Saturday, 17 January 2009
When I was younger, my dad always used to bring his camera on walks - but very seldom took any photos. We called it "taking the camera for a walk", as if it were a dog which needed to come out for its own health.
Today I took my new camera for a walk. I conclude it's okay for me to carry on saying 'my' camera because this morning my husband said "your camera" to me..... so it's his fault if I fail at my attempt to train myself out of it!
Oh, and I've used up 87% of my Flickr upload limit for January already. Dammit.
We went for a walk down to the park in Stroud. As well as more normal 'park' stuff there's a little stream and a lake.
Oh, and a sizeable model railway line!
I'm still deciding which telephoto lens to get, so at the moment this is as close as I could zoom in on this little fella getting a drink from the stream.
We also spent ages playing with f-stops and ISO settings while taking pictures of the seagulls. Even with the kit lens this camera is definitely better than my old one for wildlife - particularly when it comes to moving subjects.
On our way back home, we took a 'short cut' across the middle of the lake, along this walkway. The fact that we had to climb over the gate at the other end suggests maybe they weren't expecting anyone to try and leave that way....