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The Return of the Cherries. With added lightsabers, feminism and a new lens.

by Kirstin McKee

in Photography

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I took Ella and Miles to the Kent Countryside today. We went to Knole, home of the Sackville family. While I told Ella about Virginia Woolf, feminism and the Bloomsbury set, Miles walked behind us, muttering. When I eventually asked him what he was doing, he told me that he was making a gun. We do not like guns, I replied. OK then he said, it’s a lightsaber. Made out of a stick. It gives you powers. You have to call me Luke now, he added for full effect. On the way home, we picked up my new prime lens (20mm F1.7) and I bribed Ella to pose with the bowl of cherries. She took her reward, the cherries, into her den to munch on while finishing her book.

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Naima Sanowar June 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM

oooooh what actually does this new prime lens do? How did you get such great lighting in this photo? fantastic

Kirstin McKee June 4, 2010 at 2:34 AM

This lens is fast and compact. I am hoping to use it to photograph food! Lighting; I had a white sheet behind Ella, a skylight from above and an enormous reflector shining onto the cherries. Plus I over-exposed it. I must move on from cherries, but I do love them so!

Naima Sanowar June 4, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Gosh have to get the lingo for photography down like you.. so how does one over-exposed a shot? And what is an enormous reflector?

Kirstin McKee June 4, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Remind me why we live so far apart again…..

Naima Sanowar June 5, 2010 at 12:39 AM

all I know, now that I can travel, we shall be seeing alot of eachother from now on.. It’s so On …

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