whilst the girls were out with the Chaboussant this morning at repetition I had a little lookie around to try out my new lens!! Chloe had been playing “The Streets of London” before leaving so I used her guitar and music to create something a little different (for me!)

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Canon eos 400d with canon 50mm f/1.811 lens
800 iso
50mm focal length
1/60 secondes
no flash fired
daylight from window only
as is straight from camera and 50mm lens :))

Sets of Two




guitar, life, music, natural, p101natlight, pamelajaynesmith, stilllife, strings, tp101still

We live in the West of France in the Poitou Charentes region, I love where we live and take a lot of inspiration for photography from the countryside and wonderful regions around us.

I have not had any formal training and just feel comfortable behind the lens, enjoying the feeling of liberty and fun that is to be had with a camera.

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  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 5 years ago

    Superb work, Pamela. I really love this. Great dof. I have a prime lens too, which I love. Agnes xx

  • Thank you Agnes – it’s such a different type of lens to play with I have found – the fact that I don’t need a flash indoors!! I am really in love again :) xx

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • George Swann
    George Swannover 5 years ago

    Lovely Image Pam…may I make a suggestion, I think it would look better if the Guitar was completely in focus, then the DoF would have thrown the music both sides out of focus..a much stronger Image!!

  • Hi George, and thank you I value your comment and will try again – it is just 24hrs old this new baby of mine and trying out all sorts of different things with it – mainly indoor this morning and been out today on a lovey 3 hr walk! It is amazing the lens that is! So I appreciated your comment and will see what else I can do!! Thank you :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • BettinaSchwarz
    BettinaSchwarzover 5 years ago

    very nice :)

  • Thank you Bettina :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 5 years ago

    what a wonderful photo! great lighting!!

  • Thank you CT :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    Fantastic creative peice of work.glad you are having fun with your camera lens. : )

  • Thank you Karen – well I couldn’t let you have all the fun now could I – a most recommended piece of kit imho! It is such fun and no stressing about flash gun lighting just sorting out interior lighting to suit and in daylight much better :) I am really happy :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    Glad you are having fun, sounds a good lens as you say with out a flash ect. Look forward to seeing some more of your work with it.

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 5 years ago

    Very very nicely done…. no one is musical in our house!

  • Thank you Squealia – I am surrounded!! we have now : 5 flutes, one piccolo flute 3 guitars, one banjo, one static harp, one piano, one keyboard, one ukelele and a couple of recorders!! wow that’s not bad is it!! never added it up before :) Chloe has started to teach herself guitar think she is inspired by her fellow lyceé crowd + always good to have another instrument to play if you want to be a music teacher!!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Taylor Sawyer
    Taylor Sawyerover 5 years ago

    Hiya Pamela! Can you tag this one with p101still and p101natlight? Thanks!

  • Hi Taylor I can and will – thank you kindly :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Shelby  Stalnaker Bortone
    Shelby Stalna...over 5 years ago

    very creative girl, love it

  • Thank you Shellbee :) it was inspired by the daughter not putting stuff away – will have to stop nagging now!!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 5 years ago

    Great still life photo! I did one similar to this call Silent Night.

  • Thanks Stephen it is quite similar indeed – yours is quite a moody effect which is lovely!! I was really playing with the lens to see what I could capture on it and hubby and daughter said this one should be on RB! I think Chloe just wants her guitar to be famous! I have done many like this over the last couple of years but not with this result of clarity and it’s just a little different for me!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

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