New Lens and a visit to the park..

Last Friday I met up with my photography friend Terry and off we went to Weald Park this time for me to try out my new lens and for Terry to see the deer…..well have I a lot to learn about the lens!!

So first off I thought you might like to see a photo of my camera with lens and extender
big isn’t it and heavy but, I managed and surprisingly enough after awhile I didn’t really notice the weight. The only thing I would say is that with a lens this size on the camera people do tend to look at you thinking you must be a ‘professional’ how wrong they are!!

I did have the camera on a Monopod to help me steady it and I wanted to try and get some decent photo’s maybe of birds in the distance, the deer and anything else that was interesting. Ok the deer photo’s we’ll forget but I’ve done just one for you it’s ok but I’ve posted better before As for the birds well they are ‘ok’ but that is all. Here is one of the Heron which was far away across the lake so a reasonable distance away. The lens has at least allowed me to crop in and get an ‘acceptable’ view of it and the other one is of some birds flying overhead, goodness knows how I managed to get them as it all happened so quick

On our way back we called in at another Park and this time I left the new lens behind locked very safely in the car out of site and put on my 17-70 sigma lens. This was in the hope of perhaps getting some pics I would be happy with, again a little disappointed but there’s one of the leaves turning into their Autumn colours which I’ve posted at the top and here’s one of a wooden carving in the children’s area – took this one for fun!!

so there you are just a quick post to update you and to let you know that I’ll be trying to improve on the taking of photo’s again at the end of the week when we do have a forecast for some really nice sunny weather – we’ll see!!

Because I’m a little disappointed with my pics from the new lens (need to practice more!) and because looking back on this post there’s no bright colours except for the top photo, I thought, I would leave you with a photo taken this morning in the garden of one of the last of the summer roses – taken in the rain!!

Thanks for dropping by and I’ll see you soon.