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"A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn. " - Anon

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Serenity Project - May 2018

We all need something we enjoy to transport our lives out of the ordinary - somewhere special we can go to unwind and rid ourselves of the stresses of every day life.  For me one of those places is photography. I've had a blast this month shopping for props, setting them up and arranging my lighting to capture the images in my mind. I hope you enjoy what I have to share in the Serenity circle this month.


"Find that magical place in your life and live there." Storymakery





Next in the serenity circle this month is my lovely friend Iris from Iris Nelson Photography, Metro Phoenix.  Please click here to find out where Iris has found serenity this month.

The artist

"Pick up your camera and paint the light." - Unknown author

🏆 Featured on Project 52 Still Life

My vintage treasure

Excited to share these vintage-style images I took of an old black and white photo of my mum and dad on their wedding day.  I really want to create something special in their memory.  Mum's favourite colours were pink and cerise which I incorporated into the story.  Hoping to capture more images when I get a chance to go through more old photos and afterwards create a family heirloom photo book.  I haven't edited the other images yet, but this is a little sneak preview.


The vase in the background is one I picked up at a charity shop recently for a bargain costing £1.50. I love to browse in charity shops for photography props and inspiration. It's amazing what you can find if you take time to look around.

My little haven

HAVEN: A harbour, port; a place of safety:  refuge; a place offering favourable opportunities

Sometimes I enjoy nothing better in the evening than to snuggle up with a good book.

All the flowers of all the tomorrows

"All the flowers of all the tomorrow's are the seeds of today." --  Anon

Serenity Circle - March 2018

Welcome to the Serenity Project - a collaborative blog circle made up of photographers who come together to post every third Wednesday of the month on the subject of “Serenity.” The photography genres we post often vary and may include landscapes, still life, macro, etc.... simple moments where we have individually found peace and calm during the course of the month.

Above is one of my favourite places to go for a leisurely walk. It's so peaceful here and just the place I go to when I want to reflect or simply relax. Although the park is often busy, the walk around the pond itself is usually quiet at this time of the year - apart from the odd walker or keep fit enthusiast out for an early morning or evening jog.

Next in the circle is Maibritt Olsen, Fine Art Photographer from Houston Texas. Please click here to visit Maibritt's post and enjoy what she has to share this month.