Thursday, February 23, 2012

Highs and lows

Today has been full of highs and lows, 
this morning I find out a distant older friend Gwen passed away, 
a real gentlewoman who was very creative in all that she touched whether it was cooking or photography.

Gwen loved her landscapes and I have had the pleasure of judging her images and also
judging and Gwen being a steward.
Gwen may you rest in peace now and always have a camera handy.
A wonderful, beautiful person sadly missed.

The other was a high, 
a business I have known about for 10 years, never heard a bad word about them, always been too far away to consider for quotes, but hey presto there is email now...
thought I'd give them a go in regards to some printing I needed done.
Tight deadlines, didn't pick the stock just emailed the order through this week ...and Ta Dah!,
ready for pick up tomorrow.
The owner has just emailed me and offered to meet me half way on the road for delivery.

A great rule for being in businesses - exceed expectations every time..
You will win customers for life.

Friday, February 10, 2012

When size does matter!

Often I am asked; what lens do you have for your camera's?

what size?

what is your dream lens?

This gets me fired up, I Start thinking if I had a bigger lens just think of the shots I could take..

mmm, birds, nightscapes, animals, landscapes, seascapes, oh dear the list is long and wide...

But when is many lenses too many, do we really use them all?

I have many lenses from an analogue camera and I can only remember using 2.

So is it worth it having all that pretty and expensive glass sitting around?

I convince myself that the 4 lenses I have for my Nikon are ENOUGH!

Then a friend comes over, sits outside for a short time and emails me this image...

Damn it I want a bigger telephoto/ zoom.....after all there is room in the camera bag seriously!!

Photo by R. Martin.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thinking of the whole region

today and tomorrow. 
Many local families,friends and business colleges from across the region will be heavy hearted tomorrow on the 3rd anniversary of  the black Saturday bushfires of 2009.