I’ve been driving the same route to the hospital for a few weeks now while my husband is poorly, and on my way I’m always cheered up by these trees which have been dressed in beautiful, brightly-coloured knitwear.
There’s a yarn-bombing revolution going on in the village of Greasby, and the team effort must have brought a smile to more people’s faces than just mine. Yesterday, I stopped the car to take a closer look and noticed how the trees were decorated to match the shops they stand nearest to. There’s a nurse doll sewn onto the tree near the chemist, flowers near the florist and knitted sausages near the butchers. If only I had the skills (and the time) then I’d join in!
I was reading on the blog Truly Madly Kids about how to improve your photography and get your DSLR off auto. As most of the bloggers who write there are professional photographers, it seemed a pretty good place to get some tips.
My camera (it’s a Sony A300) frequently jams and is in need of replacing, but I do find it takes pretty good photos on auto. It just seems such a waste when there is so much more it could do. I tried these tips to try to get the main image in focus and blur the background, and this is what I came up with.
If you’re interested in this kind of thing, my camera was set to Aperture Priority (A) with a shutter speed of 2.5.