Monday, 29 December 2014

Won Some New Lenses 2

Over the weekend, I picked up the new lens, (Tamron 70-300mm), that I won in the Jpg Magazine/Tamron contest. Today I took it out to shoot some test shots using it with the Nikon D7100 Camera that my three sons bought me for Christmas. This lens is great, it focuses fast, it's quiet and the images are sharp. This will be my favorite telephoto lens for shooting the street, landscapes and even portraits.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Won Some New Lenses

This has been a good year for winning photo contests. Earlier this year, I won the community prize and was awarded a Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART Lens from a photo contest sponsored by Sigma and JPG Magazine, then more recently, I again won JPG Magazine's community prize in a contest co-sponsored by Tamron Lenses, I received a Tamron 70-300mm Lens.


 Thanks JPG Magazine, Sigma and Tamron!
A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE JPG MEMBERS WHO VOTED FOR MY PHOTOS, I OWE IT ALL TO YOU!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

Yesterday I discovered a new park in Oakland where there are dozens of fantastic things to photograph. The park is Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, and as it's name suggests, it is right in the middle of Oakland Harbor. From the shoreline you can see San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, the giant cranes at Oakland Ports, used to load and unload cargo ships, these giant ships pass so close to the shoreline you feel as if you can reach out and touch them. There are also lots of sea birds. I'll be going back to this park soon, with all my camera equipment, so you can expect lots of photos in the near future.