Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New camera

Very excited and a bit scared of my fabulous new Nikon D7000. Haven't managed to get more than half way through the manual yet but I have had fun experimenting.(Click on the photos to get a proper view.)
So far the only thing that bugs me is that even though you can turn it off, the flash seems to want to pop up all the time, (and I hate flash photography) and I do need to get a macro lens. But it sure is a clever little beastie. This shot of Lefty was taken at night in our dimly lit lounge room with no flash, and the one of  nasturtium leaves was taken in very low dusk light on an overcast day. (Sunny days have been rare!) Neither have been fiddled with, and are straight from the camera- mind you there's a world of in-camera post production you can do which I am yet to explore. Yay!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Places I want to go...

After reading this post on Poppytalk I was reminded about Austin...again.This is Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Texas and somewhere that has fascinated me everytime I've seen images or heard stories about Austin. Ben has been there and said this is right in town (apparently it's not really a big town) and the pool/springs are a wonderful relief from the heat. I have a theory that Austin and I would really like each other because it's somewhere that just keeps popping up all the time. (This photo is from cookinglight.com).
Of course, I have quite a fascination with New York at the moment...and Vanuatu- I have diverse tastes, plus right now all those places are WARM!