Just look at that zoom! I'm in love! I've been after a zoom lens for my camera for about a year now, and at last Stevie has got bored of me going on about it and finally surrendered the cash. Happy Birthday indeed to me! I am over the moon.
When I got home with it last night, I couldn't wait to try it out. I thought about going out a little walk and seeing what it could do, but what does it say that I stayed in and tried to photograph in the neighbours windows in the furthest away apartments across the courtyard? Perhaps I should just bite the bullet and tell Stevie what I really want for Christmas are some night vision binoculars.
I remember reading 'In Your Own Words' a few years ago, which are short tales of no more than 600 words by readers of the Telegraph. One of my favourites was of a couple who lived near a bridge over a huge drop favoured by people committing suicide. After getting over the initial horror of what was occurring in the vicinity of their home they ended up with a pair of binoculars each. Sounds a bit gruesome, but I can remember thinking I would probably do exactly the same.
Anyway, digression aside, I went off to Mitte today to do a little belated birthday shopping for my neice, Lola. Of course I took my camera and lovely new lens and took lots of photos of the Fernsehturm (which I love) and the Brandenburg Gate, and various beautiful buildings along Unter den Linden. They look almost black & white, but this morning the weather was just utterly grim and grey. Anyway, I was thoroughly excited by my new lens and just how 'zoomy' it is! I really must try harder though to learn how to use my camera properly, and why is it, now I have the lens I've been after for a whole year, that I now find myself suddenly having fresh desires for a lovely little macro lens?
(P.S. Please don't use my photos without asking)