Day 13 - Revisited

I am still indoors, so thought I would revisit the flowers... the carnations are past their best .. so I focused in close to fill the image with my 100mm Canon macro and used a tripod. It was worth getting it out, as for each shot I left the…

Day 12 - Indoor Photos

I got given some flowers at the weekend.... so as I am stuck indoors today some quick flower photos: 1. Carnations - I love the colour I upped the ISO so I could get a fast handheld shutter speed on my Canon Macro Lens EF 100 - I am so lazy..…

Day 11 - Forest Walk

Today I took my wide angle and my tripod out to the New Forest - experimenting with shutter speeds and looking for a lone tree that would make a great focal point for my photo. The same tripod position was used for both pictures - I would…

Day 10 - Windy Day on the beach

Today is a lovely windy day, so I walk to the beach was in order to blow our the cobwebs - I took a tripod :) and a couple of photos with my wide angle lens. I think it is the first time I have been really aware how the shutter speed effects…

Day 9 - Wide Angle Walk

It is a beautiful day so today I took the dogs off into a walk into town along with my wide angle lens to get a shot of the harbour - no other reason, other than to take the kids of photo I enjoy looking at - scenery / landscape style images.... Lens:…

Day 8 Playing with fire

Today  a quick shot with the nifty 50 and a bonfire. It is a moving object so I played around with shutter speed this time. You can see the effect shutter speed this has on the depth of field, as the aperture changes - if you compare between…

Day 7 - Nifty 50, people and movement

Yesterday I said that I had not really used this lens to take portraits ... I admit I am uncomfortable taking photos of people where I have to get the camera in close... anyway this morning I had an unwilling model - my eldest teen was running…

Day 6 - winning image

Every so often I enter various fun competitions online for photography ... I never expect to win, but enter on the hope that it will improve my images and help me think more creativity. Last night on Facebook I received this message saying…

Day 6 - Nifty 50 - Low Light

This mornings dog walk was the only time today I would have had the chance to take a photo... it was overcast, damp and I choose a woodland walk... Photo 1: ISO 1600, F8 and 0.4secs - I focused on the 2nd barbed wire spike, with the idea of…