My new lens arrived yesterday morning. I strapped it to my monopod and shot a couple quick practice shots in our backyard. A few hours later I was off to shoot another high school baseball game.
When I got home at the end of the day, the sun was setting. I raised the lens with a very weary, painful, arm and took one more photo. It ended up being my favorite of the day.
* Posted in the Miscellaneous album in my gallery. *
Isn't that just beautiful?
It goes to show, the unplanned photos are often the best. I think I'm going to like the new lens.
This is what I learned yesterday:
• There's a learning curve with a monopod. I might have bopped myself in the face with it a few times.
• There's a learning curve with a 100-400mm lens. (Let's just leave it at that!)
• I'm getting the hang of this sports photography thing and my photos are already vastly improved from a week ago. Yay me!
• Photographing a 2-3 hour high school baseball game is very physical and not just for my bum arm. I felt like I had actually played the game by the time I was done. Maybe I can call it exercise????
• Someone is always going to be angry they have to pay to purchase photos. Do they really think I should spend hours photographing, editing, uploading AND developing photos for free? Do they not realize it costs money to do that?
• Uploading and editing hundreds of photos is a pain in the ass, but taking them is a joy.
• Brick dust and sweat aren't attractive on me.
• A pain pill on an empty stomach is always a bad idea no matter what.
• Hummingbirds are so much prettier than high school boys.
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