First still life with Olympus Pen F.

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to pick up my new camera the Olympus pen F! Kid in a sweet shop springs to mind. I opted for the 17mm 1.8 lens over the 40mm although I will add a couple of pros to that list once I’ve got the hang of the beast!

Now I will do a full review of the pen F very soon, it is a complex little monkey and I already would not recommend it for novices… (Just stick to the much cheaper and easier pen). But I’m a little in love with it already!

I took it out yesterday for a test run and shot this bright image in aperture priority at F1.8 I have to say it’s not bad at all for a csc and I’m quite impressed! I think with a slightly higher spec lens I’ll be well and truly won over.

I hope to get out with it this wkend to have a longer faff about so will be doing my review sometime next week.

Walking in the fields.



Since getting Purdey, our new puppy two weeks ago I have not stopped, there has not been much time for photography I can tell you. I can’t wait until she’s old enough to take over the fields.

I love this shot of my daughter walking through the corn fields last year! I can’t get enough of natural light, and just love evening flare. As you can see, this shot was taken with the sun in front and to the left of my daughter, giving a flare of light and highlighting her face and the colours in her hair.

I’m still on the edge of my seat waiting to purchase my new camera, and I’m still convinced it’s going to be the new Olympus pen f! Fuji have just brought out their latest mirrorless, and I am a fuji girl, but the pen is still winning for me at the moment.

Im slightly miffed I can’t get to the camera show in Birmingham next w/end, but I know there will be others.If anyone else is going I’d love to hear how it went.

Have a great w/end!

White Instagram gallery

My Instagram gallery has always been inspired by the seasons, and it’s not just about what’s in season, no, I mean it’s the light, and the way it makes me feel.

I’ve noticed my gallery looking very white and I’m favouring a faded look to my pictures. 

I could never be of the type to completely colour code my squares, I know many do, and there is nothing wrong with that. But what I love to see when I look back are the obvious colours and light that has been inspiring me maybe that week or month.

Whilst my gallery changes with the seasons, I’m still very aware of my own style, it’s bright, not dark and mysterious, man I love a moody gallery but it’s just not me.

I never realised how many filter snobs there are out there either, oh yes, I came across that one the other day. I have to say, I go through fazes over filters, sometimes I don’t like any, other days I’ll love a vintage vesper ha, and at the moment I’m favouring gingham, after all, it’s an app, it’s supposed to be fun! Hell I’m going to play with it, when I want to be serious I’ll use my DSLR and set it up properly.

Hope you’re all having a good week!

The white forest.

There is simply nothing to say except- inspired light.

Fuji finepix S3 pro- vintage 50mm Nikon lens.

ISO 400, F2, shutter 260, natural day light- cool.

Still life, blossom

February is one of my favourite months, winter is making way for Spring, and there is new life blossoming.

Yesterday I spent a rather chilly day at Angelsey gardens just outside of Cambridge, despite the drizzle I managed to take a few blossom shots. The smell was amazing- winter honeysuckles and daphne filled the air with their sweet scent.

The light was very cool, and the drizzle made for very dreamy shots.

Fuji DSLR- vintage 50mm Nikon lens, ISO 200, f2, shutter 180.

Winter berries.

A pop of red against a winters light always makes for a striking photo. Im not usually a fan of red, but in the depths of winter, when these berries hang like ruby jewels I’m greatful for their statement.

Cold natural light, Fuji DSLR, vintage 100mm Nikon lens, ISO 400, shutter 125, f4.

Still life, burst.

Bursts of Spring are emerging throughout the countryside, I love the promise, it’s unbreakable, and beautiful.

I love taking pictures at this time of year, the light is gorgeous with just a hint of warmth but still further on the cool side, it’s sometimes hazy which makes for a real atmospheric shot, and my favourite subjects (flowers) are starting to bloom.

Early day light, Fuji fine pix s3 pro- vintage Nikon lens 100mm, ISO 400, shutter 125, F2.

Spring still life.

A very whimsical Spring shot I took last year on my Fuji DSLR with my favourite vintage Nikon lens that I pinched from my dad, yes he does know, ha, I’m always pinching his camera equipment.

I just love the simplicity of this little pink bell and the texture of the cut glass, so pure.

Natural light- cool, ISO 600, F2, shutter 125.

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