Thursday, August 13, 2009

new lens!

I did it. I finally did it! I ponied up the money and bought a new lens. But not just any new lens. It's a sexy 80-200mm f/2.8. Okay, unless you're a camera nerd, that probably doesn't mean anything to you. But it sure does mean a lot to me.

I took my new lens on a spin through downtown earlier this week to suss out it's personality. I wanted to spend time with it so I could learn its idiosyncrasies, likes and dislikes, exactly what it's looking for in an image... :)

We had lots of fun. And here's the proof!

It was a scorching hot day. Doesn't this just scream lazy, hazy, dog-days of summer?!

The great thing about my new lens is that it's very long. That means I can be far away and people will never know I'm taking their picture. How paparazzi of me! It's kinda fun being sneaky.

Just seconds before I snapped this, the dude in the window dropped a box full of books and file folders into the dumpster two stories below. You can see two stray pieces of paper fluttering up and away from the impact.

This guy is usually on Spring Garden Road, but I guess the Buskers brought him down to the waterfront. I would imagine it's much more lucrative down there this week. He was pretty groovy.

The funny thing about carrying around a ginormous camera is how many people stop and talk to you. Usually I welcome the conversation. But while I was taking a rest in the shade, William rambled over to me and started talking up a storm. I learned from William that I would get much better use from my camera if I could meet someone who had a laptop. And I could hook said laptop up to a car battery. And then, and only then, would I realize my camera's full potential. At least he let me take his picture! >:)

Oh buses. You are my life. How I love and hate you at the same time.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Your buses photos reminds me so much of the film "Smoke"'re going to love it...