Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Rainforest Revisited

It's bad of me to revisit old work when I have so much wonderful new stuff to show on here - or is it? Sometimes looking back and being grateful for some very special moments is rather nice! The series below, recently put together as a montage for my website (Faerie gallery; and do go and check out some other galleries I've recently updated there, by clicking here) is a definite contender for one of my favourite collections of all time. These serene, natural images were shot by Dave Aharonian in ancient rainforest in BC, California.

My explanation of how these images came to be (recent facebook conversations): 'He had some kind of magical camera-box which he disappeared behind and went under a cloth; everything was upside down and miraculously these images happened.'

His, slightly more helpful, explanation: 'I shot these on a 4X5 view camera with a 6" Darlot Petzval lens. The shallow depth of field and swirly background is a characteristic feature of these antique lenses.'

So there you have it; the truth behind the hocus pocus. What an incredibly peaceful place to have been able to experience. I am very lucky!










Siiiigh... Looking back at these is really making me crave another visit.

So far this year I've stuck mostly to my plan of scheduling in just one short trip per month; plans now include France, Germany, Holland/Netherlands (um...), Norway and possibly Belgium. At some point I might think beyond Europe... Will let you know when I do!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Blue Skies and Dagmar Falls

Some new images for you by the absolutely excellent Cam Attree, RAWards Australia Photographer of the Year, excellent host, provider of excellent comedy films and bringer of mango sorbet.

These are from a tiny 5 minute thing we did near Byron Bay, after another shoot he worked on (during which I mostly sunbathed). Kinda missing that blue sky at the moment!







Later, I shot with Cam again at the beautiful Dagmar Falls:






.... Where I was joined by the beautiful Ivory Flame (my good friend and wonderful listening ear), for some of my absolutely favourite shots ever taken of us together:












And in colour:







Thank you Cam!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Fee Tree

Well, Italy was amazing. Utterly Italy-ish. Rolling orange hills, chickens, a LOT of granita (Sicilian Spirit, lemon, mint, peach...), grapes plucked from vineyards, Botticelli and Titian - I can't get enough of wandering around in wonder at the talent, myth and stories in the Uffizi Gallery. And Michaelangelo's David (in the Accademia) really is a sight to behold (is it weird to fancy a sculpture? Hmm). I really must go to Italy again as soon as possible.

In other news, I am now gearing up for my trip to Vietnam, Australia, Japan and Bali. I leave in a couple of weeks! So much to organise it's insane. It will be an amazing trip. Email me at ellarosemuse@live.co.uk for details!

Anyway, update time, and the following shots were taken in the south of Germany a couple of months ago. I stayed with Peter Gruener and worked with different photographers over two days for this part of the trip (I've included links on the first instance of each photographer being credited). We had a good time, despite heat and mosquitos, and I really love some of the images below. Thanks photographers!

Copyright: GSXF5

 Copyright: Peter Gruener

 Copyright: Peter Gruener

 Copyright: Peter Gruener

 Copyright: Stefan Engler

Copyright: Stefan Engler

Copyright: Arnold Line

Copyright: Arnold Line

Copyright: Arnold Line

Copyright: Arnold Line

Copyright: Arnold Line

Copyright: Arnold Line

Copyright: GSXF5

Copyright: GSXF5

Copyright: Peter Gruener

Copyright: Peter Gruener