Sunday, October 16, 2011


It was about 2 years ago when I purchased a backpack type camera bag. It was a smaller compact size and I remember the salesman asking me if it would be big enough for my lenses. Yes, I replied. I was fairly new to the DSLR and had the two kits lenses at the time. I wouldn’t be needing anymore, the two I had fits all my needs. He laughed and promptly said, oh wait. Let it be said, he was correct.

I have pined after several lenses since that day and fell weak purchasing the 35mm, f/1.4, 28 - 300mm and the 60mm/marco. I have found the need for a 150 - 500mm and in fact, have rented it and loved it.  But at it's high cost, it will have to wait. Recently I have been using my wide angle filter more frequently and the desire to own an actual lens has become great.  Today I caved and purchased the 10 - 24mm wide lens. Heck, I just needed it!

In celebration and to take it out for a test drive, Phriend and I traveled to one of our local historic villages. We lucked out with our timing. A wedding had just been preformed and the beautiful bride and her new groom were exiting the 1800s, little white church. There were several antique cars awaiting the bridal party.

The driver of this 1948 Chevy woodie was thrilled to find that Phriend and I were interested in it enough to be photographing it from all angles and proceeded to tell us, in painstaking great detail, how he had restored it over the course of many years. We were patience and listened but all along I kept thinking, please just step back so I can test out my wide angle baby!


Unknown said...

Very cool! Congrats on the new lens! I've been pining away for a few also, but haven't convinced my husband of my "need" yet. :)

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous shot. I love all the work he did on the car but, I'm with you, I wouldn't have wanted to hear all about it! :) And isn't it funny how we convince ourselves in the beginning that we have all we need, lens wise, but then we soon realize all of the possibilities of more?? The 15mm fisheye is my current obsession and on the top of my wishlist. :)

Anonymous said...

And I think you would have done him proud with this shot! The HDR makes it look even shinier than it was in real life!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Nicely done!! What a wonderful picture of the old Chevy!!!! WOW!! Cathy

Gretchen said...

Congrats... and wonderful test drive!! -)