Climbing back on the horse
Great News – I am loving having my camera back! The bad news – while it was gone I did not have to post daily pictures and I am failing. Unlike my good friend Shelly, who is way more disciplined at keeping her blog updated!
July 27th, 2011
I have been on the look out for a good deal on a Nikon TC-300 x2 Teleconverter. This device is of the same generation as my 400mm lens. This acts as a multiplier for a lens, making my 400mm an 800mm. This comes at a compromise – it eats 2 f/stops and some clarity as well. I will need to learn to work better on the colors and optimal use, but it will be a fun addition for events where I don’t have freedom to move anywhere I want.
Here is a picture taken at 55mm.
|| Nikon D7000 | 1/320 | f16 | 55mm | ISO 400 ||
Same location, at 800mm
|| Nikon D7000 | 1/320 | f16 | 400mm + x2 teleconverter (800mm) | ISO 400 ||
July 26th, 2011
I had a meeting at work so I got home a bit late, with no picture being snapped, I decided to snag some family goodness. My son, David, had earlier in the evening demanded ‘Baby Cakes’ for dinner. Baby Cakes are small blueberry pancakes made famous by his aunt Joanne. Since David has her wrapped firmly around his cute finger, they (she) made Baby Cakes. Following dinner, she was surfing on her laptop when David came over an asked in the most adorable way to see “Thomma Train” on her laptop. She, being the loving aunt she is hopped on Netflix and fired up some Thomas the Train for D to watch. Notice the headphones, those are for the sanity of the adults in the room!
|| Nikon D7000 | 1/60 | f1.8 | 50mm prime | ISO 800 ||