the first excellent discovery i made today is that i live 15 minutes from the beach.
the second is my new 50mm F1.4 manual focus lens which i picked up second hand yesterday. its been a long time since i used a manual camera. although the focussing is rather tricky for a visually challenged person like myself, with that minute depth of field, the colours and sharpness are uh-mazing. apparently all cameras used to come with 50 mm as standard, until the 80's when zooms became all the rage. i say bring them back damnit!
it's brilliant being forced to mess around with the shutter speed and focus and although my endeavors are somewhat experimental at the moment i think the results look interesting as a starting point. i cannot wait to get better acquainted. how exciting!