A standing joke in our family is that my husband generally gives me the present that he really wants!
It wasn't the tin of shortbread.
I'm joking. This time I really wanted a new camera.
One that could do more than my little Canon 'point-and-shoot'.
I was given a Fujiflm X20, a full-featured compact camera.
Of course, I don't think I'll ever understand it all because, now I'm 60, my memory is so bad!
I can't remember what I'm shown 10 seconds ago.
At the moment we're out practising with my (our) camera. I see the photos and he takes them!
So out last night I saw this tree and the children silhouetted in the shadow underneath.
We tried out some of the different features of the camera. Don't ask me what!
Some friends came along and we started chatting - the photographic moment was lost and the family were gone.
Sometimes I look at this blog from a girl living in Nashville.
I love the style of her photos (she can write nice words too).
I think it's the blurry backgrounds that I like.
So it was this effect below that I liked the best.
My husband would find all sorts of technical things wrong with it. "Not Sharp - Not This - Not That."