Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New camera lens.....

Playing with my new Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.

The dark wintery days are difficult for me.  I find myself wanting to take a nap by late morning. It's the lack of light. I don't function very well without it.
We had a windstorm here on the island yesterday and it was so dark and stormy that the streetlights in front of my house actually came on. Hibernation time for me. I parked myself in my favorite chair for the afternoon and watched out the window as the wind blew just emptied trash cans down the street. I went out later to retrieve said trash can and found that it's completely dissappeared! I was able the lid but the can is gone!

I bought a new lens for my camera as a birthday gift to myself. I've been playing around with it and taking some photos in natural light, (when there is some that is....). I so admire those who are creative with a camera. I struggle. I read everything I can find on the subject and I do practice but not nearly enough. I never think to take my camera with me when I go somewhere. I think that's probably because I'm not good at all at taking photos of people. I just don't know how to get those candid shots. I need to practice more you say........ yes I do. 



5 comments:

Christel said...

Oh, I love that linse!!! I bought it last year. For my beads and my jewellery I bought a *Canon Close Up Lens 240...*
Have fun with your new toy *grin*

and...I don't love the winter, but it's almost over!!

Christel

Vickie Who? said...

Thanks Christel! I just looked up the Canon Close Up Lens 240. Can you direct me to photos you've taken with this lens? I would love to see some examples.

Christel said...

Sorry Vickie, I missed your answer.
I take most of my photos with my beads and jewellery, but also other things on my blog like this
http://pomponetti.blogspot.com/2012/01/frisch-fresh.html
http://pomponetti.blogspot.com/2011/04/canon-close-up-lens-240.html

but all of my photos in my blog are taken with this lense. I love the camera setting with 1,8 on AV

xoxo Christel

Christel said...

.... and we have minus 15 degrees!!!! It's so cold!!! Brrrrr....

Vickie Who? said...

Thanks Christel! I may have to invest in a Canon close up 240.