This is the outfit that went with the wedding trial hair I showed you on Monday. It was for a 30th birthday party. I chose the dress because its kind of fifties like my reception dress, so would give the hairdresser some kind of idea of what will be going on, but a lot less dressy (it wasn’t a dressy party at all) and suitable for being covered up with the cardie if need be.
And need be it did, it was horrid monsoon style weather by the time we went out at night. The rains continued all weekend and everything was flooded and in parts of Edinburgh cars were actually floating away (it made the national news!). So it is fitting I included the umbrella, though really that is there because I had it with me on the way back from the hairdressers when it was just raining a little, and this girl walked past totally beaming at me. I was very confused since I didn’t know her but it turned out she just really loved the umbrella. And who wouldn’t?
By the way, I’m getting the hang of this SLR lark, did you notice? Somehow it’s also made me more confident about posing in (semi) public. There was a man working in one of the workshops in the lane this was taken in, and when he came out and saw me post, I just smiled and said hello and carried on. in the past I would have wrapped it up quickly. Somehow, when you have a big tripod and a massive camera, it seems more legitimate.
I do have some questions about lenses though: I’ve worked out why I can’t get a blurry background for the outfit photos, the lowest f stop on my lense is 4.5. It goes up to 25 or something silly. Everyone seems to recommend a 50mm f1.8 lens, which obviously is fixed length which is fine, but if it’s f1.8 does that mean you can’t change the f stop? Does that then mean p and av settings are exactly the same? And if not, what does it go up til? Does the software in the camera notice what is available automatically when you screw it in? As ever, sorry if those are silly questions!