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A lost Friday

A lost Friday

I had the day off today which turned out to be both good and bad. Good because I am still feeling under the weather and appreciated the chance to have a lie-in while my husband did the school run. Bad because our plans to have some time without a teenager in tow came to naught. As it turned out, the most energetic thing I did all day was dead-heading some daisies ( what seemed like millions of tiny little pot mum blooms) while my husband painted the gates. They turned out really well but my photos didn't do them justice.
I'm enjoying playing around with my new 50m 1.8 lens. It's the first prime lens that I've used since getting a DSLR.
It's really good in low-light, which let's face it, is the kind of light we have most of the time in Ireland.
This picture of a Gerber is a bit grainy but it reminds me of a charcoal drawing so I like it. I loved using charcoal when I used the draw, loved smudging it into the paper, creating shapes and shadows, then using a clean rubber to get
bright highlights.

Nikon D40x
1/100s f/1.8 at 50.0mm iso800 full exif

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Betty Vlasiu19-Sep-2009 05:17
Beautiful and delicate! Very lovely composition BV
laine19-Sep-2009 05:16
You need to relax & get well before Monday...a lovely effect in bw...enjoy playing with your lens
Valene19-Sep-2009 04:04
I hope you feel better soon. Very nice shot!
routerer18-Sep-2009 23:07
I had a day off too, in sympathy.
Hope you feel a lot better very soon.
Máire Uí Mhaicín18-Sep-2009 22:40
Very nice experiment with your new lens!
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