Well it may not mean much to most people, but my blog has surpassed 2,000 visits. CNN.com or Google.com it may not be, but a lot busier then I ever thought it would be. I guess if you post it they will come.
I’ve been playing with my new Sigma 400/5.6 a fair amount over the last couple of weeks, but I don’t really have any pictures of note yet. Its hard handholding that thing and getting a sharp image, especially when it is not full daylight out. I think I am starting to get the hang of focusing, but a 1-2 focusing screen would help out a lot, my 1-1 works, but poorly. Combined with how dim the view finder is with an f/5.6 lens focusing is difficult. I’ve shot a number of pictures on my current roll of film, but nothing that stood out on the roll I just developed. I need to get a better tripod one of these days so I can really utilize the lens properly.
I am also mastering my flash techinque, read a bit more about it under the Vivitar 285hv flash section.
Now, time for the new pictures. As ususally most are of my son (which 5 month old isn’t photogenic?)
The funny/scary thing is, he actually turns the pages and looks like he is examining each one as he goes. The way things are going maybe I can have him do our taxes next year 😀
For the last one here my photo lust got the better of me one morning before working on installing our new bamboo floors, so I grabbed my camera and threw on my zuiko 50/1.4 and vivitar 2x teleconverter and ran outside to our rose bush. I am rather glad I did, I think it turned out nicely.
I am starting to get a really strong urge to do a photo trip. Okay mini-trip really. I’d love to spend half a day at the zoo giving my new 400/5.6 a spin along with my vivitar 300/5.6. That and I am itching for autumn for a number of reasons. Cooler weather, home renovations being done, Ren Fest, fall folliage. I’d really love to take a trip to the Maryland Eastern Shore sometime this fall for a day to try to shoot some of the beautiful fall colors.