My friend and I share a love for gin. When he told me about this Aussie gin from the Margaret River in Western Australia, of course I had to try it. I picked up a bottle for him for his birthday and it was delicious – one of my favourites. It has typically Australian botanicals – including Juniper, Sandalwood, Boronia, Lemon Myrtle and Eucalypt.

The bottle makes an excellent vase. It’s just the right size for a statement flower. During peony season, I took to putting one peony bud in this vase – the narrow opening limits the circulation of air around the stem and water which seems to slow down the progression of flower bud through to open flower.

Or maybe that was just the residual gin πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I recently posted some of my favourite shots from a series of photos I took of some lavender roses. Melbourne has been particularly hot lately and the roses dried quite quickly, even while in water. I took one of the roses and popped it into this little gin bottle and set it up out on the balcony for a little RegularRandom shoot.

I spent just five minutes on this shoot, using my 30mm macro lens on my Olympus OMD EM5, hand held as usual. I quite like the bright sky behind the rose and I love the soft but crinkly petals.

Would you like to join in the RegularRandom crew? Here’s how:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to this post

Looking forward to seeing your shots.

x desleyjane

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Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

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