Evening All! I'M BACK! Well, sort of.
I was having such awful trouble getting any decent photographs that I'd all but given up taking them. Nothing I did worked. Had the camera serviced and the sensor cleaned. Had the 300 mm lens serviced/repaired (at great cost) and still got crappy photographs. I'm not a 'good' photographer, by any stretch of the imagination. I've been told I have a god eye, but I really need to learn to get what I 'see' into an image. When my Canon 350D threw another Error 99 code at me, I darned near threw the thing into a lake and I was on the verge of taking up knitting as a hobby instead. However, my son took the camera from me and messed around with it for a while and told me he thought the camera was at fault - not me. My husband had offered to buy me a new camera when we were in Poland last year but I'd refused - we had better things on which to spend the money but he obviously realised I was disappointed. We were back in Poland this week to visit my daughter and her partner and our little grandson (born last June) and the family wanted to pop into a supermarket. As Wiktor (my grandson) was quite happy in his car seat, I offered to stay in the car with him while the others went shopping. SURPRISE!! When they came out, my husband hadn't actually gone into the supermarket - he'd gone into the shop next door and I'm now the proud owner of a Canon 600D. Still an entry level camera, but that's just perfect for me. Having not taken any photos seriously for a while, I've forgotten a lot of what I'd learned to I'm starting again from scratch - and SO looking forward to it, too, so expect to be bored to death by images from me soon I'm already happy with those I've taken. They're so much sharper and much more what I expect.
Hope everyone is well and doing what they do best - getting great images