March 22, 2009

not my kids, but still adorable

seriously and honestly
I'm not a stalker
~~
I might be a trespasser
but
I'm not a stalker
~~~
So I was at the park
minding my own business
when these teenage baggy pants boys showed up
to skateboard
and
since
I have a baggy pants teenage boy at home
they didn't scare me at all
and
besides
they were right where I was shooting
so I did the "I'm totally cool" dorky motherly thing and went right up to them
and
said
"hey guys, I've got a "spankin" new lens that I'm playing with....can I take your picture"
and
they said
"yup sure, totally rad"
~~~~~
and
I have to say
I LOVE this skating kid showing off just for me
and
then there was this little girl
who was laying on top of the children's
rock climbing wall
soaking up the sun
while talking to her dad
and
not having a care in the world
~~~~~
granted
with my zoom lens
these two had no idea that I took their picture
so
to protect the innocent
I've kept their faces hidden
~~~~~
remember
I don't know much about cameras or even lenses
but
I'm learning
~~
my last zoom lens was a 80-200
and
this new lens is a 70-300
and
I think I like it
~~
anything else {I think} would be too heavy for me to use without a tripod
but
PLEASE....if you have any suggestions about the zoom lenses
let me know
as my camera store has 10 day return policy
*
thanks soooo much

13 comments:

  1. These are awesome. I'm so jealous. My next lens is going to be 70-300mm. I can't wait to see more!

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  2. I agree about the tripod - even at the 300mm end, focus can get soft at times because you're losing a lot of light extended out and the shutter speed is slower. I wish I had gotten the canon instead of the tamron. these shots are really great though, I love the stop action.

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  3. Those are great shots! I want a 70-300 lens! I have a 55-250 and I would love a bit more zoom sometimes...

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  4. i love the "no life guard on duty sign" in the pic.. :-)

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  5. hahahahahaha
    yes, I too have one baggy-pants teenage boy, and one baggy-pants just-beyond teenage boy, at home. I have told them for a number of years now what a rip-off it is for teenage girls who have NO CLUE what kind of bod a guy has, under all that bagginess, while the girls have theirs almost on full display. [Odd, that discrepancy.] Being a woman prone to checking out the posteriors of the human male species, I can't tell you how much I have hated the baggy-pants style syndrome.

    I'mn talking about this cuz I know naught about your zoom lenses and cuz, frankly, it amuses me. Neener.

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  6. Hi Beth,

    For my old Canon SLR I have 28-70mm and 70-210mm lenses. 300mm must be great but I agree about Char's light loss comment.

    I've just changed the template again Beth, if you fancy taking a look?

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  7. misty MawnMarch 23, 2009

    i love the stories that come from looking at your photos! the little girl on the rock wall is so sweet!

    happy monday darling! xo

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  8. beth I needed a smile today ~thank you...
    you did a super job in these two shots ELK

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  9. Don't you love all that bundled energy? (the children)

    Man, if we could bottle that up, we'd be rich.

    It looks like a lovely day indeed.

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  10. :)
    i actually had seen your post before i put mine up {even though i had taken the picture last Wendesday}. but you gave me the nerve to post it. i was not sure if people would think i was "stalking" with my camera. but i saw yours, and they seemed harmless, so i decided to post mine, too.

    so, thanks!
    :)

    great shots, by the way. i truly enjoy your unique photography and posts

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  11. oh, by the way, i don't have a separate zoom lens. i just meant i used the zoom feature on my camera—it's not a lot, but i was close enough to the curb where zooming all the way i could without losing image quality still gave me a clear shot.

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  12. These are awesome- I love zoomed lens pictures! Baggy pants boys don't scare me either- I teach a room full of them- lol.

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  13. I have nothing to offer by way of advice, but I love the pictures.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth