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Serenity Project June – A Graveyard Wander

June 19, 2019 - Now I may be alone in this opinion but I don’t think that there is anywhere more tranquil and serene than a graveyard on...
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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 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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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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Buddhist Centre Visit – Serenity Project

February 15, 2019 - I honestly don’t think there can be anywhere that feels more serene than the Samye Ling Buddhist Centre in Eskdalemuir,...
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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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The Essence of a Forest – Serenity Project December

December 19, 2018 - December has passed in it’s usual blur with little time made for photography. We always take some time away from home in...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Vintage Lens, A Disappointment?

November 13, 2016 - You’ve probably already gathered that I’m drawn to antique and vintage shops, I love a good mooch around for “new” props...
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Isle Of Arran ~ Empty Beaches, Calm Waters, Bus Stops & More

September 15, 2016 - It’s been a little quiet here on the blog but I’ve got a good excuse, honest! I’ve been away on holiday, and as always...
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Adventures With A Vintage Russian Lens – Part Two

August 18, 2016 - If you’ve read my last post you’ll know all about my excitement at finding a vintage Russian lens at a bargain price on...
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Photographing Feelings

April 19, 2016 - I’m very fortunate to be a frequent visitor to the south of Scotland and when I’m there I love to go walking around a lo...
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Seen Differently……

March 29, 2016 - Last week a regular coffee and bacon sandwich get together with a couple of photographer friends surprisingly turned int...
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Perfectly Imperfect Weather

February 22, 2016 - I’m sure I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m often drawn to imperfection, rusty spoons, tired looking flowers, chipped o...
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52 Weeks, The Silence of Snow

January 18, 2016 - 52 Weeks of Quiet, Week Three Sunday morning started with just the perfect amount of snow. Enough to give a good coveri...
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I do like to be beside the seaside….

November 06, 2015 - Like many people I find myself drawn to the coast, I’m really not sure why so many of us are but I know for me it’s part...
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It’s Behind You!

November 03, 2015 - Photography tip of the week…. Look behind you!! Seriously, make sure you glance over your shoulder now and again. I a...
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An Autumn Walk & Photography Tips

November 02, 2015 - I’ve probably mentioned this already, in fact I may well have mentioned it more than once, but I absolutely love autumn.
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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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Tranquility

February 19, 2015 - Continuing with my mission to photograph the ordinary & everyday, I found myself in Morecambe this week and was drawn to...
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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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In places beginning with B

June 15, 2014 - I got a surprise last weekend when I did my usual checking of the diary to see where I needed to be, my week ahead was b...
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Emptiness

June 07, 2014 - Yesterday the weather was horrible and the forecast even worse, Salford Quays was the place of choice because you don’t...
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