Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Where I live

I live in Stoke on Trent and am blessed that although in the middle of a big estate its less than 2 minutes to a wonderful walking spot near Ford Green Hall http://www.thornber.net/staffs/html/fordgreen.html

So many big estates boarder the area but im always suprised by how few people use it even the local dog walkers never seem to be out in abundance. I dont mind its like walking your own private land most of the time and when you do meet people you almost feel incensed that they are there.
Tonight I went down with my camera. At the moment I only have a basic sony cybershot point and shoot BUT and this is a big BUT am seriously considering a SLR. Even second hand this is a big commitment because im still looking to spend around £400 for what I want. Ive never ever spent £400 on myself before ever! £400 on vets bills yes! £400 on my sons * needs * yeah right, yes. Myself, never! I figure maybe its time I did. Anything ive wanted that costs a decent amount of money before ive managed to stop the hankering. This hankering wont go away.
So back to the point.... before I make that commitment I wanted to try and get some decent shots with my point and shoot. I think I was trying to convince myself it really doesnt achieve what im wanting to achieve and that ive learnt how to use it and come as far as I can with it. I think im right and tonights walk and photo session made me even more adamant that I now am going to indulge myself and get a decent camera.

Still im quite proud of some of the shots I got this evening but I just know a better camera once ive learnt to use it I can acheive better. I dont have a hobby of my own, I want something to help me relax, get away from it all and photography I really do enjoy.

















































3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just found your blogs. Love your photos ... :0)

Shirl

Waljan's Blog said...

Fantastic photo's Lisa, you must show me your camera!
C x

Greyhound Gap Official News Blogger said...

This is my old camera Carol its just a point and shoot Sony Cybershot DSC W55. Have upgraded to a SLR now but not doing as well with that yet as im still finding my way around it lol