PRIMAVERA

Sunshine,blue sky and at an abundant floating bubble of frog spawn.These images were taken with a Hauwei 30 mobile as I wanted to quickly capture these abstract images before the sunshine disappeared,( As you know how rapidly Manchester weather can change.)
I was initially intent on capturing the frog spawn but then became aware of how abstract the shots were due to the reflection and bright colours.I hope you enjoy these photos and are to also enjoy sunshine and hopefully the first signs of Spring.

I have just noticed that blue and yellow are the predominant colours in these images ,so lets hope for peace in the Ukraine.

Primavera 1

Primavera 2

Primavera 3

Primavera4

Primavera 5

Back to my Roots

Yes I’ve picked up my camera and have been inspired to once again get back to what I love.Photography is not just a medium for me to explore the hidden and simple beauty in the world, but also a distraction to the lows and worries in our hectic lives.
These rainbow lillies are perfect starting place to getting back behind the lens.They are a mixture of images from my Sigma 105mm Macro lens and Hauwei 30 phone .Enjoy

“Gettin on with it”

 

In these difficult times it’s still possible to find pleasure in the simplest and smallest of things. Self isolating outside has been easy when taking Roma (our dog) out for her walk, as many people ironically imagine she is a vicious dog, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
These short periods have been great as they have helped me to spend time looking for beautiful gems of nature.

Happy Easter, stay safe and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

all images copyright Dawn Shallcross

 

Art Nouveau Gold

 

Gustav Klimt has always been one of my favourite Artists ,I love the primary colours next to the gold leaf, beautiful swirls and spirals and other geometric patterns. His Art has inspired me start work on creating a series of photographs encompassing some of these characteristics. You can go to the link below to find out about him and see all his paintings. I have just provided a snapshot of Klimt’s beautiful Art.

Yesterday I went to the Victoria Albert Museum in London which was very inspiring and the starting point for this brief. I am thinking of creating a collage with the different details from the gold objects as a background for other images. It will be a journey of experimentation and who knows where it will lead.

Source.https://www.klimtgallery.org/ 

 

The Kiss

The Dancer

Tree OF Life

Farm Garden

My mind map

Flapper Dress from the Victoria Albert Museum (VA )

Detail from an a show piece  (VA)

Iron work (VA)

Beautiful Art Nouveau details on a lock (VA)

More beautiful ironwork (VA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I try to capture the feeling or mood rather than a factual representation of what I am looking at. “

At last the start of December with it all the glitz of Christmas colours and lights and also the beautiful photography of RockinMonique, who I am delighted to share with you this month.

Wonderful bokeh ,creative and clever vision and adorable macro details….these are just a couple of the reasons why I love Monique’s  amazing photography.What I adore most is the ambience and emotion they evoke.I feel as if many of her organic subjects are normally hidden and once in front of the camera they shyly and apprehensively share their beauty with the viewer.

Some images tell a story but many have a sense of mystery and quiet stillness, created by Monique’s skilful manipulation  of the camera.

She captures the elegance and stillness of the subject by creating soft blurred backgrounds,beautiful bokeh and emphasis upon subtle colours and delicate form and texture.

My words are not the clearest so just enjoy these enchanting images and think for yourself.

history of a dandelion - part 3

History of a dandelion part 3 RockinMonique

my secret rendez vous

My Secret Rendez vous RockinMonique

we talked all night

We talked all night

moonlit serenade

Moonlit serenade RockinMonique

About the Artist in her own words

In 2010 I was diagnosed with a very rare balance disorder called MdDS. The best way to describe it is: on a good day it feels like I am walking on a mattress and on a bad day a waterbed while the world around me moves up and down and side to side. It changed my world and how I saw and lived in it. 

 For my birthday in 2013 my amazing husband bought me a camera in hopes that it would encourage me to leave the house and do something that feeds my creative side. Well – I have been in love since day one! Even on bad days – when leaving the house is not possible – I find something to shoot. 

I am self taught with still so much to learn. I shoot with a Canon T6S and have what is the beginning of a decent lens collection 🙂

I try to capture the feeling or mood rather than a factual representation of what I am looking at. I love the post processing as much as the photo taking as I can then add my very personal vision for my image. My hope is that my images inspire some kind of emotion for the person viewing it.

a pinch of pretty

A pinch of pretty RockinMonique

think pink

Think Pink  RockinMonique

honestly

Honestly RockinMonique

button does not like seashells

Button does not like seashells RockinMonique

 

I hope you have enjoyed these unique and delightful images and if you want to see more please see RockinMonique’s Flickr page

A big thanks to Monique for sharing her photography with us

 

All images are copyright to RockinMonique