Wednesday, 28 March 2012

WOYWW 147 - 28 March

Morning all, hope this find you enjoying a warm (if not hot!) Spring day again - we are blessed currently in the UK with our weather. Long may it continue, though we do need rain, really... I've updated to the new blogger interface (accidentally!) so I hope this schedule works!

Anyhow, you're here to see my workdesk courtesy of Julia at the Stamping Ground - which today is not very exciting, apart from a RAK (Random act of Kindness) gift I won from SimonSaysStamp (for a tweeted comment) last Thursday and which arrived on Tuesday - from the States, which I think is brilliant. Here it is -
some gelatos (I have seen Donna Downey use these so will enjoy them I am sure!) a Big Brush pen and a brush - thanks again, Simon Says.

This next photo is for Elizabeth (whose Altered Book course so many of us are following) - my "proper" camera - she has often commented on my love of photography and her lack of decent camera - this is what I take all my"Kew" photos with (click the fountain on the top of my side bar for my other blog!)
The standard lens is 25-80mm focal length and the big zoom is 75-300mm
When I win (ha ha) the lottery I will upgrade to a digital SLR camera  but for now it's a film one!
Anyhow, we are meant to keep our WOYWW posts short and sweet and once again I've failed, so I'll shut up now! Have a good week all.

57 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Helen,

I love your camera. Those are the perfect lenses. The only thing you need to add is a 2X (two power) lens which will double the focal length of both your lenses. The cost is quite minimal (around $20 to $30 US dollars, but not sure what the conversion rate is at the moment), especially considering what I'm sure you spent on the long one.

Congrats on your win, too. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Minxy said...

I say that's one heck of a camera, still I say you get a better picture with film, but the convenience of digital and the ability to delete the naff shots is defo for me lol
congrats on your ickle win x
Happy Woyww'ing
Minxy #11

voodoo vixen said...

Love the camera, not sure my skills would glean me any better photos no matter what I was using but film? Methinks not, I do appreciate the simplicity of digital and not having to wait for my photos to come back to find out I beheaded someone again... LOL Annette ~22

trisha too said...

Some fun goodies, and what a fabulous camera!

:)trisha
#43

sandysewin said...

Your springtime photos are lovely!

I've really got to find me some gelatos, they look like so much fun to play with.

Happy WOYWW,

Sandy #44

Joynana said...

Congratulations on the win. I love to win prizes. Great camera. The digital SLR is wonderful. I changed over a year ago and I love it. Not having to wait to see my photos is the best.

Neesie said...

Wow what a camera...I need to buy a new one as my poor specimen has been dropped (no-one is confessing) bounced and has the battery door hanging off! It still works great and we've been together quite some time and had some amazing journeys.

Glad the spring weather has arrived; remember to send it back this way later. :D
Neesie #33

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, that is a serious looking camera! and i always love goodies in the mail.
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,#21
peggy aplSEEDS

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...thats what you call a camera...have fun with your new toys...Mel :)

Kate said...

OOh gelatos? what's that then? good job on the win :0)
Kate xx

BJ said...

Lucky you getting the RAK - enjoy BJ #73

Ann B said...

Serious piece of kit there and you must be one of the few still taking film photos as digital seems to have completely taken over. I still have my old Canon AE and lenses at the back of the cupboard (a birthday gift from my late Dad years and years ago) used to develop my own as well, black and white only, but the enlarger and equipment went to the tip.
Ann B
#74

jude said...

Gorgeous camera hubby has a cannon i bought him for crimbo but wont let me play withit ..lol So i have the hand me down from him .whihc as yet have to find out how to work it...lol im not techy at all .Have fab wedensday and creative week hugs judex 67

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Much as we loved our 35mm slides and prints, digital photography has made a huge impression on DH and me. I love the fact that you can shoot away happily, which means that you can be more daring and take a risk. I saved up for a year to buy DH a new camera, a Canon 7S. His face when he opened the box was a picture!! But it helps my blog too :)
Hugs, LLJ #76
PS My blog is a tad shorter, but it's the only one I do so I'm going to keep nattering away :)

Neet said...

Oh to know more about photography and take lovely pictures like you do.
Gelatos, you have just reminded me I have some somewhere - now where in this newly tidied room have I put those? Oh well, enjoy yours.
Thanks for coming to see me and See you Friday I hope.
Hugs, Neet #5 xx

Di said...

Great win - and I love your camera. How do you hold a big beastie like that steady? I'd be all over the place :) Di xx #16

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great win and goodies. Fab pics and what a camera! Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

Annie said...

I'm just enjoying a coffee break while my little munchkins take their nap so thought I'd catch up with a few of my blogging friends and check out what you've been up to this week. So lovely to see the sunshine this week and what a fab proper camera that is.
Hugs,
A x

Tracey Potter said...

I just popped over to your photo blog, you pictures are stunning, thanks for sharing your camera with us! Lucky you for winning those lovely bits and bobs. Happy WOYWW Tracey #69

Suzanne said...

Love the spring colours in your prize.Congrats on winning them, there are so many generous people in blog land, aren't there?
Have a great day
Suzanne desk 90

May said...

Congrats on your goodies, and boy is that a camara.... Fabulous, Happy WOYWW, Hugs May x x No14

Cardarian said...

Great win just for a tweet ( I don't even know how to tweet) and your photographing gear is amazing! Ha, ha good luck with winning the lottery - there are a lot of us hoping for the same thing to happen!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

VonnyK said...

That is one serious camera, I would be too scared to use it.

What a nice little gift you received.
Have a great week.
Von #49

Artyjen said...

Great camera....used to love mine till the eyesight needed glasses and I could never get anything properly in focus anymore!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Karen said...

Congratulations on your win, it looks like you have some lovely goodies there to play with :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #91

Spyder said...

Lovely camera but it would take me ages to work out how to take a picture and in that time the thing to be photoed would have gone or died of bordom! Great desk! Thanks for my snoop!
Have a great crafting week. HaPpY wOyWw!!
((Lyn)) #19 now!

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! Nice SSS pressie! I have no idea about Gelatos so am trusting you'll enlighten me soon! I know even less about cameras so I'll not embarrass myself by mentioning it! Much Wednesday love as always x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Oooo what a lovely camera! A proper camera!! Never had one of those before. I'd love an LSR too but that will be a good long while!!
I took some fab shots at Columbia Road Flower market on Sunday morning while I was up in your neck of the woods at the weekend - must get round to posting.
x

inkypinkycraft said...

Well done on the win, have a great day hugs trace. Xno70

Rita said...

Congratulations on winning Helen. Have a Great Week. Hugs Rita xx

Julia Dunnit said...

YOu know you've got to buy a ticket to have a chance of that lotto win, right? And don't worry, if I win before you, I'll get you the camera.Gelatos don't seem to have taken off here like they have over the pond...remember to let us know what you think, huh? And last week..I didn't mean AP..I meant Kew!!! I wonder if you did go, bet it was glorious.

Danielle said...

Great camera and awesome pictures! I hav a dslr, but have yet to really learn how to use it. dani42

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great to win with Simon Says. Now it's time to play with it. :-)
Thanks for sharing and hope this beautiful, sunny weather stay with us for a few days more. Happy WOYWW. xFranka

Lothian Crafts said...

Great camera a digital SLR one is well worth it according to my husband. I just use my phone for my pictures though. Have a great Wednesday Elaine

okienurse said...

I own two digital cameras but both of them are smarter then I am and I struggle with anything other then point and shoot setting. I use my phone alot and it does okay for snap shot stuff. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #138

butlersabroad said...

Great to have a really good camera, even if it's still film. I used to really like our good Pentax, but it got "misappropriated" in our move to the States. The convenience of digital though is really hard to beat. Great surprise win, have sun with them and show us how they work out.

Hugs
Brenda 30

Oh! And please give me my warm weather back, lol!

laurie said...

I love it when you say when Iwin the lottery, don't mwe ALL wish.Its always fun to get parcels in the mail andto recieve from another country makes it all the more special.Thats a lovely gift you won, sounds like yummy colors!

Jaki Morris said...

I have an Olympus SLR which I bought in 1981 and I recently bought an Olympus DSLR, it's fun when you switch between the two.
One tip; if you do buy a DSLR try and get the same make as your SLR as the lenses fit, all you have to do is buy an addapter ring, which is really cheap.
Jaki #149

505whimsygirl said...

Look at that camera! I do love the digital age. No wasting film on photos that I don't like.

I guess gelatos are like markers?

Thanks for visiting me already!

Hugs,
Kay
#48

Sheilagh said...

Great camera, I am just learning to use a "proper" camera, I may be looking to you for inspiration:)

Now must go reserch "Gelato's" never heard of them...

Happy WOYWW

Sheilagh 112

Twiglet said...

Fab camera. I always used SLR before I went digital and now just have a tiny thing that fits in my handbag. Its brilliant but I do miss "real" photography.

Miriam said...

Lovely camera.

The goodies from SSS are great too. I won the tweet prize a couple of weeks ago - so generous.

#163

kay said...

congrats on your win,impressive camera too,have a great week :)
#64

sandee said...

Impressive camera, but I don't know anyone that shoots film anymore, do you process your own pictures? waving hi from my balcony in the hills of North Carolina :)

Shoshi said...

Great looking camera - but I couldn't go back to film now that I'm having such fun with digital!!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Like you, I hadn't done any knitting for years but have recently taken it up again and I'm really enjoying it.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #12

Darnell J Knauss said...

You kept yours way shorter than I did! Congrats on your freebies! #158

Angie said...

What a marvelous camera ...not sure I could use a Non-digital camera any more. I find it so hard to keep the posts short ...you are better at it than me xx 17

famfa said...

Well done for your win. Have fun using your gifts

Kirsten Alicia said...

I forgot to visit your blog yesterday! I like your camera, when I win the lottery I'm going to buy a 'proper' camera too. :) So nice to get a RAK, have you had a play with the Gelatos yet?

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I've never used Gelatos before! Let us know how you get on with them will you? What speedy service!!
Fab camera, reminds me of my college days in the dark room :0)

Elizabeth said...

Nice win, Helen. Your camera is fab but it would scare me to death. I have a little Samsung digital camera which I am inordinately attached to for a whole host of reasons, not least because it has a wee fairy inside it that counters the problems I have with shaky hands and so I can now take shots I wouldn't have risked before ... it's the little things that make us happy :) Here's hoping you win the lottery sometime soon and you can get your wish. In the meantime, I wish you a great week. Elizabeth x #145

Charlene said...

You will love digital although I miss film pictures from time to time. Being able to hold them in your hand and remember is worth it.

Sherry Edwards said...

Congratulations on winning the RAK Helen. That looks like one serious camera to me - good luck for the lottery though ;)

Have you done your AB homework yet! (I still haven't finished mine)


Thanks for already visiting my desk this week :)
WoYwW # 3

SophieNewton said...

Congrats on your win...must enter this myself, you are the second person I know to have won something from them!! Happy belated WOYWW x
Sophie no.183

Paula Gale said...

Hello my little friend... well done on your win with SSS.

Well, thats a big beast Helen - I've got some little bitty automatic camera - but it suits me cos I only take pics of the dogs, cats and cards. I'll never make it into the National Geographic lol...

love and hugs

Paula x x x (#51)

MaggieC said...

That camera is a fantastic piece of kit, and you should have a wonderful time learning how to get the best from it. I agree about digital over film, at least we can take as many as we like without it costing us a fortune to print the rubbish ones. By the way, not sure what your weather has been like today, but we did actually get a few spots of misty rain today - better than nothing. Have a good week. xx Maggie #7

Mari K. said...

Great camera, but I know what you mean about the digi SLR, I'm actually taking hubby out to look for a new camera for me today as mine is a hunk of junk, but I doubt he'll let me splurge on the one I really want- MEN! Happy WOYWW Mari #55