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Under the Vines

It was late autumn and I was visiting a dear, life-long friend who lives in Mildura. She took me to the vineyard where she used to live and showed me the secret wonderland that is beneath the grape vines. It is another world - all green and warm with light streaming through the leaves.

A perfect haven for a nature-lover with a macro lens. Beautiful, strong tendrils, yet some as fine as thread. They have a life of their own and write scribbly stories in the vines.

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The light is ever so gently diffused by the leaves and makes for soft, dreamy pictures, capturing the feel of autumn and the remnants of a season of grape growing. 

I was lost in a world of colour, line and shape - it was a truly unforgettable way to spend a chilly afternoon.

Limited edition giclee prints are printed on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag, 100% cotton fine art, archival, acid free paper. Images are offered in 3 sizes and editions are limited to 50 prints altogether of any single artwork. I check each print carefully, number, sign it and wrap it in acid free tissue before delivery.

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Poppy Seedpods in Colour

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Poppies are known around the world for their different symbolic meanings including; restful sleep, remembrance, messages delivered in dreams, beauty, extravagance, resurrection and eternal life. 

They are truly beautiful flowers especially when the light shines their transparent petals. I find their seedpods just as attractive as the flowers and tried for many years to grow the right flowers to harvest the pods or buy the pods. However, in Australia, they are impossible to come by for legal reasons. When I was visiting the flower markets in Amsterdam, I saw a bunch of seedpods for sale and simply had to buy them then and there. I should have first considered how impractical it was going to be to carry such a delicate prize around the canals for the rest of the day, along with my heavy camera and long lens................ I took them back to England and photographed them with my macro lens but had to bequeath them to a special friend before returning to Australia. 

The pods have the most beautiful, understated forms and textures. It is hard to imagine that the contents of the capsule contains hundreds of tiny seeds capable of producing such showy blooms. I have made this collection in both colour and black and white.

Limited edition giclee prints are printed on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag, 100% cotton fine art, archival, acid free paper. Images are offered in 3 sizes and editions are limited to 50 prints altogether of any single artwork. I check each print carefully, number, sign it and wrap it in acid free tissue before delivery.

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Poppy Seedpods in Monochrome

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Poppies are known around the world for their different symbolic meanings including; restful sleep, remembrance, messages delivered in dreams, beauty, extravagance, resurrection and eternal life. 

They are truly beautiful flowers especially when the light shines their transparent petals. I find their seedpods just as attractive as the flowers and tried for many years to grow the right flowers to harvest the pods or buy the pods. However, in Australia, they are impossible to come by for legal reasons. When I was visiting the flower markets in Amsterdam, I saw a bunch of seedpods for sale and simply had to buy them then and there. I should have first considered how impractical it was going to be to carry such a delicate prize around the canals for the rest of the day, along with my heavy camera and long lens................ I took them back to England and photographed them with my macro lens but had to bequeath them to a special friend before returning to Australia. 

The pods have the most beautiful, understated forms and textures. It is hard to imagine that the contents of the capsule contains hundreds of tiny seeds capable of producing such showy blooms. I have made this collection in both colour and black and white.

Limited edition giclee prints are printed on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag, 100% cotton fine art, archival, acid free paper. Images are offered in 3 sizes and editions are limited to 50 prints altogether of any single artwork. I check each print carefully, number, sign it and wrap it in acid free tissue before delivery.

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Stem Study

This collection of photos is from several years over each season. Stems are so elegant and beautiful. They come in so many different varieties and it always amazes me how much life there can be in the middle of winter, even in northern climates where everything is apparently dead.

Looking at stems en mass through the macro lens, is like looking through a kaleidoscope. As you turn the focus ring, the art of nature changes constantly.

Limited edition giclee prints are printed on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag, 100% cotton fine art, archival, acid free paper. Images are offered in 3 sizes and editions are limited to 50 prints altogether of any single artwork. I check each print carefully, number, sign it and wrap it in acid free tissue before delivery.

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Wispy Seeds

Seeds come in so many shapes and forms and such a huge variety of homes. I am a collector of seeds, seed pods and photographs of them both. This series has been drawn from photos shot over different seasons in several years in various countries.

I think part of my fascination with seeds is how they fit into the cycle of life. Huge trees grow from tiny seeds. Plants bear thousands upon thousands of seeds every year and there is no new growth before the seed dies and drops to the ground. They are delicate and beautiful even in their dead state. 

Where possible, I try to capture the light shining through from behind the seeds to show their transparency and fine detail. I hope you enjoy this little walk in nature.

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