Mont de Lancey Roses…

Hello again, I recently had the chance to visit the Mont de Lancey Homestead in Wandin North, Victoria. They were hosting a Draught Horse and Vintage Machinery Day….such a wonderful day. We spent many hours wandering the grounds. The original homestead has a lovely little rose garden and here is where to took a great…

Light Study…

Hello my Friends, As I continue my light study with the changing seasons, it is interesting to see the difference between the harsh and soft light.The light just to the right was low on the horizon hiding behind fences and plants in my garden, soft and dappled…….just enough to catch a few shots before it…

Faded Afternoon Light…

Hi, I love these warmer days with the light lasting longer,  that late afternoon, early evening light, just before sunset and just after…glorious. The long deep shadows cast are fun to play with. In this Diptych the shots are roughly ten minutes apart, and I had slightly changed my position as well. The light was…

Friday Flowers – Coastal Blooms

Hello, On a recent trip to the coast near Phillip Island we stopped off in San Remo to admire the view (bottom image), but was so taken with these delightful blooms in the car park, such amazing colour. Such a wonderful addition to Friday Flowers. Not all Still Life is done in the studio, not…

Beach Life…

Hello, we finally had some glorious weather on the weekend, so we hit the coast. This is a shot using my crystal ball, great fun and some really cool shots. Not everything is all flowers……….beach life is also a Still Life, with moments to relax and reflect. Zen moments can be found, you just have…

Telling my story…

Hello, Telling a little bit of my own personal story in this image, the wedding picture is my Grandparents (both gone now), the tea cup belonged to my Grandmother. The lock is symbolic of the ties that bind family together and the torn paper is bits and pieces of our stories together. It’s not quite…

Friday’s Finds…

Hello again, OK, So it’s not Friday today, but I found this on Friday…just left work and it was in the work car park. Our carpark is more weeds than plants as such, I saw this just sitting high above all the other weeds and grasses, it is huge the size of a tennis ball……….and…

Tell a story…and then play

Hello, So I was playing around with some images in Lightroom and I thought I would share one which has four completely different outcomes. I have placed them in the order with which I like them most from top to bottom. Isn’t amazing how much you can change a simple picture and the mood with…

A little vintage #3…

Hello, Still telling stories, this time I incorporated a bit of my own history. The photograph in the background is from my Maternal Grandparent’s Wedding Day. When ever I see Hydrangeas I am reminded of my Nan……I think she had them in her garden, my Mum had them in hers too, when we were growing…

A Little Vintage #2…

Hello, A little while ago, a friend lent me her Vintage camera collection to play with and do some Still Life. They tell a story too, the life and times of the modern photographic camera. Aren’t they superb? Apparently they all work too, so I had to be very careful. What vintage finds do you have…

Summer is coming…

Hello, Yesterday my Story was all about the feel of Autumn, today it is Summer, Summer is only 2 weeks away for us in Australia, warm balmy evenings sitting around the pool or spa, cool, crisp white and the pop of blue and gold speaks of summer days. I personally can’t wait to head into…

Sunflowers & Pumpkins

Hello, Still on point with the Tell a Story Spark, I still had my pumpkins, and to me they were just crying out to be shot with these sunflowers. The story I guess is a tale about Autumn (even though it is Spring here), I just wanted to keep this simple and sweet. I guess…