Getting a good image seems to be about everything falling into place at the right time, for example, the photo above was taken taken some months ago, and although I processed it right after I took it, it’s been sitting on my computer waiting for me to decide what to do with it.
It’s been sitting there because I don’t like it very much, my aim was to get the light hitting the cliffs, with some foreground detail, and a lovely sunset in the sky, unfortunately the sunset was abysmal, and in this case, two out of three just doesn’t cut it for me. Without a dramatic sky I think the image is a bit flat and boring (happy to hear your thoughts in the comments section).
Onto more positive news – the financial controller relented and let me buy a new lens since the repair to my fungus infected 70-200 f4L IS was going to cost more than the purchase of a new one, but instead of getting another 70-200 (which was a great lens by the way, just not very clear with fungus in the internal elements) I decided to have a go at the new 70-300 f4-5.6 L IS. For those of you who know a little something something about lens’ let me explain why I went for the variable aperture instead of the fixed one on the 70-200. Firstly f4 is’t really fast enough for low light and most of my shooting is outdoors during the day, a bit of nature, landscapes and some sports. Secondly and most importantly I can’t justify the cost of the 2.8 as a hobbyist on a photography budget, thirdly and more importantly, every review I read had positive things to say about it, fast auto focus, razor sharp, brilliant IS, etc etc and if it’s good enough for Dan Carr then it’s good enough for me!
It should be here by the end of next week (ex Hong Kong) so I will hopefully post a few images after I’ve played around a little bit, I also treated myself to a nifty fifty, canon 50mm f1.8II (cheap as chips at $74 AUD) so that should keep me busy for a wee while.