Things that make you go 'hmm'…
Have finally finished the web site I was building for a friend and can now get on with my life. I am ashamed to say that my new camera has barely been out of its bag these last few weeks. The most I have managed to do is photograph some of the rather stunning flowers which have sprung up in my garden. If I sound surprised, it’s because I plant things and then forget what I have put in. I am a useless gardener but love plants, so I buy plants which I like, usually online from Crocus, (www.crocus.com) plant them and then am astonished when they appear months later. My latest discoveries are some truly amazing poppies and peonies, which I am inordinately proud of. Benign neglect seems to suit them, thank God.
I tried to photograph them using my new Pentax K10D, but resorted to my little snappy Casio Exilim as a back up in frustration. I am in dire need of another lesson from L. I am determined not to use the automatic mode on my K10D as I think it’s cheating but it is very disheartening when the shots I get from my Casio are better than the ones I have taken with the hugely better camera. Still, I shall persevere and get there somehow. I have rather smart wedding to go to next month (deciding what to wear to this wedding is another trauma, to be addressed in another post) and I want to take some good photographs so that is my deadline for major improvement. Watch this space.