Cheers from over here

This is what we (Ester and myself) have been doing these days. Film marathons, first Star Wars and now Harry Potter. I'm still down with this awful cold, and can't see I'll be back to work until next week. :(

I've finished my layout jobs and just want to get on with life, such as playing music and go out to take pictures, but obviously.. the only thing I can do is to rest. Sometimes I really think my body decides to take on a virus just because that's the only way it'll get rest.

I've browsed through some old photo folders on the computers and I have so many pictures that people never see. Maybe I should do a re-run with photos from Italy or something. I have so many great photos from there!

In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving to any Americans who may visit this site, and have a nice weekend.

What I do when I'm sick

If you wonder why your comments are gone, it's not because I'm arrogant and mean, but simply because I'm cleaning up a bit on the blog and if I do that I have to reinstall the comment system (yes, the comment issue is a huge disadvantage with the otherwise lovely Ghost platform).

I'm having some kind of flu/cold and while I'm stranded on the sofa without being able to do any productive things such as cleaning the house, I'm getting organised with domains and websites, trying to removing unnecessary things. I've been fiddling so much with websites over the last few years, I've been so creative with designs and ideas that you know, I wanted to use them somewhere. :) And now I just want to delete things I don't use and that I'm not sure I'll want to use in the future.

We need some sweetness in this world

We need some beauty and sweetness in this world, and here's my contribution:

These photos were possible to take because on Wednesday she had her spay surgery done, and after that she was generally drugged and drowsy and dragged herself around the room. Usually she is either sleeping, eating, running around like crazy chasing toy mice, or like this:


Photo Sunday

The new camera and the miracle lens

About a week ago I bought my new camera. :)
I decided to get the Panasonic. I checked out the Olympus again but really did not like the interface.

I couldn't be happier about this purchase. I've had quite some things to learn about how to operate the camera, since the Canon interface is so much more simple, but I'm slowly getting the hang of it, and now I've set up some shortcuts and can do pretty much everything I want.

The camera came with a kit lens, a 14-42 mm lens, that has been ok, although it's not great for low light or gloomy weather, I managed to take these:

I really like how sharp images I can take with this camera. That was hard with the Canon. It can be because of the weight, but I don't think that is the whole truth.. this new camera is so different.

Two days ago I got the fixed lens that I had ordered. I've never had one before, but decided to get one when the lady in the shop told me they go lower in aperture number, and are better for low light. I haven't managed to get any good quality before with larger aperture, but this camera seems different in that matter. And when I got this lens, wow, what an experience. I never thought it would make so much difference. I've been able to take good pictures in the living room in the evening.. amazing.

There isn't much to photograph, as I said in the last post, but at least have the cat.

Goodbye, autumn

November is here, and with it, very little daylight, dreary weather, and no colours outside. I'm so glad that the really cold weather hasn't really hit us yet. We've had a few days with 2-3 degrees C in the morning but most of the times it's been around 7 in the morning and around 12 during the day. Not bad at all.

I wanted to celebrate the now gone autumn colours with a few photos from the garden.

Today I'm going to buy a new camera. I've had an entry level Canon for two years, and now I'm ready to move on, and I also want something that is smaller in size, and was thrilled when I read about mirrorless system cameras. It will very likely be a Panasonic but I did check out an Olympus too, however I didn't like the shape of it, the Panasonic seemed a lot more comfortable in the hand, and it had lots of interesting and handy features.

Sadly there isn't much to photograph this season, but at least I have the cat to practice on...

Sweet Shot Tuesday
Life through the lens

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