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.

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!