Monday, August 11, 2008

lets all go to the fair...

... and take our new lenses along! that's right, i got a new lens. not the super sweet, Canon L glass that i've been drooling over; but let's face it, i don't have a grand to drop on a Canon lens, so instead i got a Sigma. But, its still a nice piece of glass and far more reasonably priced than the Canons. its a f2.8/15mm fisheye and its a lot of fun to play with. so this post is all about pictures.

in which jenny buys some deep fried oreos, purely for research purposes. research tells us that they are delicious. just saying.

the big swings and the ferris wheel are my favorite rides.
both to photograph and to ride.

its angle of view is like 180 degrees or something... its pretty wicked. i could stand right in front of the ferris wheel and get the whole thing in the frame. as long as you're ok with a little distortion that is.




i remembered my tripod, but forgot the plate that has to go on the bottom of the camera to use the tripod. so i didn't get any sweet motion shots. i may use this photo and some from a past fair to in a future photography post, now that i mention it. hmmm....

4 comments:

Maura said...

Nice! I saw the words "Funnel Cakes" and started to smile. Very sweet lens, indeed. I may bug you for details on it later! Can't wait to see more.

Jenny said...

where, oh where, are the awesome bull riding pictures??

i never knew my hair looked orange in the sun. time to rethink the dye.

Z said...

Great pics! And such fun, a new lens! YAY!

maylily18 said...

yes, you do indeed know little g :) that would be miss griselda. she was at my wedding with the other g. maybe i can call her g, the drinking champ. :)

i have some questions about your rehearsal dinner.