17 Oct 2010

I'm Back!

I'm back from two weeks' holiday in north Norfolk, on the east coast of England. The beaches there are huge and beautiful and I love it dearly.

I was determined not to take the 'usual' photo of the colourful beach huts that line the back of the beach at Wells-next-the-Sea so instead I took my shot from behind one of the huts showing the view from its deck. I love the ice cream colours of this one - they reflect the sky and sand so beautifully.

This is my beautiful Irish Wolfhound, Misty. I had just set up my exposure for a bush of bright red berries at the top of this slope and taken the photo when I saw Misty approaching so I was all ready to take a quick photo of her while she was silhouetted against the blue sky. Ideally I would have chosen a smaller aperture to get full depth of field, but I was pleased that I got a photo of her as she's notoriously camera shy!

I took lots of photographs while I was away and will post more of them here over the coming week but I was disappointed that only a few of them really pleased me. But I guess that's the way it goes with photography and I feel I'm beginning to highlight the areas where I'm weak so that I can work on them.

But I had one or two successes. I took this photograph from below the shrub, looking through the leaves to the washed blue sky. I adjusted the levels slightly in Elements to accentuate the wonderful autumn colours and am really pleased with it.

It's good to be back home and I'm looking forward to learning more and more. And I ordered myself a 50mm f/1.4 USM after much research and that should arrive in a few days. Wow!


  1. Welcome back!!
    These photos are wonderful, but that "little" Misty has my heart! You are going to love the new lens. I use mine probably more than any of my others. Really looking forward to seeing your photos taken with it.

  2. Lovely photos, Misty looks as if she's enjoying her holiday!

  3. Looks like you had a lovely holiday and congratulations on ordering the new lens. It's my favorite!

  4. welcome back, we went to Norfolk last year it is such a lovely place. Your photographs are lovely, the beach hut especially and sounds like you have a great lens coming - look forward to the results.

  5. The colours in that first shot particularly are gorgeous and I like your different perspective. :)

  6. Glad you had a fabulous trip and that you're back! LOVE your pooch!