By the time I picked these snowdrops they had fully opened. I think they are very pretty looking like they are about to take off! I bought the blue checked cloth and the earthenware pot specifically for a shot with them. I like the contrast between the delicate flowers and the sturdy pot. I teamed them with a vintage mantel clock blurred in the background for some extra interest. It also helped me with titling the image - I called it "Snowdrops Time".
This is a completely unplanned and spontaneous shot. As I was tidying up after a shoot the light suddenly changed and the window became bathed in lovely soft and gentle sunlight filtering into the room through the net curtains. I quickly grabbed the vase with pink hyacinths from the dinning room table and paired it with the first thing that came to my mind - the blue and white Delft candle holder. The post processing was very quick too - just one cloud and sky texture to add to the fleeting mood of the image and the pastel colour palette.
I love flowers and I love photographing them but I am finding it increasingly difficult to come up with fresh ideas of capturing them. You cannot go wrong with a simple composition so there it is: anemone sitting on top of my blue and white vintage candle holder. The anemone was actually red but I wanted to create an image with spring shades and feel so I changed the colour of the anemone to hot pink. I processed it subtly with the lovely Pastel Painterly Flypaper Textures which I have been using quite a lot lately.
I had been looking for a vintage ring for a while and have finally found one in one of my favourite vintage and antiques shops in Otley. It is a 1950s ring with a tiger eye stone and a concealed lip balm container. I love it, and of course, wanted to do a still life with it. I thought my little antique porcelain trinket box with a lovely cameo on its lid would be a suitable prop so I placed it behind the ring and made sure the cameo is just clear enough for the motif to be discernible. In post processing I darkened the area of the image behind the box and applied a heavy vignette to keep the eye in on the ring and the box, and to add a romantic note I used lace and veil texture layers.