Finally, i've bought a half decent camera...a digital SLR with macro lens.
I barely know one end of the camera from the other yet but am going to enjoy learning and putting the results up here etc.
So here's the very 1st pics from it - hot off the press (it's basically what i just ate for lunch). Plenty of room for improvement but, compared to my old camera, the diff is huge.
Chorizo salad with chickpeas, tomatoes & roast pattypan squash:
Rough recipe: i cut a couple of pattypans each in to about about 8 pieces and roasted with some garlic, thyme, quartered onions, seasoning and olive oil - for about 20 mins in hot oven. Meanwhile i cooked some slices of good quality soft chorizo in a pan, deseeded and sliced few plum tomatoes, chopped a little red chilli and couple of spring onions....to this i then added a tin of drained chickpeas and plenty of roughly chopped parsley and mint, oh and the zest of one orange. Little red wine vinegar/lemon juice, seasoning and good olive oil and toss through.
Couple more pics...