Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Playtime

I'm still going through my horse photos from a few weeks ago. 

She asked for a few to post in 'for sale' ads. 
I took over 200.

It's a sickness, I tell you.

What did I learn from this shoot, besides the fact that I take way too many photos, which actually isn't something new?


1. My 50mm lens rocks. It was on this shoot that I discovered my 70-300 zoom - my favorite - was sick.  It's now off in the Nikon hospital, getting its focus mechanisms repaired. I miss it, but its absence forced me to lean on my little 50, and it jumped at the chance to prove to me what it could do!






2. I learned other things about courage and stepping out of my comfort zone, but I already wrote about those in Long Hollow, so on to #3.







3. Horses like to play... with actual horse toys! Who knew?


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  1. Huh! I did not know that horses liked to play. Love how your nifty 50 captured the horses. I've committed to a photoshoot for my cousin's family and that is the lens recommended for group photos! Can't wait to test it on them. This post kind of cements what I have been seeing online. Thanks!

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    1. The only problem with a fixed focal length lens is that you have to move... and sometimes you run out of room! If you're outdoors, it won't be a problem, though. I know you'll do great! Just remember not to leave your aperture wide open, or your focal point will be too small.

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  2. ha ha. so cute. yes, i knew there were horse toys - especially for those that have to spend a lot of time confined in a pen or stall.

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    1. Well, of course you knew about the toys. lol

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  3. That 50 certainly didn't let you down!

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  4. What delightful shots! I had no idea that horse toys even existed.

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    1. Me either! And I would never have imagined they'd look like this!

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  5. Who would have guessed there was toys for horses! How funny! Great shots Barbara!
    xo Catherine

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  6. toys for horses .. there's a niche market for everything .. and i took 150 photos of the tugboat race and another 65 of a pick up basketball game i spotted in the park on the way home .. weeding out the less than wonderful was hard ..

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    1. I wish I could think of the next niche before anyone else! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who shoots and shoots. Yes, the weeding out takes forever!

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  7. Oh these are wonderful. I know the feeling of learning to use a lens which has limits. It teaches us that we have fewer limits than we thought. Great stuff.

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  8. Barbara, these are beautiful!
    The 50mm is really a wonderful lens, and there are so many uses for it.

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    1. I agree! It's sad that I was forced to learn more about it!

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  9. Neat horsey-play shots! I wonder what other kinds of toys they have.

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  10. Great horsey shots! And they have toys! Who knew? Sorry to hear about your 70-300mm lens. What was the issue? I've been thinking mine is not performing as well as it used to. Maybe it needs some tuning?

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  11. Whoops! That MergerProf comment was actually from me! I was signed into hubby's account helping him start his own blog. Sorry about that!

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    1. That's funny, Reena! They say the problem with my lens is the focus mechanism itself. Apparently, they wear out :( Mine was working fine, then suddenly it wouldn't focus, either in auto or manual. It sounds like yours might get by with some tuning.

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