Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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  1. JimFox

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    I went out to Joshua Tree on Saturday to set up and do my first Deep Space Astrophotography. Things went pretty well, it was learning steps throughout the night, but I was able to capture the Orion Nebula and I was really happy in the end. The quality of it wasn't enough to finish processing and post here, but it was fun to do something new, and to get out and go through the steps to actually capture a Deep Space object. Next time I go out, I should be able to get some photos I can use.

    Now... I said all that to say that on Sunday morning when I woke up, there wasn't a cloud in sight. I have photographed Joshua Tree probably about a Billion times, so to shoot as I normally would with a 16-35mm wasn't doing anything for me, so I decided to.... Alan... make sure you are now sitting down.... I decided to spend the day shooting with just one lens, the 70-300mm. So that's what I did! :eek: Now there are times I did want to pull out the 16-35mm, but I stuck with the 70-300mm the whole day. I passed up some things I wanted to shoot as I just couldn't frame it with the 70-300mm, but then I shot a whole bunch of things I couldn't have captured had I had on the 16-35mm. All in all a fun exercise for me, to force myself to shoot with a lens I wouldn't normally use and to see the world a bit different for a few hours.

    So.... here is one of my shots with the 70-300mm.

    All comments are welcome,

    Jim

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  2. Ben Egbert

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    That's an interesting experiment. After I bought my 11-24, it was the only lens I used for about 2 years. Now I mostly use the 24-70. But some days I use the 100-400. Only three lenses I have so I don't swap lenses that much. But I also do very wide angles with the 100-400 by stitching.
     
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    I was sitting down but I almost fell out of my chair anyway :D

    Once you succumb to Adult Onset Attention Deficit Disorder there is a whole 'nuther world to play with for photographic subjects. I Like the symmetry of what you included in the frame here.
     
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    Nice lines in this one, Jim.
     
  5. JimFox

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    Ha ha, I bet you did!!!
     
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    I have 3 basic lenses I shoot with too, and the 70-300mm is part of that group but it’s the least used of the three. The 16-35mm is my most used, followed by the 24-120mm.
     
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    Cool idea Jim. And I'm loving the "Sniffing Rocks".

    Bart
     
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    Ha ha, so true Bart! They do look like they are sniffing each other.
     
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    I like it Jim! it's different view for you of sure!
     

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