Friday, 15 June 2012

Styling Details


Vintage Mirror and Flowers...


I realized last week that my 'compact and bijou' study makes
 a fantastic (mini) studio! So now I work in the play room in the mornings, 
at the kitchen table over lunchtime and my little office once the kids 
are home from school-all to catch the best light!

After shooting the wild strawberries for my last post,
 I picked a few more flowers from the garden just before the rest got 
battered by the torrential rain and wind we've had this week. 
What happened to Summer?!

I have a vintage mirror which makes a great background for the photos, 
along with my Dad's old French book from school, my favourite vintage postcard 
and a palm sized piece of driftwood we found on the beach in France this Easter. 
I hope you like my latest practice shots! 






















40 comments:

  1. I really like the way you've shot the purple flower on the postcard Caroline! You can tell you're trying out new things, it's great to see and makes me hopeful about my own practice.

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  2. Thank you lovely! Hope you're enjoying the balmy June weather?!? :-)

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  3. Great shots Caroline! My favourites are #2 and #4 :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. ps. Love the new blog look too! I don't know how new it is since I often read blogs from my google reader... anyhow, it's great :)

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  5. Thank you Holly_and it';s nice to get your feedback on your favourite shots! I still need to re-size the header photo I think- a little large. But glad you like it! Have a great Sunday! :-)

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  6. These, for me, are definitely the best shots you've taken. The styling is simple, yet stunning and I love the way you use your mirror or wooden boards.
    I like all of them so have no favourite. Kepp doing and you'll be a pro in no time xx

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  7. Oh you are lovely Tina-thank you so much hon-it's really lovely to get such a nice compliment on something so new xx

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  8. Beauuuuuuutiful! I love these - and the lighting is SO good!! My favorites are the little thimble and the last one with the photograph. Loooving the use of the old photograph.

    Nicely done, and most importantly it sounds like you are having fun with it!! Hope you're having a fantastic weekend :)

    ~Amberly

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    1. Amberly-thank u! I'm so pleased with my tiny study/studio. We've just got 2baby rabbits for the kids this weekend-to add to the cats and stick insects!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your wend too! :-)

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  9. beautiful photos - i love the simple styling and close ups...they look great!

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  10. what lovely photos Caroline, I like the thimble one the best. I wish I was as good a photographer as you x

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    1. That's a lovely comment thank you Annie! x

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  11. Thank you, Caroline, I like it here!!

    Hugs

    Amalie

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    1. Thank you Hena and thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Love your floral shots Caroline...especially the flower on the vintage postcard...

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    1. Hi Rona! Thanks so much- It's so interesting to hear everyone's favourites :-)

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  14. Hi Caroline! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I've been following you on twitter, but this is my first chance to swing by your beautiful blog. I love these photos! Just stunning, and how awesome is it to have found some great light! I think the one of the white flower in the thimble is my favorite. I can't wait to see more. xo

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren-that's a real compliment coming from a photographic expert such as yourself! I'll do my best to keep practising! x

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  15. Hi Caroline,
    I also like the small white flower in the thimble, great styling and photos. Catherine x

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    1. Hi lovely blog pal! Thank you as always! :-)x (I'm going to attempt week 2's homework....)

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  16. ganz ganz lieben Dank Caroline für deine lieben Zeilen.))hab mich sehr gefreut

    oh deine Bilder sind ja so schöööön,zart und fein))ich liebe solche Details.)))

    LG Tanja

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    1. Lieben Dank auch Tanja! Liebe Gruesse aus Sunny!!! England! :-)

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  17. Love these Caroline - you are getting really good:) Well done you and have a sunny day (i hope;)
    It's raining here too, and freezing:)
    Axx

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie! The sun's out and it's warm for our brand new baby bunnies!!! xx

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  18. Wonderful photos!!! wonderful blog!! Greetings, Carmen

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    1. Dankeschoen Carmen!! Liebe gruesse C :-)

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  19. Oooh, I see the thimble is a HIT! It was my favourite too - I think it just lends a whole sense of scale to the piece so we really understand how teeny tiny the flowers are.

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    1. Hi Cari-Jane! It's so interesting to see people's favourites! Just working on more ideas now-will keep scale in mind!
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  20. So beautiful photos! Love the flowers!
    Hugs
    Yvonne

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    1. Ganz lieben Dank Yvonne! So lovely to hear from such an expert as yourself! It's so lovely to get so many kind comments! :-)x

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  21. I love displays of individual flowers as opposed to huge flower arrangement and these photos are BEAUTIFUL :)

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  22. These are, without a doubt, your best photos yet!!! All the elements just work so beautifully together.

    The light lends your photos a soft, ethereal quality. Practising so diligently has definitely paid off - fabulous job, Caroline! :D

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  23. ohhhhh these are lovely too. Great blog!

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    1. ;-) lovely of you to comment again Cathy

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