A New View

If you have been keeping up with me on Facebook or on Twitter, I recently bought myself a new lens for my camera. I have been wanting a new lens for a long time now. Specifically a telephoto lens as I want to be able to capture the kids much better while they are playing with out intruding.

I finally got the go ahead from Katie to buy my new fantastic lens. The Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. I picked it up from Jessops on the 7th September as they price matched the lens down from £439.99 to £419.99 for me, which was an awesome surprise, as I was going to be spending £421 buying it from Amazon with the next day Saturday delivery, so it ended up being cheaper!

Over the past few weeks I have had a good play with it. It’s extremely heavy compared to what I was used to, but is well worth the aching arm. I have captured some stunning photos of the kids and some wildlife.

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The school nativities

This time every year the kids get to perform their schools version of the nativity. Both Ryan and Chloé were in the chior. i took some photos, but as I have never taken pictures in low level lighting, it was quite hard for me to get a decent image with out a lot of noise, so they haven’t turned out quite as well as I had expected.

While waiting for Ryan to finish getting ready after his play, I grabbed this picture of Chloé, she looks so cute!

Experimenting with black and white

I have never really done black and white photos before, but today I thought I would have a go. One I took today with the help from my awesome son Ryan who graciously posed for me, and the others were taken a while back.

They aren’t the best of photos as I am still an amateur photographer, but I like them so I thought I would share!

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Photo Blog

It’s been a while since I last done one and I have some nice photos that I think are pretty good! I especially love the one of the European garden spider at the bottom!

Ryan and Chloé on their first day of school!

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