete exhaustion from the previous day or so we had a bit of a sleep in (I think I slept something like 11 hours!) and left Rotorua for Taupo. We briefly stopped at Huka Falls, honestly not very pretty there was a LOT of water going over, but brown and muddy and did…

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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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Out of the Studio – The Lake with Blade

I did a post recently about MacArthur Park, I was lucky to have the superb weather for this shoot with Blade Whittaker. We shot on the edge of a small lake, we had also done a brief session in the studio, but the weather was too gorgeous to be inside. I had this idea in…

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Spring Outings – MacArthur Park

On a recent scouting trip, I was taken by a photographer friend to MacArthur Park near Mitchell Park, Ballarat. I immediately thought of the song, it was Spring indeed, but there was no cake melting in the rain, nor the dark! We did, however, come back here for a few photo shoots, as it was…

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Weekend Wanderings – Natural Bridge

Another wonderful spot, on The Gold Coast in Queensland, once you get away from the beaches and theme parks are the Hinterlands. The Gold Coast is nestled in a thin strip between the mountains and the ocean, tropical rainforest and lovely little towns abound in these areas. We had limited time on this trip, really…

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Weekend Wanderings – Hinze Dam

The Gold Coast is the Theme Park Capital of Australia; Warner Bro Movie World, Dream World, Wet and Wild (water Park), Sea World, Australia Zoo, Aussie World and Sea Life Park, there are other attractions as well, then, of course, is Coolangatta Beach, Surfers Paradise Beach and more. I love the beach, but I am…

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Autumn Outings – Splash Workshop

One of my photography groups often runs creative workshops, where we get to hang out, play around and enjoy concepts we may not have tried before. Earlier in the year we did Balloon Bursting, and over the years we have done a lot, they are always fun and quite often messy, so it’s great I am…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Liquid

This week’s WPC asks us to focus on the water, well actual liquid at any rate. So here are a few from our recent trip to Tasmania… We went over by water on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry, spent a lot of time visiting waterfalls, lakes and rivers and spent a bit of time on…

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