Wednesday, 2 March 2011

By the Riverside

Taken on the "bandstand" by the river Tees in Barnard Castle where I grew up. We spent many hours playing here as children and it's quite nostalgic watching our own children play here now.

I used my 50mm lens which is an old German model. I love it, but for some reason it doesn't have a great focal range so there were a couple of shots that I tried out that just couldn't work. I'd taken another of Nathan sitting on the bench, but as soon as I'd moved far enough back to get the whole bench in it was out of focus! Oh well. I'm sticking with this lens for now though as I find the depth of colour and the flexibility of aperture so much better than with my other lenses.

This shot of Squish was taken a couple of minutes after she'd just fallen head first into the river and mummy had to rescue her!

I believe this unhappy face was a result of being told we had to leave early due to her younger sister's unexpected swim. As an aside... the bridge in the background has always been known to me as the 'silver bridge' but it has recently had some work done to it and a fresh coat of a more greeny-blue paint. It will always be "The Silver Bridge" though.

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