Today I got a new lens. I was (and still am) so excited about it. I asked Dave, “Can you see the beams of joy shining out of me?” I felt like I was glowing. This lens is so friggin’ exciting. It’s a 50mm 1.4 prime lens. If that even means anything to anyone. It’s ridonkulously fast. I am using it with my brothers Canon 50D for the next few weeks and then…(cue exciting music) I will be buying my NEW CANON 7D!
This evening we went to my brothers place in Vancouver to pick up the 50D (I am shooting a wedding tomorrow, and wanted to have it for that). I took a few pictures with my new lens (trying to get used to a whole new camera system is tricky!) We had an excellent meal there (my sister-in-law Karla made us AMAZING Ceviche) and then we ordered in Szechwan. It’s always difficult leaving back for Abbotsford when we visit them. We so badly love Vancouver (grammar? did that make sense?), and want to live closer to my brother and his family….*sigh*….Anyway….here were some of my practice shots with the new lens. (I realized afterwards that I didn’t have it on Raw. I’m sure I could have pulled a lot more depth from these pictures. Even so…I’m so thrilled with them).
(Above: Chasing Elora around. I love the shot of her crawling, despite most of her not being in focus. I like the sense of movement.)
(Daddy & Daughter) :)
(Uncle Dave being shown how to use an iPhone by Markus….or maybe Markus is just looking for videos of crashing cars on the phone.)
The fifth day.
I actually thought that I would be struggling by now to post something. I, in fact have more than enough to post for today. I might just save one of the pictures for a rainy day when I’m too busy.
Today I had a most exciting breakfast. (I tend to blog about food a lot. Bear with me.) Normally my breakfast has homemade granola and yogurt, but we were out. So I made myself a fruit salad. Now I’m not all up for fruit salad that’s full of the cheap boring fruit like melons or grapes. (Why is it that all fruit salad has only melons and grapes? I hate melons. And I can’t eat grapes in the morning.) No, my fruit salad had berries (from the farm down the road) peaches (from, where else, the Okanagan) and…bananas from…er…who knows where (I normally don’t buy them because they are from so far away, but I am on a fruit kick right now). It would have been even better with homemade granola and yogurt though…
…And just a quick little post about my little flower arrangement. I work a few days a week at a floral distribution place and whenever there’s breakage with plants, or something is too old to sell we get to take it home. I love that! I am constantly making little flower arrangements for my house. I seriously love it.
Today I got a handful of calla lilies and gerberas (this arrangement has a twin that sits on the other side of the shelf).
Umm….and…errr…..I really thought I could drag this out a little more.
I like flowers.
They are pretty.
I have been trying to wake up early. When we first got our cows Dave had to be up at 5am to bottle feed them, and so we made a habit of being up early. But once they were old enough to stop being bottle fed 5am very quickly turned into 8am. And then I worked very hard to get up earlier….to no avail. I have been getting over a lung infection that has lasted almost a month and that meant waking up at…*eek*….9am. But! This week I’ve been up at 7 almost every morning! Glorious!
On account of me being up so early, I went out and snapped some pictures of the cows mooing their hearts out in the thick fog. A foggy morning was a little unexpected. The last month has been so dry. We have ne’er had a rain cloud since some time in June. I do like the warm weather. But a foggy morning like this makes me soooo antsy for Autumn. It is my absolute most favourite time of year. I’m sure this fog will be gone by 10am. But I’m still enjoying it.