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Rediscovered…

December 03, 2020 - Do you ever take a set of photos, dismiss them immediately because they somehow aren’t quite what you had in mind then s...
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Embracing the Blur – Shooting Wide Open with the Lensbaby Velvet 85 (or 56)

September 01, 2020 - If you are connected with me on any of my social media you probably know how much I love my Lensbaby Velvet 85. But I ha...
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Exciting News!

July 16, 2020 - I'm really excited to share the news that I have recently been invited to become a Lensbaby Ambassador. If you follow my...
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Wonky Cherries – Lensbaby Blog Circle

January 31, 2020 - I must confess I’ve been feeling a little stuck in a rut with my photography recently. Every time I think of getting out...
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Serenity Blog Circle – Blueberries

November 20, 2019 - Recently I’ve been struggling for motivation with my photography. I sometimes feel like I’m shooting purely to feed my s...
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Halloween Still Life – Lensbaby Blog Circle

October 31, 2019 - For some reason I’ve managed to be away from home at the last two month ends so I’ve missed out on the Lensbaby Blog Cir...
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Lensbaby Blog Circle – Sunflower Studies

July 31, 2019 - I’ve been eyeing up the cut sunflowers for sale in my local supermarket for the last few weeks and hoping the day that I...
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Lensbaby Blog Circle – Experimenting with Double Exposures

June 30, 2019 - I’m cheating a little this month by only sharing three images for the Lensbaby Blog Circle. Ideally I like to share betw...
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Lensbaby Blog Circle – Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

April 30, 2019 - For this month’s blog circle I’m sharing something very different for me, something that’s way out of my comfort zone…...
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Lensbaby Blog Circle – Tulips in Black & White

March 31, 2019 - This month I’ve been finding myself drawn to black and white photography and questioning why I don’t shoot and share mor...
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Lensbaby Edge 35, A Quick Trial

March 13, 2019 - 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 wee...
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Lensbaby Blog Circle – Wabi Sabi Roses

February 28, 2019 - For this month’s Lensbaby Blog Circle post I’m sharing some images of my beautiful dead roses. Whenever I’m buying flowe...
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In Fog and Snow ~ Serenity Project February

February 20, 2019 - What could possibly be more serene than a walk in snow and fog, each brings their own unique silence, put them together...
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Well This Is Embarrassing!!

February 18, 2019 - Last week an interesting email popped into my inbox from the lovely Keri at Lensbaby. It was an invitation to join a sel...
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Lensbaby Blog Circle – A Wander Along Manchester’s Canals

January 31, 2019 - It’s very rare that I do any urban photography, partly because I’m happiest in the countryside or by the sea but I’m als...
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A Frosty Morning – Serenity Project January

January 16, 2019 - 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)...
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Graveyard Wanderings – Lensbaby Blog Circle

January 06, 2019 - Maybe it’s not the most cheerful of photographic subjects for my first blog post of the new year but I do love a good gr...
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Lensbaby Blog Circle November – By The Sea

November 30, 2018 - I was so organised this month and shot the blog circle images right at the beginning of the month, it seems like ages ag...
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Guild Of Photographers Qualification Panel

November 27, 2018 - I did it! I’m really pleased to have finally submitted my Qualification Panel and passed! I’ve been a member of The Gui...
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Last Leaves of Autumn ~ Serenity Project November 2018

November 20, 2018 - Earlier this month I received a message on Facebook asking if I would like to be part of the Serenity Project Blog Circl...
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Lensbaby Blog Circle – October

October 31, 2018 - Despite being determined not to miss another month’s blog circle September somehow disappeared without me managing a pos...
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Broken String – Lensbaby Blog Circle August

August 31, 2018 - I was really disappointed to miss the July posting for the Lensbaby Blog Circle, I got close to end of the month and rea...
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More Wanderings With The Lensbaby Sol 45

August 14, 2018 - If you’ve seen my recent post you’ll already know that for the last few weeks I’ve been shooting with the Lensbaby Sol 4...
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Lensbaby Sol 45 – First Impressions, A Black & White Walk and More…

August 06, 2018 - Very first impression of the Lensbaby Sol 45? I laughed! I unwrapped the packaging, took out the lens and laughed. I la...
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Calla Lily Study – Lensbaby Blog Circle (June)

June 25, 2018 - What do you do when you wake up on the morning of a planned garden photography outing to hear the travel news announcing...
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Supermarket Inspiration ~ Lensbaby Blog Circle (May)

May 30, 2018 - I would love to be able to say that I’m super organised and have ideas planned well in advance for the Lensbaby blog cir...
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A Moorland Wander ~ Lensbaby Blog Circle (April)

April 24, 2018 - For April’s Lensbaby blog circle post I had a lovely wander on the moors above Bolton with my Dad. I had taken the Burns...
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Snow With The Lensbaby Edge 50 – Lensbaby Blog Circle (March)

March 26, 2018 - What a difference a month makes! For February’s Lensbaby Blog Circle Post the end of the month was fast approaching and...
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Garden Photography – What to Shoot in Early Spring

March 26, 2018 - If you are anything like me once the first signs of spring arrive you can’t wait to get out with the camera and visit so...
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Flowers with the Sweet 80 – Lensbaby Blog Circle

February 28, 2018 - Anyone else struggling to accept that we are already at the end of February? I honestly can’t believe how quickly this m...
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Lensbaby Burnside 35 – First Impressions, By The Sea

February 14, 2018 - Those lovely Lensbaby people kindly sent me a Burnside 35 lens to try out ahead of it’s official launch and I’m very exc...
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Lensbaby Burnside 35 – First Impressions, Still Life

February 14, 2018 - If you’ve read this post you will already know that the guys at Lensbaby sent me a Lensbaby Burnside 35 to try out ahead...
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Little Bits of Blackpool – Lensbaby Blog Circle

January 29, 2018 - Welcome to the first of my Lensbaby Blog Circle posts. The blog circle brings together a group of Lensbaby enthusiasts f...
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2018 – Embracing The Blur

January 18, 2018 - If you follow my blog you’ll know that each year I like to set myself a theme. I’m not good at sticking to projects that...
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A Scottish Forest Walk with the Lensbaby Sweet 80

January 14, 2018 - A few weeks before Christmas those lovely people at Lensbaby sent me the Sweet 80 to try. Unfortunately life, Christmas,...
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A Frosty Morning Walk with the Lensbaby Velvet 85

December 14, 2017 - It was such a bitterly cold morning that even though the sun was peeping over the top of the forest on the hillside ther...
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Portrait Of A Man I Never Met

November 21, 2017 - I never met Ian but I know I would have really liked him. Ian was a gentleman and a wonderful eccentric with a warm per...
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My Year With Unconventional Lenses – An Update

October 24, 2017 - It’s rather ironic that having a creative business sometimes means that we have so little time to follow that creative p...
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Start Where You Are

October 05, 2017 - Start Where you are…… It’s a rather well known phrase and I seem to keep stumbling across it recently. I usually see it...
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Traditional Crafts Project – Spinning & Weaving

September 18, 2017 - A few weeks ago I headed into Derbyshire to visit Wiseheart Studio and meet Kate, a lovely lady who is brimming with pas...
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Lensbaby Comparison Part 3 – Velvet 56 vs Velvet 85

September 07, 2017 - This is the last in my little series of posts comparing the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and Velvet 85 and it’s not a comparison a...
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Lensbaby Comparison Part 2 – Velvet 85 vs Velvet 56

August 15, 2017 - A couple of weeks ago I posted my first comparison of the two Lensbaby Velvet lenses, I covered the more obvious differe...
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Traditional Crafts – A Lensbaby Project

August 03, 2017 - 15th April 2015, a note added to Evernote, an idea for a photography project. An idea that lingered in the back of my mi...
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Lensbaby Comparison – Velvet 56 vs Velvet 85

August 02, 2017 - This week saw the arrival of a new Lensbaby, the Velvet 56! I’ve been sharing a lot of Velvet 85 images recently and so...
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On The Edges – My Year With Unconventional Lenses

July 18, 2017 - Last week I was lucky enough to spend a few days on Anglesey with my daughter. I was even luckier that the weather was k...
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Lensbaby Velvet 85 – First Impressions

June 26, 2017 - First of all I have to say I’m massively grateful to the lovely Lensbaby people for giving me the opportunity to try thi...
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On Making Time To Create

June 15, 2017 - I’m sure that every creative business owner sets off on their business journey thinking they will spend much of their da...
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Why Lensbaby?

May 30, 2017 - 2017 is my “Year of Unconventional Lenses” and it’s turned out to be the year that I’ve fallen back in love with my Lens...
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A Time Between…

May 17, 2017 - It feels a strange time of year, spring has gone but summer hasn’t yet landed. Like a pause between the seasons. I’m t...
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Spring Garden Photography

April 25, 2017 - I’m a little shocked to realise that I haven’t blogged for over three weeks! In my defence it’s been a very busy month,...
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Its Definitely Spring When…..

April 03, 2017 - There are three things that happen in my garden each yet that let me know spring has well and truly landed. The pieris...
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Making Pictures While The Rain Falls

March 21, 2017 - Last weekend saw yet another dreary, damp, grey, miserable, drizzly weekend here in the north of England. One of those w...
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Lensbaby Edge 50 ~ This Is Not A Review

March 16, 2017 - 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...
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Perfectionism vs Creativity – On Letting Go Of The Need To Conform

February 28, 2017 - “Perfect photographs do not move the heart” David DuChemin – The Vision Driven Photographer One of my favourite photogr...
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Three Intentions In One!

February 10, 2017 - 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 c...
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A Lensbaby Walk with the Edge 50 Optic

January 19, 2017 - 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 i...
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New Year, New Intentions

January 05, 2017 - It seems like just about everyone has been talking and writing about new years resolutions this year, whether they are g...
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52 Weeks Of Quiet – Has it Been a Success?

December 12, 2016 - Okay so it’s not quite the end of the year so it’s a little early to be posting about the end of my 52 Weeks Of Quiet bu...
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My Defining Moment – If I Could Give Just One Tip

June 18, 2015 - People often ask how I got interested in photography and I tell them about a series of chance happenings that lead to me...
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Food Portraits – Past Their Best

June 03, 2015 - I’ve recently developed a bit of a passion for food photography, I say recently but if I’m honest its more that I’ve sta...
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Afternoon Light – Celebrating the Ordinary

April 22, 2015 - There’s a new love in my life, a whole new world has opened up to me!! I’ve just treated myself to the Lensbaby Mobile...
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In Celebration Of The Ordinary

February 09, 2015 - I’m sure I’m not in alone in this but when I first became interested in photography I used to photograph everything I se...
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Blackpool through a Lensbaby

June 27, 2014 - My last post was about my week in places beginning with B and I shared some of my phone pictures from the week. It’s bee...
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Inspired by Art

May 20, 2014 - A couple of weeks ago I declared Monday a weekend (because that’s allowed when you work for yourself, and to be fair I’d...
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On small things & creativity

May 12, 2014 - I’d found myself feeling a little creatively stifled recently in my personal photography. Or maybe I should say lack of...
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