Friday Flowers – Fresh Roses…

Hello again, I was out shopping and saw these fabulous roses, and they were so cheap; in Aldi of all places. Mind you they had LOTS of thorns! Just dying to be photographed. Lots of glass jars, some vintage finds, lots of dark and moody……..I really do feel the need to cut them up and…

A little Dark & Moody…

Hello my Friends, how are you? On The Weekend I found a wonderful shop selling some old treasures and new reproduction treasures. I thought I was quite good and only bought a few, but oh my goodness could have spent a small/large fortune here. I purchased the lovely coat scuttle, the timber box and 3…

Small Adjustments…

Hello again, I was playing in LR to see if I could fix up this image (The proper LP Version can be found here), which is quite frankly awful and probably should be a throw away, but I thought it was worth some play time. Firstly I dropped the exposure, just a little at a…

In Crates…

Hello my Friends, I hope you are all well, I have been playing with more dark and Moody, not because I feel it, I just adore the look. I myself am fantastic. Here is a Triptych of the final images and then the individual images themselves. Placing the items inside a crate and surrounding it…

A Little Vintage…

Hello, and Welcome to another week, While rummaging through my Props & Drops looking for something, I came across my old vintage suitcases, which I have not used for a very long time, in fact I do not think I have used them in my Still Life at all……..time to remedy that. I love this…

Friday Flowers…

Hello again, Yay, Friday Flowers, I just love Fridays……it means the weekend is finally here. I thought I would play this week with my Tamron 90mm Macro lens and practise my Macro and manual focus. Being Spring here the Clivias are finally starting to bloom, I put these in a few years ago, and it’s…

Light Sculpting…

Hello, way back in June I wrote a post about my study of mixing Light Painting and Still Life, or Light Sculpting. I exhibited some wonderful images by Harold Ross. I read everything I could find on light painting or sculpting and watching many hours of tutorials. I had a friend make up a special light…

Citrus Party…

Hello again, Don’t you just love Spring, there is something about it, the days are slightly longer and in general it is a touch warmer, the light is brighter and I feel a spring in my step…….maybe that’s why they call it Spring? I have featured a few lemon shots lately, and will again today,…

Ballet Shoes…

Hello, Tuesday are usually all about texture, I just wanted to keep it simple, some ballet pointe shoes (belong to a friend of mine) and some Spring blossoms. Lots of lovely soft and rough textures. I am really enjoying dark and moody at the moment. ~ Julz, xo

Foraged – Vintage Bottle…

Hello again and welcome to another week, On Friday I shared an image of this wonderful bottle and fabulous new table top (It’s actually a piece of old fence). I don’t think the bottle is quite as old as it looks…..it has a screw top; old bottles didn’t have screw tops did they? Anyway it…

Table and Chairs…

Hello again my Friends, I did a post the other day about some foraged finds and mentioned some more, well this is my new favourite……this is a piece of old fence, still painted a faded dark green and scratched and marked….isn’t it just wonderful? More plum trees are in blossom, the white flowers variety this…

Foraging…

Hello again, Kim Klassens Studio2.0 hit it off again a few days ago, with our first of many Sparks (as in to Spark the imagination), was Foraging. Can’t say this is something I really enjoy, as I live in Suburbia and foraging usually means rifling through someone else’s gardens… not something I am terribly comfortable…