Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hi-ho hi-ho, My New Lens and I Will Go

Thanks to my friends for getting together this year and pitching in to get me gift cards towards a new lens. Saturday, I jetted off to make the purchase. I'd done some research on the lenses, but not as much as I probably should have. I really wanted a fish eye lens because I think the effects are really great. When I walked into Wolf Camera, the lady told me that she didn't have any for Canon (bummer!), but there were other lenses I should consider. I looked at 3 total and picked a winner! And so what do I do as soon as I get it? Run out and play with it, of course!!!! (Mari loves striped socks! I love that she loves striped socks. She's definitely like momma!)

Lucky for me, my cousin was in town with some friends and they begrudingly became my victims. Ok, not really, they were actually pretty enthusiastic about it. He was here on his annual summer trip to visit us and he's always up for me taking his photo. Usually, his friends agree and I was so glad they didn't mind it. I love getting to know my camera and I'm glad they took my direction with ease. Here he is playing with the fountains in front of the Renaissance Hotel in Richardson.


I'd wanted to photograph someone there for a while, but never had the excuse. We went closer to dusk which I thought made for really great natural lighting. The only drawback is that it was dusk, so I couldn't face West for a better background. No worries, though. I didn't mind having random people in the shots. If you've never been, be sure to take a towel! It was a HOT, HOT day on Saturday and the water was really refreshing! I love how the fountains are synced with the drums, emulating a heartbeat.

Of course I'd have to get some pics of my baby too! Here she is:













Anyway, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!





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