The Sweet Life – 1

I was invited to The Portarlington Mussel (not Muscle) Festival last weekend. It was a lovely day – basically a market with a lot of vendors selling all sorts of things, including mussels, fresh from the boat. They were delicious! However, what I was fascinated with was the huge array of Macarons (not to be…

Five Minutes @ Hellenic Republic

One of our photography groups is running a 52 week challenge, with a new prompt each week. The first week was #5Minutes, where we were tasked to take as many photosย as we wanted,ย within 5 minutes, with the camera capturing the same location. I chose a restaurant near me, it’s a fabulous Greek place, run by…

2017 Life Update

I accidentally took two months off from the blogosphere. It was a crazy end to 2016. I checked with Qantas who told me that I took 31 flights with them, totalling some 26,500 miles, from April to December 2016. In January 2016, I moved to Melbourne and didn’t travel for those first 3 months as…

Mums, Gerberas and Baby’s Breath

A life update is required, it’s been so long and so much has happened, but today instead I want to share with you some macro magic with flowers because I’ve missed doing this so much. I put together this bouquet for the new years holidays, it’s pink and pretty and I wanted some flowers to…

New Year Eve Fireworks

Happy New Year! I can’t believe how long I’ve been away. I’ve had the busiest travel schedule since about September last year, with only 3 weeks where I stayed home in Melbourne for the entire week during those 4 months. Quite a struggle but it’s over now. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break…

The Flower Edit

A quick note before the real post starts: It’s 7pm on Friday night. I’ve been away all week for work, arrived home very very late last night and have spent the day catching up on so much work missed during the week. I’ve really missed the blogging world and all of you guys, so I…

Deconstructed Flower – 6

Julie and I have been at it again. This time, she came to my place and we filled my apartment with photography experiments. One of the many things she brought with her was this purple rose! It had been dyed purple. It seemed perfect for a deconstruction ๐Ÿ™‚ And then the deconstruction. The petals were…

H2O!

Water, water everywhere! For the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O. This week, I’ve featured shots that I’ve posted previously. It seems I take a lot of water shots! x desleyjane

iPhriday – A Surprising Instagram Moment

I consider myself to my own worst critic. Although maybe not. Maybe there are people out there who hate what I do. That’s ok, but not what I want to hear of course.  I feel like I have a good handle on what makes a good photograph. I pore over my shots when editing and…

Caged Flowers

This is a little session in light painting, again with Julz. You can see the tracks of the wand reflected in the bulb. I love the backdrop in these shots, it’s really lovely. I find it a little cold. It’s a nice picture, but it’s cold and lacking something. I took another shot and converted…

Deconstructed Flower – 5

After Julz and I finished painting the red rose, we decided to deconstruct it ๐Ÿ™‚ Here it is earlier in the day. I had it on a white tablecloth near a window, with a white sheer curtain behind it. I love the light. Here’s a reminder of the light painting – you can see the…

Painted Rose

Thank goodness for Julz or I might never get any photography done these days! This is another series from an afternoon in her studio. We were immersed in darkness, with nothing but Julie’s coveted light wand and the faint glow from our camera screens to show us the way. What fun we had! Here is…