30 December 2012

Christmas Day Was a Long Way Away

I'd been waiting for weeks, but on Christmas morning I was finally able to open my biggest Christmas present - a shiny, new 70-300mm lens. And it could zoom very far indeed. I was so thrilled I had to use it straight away! I went with Dad to check the sheep on the land we own in the local area.

They were so close now!

And after a fabulously festive and flavoursome Christmas dinner, it was the dogs' turn to get acquainted with the new lens.

Flying dog...

Flying slobbers...

Flying Sheila.

Suspicious Pip.

This is just about the cutest photo ever. It just is.


  1. Really nice. What settings did you use to get those awesome silhouettes?

    1. I just exposed for the sky (it was early in the morning) instead of the sheep. I added some contrast afterwards to get the silhouettes completely black. Aperture: 5.6, Exposure 1/320, ISO: 250 for the sheep on its own.

  2. Lucky you! Great photos, but I too especially like the silhouettes:

  3. New lenses are the best! Beautiful photos!! :)

  4. Wow, you got some really great shots there! Love the last picture...of "my favorite," Ben, kissing Pip!! :)

    Hope you all have a wonderful New Year!

    Elyse and Riley

  5. As always, excellent pictures :-) But so much closer from a distance now! Nicely done.