My very fabulous hubby bought me a new camera for Christmas and I've spent the past couple of months being not very adventurous with it. I'm ashamed to admit that I begged and pleaded and then bugged and nagged until he caved in and agreed that I could have it. I'm even more ashamed to admit that I really haven't done anything with it - it's got way more zoom and lots of extra features - that I didn't do with my old camera. I've always planned to learn more about photography but between kids and cooking, washing and cleaning, work and... well, let's just say I've been pretty good at putting it off. It's fair to say that my very ordinary pics do look better simply because they're taken on a better camera but I could, and should, be doing a lot better.
When I arrived home from work on Friday my herb garden was almost glowing in the late afternoon sun and my chives were alive with bees and flying ants. Initially I just thought the flowers on the chives were pretty and that they'd make a nice pic. Then I kicked myself up the butt and played with a couple of the settings. While I'm the first to admit that these photos are not perfect I'm dead proud of how they turned out. Even better, I showed them to Hubby (aka Mr I-used-to-teach-photography-to-high-school-kids) and he was impressed by them too.
Lesson learnt. I'm going to make time to lean more about my camera and make an effort to take better photos.