Brought it home from my sister’s wedding where I was asked to help out due to the pro not staying for the reception and beyond and then really wanting to kick the pants out of it when I see how poorly I performed (I don’t do weddings and am now quite upset).
We're having an extension built onto our old croft house here on Skye - to access the house you need to go down quite a steep path and before the clearing work was carried out there was a path going to the left from halfway down the path which remains - the first bit of the frame has gone up and the scaffolding went up earlier this week - the trusses arrived and inorder to put hem up a sort of drawbridge type of planking has been erected from the higher bit of land on the left to the existing frame - when I took my wife to work this morning I came back and found next door's hens walking around the planks on the scaffolding around 10ft up in the air - they had gained access via the planking going across from the high bit of land onto the top of the existing frame - I hurried to get my camera to take a photo but by the time I had found it the hens had come back down , two of them nesting in a pile of sand left there by the builders .
I haven't done much at all with my camera these past few days, but a good and close friend of mine, in a fit of depression, tried some 'retail-therapy' and bought herself a brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 (the most expensive bridge-camera she could find).... She hasn't got a clue about photography, apart from the basics of her phone's camera, so I'm busy studying the manual (without the camera to try/test the millions of options, buttons, dials, touch-screen/whatever!), in the hope of teaching her how to use the thing......
This morning I took some shots of the tree in our garden ready to be used as an overlay for a double exposure onto a silhouette when I get one of a subject that suits. I wanted to try this out for a long time but didn't understand how double exposures worked. New learning curve ahead.
I went to the seaside (Morecambe) and took a handful of shots. Really enjoyed the day and look forward to processing them in the next few days to see how they've come out. Used my new Tamron 55-200mm lens I bought on eBay for the first time and was impressed with it. It lacks image stabilization but as I was outside on a nice day I could set the shutter speed fairly high to make up for this. Hopefully the images will turn out ok