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Softness

Softness

mouse-over for before view. Sorry it's been such a long time since our last post! We've both been busy with more important things like holidays:-) I have spent a lovely 10 days on the tiny Pacific Island of Niue, it's such a relaxing and laid back kind of place and...

Pink roses

Pink roses

  These Clair Matin roses are looking particularly beautiful in the garden at the moment in their second flush of flowers for the season so I couldn't resist picking a few for some photos and also to bring some of their colour and fragrance indoors. I kept the...

Windmills

Windmills

  Winchelsea is a secluded and hard to get to English channel resort, nestled between its more famous and trendy neighbours of Hastings and Dungeness, so its still delightfully unspoiled. I only came across it after visiting the more cultured hilltop town of Rye,...

Girl with teddies

In England I bought a full size double hospital X-ray light box from Ebay, cost me next to nothing, but boy did I get burnt for the extra baggage on the flight home! So, I've been going through the old negatives, and came across this shoot with my niece, proudly...

Walking the dog

At this time of the year when our evenings are long and it doesn't get dark until around 10pm so we often go for a walk on the beach after dinner.We weren't alone at the beach this night, as well as the few walkers, runners and dogs there was also a solitary sea-lion...

Sorbet

A flower again, this is an astrantia bloom that I picked on one of my walks and brought home to photograph indoors, it being too windy here at the moment for macros outside. The pink you see in the background is the roses in the blue and white jug from one of my...

Nostalgia

Cecille Brunner is such a pretty little rose, I have the bush variety and it's lovely at this time of the year. My mother used to have the climbing version in her old garden, it was a huge bush which scrambled up an old plum tree and was smothered in blossom and...

Five

Another shot taken on a walk on the lovely Doctors Point Beach just to the north of Dunedin. These same people appear in a similar shot but I processed this one quite differently which shows how a different textures can give the same scene a whole new look. As well as...

Faded Memories

These half dead flowers are the remainder from an earlier photo session but they caught my eye when I was trying out my new 50mm lens. Focusing at f1.4 is very hit and miss I can see even with auto focus :-)Processed with Flypaper Textures Tarte Tatin @ Soft light...