I remember my first day out with the Tamron 10-24. The wide angle thing was a bit freaky at first - how come everything looked so distant at its widest focal length?!? Weird. It was a great birthday treat to add to my growing collection of gear.
By far the best thing about it was the magic infinity focal setting on the barrel that I had been missing with the kit lens. No more focus f*** ups! This made night work a no-brainer.
In the 19 months or so that it was alive it probably clocked up at least 30,000+ photos. It had a good life before crashing down the steps of the bathing pools the other day as I released the camera from the tripod. I still can't quite work out how it happened! All I know is that the Tamron took the hit rather than the camera. In a way I'd have almost rather have a bust camera body as it would accelerate the drive towards a full frame shooter.
Anyway, below are a few light painting highlights from the Tamron's brief life attached to my Nikon D5000. Replacing it is the Nikon equivalent and I'm expecting even better picture quality. Next week I hope to share some early results.
Yeah. Your average Saturday. Er, no.
3 hours, 1 kite, 4 cameras, a mountain of photos. No suncream. Panda eyes. A burnt noggin. And hopefully a happy client once I've waded through the many GBs of image files.
Light painting with Mr Subzero's 350Z. A friendly visit from the on-duty police dog handler wondering what is going on. A hot accident (arm of coat on fire). Secondary police fly-by.
An interesting day!
A Sunday evening wind down after some Aerial-i admin.
This is Gnomie. He is visiting Guernsey as part of a global light painting project whereby LPers send him on a pre-arranged route around the world.
He was created in Ireland by a very skilled light stencil maker, Gar (Garnatha on Flickr), and is due to complete around 37,000 miles before he goes home.
This is the second global stencil relay after Tad the Bat racked up a 40,000 mile round trip.
Gnomie is off to Normandy very soon as he hits mainland Europe and beyond.