It’s been a chilly start to the year in Norwich but Jack Frost created some pretty photo ops – and I got to play with my new 50mm lens.
I already had a 50mm but this one is so quiet and smooth. I actually “oohed” the first time I used it. I’m really surprised by how different it is to the old one (although it had got to the point where that one would only take images it really liked, which wasn’t that often). I’m still getting the hang of it.
I’m lucky that Freya likes being outside whatever the weather (and I make sure she’s well wrapped up). This was the first time she had held a piece of ice.
I’m not sure these poor birds on the pond were as taken with it. There were some rather unfortunate landings.
How’s the weather been where you are?
Wishing you a happy new year! I hope you had a brilliant festive period and are now all set for 2017.
We had a quiet Christmas with just the three of us but it was lovely and relaxed – and Freya enjoyed time playing with her new toys.
The day after Boxing Day we decided to make a follow up trip to see the grey seal pups. This time we walked from Winterton rather than Horsey (you can see my previous post here).
It was a gorgeous day weather-wise and it seemed like almost everyone in Norfolk had the same idea as the beach was very popular.
It was well worth the walk, although we were upset by how close some people think it’s ok to get to the seals. One woman was about a foot away from a pup with her phone shoved in its face. I know they are quite used to people but they are still wild animals (and will bite).
We stayed a respectful distance away and with my zoom I was able to get some nice shots.
Sending my best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017 (with lots of great photo ops).
It’s the final My Sunday Photo of the year – although maybe the first on a Friday?
I’ve surprised myself by managing to link up every week in 2016 and while some have been better than others, it has been a great inspiration to get my camera/iPhone out and snap away – plus it makes me want to take better photos. I also love seeing what everyone else posts, it’s always such an eclectic mix.
Thank you to Darren for hosting each week, which I’m sure takes a lot of work, and to everyone who has visited, liked and commented on my posts, it really makes my day.
Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas with best wishes for 2017.
Here are a few of my favourites from the last 12 months.