Capturing with Peppermintswirls | Looking Through the Glass

I’m back again with Peppermintswirls, this time setting out to capture: looking through windows. This sounds a very bizarre brief, yet actually the results are amazing – combining reflections with portraits gives a great effect! It’s also a brilliant excuse for coffee! Oh, and also, lets appreciate how beautiful Amy is looking here – thanks for modelling!

Check out Betsy’s response to the title here.

Eleanor ♥

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I took a bike ride down some country lanes the other night, setting out to photograph and I discovered a verge filled with dandelions! I love dandelions, as they mark mid Spring and early Summer – not to mention the fun you can have with them! I really like how these shots have developed!

Eleanor ♥

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Capturing with Peppermintswirls | Multiple Exposure

I’m excited to launch a brand new series on the photography section of Distinctivemode – Capturing with Peppermintswirls! Every month we are setting out, to both capture our own responses to a topic. This month, we set out to accomplish the task of creating multiple exposures and it was great fun! Head over to Betsy’s blog to check out her creations!

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The Portraiture Archives

Recently, I have been sorting out my photography documents and rediscovered archives of old photographs, that I had once discarded presuming to be bad quality. Falling in love, I had to share them, and now vow to continue to save all of my edited photos to one big folder, so that I never have to sift through dated folder after dated folder again! I can’t wait to get shooting with some more portraiture! Enjoy!


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In The Light

After months and months of GCSE photography coursework (of which is still live and unable to be published), I have finally completed the 10 hour exam! I found that my love for photography was stripped from me during the course and am very thankful to have finished – a school exam-based ritual did not fit with my style of creativity, and I found the topics restricting at times. My latest exam project involved slicing fruit and shining light through it, to create abstract works and actually, I found it enjoyable, allowing me to develop my own photographic style. There were drawbacks but also advantages to the subject; one thing’s for sure, I learnt a lot about how to use my camera! This is my first of many sequence projects that I now plan to set out and capture! This post is all about the use of light! For the background, I used a dark reflective surface, put some crinkled kitchen foil in the background, and used a tripod to shoot whilst lighting the foil with a desk lamp. I found that F5.6 (Av) worked best to really capture the light!

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The Unnerving Portrait


This piece came about during a photography assignment, looking into the art of textures. Originally, after inspiration from Mani Craciunescu, I set out to capture fish eyes and textures but after ten weeks, one simple clause title had developed into an unnerving portrait. It has been a stretch and a new angle to create art that is some what a form of ‘creepy’ however it really has boosted my creativity! I’m sorry to those who are squeamish! I’ll be back to my oh so pretty works very very soon!

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