A Morning Walk

I have to admit to being head over heels in love with my new camera. It smells like cameras used to smell, it feels right in my hands and best of all I have taken one or two rocking photos. I had forgotten what it is like to zoom without waiting for a motor to do it for you – imagine that! I need to get a new neck strap pronto but otherwise happy days. After we dropped Milla off at play group this morning Monty and I went for a little walk. Want to join us?

Alliums outside play group.

Blossom on the path looked gorgeous but a bit weird photographed in focus. Cue my first venture in manual focus – handy that I was aiming for out of focus…

I will never get tired of dandelions.

The gate by the village church. Still not great at getting the horizon on my pictures straight. Quite annoying.

Leaning over the rails to take this picture of my feet gave me the willies – no other word for it.

I ventured out onto the private river bridge which is made of railway sleepers and looks both rickety and sturdy at the same time.


The corner of one of my ‘dream houses’ we could have a woodworm issue.

Monty entertaining himself. Definitely need to get my gloves out for some nettle foraging.

Could not believe my luck when we surprised this fellow. She hung around long enough for me to get a few good shots before heading for cover. There were herons on the river too which had me yearning for a telephoto lens already (nothing like wanting to run before you can walk).

Back home and our wall ‘weeds’ are a cheerful welcome.

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  • Reply BertieD May 11, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Great photos Kat, you’ve got a fabulous eye for an unusual angle on the ordinary.
    I have a link to an online tutorial on how to cover your strap, I’ve been meaning to do mine for ages – I’ll tweet it to you x

  • Reply Abby May 12, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Lovely shots! I really like the Forget-me-nots and the last one. :)

  • Reply Kitschy Coo May 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Beautiful pictures! I’m a bit jealous of your camera but, alas, focussing problems with my eyes means I can’t use a manual one :( The dandelion shot is amazing!

  • Reply New Mummy May 12, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    What beautiful pictures, I got a new camera yesterday not as cool as yours but it takes lovely clear pictures x

  • Reply Claire May 12, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    i love the forget me nots one too. I need me a camera that does that :)

  • Reply Henrietta Pretty May 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    gosh the pics of the flowers are just gorgeous.
    I’m being more and more inspired to switch my camera off auto and start experimenting.

  • Reply Tasha (Coding Mamma) May 14, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Oh. My. God. I want your camera. I can no longer make do with my cheap crappy one.

  • Reply Kat May 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    @ BertieD – thanks and brilliant tutorial!

    @ Abby – thank you, he fell asleep in the last two minutes of our walk which of course meant he woke as soon as I moved him and refuesed to go back down!

    @ KitschyCoo – manual focus is only an option, I use the auto focus for most things as have similar eye issues! The dandelion blew me away – the possibilities!

    @ NewMummy – can’t wait to see your new photos x

    @ Claire – I bet your digital camera could do that. Select the macro function (normally a flower), get close and zoom in as well.

    @ Henrietta – go for it! I’ve got a lot of learning ahead of me before I can leave the auto settings behind.

    @ Tasha – worth the investment I think but does take some work, have lots of rubbish pictures as well which I would have aced with my Canon PowerShot SX110 IS.

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