Up the garden path…

Well actually it is just outside the front door, something about the light this morning…….normally it gets quite harsh morning light (faces East), and in the afternoon it is all shadows, but this time it was overcast, with some heavy cloud and was such an even light. Used KK Beathe Preset to give a more…

Dark and Moody Fruit…Pomegranates

You didn’t think I was finished with the dark and moody fruit yet, did you? This time it is Pomegranates. This is a fruit from my childhood, I have not eaten in such a long time; sweet, juicy and oh so messy, such lovely colour and texture… ~ Julz

Dark and Moody Peonies…

Change it up from the fruit, don’t worry it will be back. Some lovely peonies, dark and brooding on a vintage crate, in a lovely simple elegant glass vase; classic. ~ Julz

Shabby Chic Table Decor

So last week I did a post on Rustic Table Decor, with which I commented that I was not over impressed with my kitchen table images. It is actually a little dark in there and it didn’t have the ‘right’ feel for what I wanted. My Kitchen area is very rustic/country meets modern country, but…

Something Graceful…

Hello, I thought I would switch things up abit, I grabbed a few props and decided to do something a little more pretty and graceful, after a spark I got about Graceful. Lately it’s all been dark and moody and I need a little light and pretty. These ballet point shoes belong to the daughter…

An Apple a day…

Hello, Yes I am still playing with some fruit…this time apples, oh a good Granny Smith, just great aren’t they? This time I popped them in a glass vase, popped them in a darkened corner and shot using filters light from over my shoulder…….this could actually make a good centerpiece for a table……mmmmmmmm ideas, let…

Dark and Moody Fruit, Blueberries…

Hello again, Some more dark and moody fruit this time BlueBerries, oh they were very delicous to eat too! I added a slight haze to the image,a dds to the shadows and pops the highlights, just a hint of colour in the blueberries. ~ Julz  

Dark and Moody Fruit, Raspberries…

Hello, Dark and Moody fruit is seemingly everywhere on Social Media, and it is gorgeous. I love the colour and depth; there is something truly luscious about this style. Keep it simple and use filtered directed light………underexpose and try to keep the shadows decidedly dark and the highlights muted. Using my new vintage pewter creamer…

Rustic Table Decor

Hello my friends, I trust you are all well? I was recently received an email from a lovely lady, after she saw my beautiful dahlia photos, she shared a  website from Arhaus,  they have some wonderful furniture. Anyway I have decided to share some table decor ideas/images now that we are past the whole Christmas/New Year festive…

Spark – Corners, Nooks & Crannies

Hello again my friends, Finally I have had a bit of time to play in the studio, I find it so relaxing, especially when my attention is being taken up with so many of things, important things, but still. So in KK’s Studio 2.0 we had a spark for Corners Nooks and Crannies……if you have…

Dark and Moody Fruit…

Hello, Oh My, aren’t they luscious? Apparently Dark and Moody fruit is all the rage at the moment. Selective light and dark backgrounds. This one is shot with a snoot on black perspex. My aim is to shortly do some more experimenting with this kind of shoot. Love to chase up some old tinware plates…

Tulips for Tuesday…

Hello, Sorry my friends, I still have not had a chance to get into the studio as much as I would like. My attention is currently required elsewhere, but in the meantime I am still happy to show you some older images. This one is also from Tesselaar’s Tulip Festival. I darkened the background quite…