Saturday, March 22, 2014

Good Glass...

...Makes all the difference.

I recently said farewell to my odd assortment of lenses, gadgets and gear, along with my Fuji S5 Pro. Then I invested n a Nikon D800 professional SLR. At 36 million pixels, a 100% coverage viewfinder, Shutter speed up to 1/8000 sec., ISO up to 6400, and more, I knew  could get some really good pictures. But I also know that the camera is nothing without a good lens. So I did TONS of research and ended up with a F2.8 70-200 Nikkor and a Nikkor 50mm F1.8 prime lens.

Yesterday i went out into the sunny late afternoon and tried things out. I still have a lot to learn, but I'm a happy camper. I can shoot in mostly Manual mode, spin my dials, check my meters, and get pretty near perfect results. here's a sample;

A branch shakes its dead leaves over the receding snow. Soon all will be new life again...

An old Corsica

Spigot of Life

The Barns

Weeds in front of an old fuel tank

Welcome to spring-no avoiding the puddles! (Taken in continuous capture at 1/8,000/sec.)

Drizzling Drain

Feeding Heifers

Hey, there, silage-breath!

Curious Cow

Bridge Railing


Dakota Covey said...

Great Pictures. Sounds like you had fun.

Amy Jo said...

Awesome pics. I need to get me a nikon 50mm f/1.8...:) Have you seen Rachel Hendrix Photography?

Elliott Parfitt said...

Just went to her blog...inspiring! I'm practicing all I can; first wedding in June.