Sunday, April 25, 2010

Photowalk 15 of 52 - Earth Day at Killen's Pond???

POTW - Photowalk 15 of 52 - Taking a rest...

I see a pattern in my photowalks, no matter how hard I try I can't seem to just do a walk without some issue coming up.  This time I was planning on going to the earth day celebration at Killen's Pond.  We did, and it was cold and windy.  I didn't feel like carrying around my DSLR so I took my Canon Powershot A620.  I like this camera because it can fit in my pocket.  Also, like my DSLR it has the flip out lcd screen.  When I went to look at my shots at the end of it none were on there!!!
So the next day I run out to Killen's Pond by myself and walk around trying to grab some shots.  I only had about 45 minutes and I must say I could have stayed out there for about 4 or 5 hours.  I got some decent shots I think.  This is the first time I could actually get a good close shot of a dragon fly.  Thanks to my new lens the Olympus 70-300mmOlympus Zuiko 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Standard Four Thirds Digital SLR Cameras.  So far this lens is great.  It does add a bit of weight to it but not too bad.  The main issue I have with this lens is when there isn't sufficient light it tends to hunt for focus and focussing is noisy.  But I am still working on manually focussing some so this lens does a good job at that.  I know this post is late, and I'll almost put money that a lot of these posts will be late through the summer.  But I do promise they will get up.  When I was just downloading images from my two cameras today I found that the images didn't delete from earth day, they were just moved to the root of the card so the camera coudn't see them!  Nice, because I wasn't just taking them for the photowalk I was also taking them for memories, as we all should be.  That's one of the best parts about going on these walks, there is a story to tell about each of them and the photos help me tell it.  Hopefully it won't take me too long to get the next post up.  Till then...

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