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Happy Birthday to You!

My ‘little’ boy turned 6 today. Cliched I know, but it doesn’t seem like yesterday we were taking him home from the hospital. My how he has grown!!

Specialized Ben
Ben is 6!

At least he smiles more though!
Even More Upset!


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Testing my new toy!!!

Today my new Canon EF 28mm prime lens arrived- ordered from Warehouse Express yesterday! The more I use prime lenses, the more I like them and the quality of the images over standard zoom lenses is far superior (in my opinion!). I am lucky enough to have a Canon L lens (the 24-105mm) and if the shutter speed and aperture are chosen correctly then I would say the images it produces are on a par with a prime lens.

I have a feeling that over the next few weeks there will be a lot of discarded shots due to autofocus errors etc., but once I have had a good play with it I will post some more photos for you to review!


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Capturing a Kodak moment

Whilst waiting in Grand Central Terminal for Mummy and Mia, Ben and I decided to take some shots of the station. We found the escalators that go from GCT up into the lobby of the Met Life Building and thought it would be a good spot to slow things down and capture the hustle and bustle of the daily grind! It didn’t take long before Ben got bored and started to wander around during the shots, after all, all he was interested in was the picture once it was taken, not the processes used to get there. Just as I was pressing the shutter who should stumble across the frame…yep, you guessed it, little old Benny!

Now, normally I would bin this photo as it doesn’t portray what I originally set out to capture. However, looking at it again many months after it was taken, I now like it a lot and think it captures perfectly, a time in our lives that we have all experienced – being a child and not having a care in this world! Ben sums this up perfectly by not only walking in front of the camera at the exact moment I press the shutter, but also by the expression on his face created by blowing air out of his cheeks (most likely accompanied with a tune being hummed under his breath!).

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