Articles - Still Life

Luxurious Hydration

Saturday, 30th June, 2012

Lately we have been buying and drinking a lot of wine.  Tough life, I know. The cellar - actually a climate-controlled refrigerator specifically for wine - has got rather full, and I have lately felt inspired to photograph some of the good stuff. For inspiration I had been looking at other marketing-style images of wine [ read more ]

Hawaiian Mercury

Sunday, 18th March, 2012

It has been a few weeks since I have been out for a photoshoot, and this afternoon I felt a desire to create an image. I decided to re-visit water droplet macro photography, so I set about rigging a 'studio' to shoot some water droplets of water. Here is the result: In my initial setup [ read more ]

The Making of "The Smoking Gun"

Monday, 23rd January, 2012

Almost five years ago to this date, an old Flickr contact of mine, Rich Legg, created a photographic image of a smoking gun.  I was impressed, and I commented on his image at the time. I recently decided to have a go at this type of shot myself, and did so today. Rich used a [ read more ]

Happy Anniversary, Baby

Saturday, 5th November, 2011

Our anniversary day was last week, and I bought a bunch of roses for Xenedette as a surprise. Last weekend I decided that I might shoot a macro image of the petals of one of the roses. I decided to shoot in natural light, and sprayed the petals with a water gun to produce the [ read more ]

A Massive (but Slight) Deviation

Sunday, 17th April, 2011

This afternoon I did something photographically far removed from my style and subject matter interests. Here is the result: A couple of key points: I rarely shoot macro images; and I do not photograph flowers. Yet, I photographed a flower with a macro lens.  That goes completely against 'the rules'. So, why did I shoot [ read more ]