The other day, very soon after receiving my new lens, Jo and I decided to take a visit to a nearby coastal town.
We dined at the most magnificent MacDonalds, and then took a stroll around, over a bridge and back again to our car.
Every time I drive into this town I always love the boat that greets you as you enter - and since I've had my camera, I always say - every time - I really MUST take a few shots of it!
Well today was perfect, so I thought I'd show you what it looks like.
What I love about this old boat is the ropes. You can see over the years where new ropes have been added and tied together, and the wonderful colour of the rust just adds to the whole feeling of a boat that's been loved for a long time.
This next shot is one of my favourites, if not my favourite shot. I wanted to capture the vivid blue of the old tarpaulins, and the ropes hanging, what with the rust in the foreground, it makes for a great view!
It started to turn really cold - especially with the wind chill, so we decided to make our way back to the car. Walking across the bridge, we noticed the timber moorings and decked area across the other side;
..one thing I said I wanted to do with my new lens, was to catch a bird in flight - this one is an ordinary Seagull, but I was amazed at how good the zoom was on my 55-200mm lens, after I had a closer look at this shot!
All in all it was a great afternoon, I really enjoyed myself - and Jo did too - albeit a little on the chilly side!