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This assortment of views was taken over about a two year period with several digital cameras, the Fujifilm 2800 and S602 and Canon's 300D digital SLR. Please see the Tutorials page for tips on how I produce some of the shots in this page.
My husband gave me some raspberry canes at Christmas 2003 and at the time, they were nothing more than sorry looking sticks poking out of a soggy plastic bag - there was no sign of life at all. As the year started to warm the sticks sprouted leaves and within a month, were tall healthy plants full of promise. These fruits were my first 'crop', albeit a modest one, after only single fruits initially. You have my assurance that they tasted as sweet and flavourful as they look.
Hybrid tea rose
I was given a rose bush in January for my birthday as the rose variety was in my given name. At that time it wasn't much more than a lifeless-looking twig. It has developed beautifully through the spring and displayed some magnificent flowers during July 2003. I took a series of macro photos over several days when each of the opening blooms were at their most perfect before weather damaged them.
The roses were photographed, largely in natural light outdoors on very overcast and dark days, hand held and with the use of a reflector to add the only additional illumination. Only the view indicated used flash, against a diffusing reflector.
Photos below taken with the Fujifilm 2800Z. I think it's probably this series of images taken one lovely summer that caused me to fall in love with photography all over again.