Saturday, 26 July 2008


I've had my camera for just over a year now - It's a Sony Cybershot DSC-W50 - I don't think the model is still in production. I bought it for it's neat compact appearance and the fact that it suited my budget at the time. I'm not a professional photographer, never have been, never want to be and therefore never will be, but I was fiddling about with all of the little dials and buttons on the camera and found that one of them switched on a 'macro' feature. I just had to give it a go and merrily danced - well "happily meandered" would be a better phrase perhaps - around our place yesterday morning snapping images as closely as I could without ruining them. I was quite pleased with the results. See what you think.

A close up of our apples (they may, or may not, be Discovery!)
Our kitchen taps from about two inches..
Some tiny (alyssum(?)) flowers on my knee... And finally, for Mrs Nesbitt, (no, not the Gin!!) our duck measuring spoons!!
I'm off to fiddle with the dials and buttons some more - wish I could find the Instruction Manual for the camera - I might have just sparked up an amateur hobby!!


Denise said...

Ah thanks Gary!
Gosh our discovery tree is nowhere near ready! The apples looked lovely! I have posted some pics of our garden today, great minds think alike eh?

david mcmahon said...

That is seriously good work, Gary, but you might find an instruction manual (download version) on the net.

The tap shot - great angle!

Sara said...

Oh, I'm so glad you finally discovered the macro option! Isn't it fun looking at things close up! I could spend all day doing that. Yours came our very well.