Water runs down it

First things first. I love Craig’s list. Today I picked up a Nikon 24mm 2.8 lens for a very good deal. The original owner of the lens took outstanding care of it. The lens was built in the mid 1980’s and is still being built by Nikon to this very day.

For today’s picture of the day I had to use the new to me lens. I have been itching to do some shots at Washburn University. About 11:30 pm tonight I headed up to the fountain at 17th & Washburn. I tried several flash positions and timings. I ended up with a long shutter to get the water spray really nice. I used the flash to give the initial image a quick freeze for good detail and then allow the motion to also be captured.  Notice the water circling toward the fountain pump drain.

This new lens is a pretty wide angle, which let me get the whole fountain in the shot plus the Washburn University sign. Had this been my 50mm I would had to have been standing in the street to get this shot. Overall very sharp. I am pleased with this lens and will be using it for some HD wide-angle video applications soon.

camera :: Nikon D7000 | 30 second shutter | ISO 100 | Spot Metered
lens :: Nikkor 24mm prime 2.8 | set at f/11 | Manual Focus
flash :: Promaster 7500EDF | Dual Element used | Manual 1/1 Full Power

Washburn University, Fountain, Waterfall

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