Saturday, May 28, 2011

Starting Out

I've always thought about starting a blog, but really I have a hard time believing that other people could actually find me interesting enough to want to read about me on even a semi-regular basis! But since I picked my camera back up again and set myself the goal of learning how to use it inside, outside, upside-down and sideways, I've realized that I probably need a place to start putting all my pictures - you can only spam your Facebook friends so long before they get sick and tired of seeing yet another picture of your (albeit incredibly adorable) baby pop up on their feed. So here at least, I'm making it optional. :)
My wonderful husband was recently wonderful enough to buy me a new lens for my camera - a 50mm f1.8 and I'm head over heels in love with it. I love the bokeh I can get from this lens, but it's a real bitch figuring out how to nail the focus with it. So that's going to be a big goal of mine, trying to acheive perfect focus on a regular basis.
Here's a picture I took earlier this evening, of my new hanging baskets. This is the first year I haven't had plain ugly pastic white baskets, so I'm actually quite proud of these! I had my lens wide open on this shot to try to get good bokeh, and I'm not 100% sure that I acheived perfect focus here, but I like the effect.


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Cara R.
I'm a first-time mom of a beautiful baby boy, living in small town Alberta with my husband, our 3 greyhounds and a cat that rules the roost. I fully admit that I'm a bit of a craft addict, and an enthusiastic starter, but a bit of a slow finisher. I mainly love to crochet, scrapbook, and I love photography, and any time I can combine any of the three, well I'm just a happy camper.
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