Saturday, 14 March 2015

People Should Smile More

song of the day - People Should Smile More by Newton Faulkner
I've had this past week off work, and so I decided to take my camera on a few days out. I bought a new lens the other week and wanted to have a bit of practice with it. It's a 50mm lens, so it's been a bit weird for me getting used to not being able to zoom in and out. The autofocus isn't very good, but I've been wanting to be less reliant on autofocus anyway.
focusing fail
On Monday I went to Manchester centre and the weather was not on my side. I was hoping that it would not be raining so I could sit outside for an hour or so and just take photographs. That did not happen. Hopefully when it warms up a bit I can just sit on a bench and take photographs.
The sun came out to play on Tuesday, so I went to Bolton and had a bit of a mooch. I sat on the town hall steps for a bit with a brew, doing a some people watching. I also maybe kinda names a few of the pigeons. It was so nice to just sit there and not have to think about anything but Bob, Gilda, and Jeffrey (aka the pigeons).
On Thursday the sun decided to go into hiding again. It didn't rain though, which was good. Especially since the Global Market was on in Bolton Town centre. My friend and I didn't actually know it was on until we got to town. It was a very happy surprise. I didn't buy much, just some cupcakes, and tulips. We also went to the museum and aquarium, because we are obviously 5.
Today is my last day off, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. Here's hoping whatever I decide is good though.
What did you do this week?
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camera - Canon 550D. lens - Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 ||


  1. I still struggle with my 50 mm lens, too. We are so used to zooming instead of moving our butts!
    Taking a day outside to practice is a great idea.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. Beautiful photos! I love the idea of "song of the day"! My week was way too busy, but good! Have a great end of the week :) xx Naomi in Wonderland

  3. I love this post Rubi, people definitely should smile more too, Newton Faulker always gets it right ;) Gorgeous pictures, looks like you had an amazing week!


  4. I'm so rubbish with my 50 mm lens, I definitely need to practice more, I'm far too impatient. It does help capture great shots though when you get it right. Yours look good... I want that sausage.

    Samio x

  5. Great photos and the quality is amazing!

    Aissa // tea in january

  6. Such a stunning post! the photos are beautiful! ur really talented x

    Laura | Tease Flutter Pout

  7. I'm back again lol lovely posts and amazing photos.
    Following you ! By the way theres new posts on my blog
    if you'd like to check them out. Hope to hear from you soon !
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    Loads of love !
    Dominica S.


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