Serenity Blog Circle – Blueberries

Recently I’ve been struggling for motivation with my photography. I sometimes feel like I’m shooting purely to feed my social media and once that feeling kicks in I find myself totally uninspired. So this month I didn’t expect to be sharing anything for the Serenity Circle but inspiration suddenly struck while I was doing my food shopping! I spotted a small pack of blueberries that were about to go out of date and were half price and I remembered a little project I started to shoot a while ago but never came back to. ‘Past It’s Best’ is a photographic celebration of fresh items that supermarkets are selling as out of date but still have plenty life in them.

Once inspiration strikes I can easily lose an hour or two shooting still, I get so engrossed that time flies by. Still life photography is my way of completely switching off to all the endless things that need to be done and simply enjoying the process of creating.

All images are taken with the Lensbaby Velvet 56, some have textures added which can be found in The Texture Shop.

Texture from Inky Papers 2
Texture from Glorious Grunge
(Texture from Inky Papers 2)
(Texture from The Hapton Collection)
(Texture from Inky Papers 2)

Next up in the Serenity Circle is Lori McLellan, a fine art photographer in Calgary AB. You can find Lori’s post here, please continue around the circle for more inspiration.


  • Wendy Reply

    Amazing artwork Janet. Really love these images and the atmosphere you have created.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks so much Wendy!

  • Emily Reply

    Janet, these are all stunning! I love that inspiration found you in the supermarket! I think we all have those times of feeling uninspired or in a rut, and I’m glad you found a way out to shoot these!

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thank you Emily. I agree, we all have these ruts and I think is worse for them!

  • Lori McLellan Reply

    Such amazing still life images! So glad that these blueberries inspired you to create this beautiful artwork.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks so much Lori!

  • Nancy Armstrong Reply

    Janet, what a wonderful project and lovely photos. Feeling uninspired is no fun, so glad those blueberries spoke to you.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks Nancy!

  • Jillian Baudry Reply

    Such beautiful images Janet. I really love the tones and textures in these. It’s amazing what you managed to create with something supposedly ‘past its best’!

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thank you, it’s surprising how much life is left in some things that are beyond their sell by date, no wonder so much food goes to waste.

  • Joan Showers Reply

    Janet, what a wonderful way to display blueberries and to show off your textures.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks so much Joan!

  • Nadeen Reply

    Beautiful variety of shooting your subject. We just never know when inspiration will strike!

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      That’s so true Nadeen! And thank you.

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