I woke up this morning and there was a nice sunset coming up; so I grabbed by camera and my 500mm zoom lens an set up on my chest of drawers. Unfortunately in my excitement / rush to get out of the house for work on time I didn’t really check the photos.
I got home excited to edit them, but they weren’t quite in focus 😦 So here we have another flower. Hopefully the weather over the weekend will be OK so I can get out and shoot something different!
Today, when I got home from work the sun was still up. I played with the idea of getting in, swapping straight into my wellies and going back out. But I’ve been teaching all day and I decided that I just, quite simply, could not be bothered.
Had the sunset been an hour later, and I’d been able to grab a cuppa and have a little sit down, I would have gone out. By the time I’d worked up the energy to go for a walk, it was too late and the sun had already set. Which was a shame as the colours were really nice. Ho hum. The sun sets every day!
As a special post Christmas treat to myself, I got serious lens-GAS (gear Acquisition Syndrome, basically when you want to buy something but you don’t really need it).
I spent ages looking at different lenses. Got convinced that I wanted the f0.95 that Fuji do. Talked myself out of that (As it’s £££). Wasn’t happy with the fact I’d not bought anything.
Spent a few more days tooing and froing with different prime lenses. Then came across the Venus Laowa 60mm 2:1 lens. For those not in the know, this means that the lens can portray objects 2x the size they are. So small objects will appear larger than they are.
I love a macro lens. So in my mind I justified this purchase.
I shall I add it to my 90mm and my 14mm macro lenses.
Because gal can never have enough macro lenses : )
Today I went out for a little walk and took my new Laowa 60mm f2.8 macro lens with me.
Although this doesn’t really showcase the amazing features of the lens (2x macro magnification), I do like that it looks like a sneak peak into a hidden fairy world.
We’ve been trying to get out for weeks and go for a walk, but the weather has either not been right, or we’ve had something on.
So this makes this little snowdrop the first official photo of 2019!
Out and about in my garden this evening. Then I was updating my SD cards onto my PC and came across the shot below. Looking forward to getting out with my camera next week!
Just an average flower shot. Not really in the mood today if I am going to be honest. But there we go.
I like the tones on this one though.
And tomorrow is March, and day 60, and also Friday. Hurray for Friday and the Steven Wilson gig.
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I gave in and bought myself a 1:1 macro lens (as I mentioned I think at the weekend). It arrived today. Grabbed a few shots before tea, can’t wait to play with it properly!
I wanted to get out of the habit of photographing Christmas decorations – at least for one day!
Only one more get up at work and it is a half day. The weather forcaste looks OK so I think I might stop off somewhere on the way back from work ^_^
Today I used the iPad as a back lighting device (again – I really need to make that back lighting box!) and went for a kiwi. Much happier with this than the pomegranate I did earlier in the month.