In Fog and Snow ~ Serenity Project February

What could possibly be more serene than a walk in snow and fog, each brings their own unique silence, put them together and you feel like you could be all alone in the world….

I woke up one morning at the end of January to a covering of snow, I’m usually keen to head out on foot when it snows but this particular morning I felt strangely disinterested. And then around lunchtime I spotted the first hints of a mist, before long the fog had rolled in and I couldn’t wait to head out.

I choose to take just the Lensbaby Sol45, I knew the trees were going to loom out of the fog and the wide aperture and the blur of the Sol were perfect to capture the quietness of the day.

Lensbaby b&W landcsapes by Janet Broughton

Lensbaby b&W landcsapes by Janet Broughton

Lensbaby b&W landcsapes by Janet Broughton

Lensbaby b&W landcsapes by Janet Broughton

Lensbaby b&W landcsapes by Janet Broughton

Next up in the circle is Jillian Baudry,┬ásouth of France photographer. Follow the link to see her interpretation of serenity and continue around the circle, I’m sure you’ll find lots to inspire!


  • Emily Hamson

    I love the painterly feel of all of these! Maybe I need to look into that Sol?!? Beautiful images this month!

    • Janet Broughton

      Thanks so much Emily! The Sol is a lovely lens but then all the Lensbabies are!!

  • Eileen

    Absolutely beautiful, Janet! We took similar images this month! I love the beautiful winter images you captured! Magical!

    • Janet Broughton

      Thank you Eileen, I love that we can be so far apart and shoot such similar images!

  • Jillian

    These are gorgeous Janet! So ethereal and I love the quiet mood!

    • Janet Broughton

      Thanks so much Jillian!

  • Lori McLellan

    Beautiful winter images! Those trees look so lovely in the fog.

    • Janet Broughton

      Thanks Lori! I do love how the fog transforms the landscape!

  • Kristen Ryan

    Wow, these are so dreamy and full of atmosphere, Janet! What a stunning collection they make together too!

    • Janet Broughton

      Thanks so much Kristen, I always think thats one of the drawbacks of social media that we don’t really view images as collections any more. Some work much better as part of a set than alone and we miss out on that.

  • Wendy

    Beautiful Janet. Can really see the quietness captured here. Can imagine the only gentle sound being your footsteps in the snow. So very peaceful and serene.

    • Janet Broughton

      Thanks Wendy, I love fog and the way it transforms a landscape!

  • Nancy Armstrong

    You inspire me to get out my Sol 45, it’s been off my camera for a while. These are such great atmospheric photos, and together they do make a wonderful set. They could be a series of greeting cards.

    • Janet Broughton

      That’s very kind Nancy, thank you. I’m the same with my Sol, hadn’t used it for a while and then when I got it out I remembered how much I loved it!

  • Nadeen

    The Lensbaby added such a ethereal feel to these snow/tree images. Very serene. Beautiful work!

    • Janet Broughton

      Thanks so much Nadeen!

  • Iris

    These images are indeed amazing. I wish we would have fog more often in Arizona. Thank you for sharing, Janet.

    • Janet Broughton

      Thank you Iris. I do love foggy weather, we don’t get too often but it’s great when we do!

  • Joan

    Janet, I just have to be your fan girl. These are gorgeous. You live in a beautiful area that allows you to express yourself photographically. I mentioned that I just unboxed my Sol last week. Can’t wait to get more proficient in it

    • Janet Broughton

      That’s so very kind Joan, thank you. I love your first Sol image and can’t wait to see what else you do with it!

  • J

    Dear Janet, just wonderful. Greetings Jessica

    • Janet Broughton

      Thank you so much Jessica, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment!