Prime Time

When I was five, my dad gave my a camera for Christmas.   It was a Chinon something something.    Film based of course, being the 70s’ and it had one lens.   A 50mm prime lens.   Over the course of a few decades that camera and lens were my tools into a creative world that I enjoyed.

Fast forward to the current day.  Recently I became the happy owner, again, of a 50mm prime.  I’ve spent too many years becoming complacent with the subject isolation and reach of telephoto zoom lens.   Don’t get me wrong, they certainly have there place in your setup.   Sometimes, going back to basics is very refreshing.

Far more sophisticated than back in the day.     Within a few photos it re-kindled my love of the prime lens and especially that of the 50mm.     My primary subjects were either flora or fauna.   Coupled along with the 50mm, was a new camera body for me, the Nikon D90.

Picked it up on ebay for a remarkable price, in immaculate condition too.    New body, new lens.   Time to learn again.

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I love the results, sharp and in focus primary subjects; softened background.   Looking forward to my journey with this new setup.

Patience

This past year I’ve been teaching my daughter more about photography.   A medium that she finds interesting and fun.

One of the things we’ve been working on is being at the right place and at the right time.  Sometimes you have a degree of control over this.  Other times you simply sit and wait, camera in hand for that moment.

I was very fortunate today to capture this photo of a bird in flight today.   A Rose Breasted Cockatoo.

Rose Breasted Cockatoo - in flight

Morning lake walk

This morning, while the temperature was still hovering around the Zero Celsius mark my daughter and I grabbed cameras and went down to the local lake for a walk / get out of the house / do something different type thing.

While I was teaching her camera and photography basics I snapped these pics.

Plenty more photos over at my Flickr Photostream.

Have a wonderful day.