A bank holiday visit to Nymans

We spent the last sunny bank holiday Monday visiting Nymans,a National Trust house and gardens in West Sussex. Wandering down forget-me-not lined paths, admiring tulips and wisteria, and peeking through the windows of the part-ruined house was a pretty great way to celebrate the day off work.

I took along my new 50mm / f1.8 lens for its first outing and after a bit of trial and error I'm really pleased with some of the pictures. It has captured the magical light that morning perfectly and creates a dreamy background blur. I found the fixed 50mm a bit of a challenge at first (and kept trying to zoom in/out) but you get used moving your feet rather than the camera after a while!

Here are some of my favourites:



  1. Love the pictures =]


  2. Gorgeous photographs - looks a very beautiful place!

    1. Thanks, it's so lovely need more than one visit to see it all! x

  3. I fancy one of those lenses but I'm pretty sure I'd have the same problem you did with wanting to twist it! The pics look great anyway :)

  4. I love the first and third photograph! I bought myself a 50mm lens a while back and it was quite strange getting used to it after using my kit lens for a long time. I was always trying to zoom in and out and always standing too close to something and having to walk backwards all the time haha. I'm slightly better although I still have to walk back a little when I want to take photos of larger things - I just keep checking in the view finder to see if I'm in the right place yet haha,

    I do love the photos it creates though, so it was totally worth looking like a bit of an idiot constantly taking a step back all the time :)



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