Saturday, 18 April 2009

Playing with my camera

I've been trying to play with my camera a bit more recently. I have just got a Gary Fong Lightsphere for my flash (early birthday present from dh) and took a few photos the other day. I liked this one of Tom - doesn't look like it's taken with flash. Then after seeing Karen's photos taken in Highland Park and contacting her to see what lens she had used, I've been looking at lenses. I remembered that Dad said he had a 60mm f2.8, so I gave him a call and asked if I could borrow it to see what it's like. Emily and I walked round to their house this afternoon and picked up the lens and I started playing with it when we got home. First victims were the plants in our garden ;o) I love cherry blossom and thought this one turned out well.
This one of the wall flowers is straight out of the camera and I love the colours.
Another of the wallflowers. After that I persuaded Emily to come outside for a mini photo shoot (or I would post an unflattering photo from earlier, lol!) We just walked around our road and took a few photos in different locations. Here are a few that I liked.
Yes ma'am
Throwing a leaf up in the air - I couldn't believe I actually got the leaf in the photo!
Lots of leaves ;o)
Had to have a photo of the converses
leaf examination ;o)
Peek a Boo!
I have to say, so far I'm enjoying the lens and I'm looking forward to trying it out some more.
Hope you're having a good weekend


  1. WOW!!! These are lovely, so clear. Well done! xxx

  2. Fab photos! Looks like you both had a great time!

  3. Who is that girl in this post?? Not the same Emily I know?? wowza, I been been away for tooooo long! Gorgeous!

  4. Great photos! I love the portraits. You're so lucky to have a cooperative subject!