Hens and Chickens

Hens and Chickens

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Digital Photography

One of the first pictures I took with my new camera. Did I mention it is a Canon EOS600D? I did? What's that? Several times? Ooops, sorry, but I love this camera, it is so user friendly, has an 18 megapixel cropped sensor, and the ability to take full HD movies. I bought mine with the standard kit lens, the EF-S 18-55 IS and the EF-S 55-250 IS, which gives me good coverage of the focal lengths. I am of course hampering after some "good glass" (thanks to Scott Kilby for that quote).

Anyway, it was a lovely Spring evening, the dogs needed a walk, so my camera came too, and this is my attempt at an artistic landscape. I think I need some more practice!

Ms Divers x

The Joys of Diversity

From making a quilt for my grandkids to planting my potatoes to digital photography - how did my life become so diverse?

Well, I have always liked sewing and quilting, so it's not surprising that my new freedom has given me more time to design and sew.

But I'd never planted a spud in my life until we bought our country home, and happily retreated there four years ago. Now I have a very productive veg plot which just keeps growing and growing.

And it's a long standing joke amongst my family and friends that I am rubbish with a camera, but my anniversary present - a Canon EOS600D - will hopefully change that.

My philosophy is simple - "Never give up... never surrender!" (Thanks to Galaxy Quest for that quote - oh umm, yes, I am a bit of a film buff too). To bravely go into my twilight years fit and raring to go, ready for any challenge, and when I slide into my grave, it will have been one hell of a ride!

Ms Divers x