Harold Davis: Sharing His Latest Post

Kwangsik came from Korea to attend our San Francisco in Black & White workshop this past weekend. On Friday, by special arrangement, he spent some time with me going over my Photographing Flowers for Transparency technique. This is the composition I set up for him on the light box to use as an exposure and… via... Continue Reading →

I see… Green

This green-themed photo collection has been slowly coming together for a while now. I've found more photos over the last few days and its great to be able to publish at last! Thank you to contributing photographers! All images used with permission. The collection starts with clambering out of green goo... "One minute it’s a... Continue Reading →

I see… Red

Some recent posts have grabbed my attention with their lovely red images and it prompted me to put together a "red" post. This first photo which I came across this morning is the one that really galvanised me into action! Its simply magnificent! Thank you very much to contributing photographers! All images used with permission.... Continue Reading →

Kowhai (NZ native, Sophora sp.), Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 27 Aug 2017.

I see… Indigo

Bringing together a collection of photos for this colour-themed post on Indigo proved to be pretty challenging but finally, here it is! To see a larger, more detailed view of a particular image, follow the link to the original post (that is, the link after "From:") All images are used with permission. My grateful thanks... Continue Reading →

Camellia taliensis, Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. From China (Yunnan). Synonym: Gordonia yunnanensis. Taken 27 August 2017.

Inspired by Trees

Good morning! Monday morning here in New Zealand but no Monday blues for me despite the dismal weather! I was inspired by these colourful autumn trees partnered with a lovely poem and it made my day.  I received permission very promptly from "DailyMusings" to share the post and got straight on with publishing, in the... Continue Reading →

Scleranthus biflorus (native cushion plant) growing on rock retaining wall at Larnach Castle Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand

Sarcococca ruscifolia (Sweet Box)

Sarcococca or Sweet Box. I read about these a few years ago and became interested because they flower in winter and have a lovely vanilla scent but I've never had any in a garden of my own. I found this example of a Sweet Box on our visit to Dunedin Botanic Garden on 27 Aug... Continue Reading →

Purple at Larnach

When we were at Larnach Sun 27 Aug, I took quite a few shots of plants that had purple characteristics so thought I'd bundle them together into this Purple post. I wasn't deliberately seeking native NZ plants but all of these are. Larnach Castle Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand. I really liked this shrubby plant and... Continue Reading →

Yellow Glow at Larnach

These lovely yellow flowers caught my attention on recent visits to Larnach and I like the fresh green foliage too. I've now had a response from Larnach to my email requesting ID for this plant. Fiona Eadie, Head Gardener, has advised me that it is Bulbinella setosa (from South Africa). Larnach Castle Garden, Dunedin, New... Continue Reading →

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