Beating the bleakness

It's been unrelentingly grey and bleak, dark and drizzly outside the last few months, so I've been getting creative indoors and creating some pretty soft light of my own. Paint the Moon's Project 52 Group has helped keep the inspiration going - so far I've managed a photo a week - pretty much :)

Here are a few faves - the blossom was an old image from the archives I'd not edited before for some reason and the bokeh hearts image was taken using my 50mm f1.4 and the fabulous bokeh masters kit - a wonderful belated Xmas gift from my lovely other half. Can't wait to test it out on the bright lights of San Francisco next month!

My favourite editing tools are Lightroom and the gorgeous Lightroom Presets from One Willows Studios - I can't recommend them highly enough - they save lots of time and produce beautiful results that you can tweak to your heart's desire.

And finally - I was absolutely delighted to be chosen by the very lovely Candy Pop as her Friday Photographer on 25 February. If you don't follow Candy Pop's blog, you should - it's full of gorgeous vintage inspired fashion and images and quirky kitschy loveliness.

Project 52 ~ Week 9 ~ Play
Dreaming of frothy white blossom....
Project 52 ~ Week 7 ~ Handmade
Pastel gems
Just a cup
Diana love