Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Signs of spring

The advantage of last year's pay deal having to go to ACAS was a nice little cheque last week; some of which I blew on a digital SLR. I need to learn how to use it properly (and go back to basic principles on aperture v. exposure v. ISO), but here's an initial pic... this is without flash to test how good the anti-camera-shake feature on the lens is on a long exposure. Pretty good, as it turnd out

Tonight I might even photograph some knitting (I know, gasp; knitting has been going on, quite a lot of knitting as I'm being scarily monogamous to the current sweater; it just isn't all that interesting to photograph at the moment)... I'll probably carry on carrying my little compact camera around with me in London, and only take this one out when I know there's going to be something worth photographing...

4 comments:

SusieH said...

Excellent picture - SLR cameras scare me, I confess...I never did get the hang of them and was relieved when decent autofocus 35mm cameras became widely available, back in the dark ages before digital :)

Liz said...

I had a lovely little SLR which is still going; but it got so big and heavy compared to the autofocus ones; and then I got digital ones and they were great too - but the last one or two have really frustrated me in terms of what they'll take, and not. This has autofocus too, and good autofocus; but I like the option of being able to do it myself, too... (control freak, moi??) And yes, this one is bigger and heavier than the little SLR my dad got me 28 years ago...

Threads of Imagination said...

Lovely picture. The warmer weather is finally coming.

Daisy said...

Fab picture! I love it when the daffodils start appearing! Have fun with the new camera.