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I am buzzing

I had the most fabulous day yesterday. I got the spend the whole day with Kirsty Wiseman, yes THE Kirsty Wiseman. I arrived very late (about 1 and half), I'd gone with the AA directions and my goodness they took me up hill and down dale. I eventually got there and she was extremely gracious about it. We gt a coffee and headed of into her craft space, well that was it I could have stayed in there to play all day. It is a great space and packed, I mean packed with delicious goodies, but that's not what I was there for.
I had booked a day with Kirsty to learn more about my camera. I have a Canon EOS 400D, which had never been out of automatic. Well whats the point of that?
Kirsty has coached me off using my automatic and I am now semi automatic/manual AAAGGH! it is a bit scary but I just now need to practice. I have my camera ready and I'm off to do a little bit of shopping and then I am calling at the park on the way home to 'have a go'!
The morning was full of technical stuff, but it is explained in such a way that it just clicked, we then went out for lunch and took some piccies of a coke can. No we aren't nuts, it was so I could compensate for the strip lights. We then made our way to a bridge and a lovely flower park where we took a few pictures to consolidate everything.
I received a lovely e-mail today from Kirsty with this picture attached, this was taken by Kirsty when while we were in the park. I love it and it is now my new photo. Thanks Kirtsty.
 Here is the one I took of my subject, I really need to master compensating for the blue hue on the photo. This just highlights the difference between the professional and the amateur.
  and here are my two favourites of the day
If you are interested in having a similar day go here to check it out, and while you are there grab one of the new CD's Call of the Wild, I have one and it is fabulous. Full of great garden and jungle images for you to print.

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