Part of the reason for going was that the house has lovely gardens and I thought I could do more macro photography there. There were flowers there, but it’s really the wrong time of the year. Australia, summer and flowers don’t really go well together. However with Autumn now coming and winter, flowers will start growing again. That isn’t to say there weren’t any flowers.
There were lots, but just not as many as we would have liked. It was a lovely day to walk around the gardens, and the house is rather spectacular.
There were lots of views of it and the fountain was really nice.
I took quite a few photos of this from different angles, and I am afraid you will see them in the gallery.
I think the time there was really about taking photos of things as close as I could get to them. I did take the advice that people had told me to do, and I used a smaller aperture so I could get a larger depth of field. (for my students reading this I used a bigger number, so more depth of field).
Once we had finished walking around we headed to the coffee shop there, The Stables, and had coffee and cake, in my case, a pastry. I had to try taking a photo of it. I don’t normally do this sort of thing, but I think I like food photography, so I might try doing more of it over the next week or two while I have the macro lens. My friend was horrified that I wanted to do it, but I just had to. It was also a very nice coffee and the pastry was very good.
It was lovely wandering around with the macro. I do wish that I didn’t have to get so close and I did have trouble at times. It is so different to what I am used to. I think I really want a 105mm, no money at this time. Oh well, maybe Nikon will give me one, haha, wouldn’t that be nice. Not likely, but nice idea.
Here is the gallery for you. Every image in this gallery was taken with the macro. Interesting thing, it is good to realise that the macro can be used as a normal lens as well.