Saturday, January 22, 2011

what's new?

it's been cold and snowy here in Missouri and i've not been able to take as many photos as i would have liked to these past couple of weeks! we have a whole slew of birds that use our front porch as their diner everyday and every time i get my camera out to capture them...they fly away!

this is as close as i can get to a crisp photo of our visiting finches...

this was taken using my Canon Rebel T1i with a EF-S 55-250mm zoom lens and Hoya polarizing filter to cut out the glare between the 2 glass window pains...not the best, but it will do until i can actually get outside and photograph these little guys!
here is another random shot i quickly took while it was snowing the other night...

i think it looks dreamy, don't you?

starting next week i am taking a photography eClass taught by Kent Weakley on Night Photography...i am so excited to learn about Blue Hour...if you have never seen a photo taken during "the blue hour" you must...they are amazing!
oh, i forgot to tell you...i decided on a camera bag...
i thought this bag would be the most practical of the 3 choices...more room for all of my equipment that i hope to continue expanding on!

my next BIG equipment purchase will be this lens...
after reading a little of my new book "Expressive Photography" by the Shutter Sisters and seeing all of the beautiful photos that were taken using this lens i have to get one!

well, i should go do my domestic duties and start dinner...have a lovely weekend!


  1. Good choice on the bag. that online course sounds fun :)

  2. If you get a chance, check out my giveaway :)


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