9 April 2008

A day communing with nature...


...well nature within a controlled environment that is. I recently spent the day with friends at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens here in Hobart. We had planned this day as a day of photo shooting using or digital SLR cameras. It was to be my first real day of taking photos with the new camera that I got for my birthday back in November. Now I've taken plenty of pictures with that camera since I got it but I've never spent any real time focusing specifically on taking photos of one topic so this was the day.

I've never owned a really good camera and I am just learning how to use this one properly. My friends that came along also like to take photos. Tanya took several courses for two years so she knows what she's talking about and her son Conor is a budding photographer. He has taken some amazing photos, one of which we have framed and hung in our office. I think he has a great eye for photography and I only hope I will be able to take photos like he does, but to do that you need to practice and practice I did.

I took 50 photos in all  and I have edited and uploaded the best of those up onto my Flickr account. So if you would like to run through the photos I took have a look at the rest of the photos you can see them here. Enjoy...

7 comments:

Glenn said...

Beautiful. Really beautiful.

Moys said...

Awesome!!!!! specially love the waterfall; autumn colours, silver foliage, and, and, and,and....LOL!! Well done

jps246 said...

Some great photos!

Ur-spo said...

i like botanical gardens; i would love to come to australia and see all the local flora.

CJ said...

Good job! Beautiful photos. Some plants I recognize and others I'm not familiar.

Nathan said...

What a gorgeous gallery! Nice job and beautiful work!

Ur-spo said...

5/16 - new post please!