News, Thoughts

Skye


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.

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Thoughts

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.