Buddhist Centre Visit – Serenity Project

I honestly don’t think there can be anywhere that feels more serene than the Samye Ling Buddhist Centre in Eskdalemuir, Scotland. I’ve visited here a number of times over the years and have seen many changes as the centre has grown and extended around the central temple. It’s hard to explain the feelings of calm […]

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Project 52 ~ May Prompts

Another month is almost over which means it’s time for a new set of weekly prompts! New members are always welcome, just click here and request to join the Facebook group. All you need to do is take a photo during the relevant week inspired by the prompt and share in the Facebook group or on Instagram […]

Black and white flower photography, Lensbaby Velvet 56

Lensbaby Blog Circle – Tulips in Black & White

This month I’ve been finding myself drawn to black and white photography and questioning why I don’t shoot and share more images in black and white. If I look through my bookcase I most of my photography books are black and white, if I buy a photo magazine it’s always Black + White Photography. There […]

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Project 52 ~ April Prompts

We are almost in April so that means it’s time for a new set of prompts! If you haven’t joined already you will be more than welcome, just click here and request to join the Facebook group. All you need to do is take a photo during the relevant week inspired by the prompt and […]

Creative forest photo

Finding Serenity in Creativity

I would love to be able to paint. Not in a photo-realistic way, although I massively admire the enormous level of skill and talent those painters possess, but I would love to able to paint in loose, more impressionistic or abstract style. I imagine that process of adding paint to paper or canvas and becoming […]

Lensbaby Edge 35 review

Lensbaby Edge 35, A Quick Trial

I’ve been really lucky to have had a loan of  a beta version of the brand new Lensbaby Edge 35 for the last couple of weeks and although the weather has meant that I’ve not managed to use it as much as I would have liked I’ve really enjoyed shooting with it. If you aren’t […]

Lensbaby Sol 45 flower photography

Lensbaby Blog Circle – Wabi Sabi Roses

For this month’s Lensbaby Blog Circle post I’m sharing some images of my beautiful dead roses. Whenever I’m buying flowers to photograph I always look for the ones that have reached their sell by date and been reduced, I find their slight imperfections much more interesting than the perfect flowers. Plus I don’t need to […]

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Project 52 ~ March Prompts

It’s hard to believe we are almost in March. February has passed in a bit of a blur for me, creating The Texture Shop website distracted me for a whole week and then the rest of month just seemed to disappear! The next set of weekly photo prompts are above and if you haven’t joined already […]

Photography by Janet Broughton

Well This Is Embarrassing!!

Last week an interesting email popped into my inbox from the lovely Keri at Lensbaby. It was an invitation to join a select group of Lensbaby Artists and be part of Lensbaby’s Challenge Playbook, a series of photographic projects for us to pick and choose from and shoot at our leisure. The challenges are all […]

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Project 52 ~ February Prompts

I’ve loved seeing all the photo’s being posted in the group for the first four weeks, such a wonderful variety of images and a lovely friendly community. If you didn’t join in why not start this month? All you need to do is take a photo during the relevant week inspired by the prompt and […]

frosty morning with Lensbaby Velvet 85 - photography by Janet Broughton

A Frosty Morning – Serenity Project January

2nd January, the first “real” day of 2019 (don’t know about you but New Year’s Day never feels like a real day somehow) and I woke to the most beautiful frosty morning. A glorious winter day, bright but bitterly cold. I argued with myself, part of me wanted to go out and capture the beauty […]