Week 5 – 029/365
I, for one, had a ridiculously fun day yesterday. This post will have more images than normal because I had such a great day. My blog, my rules! Despite some snow in the morning, I did end up going out for a photo walk. Yeah, it was colder than I wanted to deal with, but I was listening to some of Scott Bourne’s Photo Focus podcast in the car and during my walk and enjoying the sun setting slowly.
First thing on my walk: A HAWK! I unfortunately couldn’t utilize any of his [Mr. Bourne’s] bird photo tips because I was on a college campus with students walking back and forth and annoying the poor guy. He had to abandon his lunch because a guy in shorts was jogging too close to where he was eating. I managed to get some shots off that were keep-worthy. I had difficulty with the sun in the background, but I was able to recover the images post in RAW format.
This next image is during my walk back to the sports complex. Not one of my sports images came out, but I was still enjoying the golden light the sun was throwing on the trees. Speaking of trees, we had some with bark I’ve never seen before. Maybe these are upstate where I live, but I never took a chance to see them up close like I did today. Weeeird looking in my opinion!
Finally, I was chatting with some friends on AIM and someone noted that there was a full moon out. Taking a picture of a full moon has been an obsession of mine since the blue moon about a month or so ago. So I ran out with all of my gear (which made my building manager, head security guard and maintenance supervisor stare at me as I was leaving the building), headed out to the parking lot and set everything up until I was satisfied with my images. After I packed up and started to head inside, I thought I could capture an interesting image with the moon and some clouds, but they didn’t show up at all. So I had to do a march back inside, past three men who thought I was a loony, especially after looking at the pictures and headed upstairs. I’m still really happy about my day’s work.
Really really wish I had my mom’s 75mm-300mm lens for the moon and hawk even though the auto-focus is slightly broken.