I don’t know what it was about the weekend but I took my camera everywhere. And took a lot of photos. Nothing extraordinary. Just learning and practicing. It was just one of those weekends where it all came together.
I had my new lens and some plans and I just went snapping.
Above is when I took the dog for a walk on Saturday afternoon ~ I slung my camera with the macro lens on around my neck and took him for a stroll around the block. The light wasn’t great, it was late afternoon and the hill blocks the best of the sun, so the light is cool but I took some shots of some of the blooms we spotted in the neighbour’s yard. Spring is just around the corner.
Saturday gave me a chance to test out the new lens at the youngest’s soccer match. The Mr is the coach and it was a great opportunity to grab shots of an intra-club clash for the end of year celebrations. Perfect timing on getting the big lens. One of the highlights of the afternoon was when the eldest asked to use my old camera to take some shots. So I set up him with a smaller zoom and he reeled off a heap of photos as well, and got some crackers. I’ll make a photographer out of him yet!
My big plan for the weekend was stalking the moon. We are mildly obsessed in this house with night shots and were looking forward to testing out the big lens on la luna. Sadly, the weather wasn’t really co-operating and I was hurriedly snapping inbetween cloud openings. This is a huge photography learning curve and I’m now planning to take the time to read through all those posts I’ve got bookmarked about moon and stars photography to get some better shots next month.
The other thing we did on the Saturday was make a version of these pesto poppers. I’d been meaning to make them for a few weeks but we had been out most weekends. I don’t think I made my pastry circles big enough so the Mr improvised with the design. We cut circles out of puff pastry using an egg ring (I got nine to a pastry sheet), smeared one pastry circle with some store-bought pesto, topped with some boccocini and covered with a second pastry circle. Baked until brown, about 20 minutes. They were delicious ~ think I might pop some on for lunch!
In other news, I will be launching a little side project this week. Stay tuned.