Archive for May, 2009

T & T Rods

Tonight the Estevan Photo Club went out shooting old cars.

And they made lots of great photos. I caught a few, too.

This one opened on my way in.

Sign In

This was a sign of tin siding added to the side of a red wood sided building (the old barn kind of red siding!)

And this one was near the end as we set up flashes to illuminate a tractor that trees blocked the sun from reaching.

Flashed Tractor

I was told I’d post this one, so I had to make it right!

Love the sunset look on the old metal.

There are a few more that I’ll pull out in the coming days; busy tonight, busier tomorrow and the next few days.

With thanks to Tim and Tony!

Lens Returned to the Land of Wind

Just came back with the 70-300 Nikon lens.

A half year ago it started to forget how to focus, running the motor noisily and wildly from end to end, after just 10 uses. Which was about 6 months into the life of it with me.

So I guess I didn’t use it a lot. Understatement #1.

Off to warranty it went, but only after I let it sit in disappointment on my desk for months.

First thing back, I tested it from one end to the other, and it works.

Of course today just had to be a heavy prairie wind day gusty nicely to help the sailboats speed along. Understatement #2 and fib #1: there are no sailboats here abouts.

There are a few trees. So I tried a shot of one at 70 mm, including some nice orange shale to contrast with the blue sky.

Tree in Wind

And then a shot of the same tree at 300mm, no shale, just tree and sky, not even a trail of a jet.

Windy Tree Top

Kudos to Nikon for a good fix.

And I’ll see if I can put it to more use in the coming weeks, making sure it’s still working well, and to make good use of the lens.

Goose, Goose, Grey Duck

A walk on the river in the foggy morning, I was not alone.

It was a bit fowl.Goose

Up high a Goose

Goose on Wood

Down low a Goose


To the left not a grey duck.

And then what was that goose so mad at?

Goose and Duck


The Duck, of course.

The only other critter on the river at this point was a beaver, but I saw him for only a short while before he:

It was a Beaver

sent out and warning a dipped away.