Photography

On my way to work the other day I had to stop for gas, across the street from the gas station is a veterans memorial. I decided to take a couple photos of it, and this is the one I liked. Its the Veterans Walk Memorial in O’Fallon Missouri. Each of the pillars is for each branch of the military, with their corresponding flag. Flanking those is the US flag and the P.O.W. flag with an eternal flame. In front of the pillars are several bronze combat boots that look as they are all about to take a step. 

Veterans Walk Memorialclick for larger image

 

I picked up new lens. Its a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 wide angle lens. I mainly wanted this for landscape type photos and night sky shots. The upside to the lens that it is half the price of the Canon EF-S 16-22mm, and 1/8th the price of the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM. Downside, its manual focus, but its a rather piddly downside as most of what I will be shooting with the lens will be at infinity anyway… with a 14mm lens past about 13 feet everything is in focus. 

I played around some and still working on finding where infinity is with the different F stops since the mark for infinity on the lens is, well, shit and way wrong. So here are two shots I took this morning after spending an entire evening messing around with the lens. Of all the pictures I took in the last 12hrs, these two I like best. Couple more days I think I will have this thing figured out and dialed in. 

Early morning shot of traffic. Early morning shot of moon with clouds

Last summer I got a new DSLR camera. I had out grown my point-n-shoot type camera, then it got stolen, so I made the jump to DSLR. Been taking images/photos (what ever you want to call them) and really like it. So have yet another expensive hobby.

I made a section just for the photography stuff that I think stands out. Its over HERE