News, Thoughts


Just a quick post to share some pictures of our weekend in Skye. It’s the first time I’ve made it over there and I fell more than a little in love with the island. The weather helped! As did the wildlife. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many birds of prey in the wild and was lucky enough to see a Sea Eagle and it’s chicks on a boat trip from Portree and then I walked right into a Sea Eagle on the top of Storr the next day! It just jumped in the air 5 metres in front of me and casually soared over the cliff. Amazing.


Messing about with my new camera

While I’ve managed to reach something of an understanding with my trusty little Canon Ixus I have been getting more and more frustrated with its limitations. It’s time to dive into the world of manual controls; f-stops, shutter speeds and ISO settings.

A DSLR is a step too far just now so I’m testing the waters with a bridge camera – the Canon SX30. It’s not going to solve all my photography issues but hopefully with a bit of practice I can get faster and more effective results. Or at least I can take a usable photo before the food goes cold!

I haven’t done a lot of cooking this week for the blog but I have managed to take lots of pictures of our new kitten – Mitsy, and the steak and beer I enjoyed tonight.