The last 48 hours have been a BOON for my photography opportunities. I toured an historic power plant Friday afternoon, then wandered around the historic JeffVanderLou neighborhood Saturday morning and then visited the opening night of the Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden last night.
I took lots of good pictures (check out my Flickr photo stream for all of them) and am LOVING my new camera and lens (Canon 70D with Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4) but this was the hands down winner:
This exhibition at MoBot is gorgeous and totally worth braving the 21-feels-like-11 degree weather.
From historic power plant:
I need to give the poor thing a rest, so today will be a photo-less day. I'm sure I'm going to have lots of opportunities during the week.
Yet another busy week for me at work, yielding few photo opportunities. Last Sunday, I got lost on purpose hunting fruitlessly for fall foliage. I missed it by a week. :( Still, I found some fall color in Pere Marquette, but didn't end up liking any of them.
I acquired a new-to-me-lens off of Craigslist. I had to wait patiently for this one but it was well-worth the wait. It's a Sigma 17-70mm, f2.8-4 macro lens. To non-camera people, that means that it can see wide to a partial zoom, that I can use it in situations where there isn't a whole lot of light and I can get really close to things.
So on Saturday, when I was waiting for the performers and my crew to show up for our early load-in, I took the lens out for a spin with the freshly watered hosta plants.
I like this one the best because of the lines in the composition:
This is a close second:
Yesterday, we had wildly weird weather - crazy storming one second, sunny skies the next. I caught a rainbow, but I'm not sure it'll make the week - I have some photo opportunities on Friday and Saturday that should produce some winners!
my camera: Canon 70D and the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8 lens, photography, flickr, my family, good friendship, my pup (even though I don't live with her), life's little victories—no matter how tiny, new photo opportunities, visiting new places, newfound friends,
What Makes Me Crazy
People who say one thing and do another, cliques, living far away from those I care about, running out of time in a day, texting shorthand, being ignored, getting treated like an idiot.