New Camera… in Hampstead Heath

Well, we made the investment, we are now the proud owners of a (second-hand) Canon 550D/T2i and kit lens (and my friend is lending me his 50mm lens for a few weeks whilst I get to know it, and so that I can take some great shots on our upcoming Italy trip!). Courtesy of a pawn shop in a dodgy part of London that had swords and weapons and all sorts of terrifying things. The camera is actually in great condition and perfect for a first-time user like me!

We’ve been using the last few days to take some practise shots in our local park which just so happens to be one of my favourite places in the universe, Hampstead Heath. We have spent a lot of time in that heath whilst living in our little apartment, often completely unprepared for how rugged and muddy it can be in classic English weather. I have ruined many a pair of shoes trudging through the wilderness… Not an exaggeration, parks in England can be more like forests than parks. Even though I KNOW it isn’t a manicured, mud-free park I forget every time. Need to get some gumboots sorted STAT!

Anywho, I’ll construct a proper post at some stage about Hampstead Heath because there really is a lot to talk about, but for now, here are some photos from the last few days exploring our new Canon.

I’m determined to learn how to use it without the automatic settings… which is proving difficult… it has definitely been a learning curve. But so far we’ve managed to scrounge together a handful of decent shots between us without using auto. I’ve got a long way to go but I’m really enjoying it so far.

I love anything with popping colours whilst Blake is obsessed with the monochrome setting and wants everything to be in black and white always and forevermore…

Oh hey bunny!


  1. Alanna says

    You are both so gorgeous. This post makes me want to stand in nature looking wistful and in love. Love seeing and reading it all!!! xx

    • says

      🙂 Thanks Alanna! You can come and stand wistfully with me anytime you want lady! I love reading YOUR blog so the feeling is mutual . xx

    • says

      Thanks so much Suzanna! I think we make a pretty good team. And thank you for commenting – because now I have a new blog bookmarked!

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