As previously mentioned, my one remaining lens took a hit during the camera’s fall and was no longer sharp. My wonderful wife, (in a bid to save her own lenses from being “lens-napped” on a regular basis), offered to give me my Christmas present early and get me a replacement lens. We talked a bit over options and she told me to start looking. As fate would have it, a nice guy was selling off his lenses due to the furlough and I came across his ad on craigslist. One of the lenses he was selling was the very same lens a friend of mine uses to great effect, the Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD VC (Vibration Compensation) Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom Lens. John loves this lens and I trust his judgement so I contacted the seller and discovered he was offering a great price. At the end of the story, I may not have much to open up on Christmas day, but I’m no longer lenseless and my wife’s lenses are safe. (more…)
I’ll talk about the agony in a bit, but first lets discuss the school assignment.
So I enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography photography course in order to get another source of instruction and input into my photography. As the program is geared to all levels of students, the first section is fairly basic. However, it did have a photo assignment to do so I decided to tackle it today. The assignment consisted of 3 Photos:
My original plan was to head over to Great Falls, VA to get the waterfall action. I figured on a beautiful day like today I might even get a kayaker shooting the rapids. However, my wife pointed out that Great Falls is a federal park and is closed due to the government shut down. Well, crap what to do? Since I also wanted to get my dog some exercise, I decided to head up to SugarLoaf mountain. While I might not get an action shot there, I would definitely get a sense of distance. (more…)
Between getting back to work and a crushing headache for a few days, I haven’t gotten thing moving as fast as I would like. However, I finally got a few done. First are some family shots I did on our last day there. Unfortunately, Thing1 & Thing2 couldn’t be there but i was able to get SWMBO, Wee One & myself: