This week’s goal is to file 2011 images (and re-create their respective folders with names). If you’ve read the last few posts you will know I have a new computer and have had trouble importing my Photo Library (and lost my whole image filing system).
With a very cold wet windy weather forecast for this week, I should make great headway stuck indoors (again 😀 ).
I came across these images (above) made in first few weeks in 2011. I’d been using a small Canon ‘point and shoot‘ camera since taking up Photography as a hobby in May 2010 and became totally addicted to the art of Photography.
In December 2010 I bought my first Canon DSLR and 100mm macro lens intending to do flower photography, but soon found the brisk winds in Melbourne made it difficult, so I did lots of research and ended up buying a 18-200mm lens a couple of months later (and borrowed my SIL’s 55-250mm lens for a month also).
I experimented a lot.
After using full Auto for most of 2010, I never used Auto with the Canon DSLR. I dove straight into Manual mode (although I had to use Auto Focus with such poor eyesight). I had no idea about the ‘exposure triangle’ and how to use Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, but somehow I ended up with fairly good exposure all the same.
I’d also dug a ‘big hole’ in my $3000 photography budget. A small $6000 inheritance is well and truly gone today – 2019.
Photography is not a cheap hobby.
To this day, I still think the 18-200mm lens is the perfect all round general lens (especially if you’re new to Photography and can only afford one lens). Both 18-200mm lenses I bought for my Canon DSLR in 2011 and my Sony a6000 in 2015 have died and I have other lenses now.
I also became addicted to shallow DOF (Depth of Field or Bokeh or background blur).
…..and started photographing leaves, seeds and tree bark.
The images in this post are a random collection of whatever I saw on my afternoon walks in the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens, (where I used to work opposite for 16 1/2 years so knew the area well).
I walked to wherever I could get to via public transport at that time.
Even Melbourne Zoo – but that’s another Story……..