Friday, August 8

Baby Got A New Lens.

Lately, my biggest splurge is camera equipment. I shoot a lot of interiors these days, so last week I rationalized that I really needed a 24mm wide angle lens! I did! It does make a world of difference in the depth of field I can capture, and I had some fun giving it a test drive on my place. Next week, stay tuned for a brand new Unexpected Guests tour of an amazing hilltop home in Mill Valley. You will swoon!



27 comments:

erika @ urban grace said...

love it. i have a new wide angle too! and i'm loving mine as well.
thanks for sharing these!

S.HOPtalk said...

I didn't think it was possible for your place to look any better...but you've managed to do it! Have fun with your new toy!

Anonymous said...

wow, lovely!

FancyPants-design said...

The pics came out great!! I am in desperate need of a new camera!

feaverish said...

Oh awesome! Those shots look great! Wide angle lenses are the best.

kelly niland said...

Well if this ain't a biz expense, I don't know what is. You deserve it, lady! XO Kelly

Colleen said...

Ive noticed those 2 paintings (in the dining room photo) in other photos of your apartment. Who is the artist?

Thank you!
--colleen

sfgirlbybay said...

thank you all so much!

hi kelly - drinks!! :)

colleen - those are both flea market finds and not by the same artist. rico is by charles carrol in 1954, and 'emma' is by emma lou brietag.

Deborah said...

Love the photos! I would also like to get a wide angle lens. Guess I better talk to santa(wink).

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

This looks like a home with lots of soul! -Though I'm not sure that comes from the camera purchase!!
Im feeling very green eyed of that warm looking sunlight too! (from a cold and wet Aussie winters day!)

Grace Light said...

Wow Victoria! The wide angle lens made a big difference, and now we can see even more of your lovely home! I love how you have your print, artwork, and clock placed above your bar...it's such a nice use of space.

Anonymous said...

How lovely is your home! I love the way you're a bit ecclectic, with prints kind of all over ... not in the typical super-organized way. Maybe I'll head to our local flea market tomorrow in hopes of finding something wonderful as you have ...

Anonymous said...

What a lovely lovely home! So glad the new camera and photographer :) capture all the wonderful touches! You're the best Victoria.

Lovebird said...

A nice addition, the images are wonderful. Great investment.

storeflittig said...

thank you SO much for sharing your photo tips!

fox-in-sand said...

Wow where is that in the top photo? Cool architecture-and ace photography!

sfgirlbybay said...

thank you all so much!

fox-in-sand - that is my neighborhood in san francisco.

Tamar said...

beautiful photos Victoria! I adore your house!

Sarah said...

I love those chairs by the bay window!! Are they vintage?! If not do you mind saying where you got them? Thanks!

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks again to all the kind comments!

sarah, they are vintage - i found them on craigslist.com! :)

Jessica Sutton said...

beautiful pictures! I'm so jealous of your camera :)

fox-in-sand said...

Wow San Francisco looks lovely!

inga said...

You have a gorgeous home! I love it! OMG..
and I have a Nikon as well. What model do you have? I have a D40, and I'm adding this lens to my wishlist. Hopefully someone will buy it for me one day. :-)

sfgirlbybay said...

inga - it's a nikon D80 - i love it!

Anonymous said...

love your blog and love those pics of your home! what a beautiful space.. is that an ikea swivel chair I spy by the desk? I have to buy a comfortable chair for my study space where I will be spending many hours... question how comfortable do you find that swivel chair.. considering buying something similar, but sense is telling me to buy a more ergonomic, less attractive office type chair. Advise appreciated! Sarah

sfgirlbybay said...

yes, anon - it it the ikea swivel chair (i forget the name) and i do find it quite comfortable. i'm really bad at being ergonomic, though. i'm always curling up into it and getting cozy! so bad, but i'm comfortable, and i spend a lot of hours there!

Sarah said...

Thanks for your answer! think the chair may be going back on the list of possibles! Sarah