Recovering from the Weekend…
Back in the day, for me recovering from the weekend would have meant either that I was sore from hiking too far or my eyes were recovering from being inside all weekend playing a “one more turn” computer game like Roller Coaster Tycoon or Civilization.
This weekend it meant that I’m recovering from an incredible weekend of photography. Last week I bought my first new piece of glass in almost 10 years. And this weekend I tried it out at a couple of my favorite places. I don’t have time tonight to do justice to what I saw and how the images came out, but I will get to it as the week goes on.
The absolute short version of the story: Tamron’s 150-600mm lens is an incredible bargain at a little over $1,000 USD. And with the $120 rebate that is going on right now, it is a steal.
I’ve put my From the Archives series on hold for now. I will start it up again soon–maybe in March. More to come in what should be a very busy week.
About the Image:
This Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) was one of many great bird shots I picked up on Saturday morning at Crescent Bend Nature Park in eastern Bexar County, Texas. Shot off a tripod w/Wimberley gimbal head. Canon 7D Mark II, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens @ 600mm, no Flash (though it might have helped if I had it). Camera settings were ISO 400, 1/160 sec at f/13. I decreased the contrast and then played with other elements of the levels.