Monday, 21 November 2011

My new Camera

At last i have managed to get to grips with my new camera.......

 I bought the camera, a Canon EOS 550D after a two day photography course with Jeff Turnbull last September. The two day crash course was an introduction to the digital camera, it gave me the basic understanding of the camera and more confidence to take better photos.

I would like to take my photography skills further so i am now looking to join a camera club or go back to collage to get some qualifications.

These photos were taken with the camera. I know i have a lot more to to learn about photography, but this is just a start....
The warmer weather for this month has led flowers like this one to bloom late into the winter.

I like taking close up photos, but have a lot more to learn about Macro lens

This Medlar tree is very special to me .I planted it over 20 years ago. The leaves have almost dropped. 

The Medlar tree bares these fruits each Autumn. They are eaten when they are soft and dark brown.

This burnt chair was rescued from my niece's house after it was completely destroyed by fire 5 months ago. 

Some Christmas bunting i made for my little granddaughter.

I was very pleased with this photo. I would love to paint it in water colour.

Florence our pet cat.

Tilly the dog . She loves having her photo taken

Part of my garden.

Cocky our cockerel.

Late flowering geranium.

I know i have a long way to go before i can say i am professional, but in the meantime i will just enjoy using my camera for fun. Hope you like some of my images............

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Christmas has come early.

Winner of A Tale from Toadstool House give away..............

Hi everyone i just had to show you all my festive goodies i received in the post on Friday from A Tale from Toadstool House. I was lucky to win Julie's give away and very pleased to have won it.

Well here it is.
My parcel has arrived...... Such excitement, I couldn't wait to open it........ This parcel brought back memories of when i was a little girl. My auntie, who lived in London used to sent me a parcel through the post on my December birthday.  I can remember the thrill and excitement of waiting for the postman to deliver it.They were such happy memories..   

Christmas has arrived early. Here i am reading the card Julie sent with my gifts What lovely words!

         Julie took so much care in wrapping each parcel individually with red and white spotted paper tied with red ribbons.

What a lucky girl i am. Here are all the gifts that were in my parcel. Very Christmas'y don't you think...
Chocolate! Oh how i love chocolate...I don't worry about my weight anymore i just embrace it.....

Such lovely Christmas tree decorations a Cath Kidston Owl, crochet pincushion wheel and red spotted heart.These will all take pride of place on my Christmas tree
Three sweet smelling candles and three brightly coloured tea towels. What thoughtful gifts and so many of them....

 And the December issue of Country Homes magazine which i can't wait to read.....
 Thank you Julie for sending me all these lovely Christmas gifts and thank your daughter for pulling my name out of the hat...... you have made an old girl very happy.......xx