Friday, 25 December 2015

The Busy Barista



There was some frantic shopping going on in The Strand Arcade Sydney before Christmas. Luckily there are excellent places to have coffee there as well.

Linking to James' weekend reflections.




Have a good weekend,
Val.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas


The next few days will be busy for me with family and friends, getting together, cooking, being grateful for those I love and very grateful for the goodness of God.






I too this photo in the Queen Victoria building in Sydney and was lucky to catch the moment  these two little girls were looking at the shimmering lights on the tree.

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year,
Val. 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Mooching about with a 'macro' lens..



I have a 100mm lens that I bought to do macro work with a tripod and of course it's a fine lens for this   type of thing.
Two weeks ago, on one of my regular trips down the coast to my favourite beach, I decided to leave the lens attached to my camera and experiment to see what happened in other situations. It's a beautiful lens. Why not let it out of the box?

Of course it does good close ups..



I found it did a surprising landscape shot..



But the main thing I will explore more is using it for portraits..



I did not know what this boy had found in the rock pool..


Till he waved this crab at me for a shot


Then let it go on it's way.


I hope you are not tired of summer seagull beach shots yet..
In case I don't post before next Friday have a Happy Christmas and Thank you for visiting my blog during the year.

Valerie.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Glimpses



It's nearing the end of a glaring hot day. A swim to  cool off.
Then it's off to walk around my favourite quirky beachside town photographing quirky beachside things..













Have a good weekend. 

Val.