Some friends came in from out of town and we ended up doing some tourist-like stuff. Unfortunately I was hacking up a lung so I was kinda just slothing around, but I was able to squeak out a few decent shots.
Birds are abundant on the island and I caught this one is just about the perfect spot. It only would have been better if he were facing me.
The buildings are in need of some upkeep which makes them very interesting to look at. Every piece of chipped paint, rust and bird poop helps create interesting textures.
Amazingly enough I had the whole recreation yard to myself to get a nice hero shot of the main cellhouse.
Unfortunately now age is starting to get the best of me and I need to get the diopter settings straightened out because I’m noticing that my efforts to manually focus are meeting with less and less success. I don’t mind getting older but couldn’t it be nice and effect some other part of my body? Oh, wait, it already is…
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Just a few off the cuff shots. I tossed the 100-400 and the 1.4 extender on and THEN had to add my circular polarizer to get a decent exposure of 1/5000 @ f/11. And this was while I was also setting up a new grill.
If anyone at Char Broil Grills is reading: Were you stoned when you designed the T-22D?
Anyway. By the time the eclipse was in full swing most of the neighborhood was in the street hanging out, talking about it, and looking at my live view shots to see how it was progressing.
I know I took a chance using live view to shoot. But I made sure to work quickly. I was shooting handheld (why not at those speeds) so the sensor wasn’t being constantly blasted. That and it only made sense to take a few new pics every 5 minutes or so. Better a fried 7D than fried eyeballs.
I started off shooting in the back yard but was eventually obscured by houses uphill from us. Luckily I have trustworthy neighbors that I could trust to watch cars for me as I shot from the middle of the street Though in retrospect I wish I had thought to look down
Trying out the new Canon 15-55 f/2.8 IS. I think I’m gonna like this lens. A lot.
Like, A LOT.
Found this interesting looking fellow playing for change in the Montgomery Station Bart. I tried to get the hustle and bustle of the activity around him to contrast with his relative camlness but ultimately couldn’t make it work the way I wanted.