As I promised yesterday today you get to see if Amber got any presents at her party or not. Now it would be a very sad little 4 year old princess if she didn’t get any presents…
Fortunately she did get presents so she was soon ripping the paper off squealing with delight…
She even got a new set of fairy wings from one of her princess friends…
Some people even seemed to be following the princess theme in their wrapping paper…
I think Amber and her fellow princesses had a great party; I say princesses there were two princes there too, Ambers brother and the brother of one of the princesses, they all had a great time playing together.
It was soon time for the princesses chauffeurs (parents) to collect them and take them home.
All that was then left to do, was to leave Ambers daddy to do the tidying up of the toys at the end of the party…
So Happy Birthday Amber, thank you for a wonderful party.
I hope you have enjoyed visiting Ambers party with me, please come back tomorrow for some new photo opportunities, and feel free to visit any of the previous posts to see what else the camera may have seen.
Those of you who read my blog yesterday will know that it was my niece Ambers Birthday this week and when we went to wish her Happy Birthday, she was having a Princesses Birthday party with some of her friends.
As you know, Princesses have to look their best and Amber certainly did. Her own personal hair stylist, (her mum), had done her hair up beautifully…
There was certainly lots of smiles and laughter going on, these princesses were having a wonderful party.
What comes next after all the fun and games? Of course, the party food…
A table full of goodies for the hungry princesses and their equally hungry helpers. There was even more cake and goodies not in the photo that came out later.
The Princesses certainly liked everything that was on offer as there was lots of empty plates at the end.
To round off the food there’s one more cake to try the Birthday cake…
Come on Amber get your daddy to help blow those candles out…
Well done Amber, all out, but wait a minute what about your presents? Oh well reader you will have to come back tomorrow for more photos of that bit of the party. See you then.
It is my Niece Amber’s birthday this week and so we called around to wish her Happy Birthday.
When we arrived she was having a Princesses Birthday party with some of her friends. They were all dressed up in Princesses outfits and looked really good. The party was already underway when we got there and they had already played some energetic games so they were having a quiet time playing the memory card game as we arrived.
Although I think my camera clicking may have disturbed the concentration on the game as they all turned to look at the camera…
Concentration did quickly return to the game though…
Energetic games did resume shortly with a game of musical bumps where every child that went out got a sticker, which meant they could continue to dance and play but the organiser of the game knew who was left actually playing the game. A great idea.
Come back tomorrow for more fun from Amber’s Birthday party.
It has been Sandy’s turn to choose this weeks theme for our header challenge competition. So what has she chosen you ask? Well this week you need your hard hat on because she has chosen “falling” as our theme.
I suppose unless the object is lighter than air it will fall so what should I bring you photographs of?
Well here’s some brave brave men of the RAF doing a parachute display or, controlled descent, which is in essence, falling through the air attached to a bit of fabric. These men and women however do their falling with a great deal of panache and expertise.
Many people every year can be found in the town square of Pisa in Italy stretching out their arms to stop the bell tower from falling down. The Leaning tower of Pisa as you can see from the photo does lean a considerable amount. They do assure us that it isn’t going to fall down any time soon though, so maybe we don’t need to hold it up.
I said earlier unless the object is lighter than air then it will fall. Well I’ve found something that falls even though it has no weight at all. See, the shadow is falling across the grass!
For my header this week I took my inspiration from the weather. We have had a lot of rain falling in recent weeks and I know some of the other headbangers certainly have, so I decided to re-visit macro water droplet shots. This time I used an all black water tray and only the on camera flash for light source.
So there you have it falling rain drops (artificially created). The best kind because its nice and sunny outside as I write this.
You can see what the others have decided to create for their headers by following their links at the top of my right hand menu bar.
Photography is very hard to do with a digital SLR camera such as my Canon Rebel XTi without a decent lens to go with it. For years I have been using a Tamron 28-200mm 1:3.8-5.6 as my mid range telephoto lens.
Recently the auto-focus on it, unfortunately, has started to deteriorate. It would fail to lock on to anything, instead it would just keep on hunting and hunting until I had to switch to manual focus to get the job done. It has been a good trusty lens and I’ve been taking photos with it for the last 20+ years so it will have aided many, many, thousands of pictures. The time has come though to replace it.
I did a lot of searching on the internet, checking the review websites to ascertain the best lens to go for, that would meet my requirements of focal length, aperture, quality and cost.
Now there are a lot of lenses on the market for my camera from manufactures such as Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and a few less well known brands. I decided in the end to go with a Canon lens.
Its the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
It seems a great lens so far (it only arrived this morning) purchased from Amazon, the zoom is smooth and importantly the auto-focus operates effortlessly. An added bonus with this lens is, it has image stabilization, which will cut down on any camera shake and is meant to gain you the equivalent of up to 4 f stops, which is a bonus when shooting in low light conditions. We will have to wait and see how effective it actually is though in real life shooting conditions.
It is slightly different in size to my old Tamron lens being slightly longer, but thinner and lighter…
When I start to take a wide range of photos with it, will be when I will be able to tell exactly how good a lens it really is.
I did take a couple of test shots in the back garden this afternoon, well I had to make sure it was all working didn’t I?
It focused well on this dandelion head giving a sharp image and a nicely blurred background.
The rose though seems a little too soft focused in the middle, but, then I think that may be more the photographers fault, than the camera lenses.
I will aim to bring you a more detailed review of how the lens fares once I have used it a bit more in the coming weeks.
If there are any readers who already have this lens then I would love to hear from you. It’s always fun getting new things now I need to go out and use it.
My header therefore has been created with character's from the story and I’ve used classical works of literature to spell out the title Jungle Book.