Monday, 27 July 2009

Blurred Pink I


This is one of the photos I took a few days ago; I was feeling restless, beautiful white clouds were heading north west. I had a small bunch of fresh flowers on my desk, I took out from the jar a few and took some shots of these delicate pink flowers against the background of the blue sky. I wanted to get a blurred effect, this is probably the most ethereal shot. I added some digital manipulation to obtain a painterly effect.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Fuchsias in a jar

I took this photo in my studio, it was an early sunny afternoon, despite this the flash went off, what a sensitive little digital camera I have,...still, I do love the end result, it makes the overall composition brighter in a spooky way!

MeanMagenta is featured on "A Chichi Life"

Three of my inspiration boards are featured on A Chichi Life, a stylish and inspiring blog about art, fashion and culture, written by Tawney Millam. The above image is one her recent inspiration boards.
http://achichilife.blogspot.com

Silhouettes III

Magical and ethereal, playing with light while on a "letting off the steam" walk!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

At the TeaRoom III


Walking past the waitress


Passing the cup and saucer


Two Earl Grey teas


Over the fence I


Almost blown away

A sudden gust helped me to get this blurred effect. I stood there more firmly and made sure to take another shot, in focus this time, but I still prefer this image, it is more spontaneous and mysterious.

About to bloom

I was walking into town, it was raining and my umbrella was falling apart, then I saw these beautiful leaves and buds, and I had to stop to take the photograph. Afterwards I felt so happy and free as I haven't been for a long while!

Catching the sun rays


The feathery duet


Monday, 20 July 2009

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Vintage and costume jewellery

I discovered these beautiful fashion accessories in a bric-a-brac shop in a small town in Lancashire, I am going through the "I love everything shiny and glitzy" stage!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Crossing the street


I saw this beautiful elderly lady coming out from a tea room on the high street, I simply had to follow her and take as many photos as I could, also because her vintage coat was utterly amazing!