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Sunday, 25 January 2009

Nikon 50mm f1.8 - What a great Lens!!!!

I have had this lens for a while now. I bought it mainly to use on the D90 for the video function. I have had it on the camera to take some pictures, but have always found it a bit restrictive with the set framing. Well, yesterday I put it on the D90 and off I went on walkabout around London's East End. This lens is fast and really handles low light well. I now love it. I suggest you get your hands on one of these. Dirt cheap and good glass.

All of these were taken hand hold with no flash.

Monday, 19 January 2009

More moon shots - My monfrotto and sigma 120-400mm combo

This time these ones were taken in South Africa. I had two opportunities on my trip to take some moon shots. These two were taken in Johannesburg on my new Monfrotto CR Tripod, using my d90, sigma 120-400mm lens and the nikon remote control. I was able to get a much more stable platform to take the shot from and I really like the results.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Back from holiday

I guess you all thought I had gone and left you again......

Oh no, I was just out in South Africa trying to wear that shutter button down. And boy did I try. Having deleted all of the ones I messed up on, or didn't like and I still managed to take 1500 shots.

Now, I am not going to bore you with all 1500 of the shots but am going to post a few of the ones I like.

First up, a depth of focus shot taken at the dinner table of some christmas decorations. I love the feel and the colour and it really reminds me of a great dinner with friends

Next a picture I snapped whilst sitting outside at my parents drinking an ice cold Miller.

Both of these were taken with the 18-105vr nikon on my d90. It really preformed very well on this trip.

The last shot was taken during a lightening storm in Durban on the 22nd of December. I have adjusted a few levels in this shot, but only in iphoto, no photoshop.

I hope you like. Check back soon for some more shots.

BTW I am posting my best shots from the trip to SA on Flickr here and will be adding a best of 2008 set and a best of all time set, so please head over there and have a look. Your comments are greatly appreciated.