Venus has her Eye on YOU! (Wordless Wednesday – 7 May 2014)

Venus the Tortoiseshell Cat - Fluffy Tufts blog

Photo taken by the talented Mr Fluffytufts. View his Facebook page!

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A Portrait of Casper (Wordless Wednesday – 20 March 2013)

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Casper the Bichon (by Phillip J Wells)

This stunning photo of Casper was captured by Mr Fluffytufts who has recently taken up photography. You can visit his page, Phillip J Wells, if you would like to see more of his work. If you like what you see, then please ‘like’ the page and share with your friends. Thank you!

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Water – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffytufts is taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! I’m a bit behind on these challenges, so this week I am going to look at the water challenge!

One of the first photos I took as a photography student was the outside tap in the back garden.  I experimented with different shutter speeds – with a fast speed you could capture each drop of water in the flow, but if you used a slow speed, the water gained the appearance of silk pouring from the tap.

I was delighted with one of the photos I captured that day. I processed the film myself in an old-fashioned dark room. Then, I printed the image and watched it magically appear as I soaked the paper in developing fluid. I still have this photograph and when I look at it, it invokes memories of my carefree student days, the smells of the chemicals in the dark room, the pride I felt when my image appeared.

Unfortunately, I do not have access to a scanner, so am unable to share it with you. However, here are some water images from more recent times!

Elephant at Dublin Zoo

Howth Harbour in Dublin. Ireland

St Fiachra's Garden, County Kildare, Ireland

A Single Flower – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffytufts is taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! This week the challenge is to post images of a single flower.

Since getting back into photography over the last year, I have developed a previously undiscovered appreciation for the beauty of flowers. I enjoy getting really close to the flower and using the macro setting on my camera to capture every intricate detail.

Here are two of my favourite captures!

White Flower at the Botanic Gardens

Rose in Rathmines, Dublin

Contrasting Colours – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffytufts is taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge!  I am a little late with last week’s theme, “Contrasting Colours”.

I think the reason that I delayed in writing this post, is because I struggled to find any images that fitted the theme. I had to really search through my files to find the following photos. They do demonstrate contrasting colours, but I have to be honest, and say that I have never really put much thought into the colours in my photos.

This challenge made me stop and think about my photography style. I have come to realise that my method is much more focussed on the mathematical side: the rule of thirds, the framing of the image etc. I think that I will have to have a colour day where I will forget my ‘personal rules’ and just play with colour! I’m looking forward to it already!

Blue and Orange:

Auburn Street, Broadstone

Green and Red:

Red Flowers, Botanic Gardens

Yellow and Purple:

Lilac Flowers, Botanic Gardens

Favourite Images – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffytufts will be taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge!  This week the theme is “Favourite Images”. I really enjoy photography and love loads of my photos so I found it difficult to narrow things down. I decided to go with two images that make me feel like a “real” photographer, rather than a random eejit with a camera!

I took this photo way back in 2001, when I was taking a photography module in college as part of my Media Degree. I had been photographing my brother’s band and managed to capture this shot. It was one of the first photos where I really thought “Yes! I am a photographer”!

Rock Star

Fast forward over ten years to this next shot! My foray into the world of photography was a very hazy memory. For Christmas 2011, I received the gift of a new camera from Mr Fluffytufts.  I felt self-concious and shy at first…like I was an imposter or a fake. Then I took this shot and was reminded that I am not a random eejit with a camera…”I am a photographer”!

Cactus