A Splash of Colour

Well the world is no longer white, at least my little bit of it isn't. It is drab and grey instead, and muddy.
So I'm joining in with Silverpebble's Splash of Colour project.
What a good idea it is. These are just a few bright things I found around me yesterday.

These pictures were taken with my new toy.

It is going to be a steep learning curve. There's an auto mode but I don't want to be tied to that. ISO speeds, apertures, shutter speeds, focus, white balance, digital noise, auto exposure bracketing. It's all making my head hurt a bit. And I'm terrified I'll drop it.


  1. Cool Sue, thats a proper job. The crochet is so zingy, I love it

  2. That's rather flash Sue - You'll be taking some fab photos with that.
    We touched on photography when I went to college - I wished I'd taken it further as it was really interesting.
    Thanks for cheering my grey morning up with your colourful crochet pic.

  3. Ooh, a new toy. I shall look forward to seeing how you use it.

  4. Exciting -what a fab new toy! The photos already are lovely can't wait to see them when you've played around a bit more. I loved the rainbow crochet- except I now want to see more of it.....(greedy i know)

  5. Thank you! More of the crocheted blanket can be seen if you look in the January archive. The post is called Granny Love. And I did indeed love my Granny, if it wasn't for her I'd never have been able to afford a snazzy new camera :o)

  6. Anonymous4:18 pm GMT

    I like the pictures you post. I had a look on the siverpebble splash of color, I think I will try and have a go. I'm just starting out in blogland,come and visit me at the yankee teapot. I saw your post on Millie Mollie Mandy, we are fans of her. I have read her to both of my girls, I love the simplicity. Gail

  7. That is a serious bit of kit. I love my Canon Power Shot but it's a baby compared to that.

  8. That blanket is a stunner and I love your colourful 'slaw. It looks delicious!

    That camera is a little awe-inspiring. Serious stuff. The results are fabulous already though.

    Thankyou so much for joining in!

  9. Lovely blanket! Just popped over from Crochet with Raynomd to say yes, I remember 'Golden Hands', oh dear that dates us!

  10. Anonymous6:05 pm GMT

    ooooo what a FABULOUS new toy and such gorgeous pics :)

  11. caravanartist6:14 pm GMT

    Just found your blog for the first time and I'm sure I'll be a regular visitor. You'll have fun with the new camera - a real dream machine. I have an EOS 5 which uses 35mm film but when I get films developed I also get them put on disc so I can put them on the computer. I have a tiny Canon Ixus digital compact which I take everywhere and most of my blog photos are taken with it. Do you have a circular polariser for your new camera? I think it's one of the most useful additions to a SLR and great for snowy weather or where there's lots of glare or reflection. Hope I don't sound like a camera anorak - I'm really not very technical at all but I love photography.

  12. Lovely colour post now that the world has gone mushy and grey - YUK.
    I dropped a new canon SLR years ago I was so upset be very very careful. I look forward to some fabulous shots.

  13. Sue your pictures are always beautiful so I can't imagine the quality they're going to be once you've fully mastered that amazing new toy!

    I have no idea about the ISO settings, apetures etc. on my (much more basic) camera and am constantly frustrated with my pictures.

    Good luck getting to grips with yours - I look forwards to seeing the results.

  14. I completely understand your pain with all the lovely functions of those high tech digital cameras. I have a Nikon D40 and I love it and have only dipped my toes in the extras and I have had it for 2 years!

  15. Now you really do mean business, my daughter is a photographer and uses this camera, I use it, but not all the gear, I just leave it on auto, it's way too much for my brain to compute.
    I do so love the colors of your granny blanket, I really need to settle down and start one.
    x Sandi

  16. Pati from London1:54 pm GMT

    lovely blankie Sue! My hubbie has the same camera and it's great. Look forward to seeing your new pics! x Pati

  17. Wow Sue we are going to see some F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S photos with that new gadget! No pressure lol!
    Love Carole from Rossendale xxxxxx
    ps plz can you send some of that yummy looking carrot coleslaw up to Lancashire lol xx

  18. The new camera looks impressive, good luck with learning how to use it. You seem to have made a good start already.

  19. Great pics and great new pressie too, you'll have fun with that. If you're wanting to know all about ISO's and all of that stuff, The Pioneer Woman has a photography section in her blog which is VERY VERY useful, and explains all of that stuff in plain English. Along with hints on how to use Photoshop, along with free downloadable Photoshop 'actions' see http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/

  20. Anonymous12:29 pm GMT

    Do you use 'Apples for Jam' much? I love the photography and the page design but I'm trying not to buy cookery books at the moment unless I'll actually use them!

    Beautiful pictures, I particularly like the look of your lunch.

  21. I bet you'll get the hang of it in no time and will be snapping away at almost every opportunity.

    Beautiful splashes,

    Nina xxx

  22. Hey, I have the same !-))
    Don't worry, take your time...


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