Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pastel Water Lilies

Water Lilies

This is an unusual shot just for the fact that the Nikon D70s and Nikon 80-200mm/2.8 lens was used. I still love that old camera and it still works great. There is really no comparison to my newer, bigger camera but it works and under the right circumstances will turn in a great picture. It is amazing how much digital photography technology has come since the D70 was issued.

As a member of a really big photography forum people are always asking abut the D70 because it is one of the cheaper used DSLRs available. I usually post the same thing in response. “It is a great camera with a few shortfalls including low light performance, small file size and a small LCD screen.” The lens that came with it, a Nikon 18-70mm/ f/3.5-4.5 AF-S DX is also quite serviceable and still finds its way into my camera bag sometimes. Even though the lens is not full frame it occasionally finds it way into my camera bag and onto the D700, which automatically senses it and shoots a smaller photo. In my opinion one of the better kit lenses ever issued by Nikon. It did well down in Florida last winter and took some nice shots.

Everything has been kind of leading up to our band show on Friday night this week. I had to setup my stuff at the band room last night and then tear down and unload it at home last night only to throw it all back in the car tomorrow and set up and tear down at the venue. Lucky I love to play and don’t mind the work. I really do need to find a way to slim down my keyboard rig. It can be a nightmare to setup/tear down but I am the one that wanted a Hammond Organ.


Lisabella Russo said...
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Lisabella Russo said...

So lovely! I have been stalking the water lilies at the Norton Simon Museum, but they have thus far thwarted me and refuse to bloom when I visit... I am glad to see yours here. I hope you have a great show!