painterly garden photography

Its Definitely Spring When…..

There are three things that happen in my garden each yet that let me know spring has well and truly landed. The pieris shrub sprouts beautiful red leaves alongside tiny white flowers, it looks really spectacular at the moment. The bleeding heart plant that was just the tiniest shoot is suddenly two foot tall and full […]

#dailydreaming photo a day challenge April 2017

Daily Photo Prompts ~ April 2017

And another month gone already! Sharing these daily prompts has really made me realise just how quickly the months are flying by. March has been a busy month for me, full of lovely happenings and productive at the same time, it’s not often I feel like I manage to combine loveliness and productiveness! I’ve been […]

still life photography with lensbaby and sweet 50 optic

Making Pictures While The Rain Falls

Last weekend saw yet another dreary, damp, grey, miserable, drizzly weekend here in the north of England. One of those weekends where any inclination to venture out and do something disappears as soon as you look out of the window. Perfect weather for playing with flowers and bottles and experimenting with some new textures! All […]

Lensbaby Edge 50 Landscape photography

Lensbaby Edge 50 ~ This Is Not A Review

Before I bought the Edge 50 optic earlier this year I did a bit of online searching to find out how people were using it, what their thoughts were and what sort of images they were creating with it. I found a few “proper” reviews but struggled to find any “this is what I’m doing and […]

still life photography, vintage books and floral teacup, for world book day

Happy World Book Day!

I have to confess at being a little confused by World Book Day. My own daughter has long since left school and I don’t think World Book Day was a thing when she was still in school, or if it was a thing it was all about books. And here’s where my confusion comes in, my […]

#dailydreaming photo a day challenge March 2017

Daily Photo Prompts ~ March 2017

Well here we are, almost at the end of another month already! I hope your February has gone well. For me it’s been the month where I’ve finally felt ready to commit to a business development that I’ve been quietly working towards for a long time. But more on that in the coming weeks. How […]

Fine art flower photography, tulip photo on dark background

Inspired By……..laminate flooring!!

Inspiration, it’s a strange sort of thing isn’t it? If I’m shooting for a client it’s never an issue, I have ideas to start with and they might evolve as we go along but I never feel completely uninspired. But shooting for myself can be a whole different story for some reason! The other day […]

lensbaby with edge 50

Three Intentions In One!

Three of my new year intentions all wrapped up into one photograph. I’ve spent so long saying I’d love to have a go at crochet that I decided to go along with my two intentions “Embrace Creativity” and “Do More” and just actually get on with it. So I found a simple blanket pattern, got […]

still life photography with Helios 44-2 vintage Russian Lens

Vintage Lens Still Life Photography

Well the last few weeks have turned out much busier than expected with lots of copy writing work for lovely photographers. Obviously I’m not complaining, I love to write for photographers. But I have been neglecting my own blog, and Facebook, and Twitter and even Instagram! So I thought I’d just share a few pictures. […]

photo a day challenge 2017

Daily Photo Prompts ~ February 2017

Can you actually believe that we are almost at the end of January already?! It seems like no time at all since I shared the prompts for January wondering whether anyone was really going to be interested. And they were interested, and inspired and motivated! I love the community that immediately sprung up in the […]

winter foliage - Lensbaby

A Lensbaby Walk with the Edge 50 Optic

On Monday I got an new toy, an Edge 50 optic for my Lensbaby, yesterday I took it out for a test run (walk). It wasn’t ideal weather for photography but I’d owned it for two whole days without trying it so I couldn’t wait any longer! I’ve had a Lensbaby for quite a number […]

black and white dream like image of a blurred figure by the sea

My Personal Photography Challenge for 2017

So last year’s personal challenge was “52 Weeks Of Quiet” and I gained so much from it that there was no way I wasn’t going to set myself another theme/challenge (I’m never sure of the best way to describe it!) for 2017. If you follow the blog, or if you follow me anywhere else online, […]

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Walking 1000 Miles

There I was, wandering the streets in the drizzle as it was going dark and taking the odd quick snap on my phone. It’s totally out of character. Drizzle is a great motivator for me to stay in. And I usually avoid walking in the dark in case that soggy clump of leaves isn’t actually […]

iphone + lensbaby lm10 lens

New Year, New Intentions

It seems like just about everyone has been talking and writing about new years resolutions this year, whether they are good or whether they should be avoided. So much so that I nearly didn’t write this post! But I decided I needed to write it for selfish reasons, if it’s out there for anyone to […]