Day 314 (9 Nov 2012) For the birds.

Yesterday while sitting at my table, working, I noticed some Blue Jays, so this morning I slapped on my 50-200mm lens on and kept the camera next to me.  I got a couple shots, none very clear.  I blame that on the lens, it’s the cheapest zoom I could get w/ IS I could find, and and I bought it.  Little did I know that the quality of glass is one of the most important contributors to image quality (as far as gear goes).  Want to by a cheap lens? 😉


200 mm, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Fly Birdie, Fly)


200 mm, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Blue Jay)

Day 160 (8 June 2012) Going Home

As I write this I’m about 30,000 feet in the air, on leg 2 of 3 of my journey home. This past week has been long, exhausting, but amazing in what I’ve learned, both in skill and in knowledge. Though my mind and body are both tired, I’m filled with excitement about the vision of my future that this past week has solidified!

Today as I travel I’m relying on my iPhone for its camera to share with you. I’m not usually a fan of the filters/etc that most of the photo apps have, but I did tune it a little in Snapspeed, which is probably the best photo app out there, at least according to many pros out there. I have not used it before now, but I am now in 100% agreement with them! (I managed to score it for free!). It’s hard to tell how good this image will look on a full sized screen, but on my small phone, I’m happy with it 🙂

I’ll get back into my normal shooing routine tomorrow!! 🙂