28 August 2006

My Man...Just the way he is.

Grabbed Bren the other day to practice on, the kids all decided to go AWOL on me just when I felt the urge to take some photos, anyway he grudgingly sat for me with the complaint that he hadn't even showered or shaved yet. Anyway I just wanted to practice with using the light meter in my camera, yeh I'm only just working it out, so I thought I'd probably just check them out then delete but imagine how happy I was when they turned out to be quite nice shots, this is one of my favourites, I love his eyes in this.

My green eyed monster!!!

3 August 2006

First attempt at using B&W in the camera

And how long have I had this camera for??? Finally decided I would give the parameters a bit of a trial but only got as far as B&W. I was also trying to muck around a little shooting totaly manual, I figured if I have spent that much on a camera that I might as well get the full benefit of it. Lucky Paddy was in a dozy mood and was happy to lie there and let me practice (he does look a little bored though doesn't he?)

1 August 2006

The story of the butterfly

Wow did we ever wait a long time for this moment, three and a half years to be exact, and no it doesn't take that long for a butterfly to go through it's life cycle, we just had to wait for that long for a monarch butterfly to finally find the swan trees we planted that long ago. I would check the trees regularly for any sign of caterpillar existance but to no availe but just when I had almost given up we discovered two fat little blokes (or girls) curled up on some leaves. One of them was left outside to deal with what ever nature had planned for it (a sad ending unfortunately, something about a football, Joseph!) but the other we brought inside with great success as you can see. These wanderers used to be so common when I was growing up, we always had them inside watching them go through their life cycle but the last few years they have been really scarce, I guess it has a lot to do with environment, hopefull their return is a sign that our backyard a least is an insect friendly place..
My baby boys eyelashes, taken ealier this year, thought I had better get a nice close up shot of his chubby little cheeks before they dissapeared, thankfully I did because even now he has developed more of a boy look just in that short time.