Saturday, 21 August 2010

Life of Leisure

Made this page yesterday out of a few left over bits and bobs from the previous day's page. It's one of those shots where I try and get a good candid photo of my family but as they persist on wandering about all over the place instead of looking soulfully into the distance I asked them to pose candidly instead. For some reason they all chose to do things they never normally do as my brother attempted to assume an expression of thoughtfulness by scratching his head, my mum pointed wildly into the distance and my dad, grinning, tipped is cap. And do you know what? I LOVE this picture!

I picked up a new lens for my camera a couple of days ago - it's a 50mm prime f/1.8 which is a first for me in couple of ways. It's my first non-zoomy lens and it's got a much bigger aperture. Really looking forward to taking it out and breaking it in today as I really want to play around with a shallower depth of field. London here I come!

In other news, I am still reading Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters and becoming more and more enamoured of them every day. I bought 7 of them on Amazon and they arrived on Tuesday and I'm almost half way through the third. It's been a while since I found a new series that I love so much. It takes me back to a time when I stayed up past my bedtime reading under the covers with a torch, listening for the footsteps of my parents while I read in case they put their heads through the door (not literally, you understand).

Of course now that I'm 23 and it's the school holidays I don't have a bedtime but I can't help reading way past the time I tell myself I will go to bed. Getting up in the mornings would be hard except that I can always get back to my book!

Kisses xxx

P.S. How much do I want to go here? I'll give you a clue; the answer is beaucoup!

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