I have upgraded my little Fuji Finepix 5 mega pixl camera for a Canon 450D EOS. I have always wanted a camera like this as I have a 35mm Canon EOS and I can use the two lenses from that on the new camera. It is one of my Christmas presents to myself. 🙂 The whole kit with extras cost me only a little bit more than my 35mm over 15 years ago! I got a deal. My son gave me a lesson on how to use it. He is excellent at explaining how to use the camera and it’s functions. I asked him if I should take a photography course and he told me ‘no’ as he could teach me. ‘Anything you want to know Mum, just ask me’, he said. I guess all the money spent on his education was worth it! (He has a degree in Media, Film and Photography) I only wish that I had as good retention as he does, as I only managed to retain about half of what he told me. Maybe I will join a photography club. A lot can be learned from one’s peers. As can be imagined, I have been itching to try out my new toy and I got the chance this morning.
It snowed last night! It was still snowing at 6:30 this morning! Too dark and snowy to take photos. I got up anyway, made coffee, threw on some warm clothes, and gave the cat his morning lovin. Then I drove off to the beach. I got there about 7:30 to catch the morning light. Fortunately the roads were clear. They were prepared for the snow it seems, unlike other areas in the UK.
The photos on this page are totally un-retouched as I just wanted to get them here as quickly as possible. I tried different settings and lenses as the light was changing. The light was amazing and it was very cold. I haven’t been up to the beach that early in the morning, but it was worth it just to see the waves rolling in while the tide was out. The contrast of a dark sky in the background over the sea, the light on the water, the brown shingle and white snow was breathtaking. I know that I may not have totally captured it, but I did my best and you should get an idea of what it was like. I hope you enjoy them.